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Launched in January 2011 with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, this series publishes one to two collections of poetry each year by poets living in the United States west of the Mississippi River, including Alaska, Hawaii, and the US Pacific Territories. The Mountain/West Poetry Series seeks submissions that are relevant, environmentally conscious, and culturally engaged. We are interested in manuscripts that are vital in care, honest in ethics, formally inventive and astute, attuned to and questioning of tradition, historically aware, oriented to the overlapping concerns of the earthly, animal. and human.

Important: Limited Demographic: Submissions are restricted to those living west of the Mississippi.

Country of Publication & Year Established

United States Established in 2011

Publication Medium

Print Publication Print Publication 

Poetry Temp Closed

Open to a broad Audience.
General General
Poetry Forms:
Open to all/most Forms.
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Open to all/most Topics, including: Nature/Environment (Environmental issues, See guidelines).
TypeLength Details
Poetry Collection Poetry Collection60 - 100 pages.
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Semi-pro advance (US$200-1999) + < 15% royalties Semi-pro advance (US$200-1999). < 15% royalties.
OK No No UnknownText format submissions
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Colorado Prize for Poetry Charges fees for all submissions
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The Nelligan Prize for Short Fiction Charges fees for all submissions


Last Updated: 03 Oct 2021
Last Checked: 03 Nov 2021 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 23 Sep 2021 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 03 Oct 2019

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