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Idaho Prize for Poetry

The Idaho Prize for Poetry

The Idaho Prize for Poetry is an annual, national competition offering $1,000 plus publication by Lost Horse Press for a book-length poetry manuscript. Manuscripts are accepted for review before May 15 of each year, and on 15 August, a winner is announced. In addition to announcements in national publications, the winning book and author will be featured on the Lost Horse Press website, along with a list of the finalists, as well as in the print and online catalogs, newsletter, and blog of our distributor, the University of Washington Press.

The Final Judge for the Idaho Prize 2018 is Piotr Florczyk.

See Previous Winners »

Submission Guidelines

  • Contest Deadline: Entries must be submitted online (http://losthorsepress.submittable.com/submit) by May 15th
  • Winners will be announced on August 15th
  • $1,000 cash prize, 20 complementary author copies, plus publication by Lost Horse Press
  • Entry fee: $28.00 PayPal payment with Submittable.com submission

To submit online using Submittable:

You will be charged $28.00 for your submission. Of this, a portion—$3.00—is a a fee charged by Submittable, the rest goes to Lost Horse Press.

The manuscript title, your name, address, phone number, and e-mail address should be in your cover letter only, separate from your manuscript. Be sure your name is not anywhere in the manuscript itself.

No restriction on content, style, or subject—we’re looking for the best manuscript.

Submit at http://losthorsepress.submittable.com/submit

Code of Ethics

CLMP’s (Council of Literary Magazines and Small Presses) community of independent literary publishers believes that ethical contests serve our shared goal: to connect writers and readers by publishing exceptional writing. We believe that intent to act ethically, clarity of guidelines, and transparency of process form the foundation of an ethical contest. To that end, we agree to 1) conduct our contests as ethically as possible and to address any unethical behavior on the part of our readers, judges, or editors; 2) to provide clear and specific contest guidelines—defining conflict of interest for all parties involved; and 3) to make the mechanics of our selection process available to the public. This Code recognizes that different contest models produce different results, but that each model can be run ethically. We have adopted this Code to reinforce our integrity and dedication as a publishing community and to ensure that our contests contribute to a vibrant literary heritage.