Saturnalia Updates and News

We are ecstatic to announce the winners of our 2019 poetry contest!

  • Diamond Forde | Mother Body |  Saturnalia Books Poetry Prize, selected by Patricia Smith
  • Jonathan Weinert | A Slow Green Sleep | Saturnalia Books Editors Prize
  • And we are thrilled to have also selected Kimberly O’Connor’s White Lung for upcoming publication

As always, we read countless amazing manuscripts and we are so grateful to everyone who trusted us with their work.  A special congratulations goes to our finalists: Danielle Blau, Dan Manchester, M Soledad Caballero and James Hoch. 

2018 Saturnalia Books Poetry Prize Winner Kayleb Rae Candilli was awarded a 2019 Whiting Award! We will release their forthcoming collection All the Gay Saints in Spring 2020. Congratulations, Kayleb! To find out more about their award, click here.

Our Spring books have sprung! Visit the Bookshop for Martha Silano’s Gravity Assist, Star Black’s The Popular Vote and Benjamín Naka-Hasebe Kingsley’s Colonize Me.

Congratulations to the winner of the 2018 Saturnalia Books Poetry Prize: All the Gay Saints by Kayleb Rae Candrilli, and winner of the Saturnalia Books 2018 Editors Prize: Taking the Homeless Census by Alexis Ivy! Look forward to seeing their books this upcoming year!

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