Dream Horse Press

Our contest dates have changed, so please make sure you read the guidelines!

 

General Submissions Guidelines

We do consider Unsolicited manuscripts inquiries. Please send a 10 pages of poetry submission. Please include a valid email address where you would like to be contacted regarding the submission. Please send your inquiry, a current bio, and include the PayPal Transaction ID of your reciept in the email to dreamhorsepress@yahoo.com

 

 

WE NOW OFFER:

Dream Horse Press Manuscript Consultation

Dream Horse Press offers in-depth manuscript review and advice. J. P. Dancing Bear (Editor of the American Poetry Journal and Dream Horse Press, click here for brief bio) and C. J. Sage (Editor of The National Poetry Review and The National Poetry Review Press, click here for bio), will provide specific, individualized comments and suggestions on poetry manuscripts of up to 60 pages. Manuscripts submitted for this service will automatically be considered for publication outside the DHP/APJ/TNPRP contest modules. To submit, please send TWO copies of your manuscript in a 12 point font, with bio, acknowledgments, and publication history, along with a sufficient SASE for return of those two copies, and check or money order for $500, payable to Dream Horse Press. Consultations are available year round; response time varies. Send to: DHP Manuscript Consultation PO Box 2080 Aptos, California 95001-2080

The Contests:

 

 

 

 

 

 

The American Poetry Journal Book Prize
Guidelines & Information for 2014

The postmark deadline for entries to the 2014 The American Poetry Journal Book Prize is February 28, 2014 (because mail it takes 5 days from the postmark deadline for entries to arrive, the electronic deadline is March 5th, 2014). To enter, submit 50-65 paginated pages of poetry, table of contents, acknowledgments, bio, email address for results (No SASEs; manuscripts will be recycled), and a $27.00 non-refundable fee for each manuscript entered. The winner will receive $1000, publication, and 20 copies. All entries will be considered for publication. All styles are welcome. Multiple submissions are acceptable. Simultaneous submissions are acceptable, but if your manuscript is accepted for publication elsewhere you must notify The American Poetry Journal and/or Dream Horse Press immediately. Fees are non-refundable. Judging will be anonymous; writers' names should not appear anywhere on the manuscript. Please include your name and biographical information in a separate cover letter. Please be sure to include your email address.  The winner is chosen by the editor of The American Poetry Journal, J.P. Dancing Bear.  Close friends, students (former or present), and relatives of the the editor are NOT eligible for the contest; their entry fees will be refunded.

The American Poetry Journal Book Prize entries may be sent, following the guidelines above, to:

The American Poetry Journal book prize
P. O. Box 2080
Aptos, California 95001-2080

Please make checks payable to: Dream Horse Press.

Or, you can now submit your manuscript in email, save on postage, paper, envelopes AND MONEY (reduced entry fee) by paying online:

 

The Annual Dream Horse Press Poetry Chapbook Prize
Guidelines & Information for 2013

The postmark deadline for entries to the 2013 Dream Horse Press National Poetry Chapbook Prize is June 30, 2013 (because mail it takes 5 days from the postmark deadline for entries to arrive, the electronic deadline is July 5th, 2013). To enter, submit 20-28 paginated pages of poetry, in a readable font, table of contents, acknowledgments, bio, email for results (No SASE), and a $17.00 non-refundable fee for each manuscript entered. All manuscripts will be recycled. The winner will receive $500 and 25 copies of a handsomely printed chapbook.

Multiple submissions are acceptable. Simultaneous submissions are acceptable, but if your manuscript is accepted for publication elsewhere you must notify Dream Horse Press immediately. Entry fees are non-refundable. Judging will be anonymous; writers' names should not appear anywhere on the manuscript. Please include your name and biographical information in a separate cover letter. Please be sure to include your email address.

C. J. Sage is the judge for the 2013 contest. Close friends, students (former or present), and relatives of the judge or the press owner are NOT eligible for the contest; the judge reads all entries and will immediately alert DHP if a close friend, student, or relative has entered. DHP will then disqualify that entry and return the entry fee.

The Annual Dream Horse Press Poetry Chapbook Prize entries may be sent, following the guidelines above, to:

Dream Horse Press
P. O. Box 2080
Aptos, California 95001-2080

Make checks payable to: Dream Horse Press

Questions may be addressed to the editor in email

Or, you can now submit your manuscript in email, save on postage, paper, envelopes AND MONEY (reduced entry fee) by paying online:

The Orphic Prize for Poetry book prize
Guidelines & Information for 2013

The postmark deadline for entries to the 2013 Orphic Prize for Poetry is October 31, 2013 (because mail it takes 5 days from the postmark deadline for entries to arrive, the electronic deadline is November 5th, 2013). To enter, submit 48-80 paginated pages of poetry, table of contents, acknowledgments, bio, email address for results (No SASE; manuscripts will be recycled), and a $27.00 non-refundable fee for each manuscript entered. The winner is awarded $1000 and publication, plus 20 author copies. All entries will be considered for publication.All styles are welcome. Multiple submissions are acceptable. Simultaneous submissions are acceptable, but if your manuscript is accepted for publication elsewhere you must notify Dream Horse Press immediately. Fees are non-refundable. Judging will be anonymous; writers' names should not appear anywhere on the manuscript. Please include your name and biographical information in a separate cover letter. Please be sure to include your email address.  The winner is chosen by the owner, J.P. Dancing Bear. Close friends, students (former or present), and relatives of the the press owner are NOT eligible for the contest; their entry fees will be refunded.

The Orphic Prize for Poetry entries may be sent, following the guidelines above, to:

Dream Horse Press
P. O. Box 2080
Aptos, California 95001-2080

Make checks payable to: Dream Horse Press

Or, you can now submit your manuscript in email, save on postage, paper, envelopes AND MONEY (reduced entry fee) by paying online: