Saturnalia Books

Poetry Prize


Alma Book Awards

Information you need to know:

Saturnalia Books Poetry Prize: $1500 and publication by Saturnalia Books

2022 Judge = Roberto Tejada

Alma Book Awards: Two $1000 awards and publication by Saturnalia Books

Selected by the Saturnalia Books Editorial Team


  1. Manuscript must be an original work of poetry written in English.
  2. Manuscript must be at least 48 pages in length (not including foreword material).
  3. Author’s name and contact information must not appear on manuscript.
  4. Acknowledgment page is optional. If your manuscript is a finalist, the acknowledgment page will be removed before it is sent to the judge.
  5. Online fee is $30. No refunds will be given to any manuscripts withdrawn from the competition after April 1 deadline.
  6. All entries will be considered for all three prizes.
  7. Former students who have studied “poetry writing” with the judge are ineligible to enter. Friends and family of the judge are also ineligible.
  8. Contest winner will be announced in July on the Saturnalia Books website and via email. Please do not contact Saturnalia Books regarding your submission status before August 1.
  9. By submitting to the contest, you agree to be added to Saturnalia Books’ email list.
  10. The Saturnalia Books 2022 submission window has been extended to April 5

Previous Saturnalia Poetry Prize Winners Include:

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