Manuscripts must be previously unpublished. Some or all of the poems in the collection may have appeared in periodicals, chapbooks, or anthologies, but these must be identified.
Manuscripts should be typed, with pages consecutively numbered. Clear photocopies are acceptable. Manuscripts must be at least 48 typed pages; we prefer a length of 60-100 pages but will also consider submissions falling outside this range.
When sending by mail, please submit the manuscript as loose pages held only by a removable clip or rubber band and enclosed in a standard file folder. Do not staple or bind your manuscript. Online submissions should follow guidelines provided there.
Printed entries should include a separate title page with author’s name, address, phone number, and e-mail address (if available). Online submissions guidelines are posted.
Entries must include a table of contents and a separate acknowledgments page (or pages) identifying prior publication credits.
Submissions must be postmarked (or electronically dated online) by the postmark deadline of Dec. 31, 2014. Simultaneous submissions are permitted, but the University of Tampa Press must be notified immediately if the manuscript is accepted elsewhere.
Include a nonrefundable handling fee of $25 for each manuscript submitted. Make check or money order payable to “University of Tampa Press” when sent with mailed submissions. Online submissions are not complete until this fee has been sent using any major credit card via our secure online service. (A small processing fee is added to online submissions.)
The winning entry will be announced in the subsequent summer. Enclose a stamped, self-addressed postcard for notification of receipt of manuscript, and a stamped, self-addressed envelope for notification of contest results by mail. No manuscripts will be returned; the paper will be recycled. Online submissions will be acknowledged by email. All contestants enclosing SASE or email address will be notified following the final selection of the winning manuscript.
Judging is conducted in accord with the Council of Literary Magazines and Presses Contest Code of Ethics by the editors of Tampa Review. Submissions are not accepted from current faculty or students at the University of Tampa. Editors will recuse themselves from judging entries from close friends and associates to avoid conflicts of interest.
Manuscripts should be mailed to:
The Tampa Review Prize for Poetry
University of Tampa Press
401 West Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33606-1490
Online submissions should use this link: Tampa Review Prize Online Submissions