The annual Airlie open call for poets in the Pacific Northwest opens on June 1 with a July 31 deadline. There is no fee to submit.

The annual Airlie Prize opens for submissions on January 1, with a deadline of February 15. Any poet writing in English is eligible to enter, regardless of place of residence. The winner receives book publication and a $1,000 prize.

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. Airlie Press accepts submissions from poets previously published by Airlie. In 2023, poets published before 2020 are encouraged to submit a manuscript during our summer submission period. Returning poets must commit to a standard three-year agreement.

The annual Airlie Prize opens for submissions on January 1, with a deadline of February 15. Any poet writing in English is eligible to enter, regardless of place of residence. The winner receives book publication and a $1,000 prize upon publication of the winning book. Airlie Press is a nonprofit poetry collective based in and around Portland, Oregon. 


Manuscript Guidelines:

  1. Manuscripts should be 48 to 90 pages of original poetry in English (excluding front matter and end matter). No more than one poem should appear on a page.
  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. Authors may submit more than one manuscript as long as no material is duplicated between submissions. Each submission requires a separate entry fee.
  7. This contest is limited to single-author submissions. Translations are not eligible.
  8. We accept simultaneous submissions, but ask that you notify us and withdraw your manuscript from Submittable if it is accepted by another publisher. Entry fees are nonrefundable.
  9. The contest winner will participate in the judging for the Airlie Prize in the year following their book’s publication.

At Airlie Press, our vision and mission are to publish books of poetry that are compelling, innovative, and representative of diverse voices. As a press, we commit to participating in the ongoing conversation and practice regarding inclusion and equity. We encourage submissions from underrepresented voices and poets from marginalized communities.

In the interest of transparency, we’d like to share our selection process. In the first round, all manuscripts will be evaluated anonymously by two readers. Readers may include Airlie Press editors (either past or present), previous Airlie Prize winners, and guest readers invited by the current editorial board. Each reader will choose two manuscripts to advance to the second round. Our main criteria in reviewing manuscripts is the quality of the work. All current editors will then read the manuscripts that have advanced to the second round, and each will choose their top two selections. Identities of the finalists are revealed to the editors at that point. From that group of finalists, the prize winner is chosen by consensus among all current editors, and the winner is announced in August. If you have submitted to the Airlie Prize before, we encourage you to try again, as the judging team of Airlie Press editors varies from year to year.

Poets previously published or contracted to be published by Airlie Press are ineligible to enter this contest, as are members of the Airlie advisory board. In the case that an entry to the contest is made by a close connection (friend, relative, student, or former student) of one of the Airlie Prize readers, and that reader recognizes the anonymous manuscript, that reader will recuse themselves from the review of that manuscript in the first round. Manuscripts that advance to the final round will be read by all current editors, regardless of connection, and a winner will be chosen by consensus. For the purposes of this contest, we also define “close connection” as anyone with whom a reader has direct correspondence (either written or verbal) once a month or more. As poetry is a relatively small community, we believe a passing acquaintance with one of the readers does not necessitate a recusal.

The annual Airlie Prize opens for submissions on January 1, with a deadline of February 15. Any poet writing in English is eligible to enter, regardless of place of residence. The winner receives book publication and a $1,000 prize upon publication of the winning book. Airlie Press is a nonprofit poetry collective based in and around Portland, Oregon.

Manuscript Guidelines:

  1. Manuscripts should be 48 to 90 pages of original poetry in English (excluding front matter and end matter). No more than one poem should appear on a page.
  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. Authors may submit more than one manuscript as long as no material is duplicated between submissions. Each submission requires a separate entry fee.
  7. This contest is limited to single-author submissions. Translations are not eligible.
  8. We accept simultaneous submissions, but ask that you notify us and withdraw your manuscript from Submittable if it is accepted by another publisher. Entry fees are nonrefundable.
  9. The contest winner will participate in the judging for the Airlie Prize in the year following their book’s publication.

