$25.00

The entry period runs from October 1st to January 31st.

Full length books should be between 50-80 pages.  Manuscripts should include a title page, table of contents, and a list of acknowledgments for previously published poems.  Books centered around a unifying theme will be given preference.

Individual poems from the manuscript may have been published previously in magazines or chapbooks but not full length books. The collection as a whole must be unpublished.

Simultaneous submissions are permitted. Please let us know immediately if your manuscript is accepted by another publisher while under our consideration.  We do not accept translations.

We encourage submissions from traditionally marginalized writers.  Women, people of color, members of the LGBT community, and people with disabilities are especially encouraged to submit.  Current students, former students, former classmates, or friends of Small Harbor Publishing, Harbor Editions, Harbor Review staff, or the judge are disqualified from entering the contest.

All entries will be read by Harbor Editions staff.  A selection of finalists will be read by the judge.

The submission fee is $25 to cover submission management. All fees are waived for BIPOC identifying writers.

Include in your cover letter your name, contact information, and a brief bio.  Attach your manuscript as a word or pdf attachment.  Please use the title of your book as your document name. Do not include your name or identifying information on your manuscript.

Harbor Editions will publish 1 book from the contest.  Finalists may be considered or publication.  The winner will receive $500 and 20 copies of their book.  All entrants will be notified about the status of their submission after the submission period.

Only use this form if you are a BIPOC identifying writer or if your fee has been waived as a previous finalist.

The entry period runs from October 1st to January 31st.

Full length books should be between 50-80 pages.  Manuscripts should include a title page, table of contents, and a list of acknowledgments for previously published poems.  Books centered around a unifying theme will be given preference.

Individual poems from the manuscript may have been published previously in magazines or chapbooks but not full length books. The collection as a whole must be unpublished.
Simultaneous submissions are permitted. Please let us know immediately if your manuscript is accepted by another publisher while under our consideration.  We do not accept translations.

We encourage submissions from traditionally marginalized writers.  Women, people of color, members of the LGBT community, and people with disabilities are especially encouraged to submit.  

Current students, former students, former classmates, or friends of Small Harbor Publishing, Harbor Editions, Harbor Review staff, or the judge are disqualified from entering the contest.

All entries will be read by Harbor Editions staff.  A selection of finalists will be read by the judge.


Include in your cover letter your name, contact information, and a brief bio.  Attach your manuscript as a word or pdf attachment.  Please use the title of your book as your document name. Do not include your name or identifying information on your manuscript.


Harbor Editions will publish 1 book from the contest.  Finalists may be considered or publication.  The winner will receive $500 and 20 copies of their book.  All entrants will be notified about the status of their submission after the submission period.

$15.00

The entry period runs from November 1st to January 31st.

The prize is awarded once a year for a micro chapbook. People of color and marginalized folks are encouraged to apply.

Micro chapbooks should be exactly 10 poems (manuscripts over 10 poems will be marked "Declined").  

Manuscripts should include a title page, table of contents, and use 12 point font.  Individual poems from the manuscript may have been published previously in magazines but not books or chapbooks. The collection as a whole must be unpublished.

Simultaneous submissions are permitted. Please let us know immediately if your manuscript is accepted by another publisher while under our consideration.

We do not accept translations.  We’d love to see collaborations.

Current students, former students, former classmates, or friends of Harbor Review staff are disqualified from entering the contest.

All entries will be read by Harbor Review staff.

The submission fee is $15 to cover submission management. All fees are waived for BIPOC identifying writers.  

Include in your cover letter your name, contact information, a brief bio, and a list of acknowledgments for previously published chapbook poems. Your name, acknowledgments, or any identifying information should not appear in the manuscript or manuscript title. 

Attach your manuscript as a word or pdf attachment. Please use the title of your micro chapbook as your document name.

The winner will receive $200 and publication of their micro chapbook online at Harbor Review. All rights revert to the author after publication.

All entrants will be notified about the status of their submission after the submission period.

The prize that's currently open for submissions is: The Editor's Prize.

The entry period runs from November 1st to January 31st.

The prize is awarded once a year for a micro chapbook, which Harbor Review will publish digitally on our website. People of color and marginalized folks are encouraged to apply.

Micro chapbooks should be exactly 10 poems long. Manuscripts over 10 poems will not be read.  

Manuscripts should include a title page, table of contents, and use 12 point font.  Individual poems from the manuscript may have been published previously in magazines but not books or chapbooks. The collection as a whole must be unpublished.

Simultaneous submissions are permitted. Please let us know immediately if your manuscript is accepted by another publisher while under our consideration.

We do not accept translations.  We’d love to see collaborations. 

Current students, former students, former classmates, or friends of Harbor Review staff are disqualified from entering the contest.

All entries will be read by Harbor Review staff.

The submission fee is $15 to cover submission management. All fees are waived for BIPOC identifying writers, in a separate submission form than this one.

Include in your cover letter your name, contact information, a brief bio, and a list of acknowledgments for previously published chapbook poems. Your name, acknowledgments, or any identifying information should not appear in the manuscript or manuscript title. 

Attach your manuscript as a word or pdf attachment. Please use the title of your micro chapbook as your document name.

The winner will receive $200 and publication of their micro chapbook online at Harbor Review. All rights revert to the author after publication.

All entrants will be notified about the status of their submission after the submission period.

$25.00

We provide critique services to help support Small Harbor Publishing and continue to pay our writers and artists. The submission fee for a poetry critique is $25.

Send up to three poems in one document. You will receive a response from one of our editors in four weeks. The response will include a Submittable letter critique response and line edits for the poems.


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