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The Monadnock Essay Collection Prize

Submissions are now open! 

Our newest annual contest, The Monadnock Essay Collection Prize, is still in its fledgling stages and we’re looking forward to seeing it grow as it gains recognition! This contest welcomes any form of nonfiction essays: personal essays, memoir in essay form, narrative nonfiction, commentary, travel, historical account etc. The winning collection will be published and the author receives a $1000 cash prize!


The May Sarton New Hampshire Poetry Prize

Submissions will re-open in January, 2021.

Bauhan Publishing offers an annual poetry contest in honor of New Hampshire poet May Sarton to encourage both new and experienced poets from anywhere in the world to submit their poetry  in a previously unpublished collection. Your collection could potentially win $1,000 and publication through our company so that our global readership can enjoy your words!

2020 marks the tenth year of the annual May Sarton New Hampshire Poetry Prize contest. We have had the honor of working with a range of talented judges and poets to produce beautiful poetry collections.

Click on the prize link above for more information on the contest, to find out how to enter, and to view the previous winners published collections!