FIELD: Contemporary Poetry and Poetics

FIELD is published twice yearly, in spring and fall. We accept submissions August through April and usually reply within six weeks, though occasionally we may take longer. Please keep in mind that FIELD is one of the most selective small poetry journals in the country. We suggest you familiarize yourself with our journal before submitting.

FIELD accepts poetry only. Please do not send simultaneous submissions. Translations are welcome if publication permission has been acquired from the author of the original work.

Poems (2-6 at a time) should be submitted through our online Submissions Manager. If you previously submitted work via snailmail, it will be read and replied to as soon as possible; please do not re-submit it online.

Book manuscripts

Manuscripts are considered for the FIELD Poetry Series only by invitation, or through entering the annual FIELD Poetry Prize competition (see below).

Book-length manuscripts of poetry in translation will be considered year-round for the FIELD Translation Series. Please use our Submissions Manager to send sample poems and a letter of inquiry describing the work and indicating that you have the author's permission, where appropriate, to seek publication for your translations.

FIELD Poetry Prize

The editors of FIELD award the FIELD Poetry Prize annually for an unpublished poetry manuscript between 50 and 80 pages in length. The contest is open to all poets, whether or not they have previously published a book. Oberlin College Press publishes the winning manuscript in the FIELD Poetry Series and awards the winning author $1000 and a standard royalty contract. Entries are accepted during the month of May only.

Previous winners of the prize are Jeffrey Skinner (2016), Kenny Williams (2015), Carol Potter (2014), Bern Mulvey (2013), Mary Ann Samyn (2012), Mark Neely (2011), Timothy O'Keefe (2010), Amy Newlove Schroeder (2009), Dennis Hinrichsen (2008), J. W. Marshall (2007), Mary Cornish (2006), Jean Gallagher (2005), Beckian Fritz Goldberg (2004), Jonah Winter (2003), Carol Moldaw (2002), Angie Estes (2001), Ralph Burns (2000), Timothy Kelly (1999), Marcia Southwick (1998), and Jon Loomis (1997).

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