Alice James Books

There are presently no open calls for submissions.


PLEASE READ THE GUIDELINES FOR EACH INDIVIDUAL AWARD PRIOR TO MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSION. 





About Alice James Books and our Awards:


The Alice James Poetry Cooperative currently accepts poetry manuscript submissions through its two competitions: the national Alice James Award (formerly the Beatrice Hawley Award) and the AJB Translation Series.  AJB welcomes submissions from both emerging as well as established poets.


The Beatrice Hawley Award, now the Alice James Award, was established by the press in 1986. It is a nationally-offered publication award open to poets at any stage of their careers. The winning poet has their book published and receives $2,000.


We will not be opening our regularly scheduled reading period for the AJB Translation Series in September 2018. Please check back for information regarding our translation query reading plans in early 2019.


The winner of the Alice James Award is announced in April.


Alice James Books continues to welcome submission via regular mail. Guidelines for hard copy submissions can be found at our website, www.alicejamesbooks.org.


Please note, manuscript fees paid are not refundable.



Alice James Books