Trio House Press
There are presently no open calls for submissions.
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.
OPEN READING PERIOD JULY 1-JULY 31
There will be no open reading period during 2020. We received such high-quality submissions during our award period that we'll be revisiting those manuscripts for possible publication. Thank you to all of you who shared your work with Trio House Press. We wish you and your loved ones a safe and poetry filled summer.
Our open reading period, for which no award is given, is July 1- August 1. Please DO include a detailed cover letter approximately two pages in length with your bio, publishing history, and marketing plan (a brief paragraph explaining how you think author and publisher could best work to support your book) along with your manuscript for the open reading period. Manuscripts received outside of this period will not be considered. Our open reading period fee is $20.00. Use our online submissions manager below.
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.