BLP Submissions Calendar

Black Lawrence Press seeks to publish intriguing books of literature and creative non-fiction: novels, memoirs, short story collections, poetry, biographies, cultural studies, and translations from the German and French.

Here is our submissions calendar for contest entries and open reading periods:

Big Moose Prize: December 1 – January 31
The Hudson Prize: February 1 – March 31
Open Reading Period 1: June 1 – June 30
The St. Lawrence Book Award: July 1- August 31
The Fall Black River Chapbook Competition: September 1 – October 31
Open Reading Period 2: November 1 – November 30

Here’s how to submit:

* Be sure your manuscript contains a cover page with your name, the manuscript’s title, and that contact information is clearly stated.

* Collections of poetry or short stories should include a table of contents. Furthermore, if selections of the collection have appeared in publication elsewhere, an acknowledgments page is appreciated. This also applies to chapters of full length works (novels, memoirs,etc.) where excerpts have been previously published.


Black Lawrence Press only accepts submissions via Submishmash.

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