Submissions: January 1 - April 15 biennially
Current judge: Molly McCully Brown
A $25 submission fee will accompany each submission. Manuscripts will be taken through online submission only. All manuscripts will be read anonymously by paid screeners. This contest is guided by the CLMP Code of Ethics.
Submitters may have published no more than one previous book or have no more than one book under contract at another publisher.
Submitters must not be affiliated with Hub City Press or Hub City Writers Project as a staff member or volunteer or as previously published Hub City author. Close friends, relatives, students or former students of the final judge are not eligible.
Hub City Press will accept typed poetry manuscript submissions between January 1 and 11:59PM April 15. The winner is announced in the summer.
Manuscripts should be 48-120 pages, double spaced, 12 point, Times New Roman or similar typeface.
Simultaneous submissions of the same manuscript to other publishers or contests are acceptable but please notify us by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) if your manuscript has been accepted elsewhere.
While translations and manuscripts in languages other than English are not acceptable, manuscripts that occasionally use words from other languages are acceptable and welcome.
No revisions of submitted manuscripts will be allowed during the contest.
This contest is read blind. Do not include a bio or acknowledgements page with your manuscript. All manuscripts must be read anonymously by our readers, editors, and judge. Manuscripts should include one title page with the manuscript’s title only. You may also include a table of contents. Manuscripts that do not adhere to this guideline will be immediately eliminated.
Unfortunately, no. The contest is open only to writers currently living in the Southern states listed in the guidelines. If you don't currently live in one of those states you are ineligible for the prize. You must currently live in one of the listed Southern states and have lived there for 24 consecutive months.
Yes! As long as you've lived in the South, moving between states is fine.
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