All authors are invited to submit qualifying, full-length manuscripts of poetry during our reading period: January 25-April 15, 2017.
We are looking for manuscripts between 40-90 pages in length (single-spaced). Individual pieces or selections may have been previously published in anthologies, chapbooks, print journals, online journals, etc., but cannot have appeared in any full-length collection, including self-published collections. Translations and collaborative manuscripts are not eligible for this year's award. The author of the winning manuscript will receive $500 and 10 author copies; Agape Editions will also send out additional copies for review on the author's behalf.
Entry fee for the NOLO contest is $23 per manuscript. We are happy to accept simultaneous submissions, but ask that authors notify us immediately if their work is accepted elsewhere. Authors may submit as many manuscripts as they like, so long as each is accompanied by a separate entry fee. Entrants should pay submission fee(s) at our store, then email manuscript to firstname.lastname@example.org along with your Agape Editions store receipt. Be sure to note both your name and the title(s) of your manuscript(s) in both the subject line and in the email.
We are honored to have Allison Joseph serving as our judge this year.