Anyone contemplating making a submission to us should adhere to the guidelines given below. Failure to do so will certainly result in delay, and could easily result in summary rejection. Please note that these guidelines replace those that were in force up till September 2018.




Until further notice, we regret that we are unable to consider prose submissions.


It is a requirement of eligible authors – i.e. authors who either haven’t already published a collection of poems or else have published a maximum of one – that they enter their collection for the press’s annual Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize, which opens annually on September 1st and closes on December 1st. When the contest is under way, guidelines for submission can be found at the The Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize.
Previous Hecht Prize results, with examples of work by poets who have reached the contest’s later stages, can be found at the Previous Hecht Prize Results page.