Noemi Press Book Awards

 

Contest submissions are now closed.

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.

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

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 2021.


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Contest News and Previous Winners

2020 Winners of the Noemi Press Book Award for Prose

The editors of Noemi Press are excited to announce the winners and finalists for the 2020 Noemi Press Award in Prose.

Winner: Counterfactual Love Stories & Other Experiments by Jackson Bliss

 

We will also be publishing:

damn near might still be is what it is: a memoir by marcus scott williams

Finalists

The Mercy of the Light by Gabrielle Lucille Fuentes

Road Trilogy by Eric Blix

Relic by Bridget Brewer

2020 Winners of the Noemi Press Book Award for Poetry

The editors of Noemi Press are excited to announce the winners and finalists for the 2020 Noemi Press Award in Poetry.

Winner: Nuclear Deal by Nilufar Karimi

We will also be publishing:

Finding Places to Make Places byAlexei Perry Cox

Machete by Jasminne Mendez

a record of how the mother’s textile became sound by Nawal Nader-French

Finalists

speculation, n by Shay Lawz

I just came to see you to remember who I am: pastoral city smut for bad girls w/ big hearts by Emily Duffy

Tonight, a Woman by Asa Drake

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