July 12, 2024

The Journal Award in Poetry

The Journal, the literary magazine of The Ohio State University, selects one full-length manuscript of poetry each year for publication by The Ohio State University Press. The award carries with it a $2,000 cash prize.

Entries of at least 48 typed pages of original poetry must be postmarked during the month of September.

Entries postmarked later than September 30 will be returned unread.

Clear photocopies are acceptable.

Your name or other identification should only appear on the cover page.

Manuscripts must be previously unpublished. Some or all of the poems in the collection may have appeared in periodicals, chapbooks, or anthologies, but these must be identified.

Include a nonrefundable handling fee of $25.00 (U.S. dollars) with each manuscript (check or money order payable to The Ohio State University).

Entrants will receive a one-year subscription (two issues) to The Journal.

Include a stamped, self-addressed business-sized envelope so we can notify you of the results.

Manuscripts will not be returned.

If you wish us to confirm receipt of your manuscript, include a stamped,self-addressed postcard. The winning entry will be announced by the following January 15.

OSU Press assumes no responsibility for lost or damaged manuscripts.

Mail to:

David Citino, Poetry Editor

The Ohio State University Press

180 Pressey Hall

1070 Carmack Road

Columbus OH 43210-1002

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