Book Guidelines

Burnside Review Press Book Award

Submissions will be accepted from August 15 to November 30, 2014.

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.

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, who will make final publication decisions.

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

At least one other book will be chosen for publication.

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

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2013 Book Award Results

Winner: Kimberly Burwick’s Good Night Brother


Gary McDowell’s Mysteries in a World That Thinks There Are None

Kallie Falandays’ Dovetail Down the House

Andrew Michael Roberts’ good beast

Clay Matthews’ Interstate

David Bartone’s Homage to Minstrel, Homage to Water

Megan Pugh’s Whipsaw

Jason Olsen’s Fire Engine Descending a Staircase

Bill Carty’s You Troubler

Bradley Harrison’s The Search for the Impossible Boy

Mary Quade’s Local Extinctions

We will also publish Andrew Michael Roberts’ good beast in Spring 2015. Thank you to everyone who entered. We are thrilled to add these two amazing books to our catalogue.