Saturday, March 19, 2016



The 2016 Prize will be open for submissions from September 1 to November 15, 2016. 

The 2016 Nightboat Poetry Prize
Judges: Kazim Ali and Stephen Motika (Nightboat Books Editors)
Complete Guidelines:
ELIGIBILITY: Any poet writing in English. Previous book publication is not a consideration for eligibility. Poems published in print or on-line periodicals, anthologies, or chapbooks may be included, but the manuscript itself must be unpublished. Original work only; translations are ineligible.
FORMAT: 60 to 90 pages (suggested length, manuscripts may be longer or shorter), paginated, no more than one poem per page. Please include a title page with booktitle only, table of contents, and acknowledgments page. The author’s name should not appear anywhere in the manuscript.
SIMULTANEOUS SUBMISSIONS: Simultaneous submissions are acceptable. Please notify Nightboat Books immediately if your manuscript is accepted elsewhere.
MULTIPLE SUBMISSIONS: Submission of more than one manuscript is acceptable. Each manuscript must be submitted separately, each with a separate entry fee and SASE.
INTERNATIONAL SUBMISSIONS: We accept International Submissions. 
REVISIONS: The winner will have the opportunity to revise the manuscript before publication. No revisions will be considered during the reading period.
ENTRY FEE: A $28 entry fee must accompany all submissions. In the event that the judge does not find an entry suitable for publication, reading fees will be returned to all entrants. 
DEADLINE: November 15, 2016 at 11:59pm EST.
Winner will be announced by April 1, 2017. Winning collection to be published Spring 2018.
The submission manager will open on Septemeber 1, 2016.
MORE INFO: Email questions/comments to info AT, but please do not send your manuscript to this email address.

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