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2024 Full-Length Book Contest


Submission Guidelines


We have lowered the submission fee and offer waivers upon request.


To Submit

Email your manuscript to with "Book Contest" and the title of your manuscript in the subject field.


Reading Fee: $15.00. Multiple submissions are allowed, and each submission is charged a fee.

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Contest Overview


  • Deadline for Submissions: July 15, 2024

  • Winners Announced: By August 1, 2024




$1,500.00, 10 author copies, publication within one year by Diode Editions, and select poems will be published in the 18th Anniversary Issue of Diode Poetry Journal.




Open to all poets over 18 years old writing in English. Collaborations, hybrid works, and simultaneous submissions are welcome. Please notify Diode Editions if your manuscript is accepted elsewhere.


Submission Guidelines


  • Book Length: 56-100 pages (excluding front matter).

  • Include the title page (manuscript title, your name, pronouns [optional], address, telephone, email).

  • Your name should only appear on the title page to ensure fairness in the judging process.

  • An acknowledgments page: Poems in your manuscript may be previously published if included on an acknowledgments page.

  • The press accepts multiple manuscript submissions; however, a $15.00 reading fee must accompany each book submission.


Contact for waivers or alternative payment methods if you don't use PayPal.

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