The jury is in!

There were so many extraordinary submissions that we have broadened our goals for the 2021 Stenen Press Award: instead of a single-authored publication we will publish a collection, featuring ground-breaking partnerships between poets and poet-translators. This inaugural project will be the first of many books by Stenen Press that rethink language itself, and embrace the power, innovation, and diversity of poetic voices from around the globe.

Specifics about this bilingual, illustrated anthology will be announced by the first of November.

If you are a writer in a language other than English, and you are interested in having your work translated and set into a richly visual book, we will warmly welcome your submission for the 2022 Stenen Press Award. Your manuscript must be complete, be original work, and be in a language other than English. The winner receives a $2000 award and publication of their book.

Manuscripts are usually between 20–80 pages. Submissions must also include a sample of the original manuscript (25%) translated into English. These translations, which can be sampled from any part of the book, should be representative of the project as a whole.


The next round of submissions will be accepted:

May 1 – June 30, 2022

Please note that Stenen Press does not accept submissions outside the Award period.