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LOST HORSE PRESS is now accepting submissions for the Idaho Prize for Poetry 2021. All US poets are eligible. Entries must be submitted by 15 May 2021, winners will be announced by 15 August 2021. The contest carries a $1000 cash prize, publication by Lost Horse Press, plus 20 comp author copies of the book. An entry fee of $28.00 (via PayPal) will be charged when you submit your manuscript online using Submittable.com. The Final Judge for 2021 is Ilya Kaminsky!


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, and email address—all contact information—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.

You will be charged $28.00 for your submission. Of this, a small portion goes to Submittable.com, who designed the program and provide support for it; the remaining fee supports the First Reader, the Final Judge, and publication of the winning title. To submit online:  http://losthorsepress.submittable.com/submit

We use Submittable to accept and review our submissions.