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$30.00 USD

Submission Period

  • Entries must be submitted between March 1, 2021 and December 31, 2021. There is a $30 fee per entry.

Format Instruction

  • Manuscripts of 60 to 95 pages should be set on standard sized paper.
  • 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.


  • The final judge for the competition will be named when the winner is announced in April 2021. 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.
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