Noemi Press Book Awards

Two prizes of $1,000 each and publication by Noemi Press are given annually for one book-length poetry collection and one book-length work of prose. The editors will judge.

POETRY: Poets at any stage in their career may submit a manuscript of no more than 90 pages with a $25 entry fee by May 1.

PROSE: Prose writers at any stage in their career may submit a manuscript (no page limit) with a $25 entry fee by May 1.

All manuscripts are read anonymously. Strip your manuscript of all identifying material including dedications and acknowledgements; otherwise, the manuscript will not be considered.

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Contest News and Previous Winners

2016 Winners of the Noemi Press Book Award for Poetry

The editors of Noemi Press are excited to announce the winners, finalists, and semi finalists for the 2016 Noemi Press Book Award in Poetry.

Winner: Indictus by Natalie Eilbert

Finalist: Careen by Grace Shuyi Liew

We will be also publishing Gentry!fication: or the scene of the crime by Chaun Webster and A Problem and Some Space by Hannah Ensor

SEMIFINALISTS

The Devil’s Workshop by Xavier Cavazos

Hagia Animalia by Sara Biggs Chaney

Medusa Reads La Negra’s Palm by Elizabeth Acevedo

The Leaving Impulse by Rachel Martin

Manipur by Robin McLachlen

The Historians of Redundant Moments: Novel in Poems by Nandini Dhar

Northern Ledger by Kate Partridge

Probable Garden by Bronwen Tate

Saints and Cannibals by Robert Lunday

Winter Swimmers by Carolyn DeCarlo

Woman, Yielding by Andrea Blancas Beltran

un/documented—kentucky—songs by Steven Alvarez

2016 Winners of the Noemi Press Book Award for Fiction

The editors of Noemi Press are excited to announce the winners, finalists, and semi finalists for the 2016 Noemi Press Book Award in Fiction.

Winner: The Ladies by Sara Veglahn

Finalist: The End of Peril, the End of Enmity, the End of Strife, A Haven by Thirii Myo Kyaw Myint

SEMIFINALISTS

There Are Other People In The Dark, Though by Michael Shelichach

TSK by Caroline Picard

Partners And Strangers by Michael Don

Trouble Will Save You by David Crouse

Polyester Vocabulary by jill darling

The Perception of Partially Occluded Objects by Stephen Tuttle

The Moon Below by Nathan Oates

When The Time Came by Gabriel Houck

Strike a Prose: Memoirs of a Lit Diva Extraordinaire by Tim Jones-Yelvington

2015 Winners of the Noemi Press Book Award for Poetry

The editors of Noemi Press are excited to announce the winners, finalists, and semi finalists for the 2015 Noemi Press Book Award in Poetry. We received about 400 poetry submissions this year and thank all the writers who submitted for trusting us with their work.

Winner

Bone Confetti by Muriel Leung

 

Finalists

Natality by E. G. Means

MOUTHS by Claire Marie Stancek

 

We will also be publishing finalist Vanessa Villarreal’s manuscript Beast Meridian in the Akrilica series.

 

Poetry Semifinalists

They Go In Pairs by Samuel Ace

Arcadia, Indiana (a tragedy) by Toby Altman

You Can Take It Out by Cheryl Clark Vermeulen

Red of Split Water-A Burial Rite by Lisa Donovan

Century Worm by Todd Fredson

Actual Echo by Matthew Mahaney

A Turkish Dictionary by Andrew Wessels

2015 Winners of the Noemi Press Book Award for Fiction

The editors of Noemi Press are excited to announce the winners, finalists, and semi finalists for the 2015 Noemi Press Book Award in Fiction. We received about 300 fiction submissions this year and thank all the writers who submitted for trusting us with their work.

