Codhill Press Pauline Uchmanowicz Poetry Award
Book-length manuscript
Winner receives $1000 plus 25 copies

Winner announced by April 1, 2023
Manuscripts are judged anonymously and distributed by SUNY Press. Codhill Press will consider all finalists for publication. Please see our 2020 Award page for a list of recent winner and finalists:

The competition is open to any poet who writes in English. Previously published poems with proper acknowledgment are acceptable. Translations and previously self-published books are not eligible.

Poets should submit, by electronic submission manager, forty-eight to seventy (48-70) pages (no more than one poem per page) and $30 reading fee.

Manuscripts should be submitted as a Word.doc or PDF, paginated consecutively, with acknowledgments and a table of contents. The first page should include the title of the manuscript alone. Your name must not appear on the manuscript. Instead, your name, address, phone number, email address, and manuscript title should be entered into the submission manager.

Entries must be submitted by 11:59 PM EST on December 30, 2022.

Simultaneous submissions to other publishers are permitted, but Codhill Press must be notified immediately if the manuscript is accepted elsewhere.

For complete guidelines, please see our website:


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