Ends on December 1, 2016$ 30.00 - 40.00
$ 30.00 - 40.00
Submission Period

Entries must be submitted between March 1, 2016 and December 1, 2016.


Format Instruction
  • Manuscripts of 60 to 95 pages should be submitted in .doc or .docx file format.
  • Name, address, and phone number should appear on the title page.
  • Acknowledgments should appear on a separate page.
  • Individual collections must be the work of a single author. Translations are not accepted.
  • Manuscripts should be submitted in final form; revisions or emendations to acknowledgments will not be considered during the contest.
  • Multiple submissions to other publishers are acceptable provided we are informed if the manuscript is accepted elsewhere.
Entry Fee:
  • There is a $30 fee per entry to help defray administrative costs.
  • For an additional $10, you will also receive an e-book of the winning entry.
  • If you wish to submit a paper copy of your manuscript, please visit our website at http://www.ohioswallow.com/poetry_prize
  • The final judge for the competition will be named when the winner is announced in April, 2017. Individual criticism of manuscripts cannot be given.
  • The winning manuscript will be awarded a cash prize of $1,000 and published by Ohio University Press in both print and electronic format the following calendar year.