SUBMIT YOUR MANUSCRIPT TO STEEL TOE BOOKS

Our 2022 Prize in Poetry and 2022 Prize in Prose is open. Please read more below. 

Our chapbook open submission period is open until July 1, 2022. 

Our full-length book submission period is open until March 1, 2022.

 

The Steel Toe Books 2022 Prize in Poetry and Steel Toe Books 2022 Prize in Prose, for fiction and nonfiction are open.

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.

2022 Judges announcing in spring!

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 October 2022.  We read blind and judges receive 5-10 manuscripts consituting 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.