The reading period for the 2020 Blue Lynx Prize for Poetry is January 15 through June 1. Starting this year, each entrant will receive a book from our back catalog.
The annual Blue Lynx Prize for Poetry awards $2000 plus publication for a full-length poetry collection. The Prize is awarded for an unpublished, full-length volume of poems by a U.S. author, which includes foreign nationals living and writing in the U.S. and U.S. citizens living abroad.
Previous winners include Carolyne Wright, Jim Daniels, Lou Lipsitz, Roy Bentley, Arianne Zwartjes, Doren Robbins, and Lynne Burris Butler. The 2018 winner was Joe Wilkins for his collection Thieve. Lynx House Press has been publishing fine poetry and prose since 1975. Our titles are distributed by the University of Washington Press.
Manuscripts may include poems that have appeared in journals, magazines, or chapbooks. Poems that have previously appeared in full-length, single-author collections, are not eligible. Acknowledgments pages and author names may be included. Entries must be at least 48 pages in length. The reading fee for submitting is $28, and includes a copy of a book from our catalog.