The 2013 Autumn House Poetry, Fiction, and Nonfiction Contests

2 April 2013

The 2013 Autumn House Poetry, Fiction, and Nonfiction Contests

Naomi Shihab Nye, Poetry Judge
Kathleen George,
Fiction Judge
Phillip Lopate,
Nonfiction Judge

Scroll down for separate contest guidelines for each genre.

Guidelines for the 2013 Autumn House Poetry Contest

Since 2003, the annual Autumn House Poetry Contest has awarded publication of a full-length manuscript and $2,500 to the winner. For the 2012 contest, the preliminary judge is Michael Simms, and the final judge is Naomi Shihab Nye. The postmark deadline for entries is June 30, 2013. For further questions, feel free to email us, message us on Twitter, or ask us through our Facebook Fan Page.

  • The winner will receive book publication, $1,000 advance against royalties, and a $1,500 travel grant to promote his or her book.
  • The deadline is June 30, 2013.
  • We ask that all submissions from authors new to Autumn House come through one of our annual contests.
  • All finalists will be considered for publication.
  • The final judge for the Poetry Prize is Naomi Shihab Nye.
  • All full-length collections of poetry 50-80 pages in length are eligible.
  • The results of the contests will be announced on our website www.autumnhouse.org.
  • Autumn House Press assumes no responsibility for lost or damaged manuscripts.
  • All entries must be clearly marked “Poetry Prize” on the outside envelope.
  • Thirty dollar handling fee (check or money order) must be enclosed.
  • MANUSCRIPTS WILL NOT BE RETURNED.
  • Send manuscript and $30.00 fee to:

Autumn House Press

PO Box 60100

Pittsburgh, PA 15211

Electronic submission option: Poetry manuscripts may be submitted electronically by sending the entry by email attachment to autumnh420(at)gmail.com and paying the $30 entry fee through the “Donate” button on the Autumn House homepage.

Visit the website for details: http://www.autumnhouse.org/contest-submissions/#poetry

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Guidelines for the 2013 Autumn House Fiction Contest

We are pleased to announce the sixth annual Autumn House Fiction Contest. For the 2013 contest, the preliminary judge is Sharon Dilworth, and the final judge is Kathleen George. The winner will be awarded publication of a full-length manuscript and $2,500. The postmark deadline for entries is June 30, 2013. For further questions, feel free to email us, message us on Twitter, or ask us through our Facebook Fan Page.

  • The winners will receive book publication, $1,000 advance against royalties, and a $1,500 travel grant to promote his or her book.
  • The deadline is June 30, 2013.
  • We ask that all submissions from authors new to Autumn House come through one of our annual contests.
  • All finalists will be considered for publication.
  • The final judge for the Fiction Prize is Kathleen George.
  • Fiction submissions should be approximately 200-300 pages. All fiction sub-genres (short stories, short-shorts, novellas, or novels) or any combination of sub-genres are eligible.
  • Contest results will be announced on our website www.autumnhouse.org.
  • Autumn House Press assumes no responsibility for lost or damaged manuscripts.
  • All entries must be clearly marked “Fiction Prize” on the outside envelope.
  • Thirty dollar handling fee (check or money order) must be enclosed.
  • MANUSCRIPTS WILL NOT BE RETURNED.
  • Send manuscript and $30.00 fee to:

Autumn House Press

PO Box 60100

Pittsburgh, PA 15211

Electronic submission option: Fiction manuscripts may be submitted electronically by sending the entry by email attachment to autumnh430(at)gmail.com and paying the $30 entry fee through the “Donate” button on the Autumn House homepage.

Visit the website for details: http://www.autumnhouse.org/contest-submissions/#fiction

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Guidelines for the 2013 Autumn House Nonfiction Contest

We are pleased to announce the second annual Autumn House Nonfiction Contest. For the 2013 contest, the preliminary judge is Caroline Tanski, and the final judge is Phillip Lopate. The winner will be awarded publication of a full-length manuscript and $2,500. The postmark deadline for entries is June 30, 2013. For further questions, feel free to email us, message us on Twitter, or ask us through our Facebook Fan Page.

  • The winner will receive book publication, $1,000 advance against royalties, and a $1,500 travel grant to promote his or her book.
  • The deadline is June 30, 2013.
  • We ask that all submissions from authors new to Autumn House come through one of our annual contests.
  • All finalists will be considered for publication.
  • The final judge for the Nonfiction Prize is Phillip Lopate.
  • Nonfiction submissions should be approximately 200-300 pages. All nonfiction subjects (including personal essays, memoirs, travel writing, historical narratives, nature or science writing…) or any combination of subjects are eligible.
  • Contest results will be announced on our website www.autumnhouse.org
  • Autumn House Press assumes no responsibility for lost or damaged manuscripts.
  • All entries must be clearly marked “Nonfiction Prize” on the outside envelope.
  • Thirty dollar handling fee (check or money order) must be enclosed.
  • MANUSCRIPTS WILL NOT BE RETURNED.
  • Send manuscript and $30.00 fee to:

Autumn House Press

PO Box 60100

Pittsburgh, PA 15211

Electronic submission option: Nonfiction manuscripts may be submitted electronically by sending the entry by email attachment to autumnh440(at)gmail.com and paying the $30 entry fee through the “Donate” button on the Autumn House homepage.

Visit the website for details:

http://www.autumnhouse.org/contest-submissions/

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