Subito Press Book Prizes

For full-length poetry & prose collections


Prose Judge for 2017: Lily Hoang 

Lily Hoang is the author of five books, including A Bestiary (winner of the inaugural Cleveland State University Poetry Center’s Nonfiction Contest) and Changing (recipient of a PEN Open Books Award). She teaches in the MFA program at University of California San Diego. She serves Editor at Jaded Ibis Press and Executive Editor for HTML Giant.

Poetry Judge for 2017: Mathias Svalina 

Mathias Svalina is the author of five books, most recently The Wine-Dark Sea, published by Sidebrow Books. He is an editor for the independent poetry press Octopus Books, & runs a Dream Delivery Service.

Subito encourages work that challenges accepted literary modes; we look for new voices as well as previously published writers. All entries are also considered for publication with the press. We only consider unsolicited manuscripts through these contests.

There are no page limits. No close friends or former students of our judges may submit. All submissions will be judged anonymously. Close friends, relatives, and former students of University of Colorado-Boulder creative writing faculty are not eligible. Employees or graduates of the University of Colorado-Boulder are also ineligible. Simultaneous submissions are fine but please notify Subito immediately if your manuscript is accepted elsewhere.

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$25.00

Prose prize for full-length manuscripts. No page count restrictions. 

Submissions are open from June 22nd to August 15th. 

Final judge: Lily Hoang 

Reading Fee is $25.

Manuscripts should not include the author’s name!

All submissions will be judged anonymously. Close friends, relatives, and former students of University of Colorado-Boulder creative writing faculty are not eligible. Employees or graduates of the University of Colorado-Boulder are also ineligible. Simultaneous submissions are fine but please notify Subito immediately if your manuscript is accepted elsewhere.

Notification of winners will be posted on our website by November of each year. 

Lily Hoang is the author of five books, including A Bestiary (winner of the inaugural Cleveland State University Poetry Center’s Nonfiction Contest) and Changing (recipient of a PEN Open Books Award). She teaches in the MFA program at University of California San Diego. She serves Editor at Jaded Ibis Press and Executive Editor for HTML Giant.

Ends on August 15, 2017$25.00
$25.00

Poetry prize for full-length manuscripts. No page count restrictions. 

Submissions are open from June 22nd to August 15th. 

Final judge:  Mathias Svalina

Reading Fee is $25.

Manuscripts should not include the name of the author!

All submissions will be judged anonymously. Close friends, relatives, and former students of University of Colorado-Boulder creative writing faculty are not eligible. Employees or graduates of the University of Colorado-Boulder are also ineligible. Simultaneous submissions are fine but please notify Subito immediately if your manuscript is accepted elsewhere.

Notification of winners will be posted on our website by the end of November of each year.

We do sometimes select additional manuscripts for publication.  

Mathias Svalina is the author of five books, most recently The Wine-Dark Sea, published by Sidebrow Books. He is an editor for the independent poetry press Octopus Books, & runs a Dream Delivery Service.