The Asheville Award is a twice annual international competition offering publication by the Black Mountain Press for a book length poetry, and novel or collection of short stories. Manuscripts are accepted for review this year, by November 30th, 2015. The winner will be announced 90 days after the deadline and the book and author will be featured in the Black Mountain Press website along with a list of finalists.
Contest Deadlines: May 1st, 2016 (Postmarked or emailed)
Winners announced: Around: Aug. 1, 2016.
Award: Publication by the Black Mountain Press.
Entry Fee: $25 check or money order only.
Send manuscripts of 64 or more pages of poetry, a novel or collection of short stories, no more than one poem per page, no smaller than 12pt type in an easily readable font. Work may have appeared in journals, magazines, or chapbooks, but not in full-length, single author collections.
Your name address, phone number, e-mail address, and title of work must appear on the cover page only. This will be a blind judging so author’s name should not appear anywhere in the manuscript except on the cover letter. There is no restriction on content, style or subject, we are just looking for the best manuscripts.
Guidelines for Mailed Entries
All checks or money orders for the reading fee of $25, must be made payable to: Courtyard Agency, who will be responsible for the judging. Add $10 if you would like a previous sample publication. Submissions without this reading fee will not be considered. A $40 fee will be charged for returned checks.
If mailed, use white, lightweight paper typed and printed on one side of the paper only, double spaced and with a 12pt easily readable font. No handwriting should appear anywhere in the manuscript. All manuscripts should be sent to: The Black Mountain Press, PO Box 9907, Asheville, NC, 28815. Entry fee is $25 for mailed entries made out to the Courtyard Agency.
Guidelines for Emailed Entries.
Guidelines for emailed entries are the same as mailed entries but saved as a .doc, docx or .txt ONLY. All others will be disqualified. Electronic manuscripts should be emailed to:
Entry fee for emailed entries is $35 to help offset our costs of printing and filing and processing fees of ebay and paypal. You can pay for your emailed entry here. Pay for the reading fee first then include the invoice receipt number with your emailed entry.
For all entries: Mail a SASE (number 10 envelope), with sufficient postage for notification of the results of judging. Manuscripts will not be returned and will be recycled. Entries can be mailed or emailed.
Mail all submissions to: Black Mountain Press, PO Box 9907, Asheville, NC, 28815.