JUDGE: Sommer Browning
Submit 48-64 pages of poetry, including a list of acknowledgments. Your name and contact information should not appear anywhere in the manuscript.
A $25 entry fee must be paid at the time of submission.
Each entrant will receive a copy of one Burnside Review Press title.
Poems may have appeared in journals and chapbooks but not in a full-length, single-author collection.
Simultaneous submissions are fine, but please let us know immediately if your manuscript has been accepted elsewhere.
Former students, colleagues, and friends of the judge are not eligible to enter the contest. Ineligible entries will be disqualified and entry fees returned as appropriate.
All manuscripts will be read by the Burnside Review Press editors. At least ten finalists will be sent to the judge. The editors may select an additional title from the submission pool for publication.
The winner will receive $1,000, plus ten copies of the book.
Results will be announced in April.
We only accept submissions through our online submission manager. Work sent by any other means will not be read.