the Powder Horn Prize is now open

Sage Hill Press is now accepting manuscripts for the next Powder Horn Prize, a first book award.

Our final judge will be Nance Van Winckel, author of six poetry collections and three short story collections, and Ever Yrs, a novel in the form of a scrapbook/photo album. Nance is often interested in work that pushes against boundaries or form, genre, and language.

To be eligible, writers should not have previously published a full-length poetry collection (though chapbook publications are fine).

Manuscripts should be at least 45 pages in length, 1.15- or 1.5-spaced. The author’s name should not appear anywhere on the manuscript.

Sage Hill Press follows CLMP submission and contest ethics guidelines. If you are a current or former student of Nance Van Winckel, please do not submit to the contest.

Entry deadline is August 31, 2015. Entry fee is $20, and includes a copy of a past prize-winner. In your cover letter, please indicate which title you’d like, The Eyes the Window by Marci Rae Johnson, or Kill February by Jeffrey Tucker (to be published and shipped fall/winter 2015) and include your mailing address.

All manuscripts should be submitted via Submittable, accessible in the right-hand tool bar on the website, or by clicking here.

the Powder Horn Prize is now open

4 thoughts on “the Powder Horn Prize is now open

    1. Scott, thanks for the heads-up! The pay button has been added now. I think you’ll need to withdraw the manuscript, then resubmit it. Sorry for the inconvenience.


  1. When I try to submit to the Powder Horn Prize I am sent to the Railtown Almanac submittable page. Can you please supply a link to a Powder Horn Prize submittable page?

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