Trio House Press has two reading periods throughout the year: one awards reading period and one open reading period. Guidelines for both are listed below the reading period descriptions. Please note that we are an environmentally conscious press and only accept manuscripts through our online submissions manager at the bottom of the page. Click here to learn more about our selection process.
Open Reading Period: July 1-July 31
Our open reading period is July 1 through July 31. As with all of our publications, poets chosen for publication during our open reading period must serve as a Collective Member of Trio House Press for twenty-four months (see below for a description of what this entails). Please include a detailed cover letter approximately two pages in length with your bio, publishing history, and marketing plan along with your manuscript. Manuscripts received outside of this period will not be considered. Our open reading period fee is $20.00 Use our online submissions manager below. Please note that no prize money is attached to the open reading period.
Trio House Press Book Awards: November 1-April 30
Trio House Press gives two awards annually: the Trio Award for First or Second Book for emerging poets, and the Louise Bogan Award for Artistic Merit and Excellence for a book of poems contributing in an innovative and distinct way to American poetry.
The Trio Award for First or Second Book includes $1,000, publication, and twenty books. The Trio Award for First or Second Book is only open to poets with less than two books published.
The Louise Bogan Award for Artistic Merit and Excellence includes $1,000, publication, and twenty books. The Louise Bogan Award for Artistic Merit and Excellence is open to ALL poets, regardless of publication history.
Each award winner receives $1000 and twenty copies of his or her book. Additionally, each winner must serve as a Collective Member of Trio House Press for twenty-four months after publication in order to assist with the press and bringing more Trio books into print.
Our reading period for both awards is November 1 through April 30. Manuscripts received outside of this reading period will not be considered. Our submissions fee is $25 per manuscript for all award reading periods.
Our submissions process adheres to and supports all ethical standards and guidelines outlined by the CLMP. Judges are forwarded unmarked manuscripts for consideration. Relatives and current or former students of judges are not eligible for publication.