Kasey Hill – Author & Poet

Writing One Page at a Time

Black Lawrence Press

Manuscripts can be submitted through various writing contests throughout the year. Submit your complete manuscript on the website. Link below

Black Lawrence Press

Established 2003. The press seeks to publish intriguing books of literature- novels, short story collections, poetry collections, chapbooks, anthologies and creative nonfiction.

They publish 15-20 books/year, mostly poetry and fiction. Manuscripts are selected through open submission and competition. Books are 20-200 pages, offset printed or high quality POD, perfect bound with 4 color cover.

They pay out royalties and respond in 6 months


The Big Moose Prize: December 1 – January 31
Open competition, novels

The Hudson Prize: February 1 – March 31
Open competition, poetry and short story collections

The Spring Black River Chapbook Competition: April 1 – May 31
Open competition, poetry and fiction chaps

Open Reading Period 1: June 1 – June 30

The St. Lawrence Book Award: July 1- August 31
First book competition, poetry and short story collections

The Fall Black River Chapbook Competition: September 1 – October 31
Open competition, poetry and fiction chaps

Open Reading Period 2: November 1 – November 30

Black Lawrence Press accepts submissions exclusively through our online submission manager, Submittable. We are not able to accept submissions via email or postal mail. Please see individual contest and open reading period pages for specific guidelines and information.

All manuscripts should include a title page, table of contents, and when appropriate, an acknowledgments page. Manuscripts should be paginated and formatted in an easy-to-read font such as Garamond or Times New Roman. Take note of the length guidelines specified on Submittable for each category. Please include a brief bio or something about yourself in your cover note on Submittable.



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