Hello, this post is a resource for those who attended (or anyone really!) my AWP panel on book awards. Some links and resources that I hope will be of help to you.
First Book Interview Series by Keith Montesano, and before him, Kate Greenstreet – this interview series ended in 2014, but these archives include A LOT of helpful information about how long and how debut books made it into the world. I found it very comforting.
“Thinking Like an Editor: How to Order Your Poetry Manuscript” by April Ossman
Poets & Writers is an excellent resource for contests, awards, fellowships, residencies, and regular submissions. A link to the contest award/database. Search by genre, fee or no fee, deadline.
Sarah Backer’s How to Make the First Cut in a Writing Contest in The Review Review
Becky Tuch’s Writing Contests: Should You Take the Plunge? in The Review Review
Publishing Roundtable: Debut Poetry Books: Kenji Liu, Angela Peñaredondo, and Janice Lobo Sapigao in Tayo Literary Magazine
Presses with open-reading periods for full-length book manuscripts (if you’re looking to forgo the contest route, curated by Tom Holmes
Tony Tulathimutte’s Publish or Perish column for Catapult on agents, submissions, and careers.
44 Publishers of Short Story Collections, curated by John Fox of thebookfox
Erika Meitner’s wonderful Post-MFA Resources for info on jobs, fellowships, etc.
First book awards (listed by Poets & Writers)
How to Submit to Literary Magazine:
Erika Dreifus’s 13 Questions to Ask Before Submitting to a Literary Magazine in LitHub
CWROPPS blog (Creative Writing Opportunities) run by Allison Jospeh
Literistic listserv (I have only tried the free version)
Entropy Magazine: Where to Submit (every two months)
Mackenzie Kincaid’s pro & con list for submission trackers
Lincoln Michel’s “Is it Time for Literary Magazines to Rethink the Slush” in Electric Literature
Reviews of literary journals: