Submissions and Guidelines

We are an environmentally conscious press and only accept manuscripts through our online submissions manager below. Submissions to Trio House Press are accepted during our awards reading period or during our open reading period. Trio House Press gives two awards annually: the Trio Award for First or Second Book for emerging poets, and the Louise Bogan Award for Artistic Merit and Excellence for a book of poems contributing in an innovative and distinct way to American poetry. Each award winner receives $1000 and twenty copies of his or her book. 

Notification of our winners and finalists is posted on our web page and announced through social media.  Please check our website for results. If you are a finalist, semi-finalist, or the winner, you will be personally notified. 

AWARD READING PERIOD NOVEMBER 1- APRIL 30

Our reading period for both awards is November 1st through April 30th. Manuscripts received outside of this reading period will not be considered. Our submissions fee is $25 per manuscript for all award reading periods.

Please do not upload your cover letter and bio with your manuscript and do not include any identifying materials, including your name or contact information, on the actual manuscript.  You may include an acknowledgements page in the manuscript. Upload your cover letter and bio in the cover letter option area..

The Trio Award for First or Second Book is only open to poets with less than two books published. The Louise Bogan Award for Artistic Merit and Excellence is open to ALL poets, regardless of publication history. 

Again, when submitting your work during the awards reading period, please do not include any identifying information in the uploaded manuscript.  Your title page should only display your title and no contact information.  Place your name and contact information in your cover letter only and do not upload your cover letter with your manuscript. 

Judges are forwarded unmarked manuscripts for consideration. Relatives and current or former students of judges are not eligible for publication.

OTHER GUIDELINES
Our submissions process adheres to and supports all ethical standards and guidelines outlined by the CLMP.

Poetry manuscripts must be written in English. We don not accept fiction.

Manuscripts must be between 48-70 pages of poetry, written in English.

Translations are not eligible for publication.

Transcripts must be sent in a single word doc. or docx. file.

Include a cover letter with your bio in the cover letter option area.

Include an acknowledgement page of individual poems published within the manuscript. The manuscript as a whole must not be previously published.

Your name or other identifying materials must not appear anywhere else upon your manuscript for the award submissions.

Multiple submissions are accepted as long as a fee accompanies each submission.

Simultaneous submissions are accepted as long as we are notified immediately if your manuscript is chosen elsewhere.

No edits can be made to manuscripts after you submit your manuscript. However, if chosen for award or publication, edits can be made prior to final proofs.

In the unlikely event that, due to unexpected illness or life events, a judge is unable to select an award winner, a member of the Trio House Press Editorial staff will select the award winner.

Your submission acknowledges that you understand and agree to all guidelines.  


 

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2020-THP is extending our award reading period through May 15th due to the health crisis. We wish you and yours wellness and joy ahead.

  The Louise Bogan Award for Artistic Merit and Excellence is open to ALL poets, regardless of publication history.
 

 Please do not include any identifying information in your uploaded manuscript. Your title page should only display your title and no contact information. Place your name and contact information in your cover letter only and do not upload your cover letter with your manuscript.

Notification of our winners and finalists is posted on our web page and announced through social media during the summer months.  Please check our website for results. If you are a finalist, semi-finalist, or the winner, you will be personally notified.

 2020-THP is extending our award reading period through May 15th due to the health crisis. We wish you and yours wellness and joy ahead. 

  The Trio Award for First or Second Book is only open to poets with less than two books published.

Please do not include any identifying information in the uploaded manuscript. Your title page should only display your title and not your name and contact information. Place your name and contact information in your cover letter only and do not upload your cover letter with your manuscript. 

Notification of our winners and finalists is posted on our web page and announced through social media during the summer months.  Please check our website for results. If you are a finalist, semi-finalist, or the winner, you will be personally notified.

February Workshop: David Groff

Sunday, February 13th  5-7:30 ES

Writing the “After” Poem: Taking Inspiration from Your Poet-Forerunners

(with David Groff)

Our poems exist in the context of poems already written. In this workshop, we’ll join the tradition of poets responding to the work of poets who came before us. We’ll write and discuss our own “after” poems—poems that recast, revise, renew, reimagine, and maybe even reject modern and contemporary works that are part of our personal canon. Our result will be poems that transcend imitation, homage, and critique to become truly original, truly our own.

February Workshop: David Groff

Sunday, February 13th  5-7:30 EST

Sunday, February 20th  5-7:30 EST

Sunday, February 27th  5-7:30 EST

Acceptance into the workshop is limited to only nine participants. Please submit a bio and up to three poems as a writing sample for consideration. This is not an introductory writing course. You will be contacted via email or telephone to notify you if you are selected to participate. You will then be emailed an invoice for $300 to be paid in full upon receipt. Your space will not be held until payment is received.

This online, limited-space, workshop will provide the opportunity for three of your poems (less than 3 pages for each poem) to be workshopped by the workshop mentor as well as the opportunity to learn about and discuss crafting strategies.

You can find out more about our workshops, our press, and our mission by visiting www.triohousepress.org

Getting Crafty With It: The Art of Rendering Story In Verse

This investigatory poetry workshop will focus on revising a thematically connected set of poems into a linked narrative using form or blank verse. We will discuss strategies for manuscript sequencing and journal submissions. As a bonus, workshop participants will also receive a 30-minute one-on-one to polish poems for near-term submission

(led by Artress Bethany White)

March Online Workshop: Artress Bethany White

Sunday, March 6th 5-7:30 EST

Sunday, March 13th 5-7:30 EST

Sunday, March 20th 5-7:30 EST

Acceptance into the workshop is limited to only nine participants. Please submit a bio and up to three poems as a writing sample for consideration. This is not an introductory writing course. You will be contacted via email or telephone to notify you if you are selected to participate. You will then be emailed an invoice for $300 to be paid in full upon receipt. Your space will not be held until payment is received.

This online, limited-space, workshop will provide the opportunity for three of your poems (less than 3 pages for each poem) to be workshopped by the workshop mentor as well as the opportunity to learn about and discuss crafting strategies.

You can find out more about our workshops, our press, and our mission by visiting www.triohousepress.org

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