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Driftwood Press is excited to announce that we are accepting submissions for full-length poetry collections! See below for guidelines, timeline, and award information. We cannot wait to read your phenomenal poems!


  • Submissions are open September 1st 2022 - March 31st 2023.
  • Winners will be notified in May 2023.
  • Winning collection(s) will be published in 2024 and/or 2025.


  • 40 - 100 pages of poetry (if you are a few pages under or over, no problem).
  • Experimental poetry, hybrid work, poetry with a visual element, prose poetry, and any avant-garde poetry are welcomed! We love work that thoughtfully pushes poetry into new realms and realities.
  • Submissions should be primarily in English, but collections with a moderate bilingual component will of course be considered.
  • A standard, 12-point font is preferred.
  • Please submit your manuscript in a .doc, .docx, or PDF format.
  • We read submissions blindly, so please do not include your name, email, or any identifying information within the manuscript itself.
  • Please include a Table of Contents page.
  • Individual poems from your manuscript may have been previously published in magazines, journals, anthologies, or chapbooks, but the collection as a whole must be unpublished.
  • You may include an Acknowledgements page, but none is necessary.


  • 1 - 3 collections will be chosen for publication during this submission period.
  • Each winner will receive: $500 USD, 20 copies of their collection, and a standard royalties package.
  • Winning collections will be sold online, in bookstores, at events, and distributed through IngramSpark.
  • Depending upon scheduling and availability, winners may also have the opportunity to take part in an author signing & reading at a future AWP convention.
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