2011 MMM Press Poetry Book Prize Guidelines [updated 11/13/2011] | Printable guidelines

Please note that we are still working on the semifinalists for the 2010 prize. It is taking longer this year than last year. We are getting close to a list of semifinalists. Thanks for your patience.

Prize: The winner receives $1,000 and publication by MMM Press in 2013.

EXTENDED DEADLINE: Dec. 10, 2011 (postmark or email)

Entry fee: $25 {Entitles first entrants to a free back issue while they last and the opportunity to buy a new MMM Subscription for $10.00, and any of the MMM Press Books, They Sing at Midnight, invisible sister, & Feeding the Fear of the Earth, Silkie, Ashes in Midair, All That Gorgeous Pitiless Song & Underground (Notes toward an Autobiography) for $10. Please use this order form (second page of printed guidelines) if you want a free back issue or anything else.}

Final Judge: TBA


• Open to all poets and writers whose work is in English.

• Staff and their family members are not eligible to enter.

• Simultaneous submissions are allowed if the poet agrees to notify MMM Press of acceptance elsewhere.

• Entries may not be previously published, but individual poems and chapbook-length sections may have been if the previous publisher gives permission to reprint. (More than half of the ms. may not have been published as a collection.)

Submission Checklist & NEW email submission guidelines:

• A typed ms. of 50–100 pages of original poetry, single- or double-spaced. (The author’s name must NOT appear anywhere on the ms.)

• A cover letter with the title of the collection, a brief bio, your name, address, phone number, and e-mail address(es).

• Acknowledgments may be included in the ms. but are not required.

• A $25 check or money order payable to Many Mountains Moving Press.

• An SASE for the winner announcement. Mss. will not be returned.

• The order form for contest entrants with a choice of discounts on subscriptions and books is on the the second page of the printable guidelines.


Or via e-mail, send an attachment (RTF, Word, WordPerfect or PDF) to editors@mmminc.org without any identification in the ms. itself.

Send a cover letter on paper along with the paper order form to the address below with a check and identification of the ms. etc.

As with any paper submission, mss. will be acknowledged as received as soon as the check and order form arrive.

Send to:

Many Mountains Moving Poetry Book Prize

Jeffrey Ethan Lee, Senior Poetry Editor

Many Mountains Moving Press

1705 Lombard Street

Phila. PA 19146


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