Due to the ongoing world pandemic, we are currently not accepting ground-mail submissions.
Contest Procedures and Ethical Concerns
Codhill Press is committed to safeguarding the integrity of its contest. You should not enter if you have studied with the judge or received her help in shaping a manuscript. Similarly, in order to avoid any impropriety, the judge is instructed to set aside any manuscript she has had a hand in creating. Codhill subscribes to the CLMP contest code of ethics, and agrees to
- conduct our contest as ethically as possible and to address any unethical behavior on the part of our readers, judges, or editors;
- provide clear and specific contest guidelines—defining conflict of interest for all parties involved; and
- make the mechanics of the selection process available to the public.
Before you submit a manuscript to the Codhill competition, please read the work of the poets we publish. We publish a diversity of approaches, from the formal to the openly experimental. Codhill has published books by poets in academe and by poets having no connection to academics. We have published books that are accessible and ones that are abstract and demanding—and the range between. All publications rely on vivid language use, a musicality, technique, importance of content, and a willingness to take risks.