At Airlie Press, our vision and mission are to publish books of poetry that are compelling, innovative, and representative of diverse voices. As a press, we commit to participating in the ongoing conversation and practice regarding inclusion and equity. We encourage submissions from underrepresented voices and poets from marginalized communities.

In the interest of transparency, we’d like to share our selection process. In the first round, all manuscripts will be evaluated anonymously by two readers. Readers may include Airlie Press editors (either past or present), previous Airlie Prize winners, and guest readers invited by the current editorial board. Each reader will choose two manuscripts to advance to the second round. Our main criteria in reviewing manuscripts is the quality of the work. All current editors will then read the manuscripts that have advanced to the second round, and each will choose their top two selections. Identities of the finalists are revealed to the editors at that point. From that group of finalists, the prize winner is chosen by consensus among all current editors, and the winner is announced in August. If you have submitted to the Airlie Prize before, we encourage you to try again, as the judging team of Airlie Press editors varies from year to year.

Poets previously published or contracted to be published by Airlie Press are ineligible to enter this contest, as are members of the Airlie advisory board. In the case that an entry to the contest is made by a close connection (friend, relative, student, or former student) of one of the Airlie Prize readers, and that reader recognizes the anonymous manuscript, that reader will recuse themselves from the review of that manuscript in the first round. Manuscripts that advance to the final round will be read by all current editors, regardless of connection, and a winner will be chosen by consensus. For the purposes of this contest, we also define “close connection” as anyone with whom a reader has direct correspondence (either written or verbal) once a month or more. As poetry is a relatively small community, we believe a passing acquaintance with one of the readers does not necessitate a recusal.

The annual Airlie Prize opens for submissions on January 1, with a deadline of February 15. Any poet writing in English is eligible to enter, regardless of place of residence. The winner receives book publication and a $1,000 prize upon publication of the winning book. Airlie Press is a nonprofit poetry collective based in and around Portland, Oregon.

Manuscript Guidelines:

  1. Manuscripts should be 48 to 90 pages of original poetry in English (excluding front matter and end matter). No more than one poem should appear on a page.
  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. Authors may submit more than one manuscript as long as no material is duplicated between submissions. Each submission requires a separate entry fee.
  7. This contest is limited to single-author submissions. Translations are not eligible.
  8. We accept simultaneous submissions, but ask that you notify us and withdraw your manuscript from Submittable if it is accepted by another publisher. Entry fees are nonrefundable.
  9. The contest winner will participate in the judging for the Airlie Prize in the year following their book’s publication.

At Airlie Press, our vision and mission are to publish books of poetry that are compelling, innovative, and representative of diverse voices. As a press, we commit to participating in the ongoing conversation and practice regarding inclusion and equity. We encourage submissions from underrepresented voices and poets from marginalized communities.

In the interest of transparency, we’d like to share our selection process. In the first round, all manuscripts will be evaluated anonymously by two readers. Readers may include Airlie Press editors (either past or present), previous Airlie Prize winners, and guest readers invited by the current editorial board. Each reader will choose two manuscripts to advance to the second round. Our main criteria in reviewing manuscripts is the quality of the work. All current editors will then read the manuscripts that have advanced to the second round, and each will choose their top two selections. Identities of the finalists are revealed to the editors at that point. From that group of finalists, the prize winner is chosen by consensus among all current editors, and the winner is announced in August. If you have submitted to the Airlie Prize before, we encourage you to try again, as the judging team of Airlie Press editors varies from year to year.

Poets previously published or contracted to be published by Airlie Press are ineligible to enter this contest, as are members of the Airlie advisory board. In the case that an entry to the contest is made by a close connection (friend, relative, student, or former student) of one of the Airlie Prize readers, and that reader recognizes the anonymous manuscript, that reader will recuse themselves from the review of that manuscript in the first round. Manuscripts that advance to the final round will be read by all current editors, regardless of connection, and a winner will be chosen by consensus. For the purposes of this contest, we also define “close connection” as anyone with whom a reader has direct correspondence (either written or verbal) once a month or more. As poetry is a relatively small community, we believe a passing acquaintance with one of the readers does not necessitate a recusal.

Airlie Press