Sarabande Books is a nonprofit literary press founded in March 1994, in Louisville, Kentucky. Our focus is on poetry, short fiction, and essay, genres that in the recent past have received less than generous attention from the mainstream publishing industry. In an effort to mediate that imbalance and to nurture good writing, Sarabande Books works to provide talented authors with a final product and visibility, in short, a real “home” for their work. For more information about the press, visit:
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Sarabande Books is proud to continue sponsoring our Flo Gault Student Poetry Prize in memory of Flo Gault and with generous support by the Gault family. The first prize winner will receive $500, a letterpress broadside of the winning poem, and will be a featured poet on the Sarabande Books website. Second and third prize winners will receive $200 and $100, respectively. There is no fee to enter. 

We accept entries from September 1 through November 15 each year. Please follow the submission guidelines provided below:

  • Full-time undergraduate Kentucky college students only
  • Submit no more than three poems in a single file
  • Upload a copy of your student ID