1913 Prize for 1st Books

We're delighted to announce that submissions are NOW OPEN for THE 1913 PRIZE FOR FIRST BOOKS, to be selected by 

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Submit HERE via Submittable during June & July 2017.

Any writer who has NOT YET published a full-length book (chapbooks ok) is eligible to submit!

There are NO genre limitations. Poetry, prose, creative nonfiction, fiction, visual work, hybrid work, and the in between are ALL welcomed. Translations are also accepted; both the translator and translated must qualify as first-book authors.

There are NO length limitations. (Most manuscripts are between 50-150 pages.)


There is a reading fee of $25, which goes towards the publication of the book(s) selected and the workings of 1913 Press.

For an extra $5, you may choose a classic 1913 Press title from the options provided.

1913 Press subscribes to the CLMP Code of Ethics for Contests: 
-Please remove all identifying matter from the manuscript itself. 
-Friends, students, close associates of the judge are not eligible to submit.


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We are not reading for the journal separately at this time, but ALL work submitted will also be considered for inclusion in future iterations of 1913 a journal of forms.

Thank you kindly for your work! We can't wait to get reading…



1913 a journal of forms

1913's journal of forms is committed to publishing the baddest in poetry, poetics, prose, & their intersections with the arts of all forms in a handsome online fashion. This is an annual publication, so look out for our call-for-submission late winter.

Submissions are closed


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