SUBMIT YOUR MANUSCRIPT TO STEEL TOE BOOKS
Our 2023 Prize in Poetry and 2023 Prize in Prose opens January 1. Please read more below.
The Steel Toe Books 2023 Prize in Poetry and Steel Toe Books 2022 Prize in Prose, for fiction and nonfiction opens January 1. All books submitted to the prize are also considered for publication.
All books submitted to the awards are considered for general publication. In addition to the winner, we look to publish 1-3 other titles in each category. Please click HERE for full guidelines.
Steel Toe Books also hosts a non-contest open call for full-length manuscripts in Prose (Fiction, Short Stories, Essays, Memoir, and Mixed Genre), and Poetry. Please click HERE for full guidelines.
About the Prizes
Each award winner receives book publication, a $500 prize, and a $1000 social media and advertising promotional package. All books submitted are considered for publication. In addition to the winner, we will look to publish 1-3 other titles in each category. Our longlist, shortlist, and winners will be announced in December 2022. We read blind and judges receive 5-10 manuscripts constituting the longlist before selecting one finalist and the short list.
In Addition, we have an open chapbook category which includes an honorarium, copies, and a promotional campaign! We publish 1-3 chapbooks per year.
For more details and for submission guidelines, go to Submittable.
All submissions receive response after close of the contest.