Winner

Uncountry: A Mythology by Yanara Friedland

Finalist

A Manual for Nothing by Jessica Anne Chiang

 

Fiction Semifinalists

Gary Oldman Is A Building You Must Walk Through by Forrest Roth

Patchwork: Stories by Cynthia Hawkins

Waters to Swim in Before We Die by Meredith Luby

ANSWERING MACHINE: a novel out loud by Edward Herring

The Rolodex Happenings by Dennis James Sweeney

Project MADAM by Evelyn Hampton

A More Active You by Meagan Cass

These Are Our Demands by Matthew Pitt

2014 Winners of the Noemi Press Book Award for Fiction

Dear friends and followers of Noemi,

We had a banner year with our fiction and poetry contests! We received 251 submissions for fiction and 363 submissions for poetry. We’d like to thank all contest entrants for trusting us with their work.

Finalist for the 2014 Noemi Press Book Award for Fiction

  • Catapult by Emily Fridlund
  • A Fragmentary Study of the Animals by Colleen Hollister
  • Family Album by Jason Snyder
  • Beasts You’ll Never See by Nate Liederbach
  • Dead Letter by Jocelyn Saidenberg

The winner is Beasts You’ll Never See by Nate Liederbach. Nate will receive $1000 and publication of his collection in Fall 2015. We will also publish A Fragmentary Study of the Animals by Colleen Hollister; her book will be published in Spring 2016.

2014 Winners of the Noemi Press Book Award for Poetry

The winner of the 2014 Noemi Press Book Award for Poetry is Objects of Attention by Aichlee Bushnell. Aichlee will receive $1000 and publication of her collection in Fall 2015. We will also publish Sister by Steven Karl; his book will be published in Spring 2016.

Finalists for the 2014 Noemi Press Book Award for Poetry:

  • The Derelict Daughter by Brittney Scott
  • NOS by Matthew Cooperman and Aby Kaupang
  • Sister by Steven Karl
  • Simple Machines by Barbara Duffey
  • Actual Echo by Matthew Mahaney
  • A Turkish Dictionary by Andrew Wessels
  • Objects of Attention by Aichlee Bushnell
  • Sweet Insurgent by Elyse Fenton
  • If You Love Error So Love Zero by Stephanie Anderson

 

2013 Winners of the Noemi Press Book Award for Poetry

Congratulations to Ruth Ellen Kocher, whose manuscript, Ending in Planes, is the winner of the 2013 Noemi Book Award for Poetry.

We will also be publishing Danielle Vogel’s Between Grammars and Ryo Yamaguchi’s The Refusal of Suitors.

Finalists for the 2013 Noemi Press Book Award for Poetry:

  • A Civilization by Fred Muratori
  • We Are a System of Ghosts by Lindsay Tigue
  • Ending in Planes by Ruth Ellen Kocher
  • So Sorry by Kara Candito
  • The Refusal of Suitors by Ryo Yamaguchi
  • Good Morning! by Hugh Behm-Steinberg
  • What the Sun Thought by Laura Carter
  • Between Grammars by Danielle Vogel
  • The Halfbreed by Chloe Garcia Roberts
  • PINE by Molly Sutton-Kiefer

 

2013 Winners of the Noemi Press Book Award for Fiction

Congratulations to Caren Beilin, whose manuscript, The University of Pennsylvania, is the winner of the 2013 Noemi Book Award for Fiction.

We will also be publishing Her 37th Year, an Index by Suzanne Scanlon.

Finalists for the 2013 Noemi Press Book Award for Fiction:

  • MOVIEOLA! by John Domini
  • Rats That Will Eat You by Adam Kaplan
  • Cockpuncher by Zach Powers
  • The University of Pennsylvania by Caren Beilin
  • Doom Town and Other Stories by Wendell Mayo
  • Her 37th Year, an Index by Suzanne Scanlon
  • Out of Which Came Nothing by Laurie Blauner
  • The Devil and the Dairy Princess by Pedro Ponce
  • Liner Notes by James Brubaker
  • In No Strange Land by Joe Milazzo