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2013 Book Prize Winner:

Amy Pickworth's Bigfoot for Women


Our Finalists are: 

3... -- Travis Macdonald

The White Dog Year  -- Caitlin Scarano

Catastrophiliac -- Caroline Young

Dindi Expecting Snow -- Kenneth Pobo




2013 Orange Monkey Book Prize Details:


-Judged by Matt Hart!   

Matt Hart is the author of five books of poetry, most recently Sermons and Lectures Both Blank and Relentless (Typecast Publishing, 2012) and Debacle Debacle(H_NGM_N Books, 2013). A co-founder and the editor-in-chief of Forklift, Ohio: A Journal of Poetry, Cooking & Light Industrial Safety, he lives in Cincinnati where he teaches at the Art Academy of Cincinnati and plays in the band TRAVEL.


-Our reading period will be from September 1st – October 15th. DEADLINE EXTENDED TO OCTOBER 31st. 

-Submit 48-100 pages of poetry through our submission manager (Submittable) as a .doc, .docx, or .pdf.

-Individual poems may have been published but the collection as a whole needs to be unpublished.

-Please do not include any contact information on the document itself. We will contact you through the e-mail you use with Submittable.

-Do not attach an acknowledgements page. Our judge will be reading blindly and even an acknowledgements page can sometimes give away an identity.

-Submission fee: $20

-Winner of the contest will receive $1000 and 20 copies of their book.

-Students, friends, family, or anyone closely in relation to the judge are forbidden to submit.

When the contest opens: Click here to submit!

If you would like to help support the previous winners and contests like this in the future, please purchase one of our chapbooks from our store by clicking here.


The 2012 Contest Details: 


Chapbook Contest Winner: Michelle Bonczek’s The Art of the Nipple

Gary commented  on his choice saying, “…this voice was captivating.  It was raw.  It was lyrical.  It was confident and never slippery and always smart, intelligent, involved in thinking and making image simultaneously.”


Poem Contest Winner: Lauren Henley’s “Snowfall in Late March”    Click here to read!