THE 2017 Lummox Press Poetry Prize

The winner’s chapbook from the 3rd Lummox Poetry Contest.

Poetry Contest SUBMISSIONS will open on April 1st 2017

A winner will be selected from entrants who pay the $15 reading fee to LUMMOX 6. Those entrants who do not win, will receive a copy of the Prize winner’s chapbook. If a copy of LUMMOX 6 is desired, it may be purchased for $18 + Shipping. Contact for questions.

There is no theme for LUMMOX 6 or the Poetry Contest.


The 2017 Lummox Press Poetry Prize will award publication of 40 copies of a chapbook of poetry (56 pages max), plus $100 , plus a mini-feature in LUMMOX 6 (L6); second and third place winners will also be published in the mini-feature in L6. 


There is a non-refundable online application fee of $15.


SUBMIT via email no later than May 31, 2017 to Raindog

The author must hold all rights to the POETRY. No manuscript submission is necessary to win! Submit, via email, 3 poems and include your NAME, your PEN NAME (if different), your CONTACT INFO and a short bio (100 words or less).

The Winning poet will be asked to provide a manuscript of up to 56 pages in a single document* and sent to Raindog. Payment can be made via the Pay Pal button below (preferred) or by check/cash via Lummox Press, PO Box 5301 San Pedro, CA 90733. The winning chapbook may include poems previously published in a periodical, anthology, or on the web but the manuscript as a whole may not have been published as substantially the same work. Please provide where and when the work previously appeared.

*Manuscript must be sent no later than Aug. 31…if it’s not, the Prize will be given to the First Runner-up!


Each poem will contain no more than 80 lines (including spaces between title and stanza/verses).

Use Times New Roman 12 pt font, single spaced. DO NOT paginate or format in any way (we’ll take care of that). The text must be written in English and must be solely the author’s work.

Please, no Simultaneous submissions.

For previous examples of poetry, please look at a copy of LUMMOX 4, the annual anthology published by Lummox Press. Lummox Press does not discriminate on the basis of gender, nationality, race or sexual orientation, but is very discriminating in choosing the work I publish.  This means that I want your best work.

The deadline is May 31, 2017. Remember the online application fee of $15 is non-refundable. Pay with the Donation button below. All entrants who don’t get into the anthology or the poetry contest will receive a copy of the winning poet’s chapbook.


Email questions to and write Lummox Prize in the subject line.

Please check the website,, for updates and further information. The winner and finalists will be announced via email.

Questions regarding PRINT submission can be sent via email address above or via mail to this address: Attn: Poetry Prize c/o PO Box 5301 San Pedro, CA 90733