The Wrolstad Series reading period is open between October 1st and  January 15th each year. We will announce the Series selection in June. The  selection will be published the following year.

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Poets whose books are published through the Series will receive:
- A $1,000 advance on book sales
- A working relationship with an editorial staff and publisher
- Publication of their book in both paperback and hardcover editions
- National distribution through Small Press Distribution
- The option to take part in a two- to four-week writing residency in Damascus, OR

Eligibility:
- The Wrolstad Contemporary Poetry Series is only open to female poets aged 40 years or younger. Entrant must be a US citizen, legal resident of the U.S., or have Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) status, Temporary Protected Status (TPS), or Legal Permanent Status (LPS).  
- Manuscripts must be previously unpublished full-length collections of original poetry written in English (40 pages of text, minimum). Portions of the manuscript may have appeared elsewhere (such as chapbooks and literary journals), but the manuscript as a whole must be previously unpublished.
- Manuscripts may be submitted simultaneously to other publishers. However, we ask that you notify Tavern Books immediately if your manuscript is accepted elsewhere.

Manuscript Preparation (**Please submit the following in a single document**):
- Manuscripts should be a minimum of 40 pages of text with no more than one poem included on a page. Poems should be single-spaced using a standard 12-point serif font (Times, Times New Roman, Garamond).
- In the same file, include a 1-page cover letter with your name, date of birth, mailing address, phone number, and email address. This cover letter should include the title of your manuscript, your author bio, relevant publication history, and a brief description of your book (optional).
- Include a title page listing the title of your manuscript.
- Include a Table of Contents.
- Include your last name and book title in the header of each manuscript page.
- Number all manuscript pages.
- If applicable, an acknowledgments page listing previous and  forthcoming journal publications for poems may be included in the manuscript.  

**Submissions that do not follow these guidelines will not be considered for publication.**

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