Recent Prize Winners:
EXPECTED Pub date: February, 2018
92 pp. 6 x 9
June in Eden
Pub date: November 29, 2016
66 pp. 6 x 9
Somewhere in Space
Pub date: December 9, 2015
76 pp. 6 x 9
The River Won’t Hold You
Pub date: November 10, 2014
74 pp. 6 x 9
Corey Van Landingham
Pub date: October 8, 2013
63 pp. 6 x 9
Pub date: November 27, 2012
56 pp. 6 x 9
The Journal, the literary magazine of The Ohio State University MFA Program in Creative Writing, selects one full-length manuscript of poetry each year for publication by Mad Creek Books. In addition to publication under a standard book contract, the winning author receives the Charles B. Wheeler prize of $2,500.
Entries of at least 48 typed pages of original poetry must be submitted electronically on or before October 3rd. Your name or any other identification must not appear anywhere on the manuscript. All manuscripts will be read anonymously.
Manuscripts must be previously unpublished. Some or all of the poems in the collection may have appeared in periodicals, chapbooks, or anthologies, but these must be identified.
A nonrefundable handling fee of $28.00 (US dollars) will be charged for each entry. Entrants will receive a one-year subscription (two issues) to The Journal.
The winning entry, screened by the editorial staff of The Journal and The Ohio State University Press Associate Poetry Editor, Pablo Tanguay, will be chosen by Poetry Editor, Kathy Fagan, and announced the following January.
Submissions are accepted only electronically.(look for The OSU Press/The Journal Wheeler Prize in Poetry submit button).
Contact Information -- Please note that email is preferred for a faster response.
The Journal Charles B. Wheeler Poetry Prize Winners
|2015||Rosalie Moffett||June in Eden|
|2014||Talvikki Ansel||Somewhere in Space|
|2013||Karin Gottshall||The River Won't Hold You|
|2012||Corey Van Landingham||Antidote|
|2011||Rebecca Hazelton||Fair Copy|
|2010||Edward Haworth Hoeppner||Blood Prism|
|2009||Kevin Honold||Men as Trees Walking|
|2008||Kary Wayson||American Husband|
|2006||Mark Svenvold||Empire Burlesque|
|2004||Brian Swann||Autumn Road|
|2003||Beth Gylys||Spot in the Dark|
|2002||Gary Fincke||Writing Letters for the Blind|
|2001||Patty Seyburn||Mechanical Cluster|
|2000||Joseph Duemer||Magical Thinking|
|1999||Lia Purpura||Stone Sky Lifting|
|1998||Mary Ann Samyn||Captivity Narrative|
|1997||Walt McDonald||Blessings the Body Gave|
|1996||Judith Hall||Anatomy, Errata|
|1995||John Haag||Stones Don't Float (out of print)|
|1994||Fatima Lim-Wilson||Crossing the Snow Bridge|
|1993||David Young||Night Thoughts and Henry Vaughan (out of print)|
|1992||Bruce Beasley||The Creation (out of print)|
|1991||Dionisio Martinez||History as a Second Language (out of print)|
|1990||Teresa Cader||Guests (out of print)|
|1989||Mary Cross||Rooms, Which Were People (out of print)|
|1988||Albert Goldbarth||Popular Culture (out of print)|
|1987||Sue Owen||The Book of Winter (out of print)|
|1986||Robert Cording||Life-list (out of print)|