Full-Length Book Contest

2022 Guidelines

The Diode Editions Book Contest is now open from February 1 through September 30, 2022 to all poets who write in English. We consider translations, welcome collaborations, and accept simultaneous submissions. If your manuscript is accepted for publication elsewhere, please notify us.

Winners will be announced by November 15, 2022. The winning books will be published within a year. Book contest winners receive a prize of $1,500, publication by Diode Editions, and 20 author copies. The winners will also have select poems from their book published in Diode Poetry Journal.

 

Submission Details

 

  • Please include a title page with the title of your manuscript, your name, pronouns (optional), address, phone number, email, and brief contributor’s bio. Your name should not appear anywhere else in the manuscript beyond the title page.

  • Please include an acknowledgments page.

  • Book length: 55-100 pages (front matter is not included in page count).

  • There is a reading fee of $20.00. For alternative payment options and payment waivers, please email us at diodeeditions@gmail.com.

 

  • Please send receipt of payment and manuscript submissions to diodeeditions@gmail.com with "Book Contest" and the title of your manuscript in the subject field.

 

Book & Chapbook Prize Winners

2021
Full-length Book Prize

Night Swim, Joan Kwon Glass

Yearn, Rage Hezekiah

Mouth, Sugar, and Smoke, Eric Tran

Chapbook Prize

Stephanie Niu, She Has Dreamt Again of Water

Shawn Hoo, Of the Florids

Huan He, Sandman

Melissa Johnson, Cancer Voodoo

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