Contest :: Minds on Fire Open Book Prize—$1,500

astronaut in front of a full moonDeadline: October 31, 2021
Conduit Books & Ephemera is pleased to announce our fourth annual Open Book Prize is accepting submissions. Awarded annually and open to any poet writing in English, regardless of previous publication record, the prize seeks to represent the best contemporary writing in high quality editions of enduring value. Prospective entrants are encouraged to familiarize themselves with Conduit, which champions originality, intelligence, irreverence, and humanity. All manuscripts welcome, be they first books or last books. Previously unpublished manuscripts of 48-90 pages should be submitted through our Submittable page. The winning poet will receive $1,500 and 30 author copies. $25.00 Entry Fee

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