Colorado State University Center for Literary Publishing

MWPS Submission Guidelines

The Center for Literary Publishing is currently seeking submissions for the fall 2019/seventeenth title in the Mountain West Poetry Series.

We are accepting manuscript submissions from poets living in the Mountain West: Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, & Wyoming. Please do not submit if you do not currently reside in one of these states.

Manuscripts must be at least 60 pages but no more than 100 pages.

Individual poems within the manuscript may be previously published, but the collection as a whole must be unpublished. Self-published books are not eligible for submission.

Submissions will be accepted online only, via

Deadline is February 28, 2019. Manuscripts will be selected by the end of April 2019.

This is not a contest, and there is no submission fee.

Manuscripts will not be read blind. You may include, if applicable, acknowledgments noting poems’ previous publication.

Poets who enter the 2019 Colorado Prize for Poetry and live in a Mountain West state need not submit, as their manuscripts will automatically be considered for the series.

Questions? Please contact Stephanie G’Schwind at Stephanie(dot)Gschwind(at)colostate(dot)edu.