Guidelines for Trio House Submissions
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 is open to ALL poets, regardless of publication history.
Manuscripts must be between 48-70 pages, written in English by a poet residing within the U.S.
Translations are not eligible for publication.
Manuscripts must be sent in a single word doc. or docx. file. with no identifying information.
Include and upload your cover letter with your bio and contact information in the cover letter option area.
Include an acknowledgement page of individual poems published within the manuscript. The manuscript as a whole must not be previously published.
Your name or other identifying materials must not appear anywhere else upon your manuscript.
Payment of $25 is required for all submissions during our award submissions period.
Multiple award submissions are accepted as long as a $25 fee accompanies each award submission.
Simultaneous submissions are accepted as long as we are notified immediately if your manuscript is chosen elsewhere.
Relatives and current or former students of judges are not eligible for awards or publication during our contest submissions period.
Do not include any identifying material, including your name, bio, or contact information on your manuscript. Please include this in your cover letter and upload your cover letter separately.
Open reading period submissions must include a detailed two page cover letter outlining your bio, publishing history, and marketing plan along with your manuscript. You may insert this cover letter at the beginning of your file in front of your manuscript for the open reading period only. Our open reading period fee is $20.00.
No edits can be made to manuscripts after you submit your manuscript. However, if chosen for award or publication, edits can be made prior to final proofs.
All award winners and poets published must serve as a Collective Member of Trio House Press for twenty-four months after publication. They must assist with the press and bringing more Trio books into print. They must work on the Production and Design Committee, the Distribution and Sales Committee, the Educational Development Committee, or the Fundraising and Marketing Committee.
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