Book Guidelines

2015 Book Award Results

We are thrilled to announce that Mary Szybist has selected Montreux Rotholtz’s manuscript Unmark as the winner of the 2015 Burnside Review Press Book Award. The editors have also selected Jake Syersak’s Yield Architecture¬†for publication from the pool of finalists (below). Look for both titles in 2017. Many thanks to all who entered!

Winner: Montreux Rotholtz, Unmark

Finalists:

Monica Berlin, Nostalgia for a World Where We Can Live

Jaclyn Dwyer, Girl of the Year

Rachel Moritz, Sweet Velocity

Ann Pelletier, Strange Invention

Jake Syersak, Yield Architecture

Nicole Walker, Planet Hospital

Fritz Ward, Tsunami Diorama

Daneen Wardrop, Silk Road

Felicia Zamora, Silence for the Rest of Class

 

Burnside Review Press Book Award

JUDGE: Mary Szybist

Submissions will be accepted from August 15 to November 30, 2015.

Submit 48-64 pages of poetry, including a list of acknowledgments. Your name and contact information should not appear anywhere within the manuscript.

A $25 entry fee must be paid at the time of submission.

Each entrant will receive a copy of one prior Burnside Review Books title.

Poems may have appeared in journals and chapbooks but not in a full-length, single-author collection.

Simultaneous submissions are fine, but please let us know immediately if your manuscript has been accepted elsewhere.

All manuscripts will be read blindly by the Burnside Review Press editors. At least ten finalists will be sent to the judge. The editors will also select at least one other title for publication.

Winner of the Burnside Review Press Book Award will receive $1000, plus ten copies of the book.

We only accept submissions through Submishmash, our online submission manager. Work sent by any other means will not be read.

All questions happily answered: sid@burnsidereview.org.

Please go here to submit:

Submishmash