Contests

The Diode Editions team is thrilled to announce the winners of the 2022 contests. Read on below for details and look for these books & chapbooks in 2023!

The Diode Editions Book & Chapbook Contests reopen in spring 2023. The press considers translations, welcomes collaborations, and accepts simultaneous submissions. Book contest winners receive a prize of $1,500. Chapbook contest winners receive a prize of $750.00. All winners receive publication by Diode Editions within a year, 20 author copies, and select poems from their book published in diode poetry journal.

New contest guidelines are forthcoming in spring 2023.

Contest Winners

2022

 

Full-length Book Prize Winners

The Badass Brontës, Jane Satterfield 

A Glossary of Light and Shadow, Esther Ra

The Corrected Version, Rosanna Oh

Chapbook Prize Winners

#stringofbeads, Lee Ann Roripaugh

Self-Portrait in Hospital as Camus, Schneider K. Rancy

Full-length Book Prize Finalists

Little Iliads, Jean Gallagher

Visitation, Steven Gehrke

Grappling, Eddie Kim

Some Animal, Fay Dillof

Boneyard Heresies, Tina Schumann

Happy Poems & Other Lies, Jeddie Sophronius

The Alcestis Machine, Carolyn Oliver

ENSŌ CAROUSEL, Partridge Boswell

RITES OF THE DA CAPO, Stella Wong

Noctuary, Taylor Supplee

 

Chapbook Prize Finalists

Mediaeval Sentences, Kathleen Winter

The Bent Resemblant, Paula Cisewski

On Night, Christopher Nelson

COUNTERPOINT, Jasmine An

said the Frog to the Scorpion, Matthew E. Henry

In Arcadia, Craig Beaven

Smelling Static, Steffan Triplett

Prerecorded Weather, Noah Falck & Matt McBride

2021

Full-length Book Prize

Night Swim, Joan Kwon Glass

Yearn, Rage Hezekiah

Mouth, Sugar, and Smoke, Eric Tran

Chapbook Prize

She Has Dreamt Again of Water, Stephanie Niu

Of the Florids, Shawn Hoo

Sandman, Huan He

Cancer Voodoo, Melissa Johnson

2020

Full-length Book Prize

Where the Wolf, Sally Rosen Kindred

The Enemy of My Enemy Is Me, Conor Bracken

GHETTOCLAUSTROPHOBIA: Dreamin of Mama While Trying to Speak Woman in Woke Tongues, Shanta Lee Gander

Chapbook Prize

Faraway Places, Teow Lim Goh
Low Budget Movie, Kendra DeColo & Tyler Mills
Special Delivery, Natasha Sajé
Body Facts, Joey S. Kim
Slash / Slash, Amorak Huey & W. Todd Kaneko

2019

Full-length Book Prize

Wider than the Sky, Nancy Chen Long

The Minister of Disturbances, Zeeshan Khan Pathan

Chapbook Prize

The Last Human Heart, Allison Joseph

Good Timing & Gertrude Stein: Inside Snoopy's snout maggots feast upon my blood, Julia Cohen

2018

Full-length Book Prize

Revenge of the Asian Woman, Dorothy Chan

American Samizdat, Jehanne Dubrow

We Call Them Beautiful, KC Trommer

Chapbook Prize

Returning to Jaffa, Philip Metres

Smoke Girl, Simone Person

2017

Full-length Book Prize

Go Because I Love You, Jared Harél 

the empty season, Catherine Bresner

Chapbook Prize

Our Lady of the Flood, Alison Pelegrin

Red//Jild//Prayer, Hazem Fahmy 

Adoption, Adam Falkner

2016

Full-length Book Prize

Starlight & Error, Remica Bingham-Risher

quitter, Paula Cisewski

Chapbook Prize

Rare Birds, Shelley Wong

Requiem: A Patrimony of Fugues, Tina Schumann

For Filthy Women Who Worry About Disappointing God, Seema Yasmin

2015

Chapbook Prize

Straight, sam sax

The Goddess Monologues, Vandana Khanna

2012

Chapbook Prize

Bright Power, Dark Peace, Traci Brimhall & Brynn Saito