2013 Colorado Prize for Poetry : $2,000 Honorarium & Book Publication
Book-length poetry manuscripts accepted now through the postmark deadline of January 14, 2013.
The final judge is Stephen Burt. Friends & students (current &
former) of the judge are not eligible to compete, nor are Colorado State
University employees, students, or alumni.
The winning book-length collection of poems will be published by the Center for Literary Publishing in the fall of 2013.
The $25 entry fee includes a one-year subscription to Colorado Review (to US addresses only).
Manuscripts may consist of poems that have been previously published, but the collection as a whole must be unpublished.
Manuscripts must be at least 48 pages but no longer than 100 pages.
The winner will be announced by May 2013.
The Colorado Prize for Poetry adheres to the Contest Code of Ethics, as
adopted by the Council of Literary Magazines and Presses.
To submit by mail:
1. Include two title pages: first with manuscript title, your
name, address, phone number, & e-mail address; second with
manuscript title only. Your name should not appear anywhere else in the
manuscript. Acknowledgments will not be forwarded to judges.
2. Do not send originals: manuscripts will not be returned.
3. Please enclose an SASE for contest results & a
self-addressed stamped postcard for notification of the manuscript’s
4. Please make checks payable to Colorado Review.
To submit online:
1. Please note that there is an additional $3 charge to submit
online. Of this, $1.11 is a credit card fee, and $1.89 goes to the
tireless, good people at Submittable who designed the program, gave it
to us for free, and provide support for it seemingly 24/7.
2. The manuscript title, your name, address, phone number, and
e-mail address should be in your cover letter, separate from your
manuscript. Be sure your name is not anywhere in the manuscript itself.
Do not included acknowledgments.
3. Submit here.
Questions? Please call 970.491.5449, visit our website, or send an e-mail to:
creview(at)colostate.edu (Replace (at) with @.)