The Antivenom Poetry Award

The Antivenom Poetry Award is sponsored by Elixir Press for a first or second book of poetry. The winner will receive a prize of $1,000, and their manuscript published by Elixir Press. All entries are considered for publication.

    •    Manuscripts should be typed on one side of the page only on standard paper.
    •    Send a business-size SASE for reply only; manuscripts cannot be returned. An SAS postcard for receipt of the manuscript is optional.
    •    Please use a 12 to 14 point font.
    •    Do not send the only copy of your manuscript.
    •    Do not send biographical material, photographs, CDs, videos, or illustrations.
    •    Enclose a cover sheet stating the name of the manuscript and the author's name, address, and telephone number and a cover sheet with the title alone. If you are submitting electronically, your manuscript file should contain no identifying information.
    •    Manuscripts must be paginated and include a table of contents.
    •    Simultaneous submissions are welcome, so long as Elixir is notified immediately if a manuscript is accepted elsewhere.
    •    Manuscripts must be at least 48 pages in length.
    •    Please secure your manuscript with either a binder clip or file folder. Do not otherwise bind your manuscript.
    •    Close friends, students, and former students of the final judges or editors of Elixir Press are ineligible for all contests.

The entry fee is $30.

Manuscripts will be accepted from January 1 to March 31, 2019.

Submit entries to:
Antivenom Poetry Award
Elixir Press
P.O. Box 27029
Denver, CO 80227

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For electronic submissions, please use this link: Submit to Elixir Press

Dana Curtis