The annual Airlie Prize opens for submissions on January 1, with a deadline in March. Any poet writing in English is eligible to enter, regardless of place of residence. The winner receives book publication in the fall of the following year, and a $1000 prize.

To protect the anonymity of your entry, please use Submittable for any questions.

Airlie Press is a nonprofit poetry collective based in and around Portland, Oregon. During our summer submission period, we seek manuscripts from Pacific Northwest poets who are willing and able to commit to a three-year term of doing the shared work of running a collective press. Most important editorial decisions are made by consensus. Starting in 2017, Airlie Press will accept submissions from poets previously published by Airlie. In 2017, poets published before 2014 are encouraged to submit a manuscript during our summer submission period. Returning poets must commit to a standard three-year agreement.

Airlie Press will be considering full-length poetry manuscripts for publication during our open reading period, June 1 through July 31, 2017.

Airlie Press is a nonprofit poetry collective based in and around  Portland, Oregon. We seek manuscripts from Pacific Northwest poets who  are willing and able to commit to a three-year term of doing the shared work of running a collective press.  As a press, we commit to participate in the ongoing conversation and practice regarding inclusion and equity. To this end, we encourage submissions from underrepresented voices and poets from marginalized communities. Most important editorial decisions  are made by consensus. 

Each member’s book is published in the second year  of his or her term. Authors have the final say about the content and  presentation of their books. All profits from the sale of books are  returned to the collective.

All manuscripts will be judged anonymously. Please remove all identifying information from your manuscript.

 Guidelines:

1.      Manuscripts should be 48 to 90 pages of original poetry in English. No more than one poem should appear on a page.Translations are not eligible.

2.      Please be sure manuscript pages are numbered.

3.      Please include a table of contents.

4.      Please use a standard, easy-to-read font such as Times New Roman in twelve-point size.

5.      Poems included in the submission may have appeared previously in magazines or anthologies but may not have been previously published in a book-length collection of the author’s own work.

6.     We accept simultaneous submissions, but ask that you notify us and withdraw your manuscript from Submittable if it is accepted by another publisher.


To find out more about Airlie Press, please visit http://www.AirliePress.org





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