Ends on January 15, 2020$30.00
$30.00

Please read guidelines below before submitting.

Submissions should include:
  • 1 Microsoft Word document or PDF. In English.
  • Poetry manuscripts: approximately 50-110 pages, single spaced.
  • One title page within the manuscript (no author informaton)
  • No identifying information (including acknowledgements) should appear in the manuscript. 
  • Table of Contents within the manuscript (not as a separate file).
  • Non-refundable entry fee of $30 (US funds).
  • Uploaded files should have the same name as the manuscript

Manuscripts must be submitted online no later than January 15, 2020. 

  • Simultaneous and multiple submissions are acceptable. Please notify us of acceptance elsewhere.
  • Individual poems may have been published, but the collection as a whole must be unpublished.
  • Current students and employees of the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and current volunteer members of the New Letters and BkMk Press  staffs, are not eligible.
  • No refunds will be issued.
  • No revisions, please.

Judging will be blind at all levels. Initial judging will be done by a network of published writers and editors. The final judging will be  done by a poet and a fiction writer of national reputation. 2020 winners will be announced August, 2020 and the winning entries will be published in 2021. These competitions are held annually.

BkMk Press supports the CLMP Code of Ethics for literary contests.

Entrants will receive a copy of the winning book in their genre when it is published.

Please read guidelines below before submitting.

Submissions should include:
  • 1 Microsoft Word document or PDF. In English.
  • Short fiction collections: approximately 125-300 pages, double spaced.
  • One title page within the manuscript (no author information)
  • No identifying information (including acknowledgments) should appear in the manuscript. 
  • Table of Contents within the manuscript (not as a separate file).
  • Non-refundable entry fee of $30 (US funds).
  • Uploaded files should have the same name as the manuscript

Manuscripts must be submitted online no later than January 15, 2020. 

  • Simultaneous and multiple submissions are acceptable. Please notify us of acceptance elsewhere.
  • Individual stories may have been published, but the collection as a whole must be unpublished.
  • Current students and employees of the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and current volunteer members of the New Letters and BkMk Press staffs, are not eligible.
  • No refunds will be issued.
  • No revisions, please.

Judging will be blind at all levels. Initial judging will be done by a  network of published writers and editors. The final judging will be  done by a poet and a fiction writer of national reputation. 2020 winners  will be announced August, 2020 and the winning entries will be  published in 2021. These competitions are held annually.

BkMk Press supports the CLMP Code of Ethics for literary contests.

Entrants will receive a copy of the winning book in their genre when it is published.

BkMk Press