The Iowa Poetry Prize

Deadline: April 30, 2020

Top Prize: Publication by University of Iowa Press under a standard royalty agreement

Entry Fees: $20 reading fee

Frequency: annual

Late Submission Period Available?: no

Website: University of Iowa Press

Twitter: @UIowaPress

The Iowa Poetry Prize is an annual prize awarded by the University of Iowa Press. It is open to both new and established poets for a book-length collection of poems written originally in English. The manuscript should be 50 to 150 pages in length.

Manuscripts should be mailed to the address listed on the poetry prize page along with the $20 reading fee payable to the University of Iowa Press Poetry Fund. Submissions should be postmarked in the month of April.

The winning manuscript will be published by the University of Iowa Press under a standard royalty agreement.


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