Noemi Press Book Awards

 

Contest submissions are now open until May 1, 2020.

Guidelines for Submissions

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 title pages, dedications, and acknowledgements; otherwise, the manuscript will not be considered.

Contest winners will be announced in summer 2020.


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Contest News and Previous Winners

2019 Winners of the Noemi Press Book Award for Prose

The editors of Noemi Press are excited to announce the winners and finalists for the 2019 Noemi Press Award in Prose.

Winner: Slim Confessions by Sarah Minor

Finalists

I Was Walking to a Sushi Cafeteria to Eat Quickly by Myself When They Took Me by Lee Spieldenner

Sunflower by Thomas Gresham

To Limn/Lying In by J’Lyn Chapman

2019 Winners of the Noemi Press Book Award for Poetry

The editors of Noemi Press are excited to announce the winners and finalists for the 2019 Noemi Press Award in Poetry.

Winner: Greyhound by Aeon Ginsberg

We will also be publishing A Better Way To Say Onlys by Nicholas Wong

Finalists

Animal Mineral by Stephanie Cawley (accepted elsewhere)

Dear Diaspora by Susan Nguyen

Feast by Ina Cariño

Funnel Where the Light May Enter by Christine Robbins

Fusion Figures by Melissa Dias-Mandoly

eclipsing binary by Flower Conroy

On What Day by Emily Perez

Preferred Internal Landscape by Emma Winsor Wood

Tell Me How It Makes You Feel by Valerie Hsiung

The Snake by Amy Lawless

Wax of What’s Left by Kristina Erny

2018 Winners of the Noemi Press Book Award for Poetry

The editors of Noemi Press are excited to announce the winners and finalists for the 2018 Noemi Press Award in Poetry.

Winner: Travesty Generator by Lillian-Yvonne Bertram

We will also be publishing The Fish & The Dove by Mary-Kim Arnold

Finalists

Tropical Sacrifice by Lucas de Lima

What Noise Chafing by Desiree Bailey

THE BEST PREY by Paige Quiñones

Sugar Work by Katie Pryor

Lily of the Valley by Ines Pujos

 

2018 Winners of the Noemi Press Book Award for Prose

The editors of Noemi Press are excited to announce the winners and finalists for the 2018 Noemi Press Award in Prose.

Winner: Almonds are Members of the Peach Family by Stephanie Sauer

Finalists

Beasts of the Interior by Sarah Minor

Say Mother Say Hand: an antimemoir by Marie Conlan

Undersongs by Michael Beeman

Don’t Make Me Do Something We’ll Both Regret by Tim Jones-Yelvington

I Moved to a City by Lee Spieldenner

All that Glitters by Jeremy Townley

Litle A by Bill Lavender

2017 Winners of the Noemi Press Book Award for Poetry

The editors of Noemi Press are excited to announce the winners and finalists for the 2017 Noemi Press Book Award in Poetry.

Winner: UNMANNED by Jessica Rae Bergamino

We will be also publishing Inland Empire by Leah Huizar

FINALISTS

Orient by Nicholas Gulig

Ochre/Orpheus by Meredith Stricker

Bodega by Su Hwang

STET by Dora Malech

We Are Too Big for This House by Sara Borias

2017 Winners of the Noemi Press Book Award for Prose

The editors of Noemi Press are excited to announce the winners and finalists for the 2017 Noemi Press Award in Prose.

Winner: The Itch by Kate Colby

Finalists

Lyrebird by Meredith Clark

Fluid States by Heidi Czerwiec

Beast Grief by Marie Conlan

Echo Park by Ryan Ridge

Body/Language by Anne Riesenberg

NoNo by Jenny Wu

 

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