SUBMIT YOUR MANUSCRIPT TO STEEL TOE BOOKS
Our 2022 Prize in Poetry and 2022 Prize in Prose is open. Please read more below.
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.