a literary magazine from Green Writers Press, is open for submissions
of full-length manuscripts to its 2018 Hopper Poetry Prize. This contest
is open to poets with an identified interest in the natural world and
whose work explores issues tied to our ever-changing environment. The
winning poetry manuscript will be selected by the editors of The Hopper in
collaboration with Dede Cummings, publisher of Green Writers Press, to
be published by Green Writers Press as a collection in 2019. The winning poet will also receive $500 in prize money.
competition is open to all poets, regardless of publication history.
Publication is contingent on the poet’s agreeing to the terms of the
is an entry fee of $25, and manuscripts may be uploaded via Submittable.
Please follow these guidelines in preparing your manuscript:
Submissions must be original, book-length poetry manuscripts written
in the English language. Translations are not accepted.
2. Poets may submit several manuscripts, but an entry fee must be paid for each submission.
The manuscript must be a minimum of 45 pages and a maximum of 90 pages
in length. All manuscripts must be paginated. Each new poem must start
on a new page.
4. When formatting the manuscript, please make it
legible. All documents must be typed/word-processed. Please select a
standard typeface (such as Bodoni, Garamond, or Times New Roman) in at
least 12-point type. Manuscripts may be single-spaced, double-spaced, or
5. The Hopper Poetry Prize reserves the right to reject any manuscript for any reason.
Schedule of Proceedings:
March 1, 2018–July 1, 2018: Submissions open
July 2018: Deliberations
July 31, 2018: Winner notified
August 1, 2018: Winner announced
Fall–Winter 2018: Editing and designing of book
Spring 2019: Book published