Beatrice Hawley Award

Submission Period Currently Closed

Alice James Books will be accepting submissions of poetry manuscripts to the Beatrice Hawley Award postmarked through December 1, 2014. The Beatrice Hawley Award welcomes submissions from emerging as well as established poets. Entrants must reside in the United States.

The winner receives $2000, book publication, distribution through Consortium, and has no cooperative membership commitment. In addition to the winning manuscript, one or more additional manuscripts may be chosen for publication.

Guidelines for Manuscript Submission:

  • Manuscripts must be typed in a no less than 12 point font, paginated, and 48 – 80 pages in length (single spaced). We accept double sided manuscripts.
  • Individual poems from the manuscript may have been previously published in magazines, anthologies, or chapbooks of less than 25 pages, but the collection as a whole must be unpublished. Translations and self-published books are not eligible. No multi-authored collections, please.
  • Manuscripts must have a table of contents and include a list of acknowledgments for poems previously published. The inclusion of a biographical note is optional. Your name, address, and phone number should appear on the title page of your manuscript. MANUSCRIPTS CANNOT BE RETURNED. Please do not send us your only copy.
    No illustrations, photographs or images should be included.
  • Send one copy of your manuscript submission with two copies of the title page. Use only binder clips. No staples, folders, or printer-bound copies.
    For notification of winners, include a business-sized SASE. If you wish acknowledgment of the receipt of your manuscript, include a stamped addressed postcard. Winners will be announced in April 2014.
  • Entry fee for the Beatrice Hawley Award is $25 for hardcopy submissions, $30 for online submissions (additional $5 fee includes service, printing, and preparation costs). Checks or money orders for hardcopy submissions should be made payable to Alice James Books.
  • Manuscripts may be submitted online or by regular mail. Mail hard copy entries to: Alice James Books, Beatrice Hawley Award, 114 Prescott Street, Farmington, ME 04938. For online submissions (open until 11:59 PM EST on 12/1), click here.

Checklist for entry:
One (1) copy of manuscript enclosed, with acknowledgements
Two (2) copies of title page with name, address, and contact info
$25 entry fee enclosed ($30 if submitting online)
Business-sized SASE enclosed
U.S. Postal Service Delivery Confirmation Receipt on package