2024 Poetry Book Prize

We are thrilled to announce that Kevin Prufer will be our distinguished judge for the 2024 Poetry Book Contest! The annual Poetry Book Contest Guidelines have been updated. Deadline to enter is June 30, 2024 at midnight Eastern. Submit your manuscript (select Poetry Book Contest), pay your fee, and confirm receipt of submission using our Online Submission Manager.

For contest queries, contact Rachel Rothenberg, Senior Associate Editor:

2023 Barrow Street Book Prize Winner Carrie Bennett of Somerville, MA was chosen by Nathalie Handal for her manuscript, The Mouth Is Also a Compass. It will be published in fall of 2024.

Ruben Quesada of Chicago, IL is the Editors' Choice winner for his manuscript, Brutal Companion. It will also appear in fall of 2024.

2024 Prose Book Contest

Details about the 2024 Contest coming soon!  Prose Book Contest Guidelines  will be updated shortly.

For contest queries, contact Rachel Rothenberg, Senior Associate Editor:

Congratulations to our 2023 Prose Contest winner, Soren Tae Smith! We are overjoyed to announce that Mary Cappello has chosen Honey from the Ground as the prizewinning manuscript. We are excited to announce our 2023 Prose Contest runner-up, Spare by Michelle Lewis will be published next year as part of the Barrow Street Prose Series and cannot wait to both with you in Fall 2024!

Journal Submission Guidelines

Send your submission for our upcoming issue by using our Online Submission ManagerThe reading period is currently CLOSED.

There is a $3 charge per submission, or for a $10 charge, you may submit your poems AND receive a 1-year subscription to our annual journal. Submit up to five manuscript pages. Name, address, and email should appear on each page. Submissions that exceed the maximum cannot be read.