The Diode Editions Full Length Book Contest is open to all poets over the age of 18 who write in English.
Length: 55-85 pages (front matter is not included in page count).
We will consider translations, and we welcome collaborations.

Your submission should include

  • A title page with the title of your manuscript, your name, address, telephone number and email.

  • Your name should not appear anywhere else in the manuscript.

  • An acknowledgements page: poems included in your manuscript may be previously published as long as there is an acknowledgements page.


  • Entries will be accepted between April 15 and August 15, 2018

  • A winner will be announced by August 30, 2018 (We may publish more than one book)

  • The winning book(s) will be published by March 1, 2019, and will be launched at the 2019 AWP Conference in Portland, Oregon

  • We accept simultaneous submissions, but if your manuscript is accepted for publication, please notify us as soon as possible

  • There is an $18.00 reading fee.

  • Please send the reading fee via Pay Pal to [email protected]

  • If you don’t use Pay Pal, please email us at [email protected]

  • You may submit more than one manuscript, however, an $18.00 reading fee must accompany each submission.

  • Please send submissions to: [email protected] include ”Book Contest,” and the name of your manuscript in the subject

Winners will receive $500.00, 25 author copies, and select poems from the book will appear in Diode Poetry Journal. If the winner(s) can attend AWP, they will have an opportunity to participate in an off-site reading, and also in signing sessions at the Diode Editions booth.

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