Poets sally forth to the field, with your manuscript, if you wish to be published and pick up a bit of cash


The editors of FIELD are pleased to announce the fifteenth annual FIELD Poetry Prize competition. The contest is open to all poets, whether or not they have previously published in book form. Unpublished poetry manuscripts between 50 and 80 pages in length will be considered. Oberlin College Press publishes the winning manuscript in the FIELD Poetry Series and awards the winning author $1,000 plus standard royalties.

Manuscripts must be submitted during May 2011. [Deadline is May 31st] The contest reading fee is $28 and includes one year’s subscription to FIELD. This year, for the first time, manuscripts should be submitted electronically, through our online Submissions Manager.

All manuscripts will be judged by the editors, David Young and David Walker. We will announce the winner here in August 2011. [So you get to spend the whole summer feeling like a winner!]

Please note: Persons interested in submitting work for the FIELD Translation Series should read the guidelines.

Council of Literary Magazines and Presses

Contest Code of Ethics

CLMP’s community of independent literary publishers believes that ethical contests serve our shared goal: to connect writers and readers by publishing exceptional writing. We believe that intent to act ethically, clarity of guidelines, and transparency of process form the foundation of an ethical contest. To that end, we agree to
1) conduct our contests as ethically as possible and to address any unethical behavior on the part of our readers, judges, or editors;
2) to provide clear and specific contest guidelines—defining conflict of interest for all parties involved; and
3) to make the mechanics of our selection process available to the public. This Code recognizes that different contest models produce different results, but that each model can be run ethically.
We have adopted this Code to reinforce our integrity and dedication as a publishing community and to ensure that our contests contribute to a vibrant literary heritage.

Oberlin College Press supports the CLMP code, and in an effort to make our contest selection process as ethical as possible, close friends, relatives, and those whose manuscripts have been shaped in any way by the contest judges are ineligible to enter our contest.

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