The 2018 Moon City Poetry Award
The Moon City Poetry Award is for an original collection of poems written in
English by a single author.
Individual poems in the collection may be published in periodicals or may have
appeared in a chapbook, but poems should not be previously published in
full-length manuscript form.
Open to all writers not associated with Moon City Press, its editors, or its judges, past or
present. Students, faculty, alumni, and staff of Missouri State University, past or present, are ineligible.
Manuscripts should be at least 48 pages long.
Manuscripts should be submitted here, via Submittable, https://mooncitypress.submittable.com/submit
A $25 entry fee is due via Submittable at the time of submission; entry fees
Simultaneous submissions are permitted, though manuscripts should be withdrawn
immediately if accepted elsewhere.
Deadline: May 1, 2018. Winners will be notified fall 2018 and the winner will
be published in 2019.
First prize: $1000, publication by Moon City Press (including international
distribution through the University of Arkansas Press), and a standard royalty
contract. Ten additional finalists will be named and considered for
For questions, please contact Series Editor Lanette Cadle at firstname.lastname@example.org.