Sheila-Na-Gig online publishes well-crafted free verse poetry. We especially seek poems with excellent imagery and a strong sense of voice. See webpage for Submissions and Contest information.

Sheila-Na-Gig online — 2nd Annual Full-

length Manuscript Contest

Sheila-Na-Gig online invites entries for our annual full-length manuscript contest.

Please follow the guidelines below to be eligible for the contest:

  • Submit a full-length poetry manuscript (60-100 pgs) via Submittable. Manuscripts will not be considered via email or snail mail.
  • Poems may be previously published in journals or online. Please only  include work from chapbooks if it makes up less than 1/2 of your full-length manuscript.
  • Simultaneous submissions accepted. Please notify us immediately if your manuscript is accepted elsewhere. Reading fees are not refundable.

Work will be judged on the merits of the manuscripts alone. Please  help us judge the work in a “blind” forum by following these next  guidelines carefully:

  • DO NOT include a bio or formal cover letter.
  • DO NOT include an acknowledgments page for previously published  work. If your manuscript is selected for publication, you may send along  this information later.
  • DO NOT include your name ANYWHERE on your manuscript or in the  Submittable title of your submission. Submissions that reveal authors’  identities will be disqualified.
  • NEW REQUEST: If we have published your work at Sheila-Na-Gig online, PLEASE DO NOT include these poems in your manuscript. If your manuscript is selected, you may put these back in.

THE PRIZE:

  • One manuscript will be selected for publication by Sheila-Na-Gig Editions. For a sample volume, you may want to order today will take your breath away by Marc Swan or Traveling for No Good Reason by George Franklin. https://sheilanagigblog.com/sheila-na-gig-editions/
  • $1,000 honorarium
  • 25 copies of the published manuscript (and discounts on future orders)
  • All participants will receive a copy of the winning volume upon publication

THE READING FEE: $25.00

THE DEADLINE: July 1, 2019

THE JUDGE: Hayley Mitchell Haugen, Founder & Editor, Sheila-Na-Gig online: https://sheilanagigblog.com/about/ 

PLEASE NOTE: Sheila-Na-Gig Editions reserves the right to not select a winning manuscript if none meet our standards for publication. In the case of this unlikely event, reading fees will be refunded.

We really want to publish manuscripts, however! Familiarize yourself with the works on Sheila-Na-Gig online to get a sense of our aesthetic. We publish well-crafted free verse poetry and especially seek poems with excellent imagery and a strong sense of voice. https://sheilanagigblog.com/


STOP! ONLY USE THIS FORM IF YOU ARE A WRITER UNDER AGE 30!

Sheila-Na-Gig Under 30 publishes biannually and is edited by Sheila-Na-Gig online Associate Editor Jessica Higgins. Each volume will contain up to 30 poets. The deadlines for submissions are July 1 and January 1. 

Please submit 3-5 previously unpublished poems as one file (.doc, .docx) via the Submittable link. https://sheilanagigblog.com/sheila-na-gig-under-30/ Include a brief bio in the cover note field.

Simultaneous submissions are accepted. If you need to withdraw submissions, please just add a note under the “activity” tab in Submittable.

Sheila-Na-Gig online acquires  First North American Serial Rights. All rights revert back to authors upon publication. If your work is later republished, please acknowledge Sheila-Na-Gig online in subsequent journals. 

Sheila-Na-Gig online publishes well-crafted free verse poetry. We especially seek poems with excellent imagery and a strong sense of voice.

Please submit 3-5 previously unpublished poems as one file (.doc, .docx) via the Submittable link. Include a brief bio in the cover note field.

Simultaneous submissions are accepted. If you need to withdraw submissions, please just add a note under the “activity” tab in Submittable.

Sheila-Na-Gig online publishes quarterly. Deadlines: August 1, November 1,  February 1, and May 1 yearly. Each volume will contain up to 30 poets. Editors will select up to six poems yearly from each volume to nominate for the Pushcart Prize and The Best of the Net.

Sheila-Na-Gig online acquires First North American Serial Rights. All rights revert back to authors upon publication. If your work is later republished, please acknowledge Sheila-Na-Gig online in subsequent journals.



https://sheilanagigblog.com/submissions/
Sheila-Na-Gig online