Established in 1998, LOST HORSE PRESS—a nonprofit independent press—publishes poetry titles, and makes available other fine contemporary literature through cultural, educational and publishing programs and activities. Lost Horse Press is dedicated to works—often ignored by conglomerate publisher—which are so much in danger of vanishing into obscurity in what has become the age of chain stores and mass appeal food, movies, art and books.

LOST HORSE PRESS is now accepting submissions for the Idaho Prize for Poetry 2017. All US poets are eligible! Entries must be postmarked by 15 May 2017, winners will be announced by 15 August 2017. The contest carries a $1000 cash prize, plus publication by Lost Horse Press. An entry fee of $25—check or money order—must accompany the mailed manuscript, or $28.00 via PayPal if you chose to submit your manuscript online using  Submittable.com. The 2017 Final Judge will be announced at a later date.


The winner of the 2016 Idaho Prize for Poetry, selected by Gary Lilley, is Essy Stone with her manuscript, What It Done to Us. 

The 2016 SHORT LIST

Sungrazer by James Crews

The Moon Never Ages by Casey Charles

Ode to the Earth in Translation by George Looney

The Fire Academy by Dana Roeser

Southern Tongues Leave Us Shining by Mark Wagenaar

 [ganbatte] by Sarah Kortemeier

White Birds by John Clarke

Sad Atlas by Bradley Harrison

Same Water Flowing by Judith Small

A Filament Burns in Blue Degrees by Kendra Tanacea

Talking to Yourself Is Fine by Sally Dawidoff

The Infinity Room by Gary Fincke

Habitat Group by Dave Snyder

LOST HORSE PRESS extends a hearty Thanks! to Final Judge Gary Lilley, Congratulates the winner Essy Stone, and Thanks the Finalists and all who submitted their work to the Idaho Prize 2016.

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Lost Horse Press is accepting submissions for the Idaho Prize for Poetry 2017. All US poets are eligible! Entries must be postmarked by 15 May 2017, winners will be announced by 15 August 2017. The contest carries a $1000 cash prize, plus publication by Lost Horse Press. An entry fee of $25—check or money order—must accompany the mailed manuscript, or $28.00 via PayPal if you chose to submit your manuscript online using  Submittable.com. The final judge for the 2017 will be announced at a later date

Mail submissions to:

The Idaho Prize  |  Lost Horse Press  |  105 Lost Horse Lane  |  Sandpoint  |  Idaho  |  83864


SUBMISSION GUIDELINES 

Send manuscripts of 48 or more pages of poetry, no more than one poem per page, no smaller than 12 point type in an easily readable font. Poems may have appeared in journals and chapbooks, but not in full-length, single-author collections.

Name, address, phone number, e-mail address, and title of poetry collection should appear on the cover letter only. The goal is “blind” judging. Author’s name should not appear anywhere in manuscript except the cover letter. 

No restriction on content, style, or subject—we’re looking for the best writing.

All checks or money orders for entry fee—$25—should be made payable to Lost Horse Press. Submissions without a reading fee enclosed will not be considered. A $50 fee will be charged for returned checks.

Include SASE (number #10 business envelope) with sufficient postage for notification of finalists and winner. Manuscripts will be recycled. We are sorry but manuscripts cannot be returned.

If manuscripts arrive postage due, they will be returned.

Please note that there is an additional charge to submit online using Submittable.com. You will be charged $28.00 for your submission. Of this, a portion is a credit card fee, the rest goes to Submittable.com, who designed the program and provide support for it. To submit online:  http://losthorsepress.submittable.com/submit

Use white, lightweight paper. Quality paper won’t impress readers the way a quality manuscript will.

Print on one side only. Type—no handwriting should appear anywhere on the manuscript.

The manuscript title, your name, address, phone number, and e-mail address should be in your cover letter, separate from your manuscript. Be sure your name is not anywhere in the manuscript itself.

No restriction on content, style, or subject—we’re looking for the best writing.