The winning manuscript will be published and its author will receive a publication contract including $1,500 and 25 copies. Manuscripts should be at least 100 pages, but there is no maximum length. All forms and styles of poetry are welcome.

Submission deadline: June 15, 2020.

We read manuscripts blind, so please exclude identifying information  from the manuscript itself. All necessary contact information is included in your Submittable record.

This year's final judge is NICK WHITE, a Mississippi native whose books include the novel How to Survive a Summer (Blue Rider/Penguin, 2017) and the story collection Sweet and Low (Blue Rider/Penguin, 2018). Nick is an Assistant Professor of English at The Ohio State University's MFA Program in Creative Writing. His short stories, poems, and essays have appeared in The Kenyon ReviewGuernicaCatapult, The Hopkins Review, Indiana Review, The Literary Review, Lit Hub, and elsewhere. You can also enjoy interviews with Nick at Rolling Stone, Kenyon Review, and the Maximum Fun and KR podcasts. He is currently at work on a new novel.

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