The 2015 Poetry Prize awarded to Irena Praitis for THE LAST STONE IN THE CIRCLE publication June 2016
The 2015 Editor’s Award to THE SKY WATCHED by Linda LeGarde Grover, publication in September 2016.
The 2015 Discovery Award to BINI by Nabin Kumar Chhetri, publication in September 2016.
The 2014 Poetry Prize awarded to Gregory Lawless for FAR AWAY, publication September 2015.
The 2013 Poetry Prize awarded to CHURCH OF NEEDLES by Sarah Sousa, publication in May 2014.
The 2013 Editor’s Award awarded to ECHO LIGHT by Kate Gale, publication in September 2014.
The 2016 Red Mountain Prize for Poetry will award $1000.00 and publication of a full-length book of poetry. The most important criterion is that the manuscript manifests significant themes in beautiful, strong and evocative language.
The winner will receive publication with our standard contract and a $1000 award. All entries may be considered for future publication.
SUBMIT by September 15 via the submission manager.
The author must hold all rights to the work. The manuscript may include poems previously published in a periodical, an anthology, chapbook, or on the web but the manuscript as a whole may not have been published as substantially the same work. Proper attribution must accompany previously published work.
The author must be over 21 years of age.
Send a manuscript of 48-72 pages in a single document via the submission manager.
Each poem must begin on a new page with the title of the poem at the top. Do not have your name or identifying data on the manuscript. The submission manager links your data to your submission and you may enter an optional cover letter, which is not visible to the judges.
Use Times New Roman or similar 12 pt font, with at least one-inch margins, 1.5 or double-spaced, paginated, with a Table of Contents. Title page should include ONLY the title. The text must be written in English and must be solely the author’s work. Very short poems, such as haiku, may be grouped together on a single page if they would appear together in the final book.
Simultaneous submissions are accepted but you MUST notify Red Mountain immediately and withdraw your work at once if the work is accepted elsewhere.
Red Mountain authors will do an initial blind reading of each entry and nominate the finalists. The publisher will choose the winning entry from among the finalists. If a judge recognizes work during the blind reading, that judge will recuse him/herself from consideration of that entry. People related to the publisher are not eligible. The final decision is at the sole discretion of the publisher.
For guidance, please look at the books Red Mountain has published. No purchase is required to enter but we hope you will read the books, available at your public library and independent bookseller and our website, http://www.redmountainpress.us, Our books are distributed by http://www.spdbooks.org. Red Mountain Press, of course, does not discriminate on any ascriptive basis (i.e., gender, nationality, race), but is very discriminating in choosing the books it can publish.
The deadline is September 15. The non-refundable online application fee is $28.
No information will be available in response to telephone inquires. Email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org and write prize query in the subject line.
Please check the website, http://www.redmountainpress.us, for updates and further information. The winner and finalists will be announced on this page.
SUBMIT here through the electronic submission manager.
Printed entries are accepted. Send two copies. Use Times New Roman or similar 12 pt font, with at least one-inch margins, 1.5 or double-spaced, paginated, with a Table of Contents. Title page should include ONLY the title. Add a single separate copy of the cover sheet with all contact information and any other material you wish to send. Manuscripts should be fastened with a spring clip. Manuscripts cannot be returned. The print application fee of $30 is non-refundable.