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POETRY & PROSE PRIZES 2023 ARE OPEN!

EXTENDED DEADLINE SEPTEMBER 30

$500 AWARDS & PUBLICATION IN EACH CATEGORY

ALL SUBMISSIONS ARE CONSIDERED

FOR PUBLICATION

STB WAS FOUNDED IN 2003

THE STB PRIZES LAUNCHED IN 2020 

READ MORE ABOUT THE PRIZES HERE

SUBMIT TO THE PRIZES HERE

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THE MAINTENANCE OF THE SHIMMY-SHAMMY

CHRISTOPHER CITRO

"This is a much-welcomed and necessary kick in the pants, chock-full of quirks and delights."

-Maurice Manning

MY FATHER'S KITES

ALLISON JOSEPH

"I cannot think of another contemporary poet who has done a finer job of combining form and content, to dazzling effect."  

-Marilyn Taylor

MONEY FOR SUNSETS

ELIZABETH J. COLEN

"As she herself writes, 'Great untapped mercies live within us.'"
- Shane McCrae

MEET SOME OF OUR AUTHORS

Steel Toe Books has 27 Authors and Counting

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CHRISTOPHER CITRO

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ALLISON JOSEPH

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ELIZABETH J. COLEN

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JEANNINE HALL GAILEY

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