BkMk Press Book Prizes

John Ciardi Prize for Poetry

G.S. Sharat Chandra Prize for Short Fiction


You may now submit your book manuscript online, using the University's secure server below.

  • Fiction fee of $30 includes $25 entry fee plus $5 for printing your electronic entry.
  • Poetry fee of $30 includes $25 entry fee plus $5 for printing your electronic entry.

Each entry fee includes a copy of the winning book published the summer following contest judging.

Or you may print and mail your entry with a check for $25 to:

Chandra Prize or Ciardi Prize,
BkMk Press, University of Missouri-Kansas City,
5101 Rockhill Rd.,
Kansas City, MO, 64110

You may enter more than one manuscript.

Oneline Submission Steps:

  • Step 1: Complete the order form below.
  • Step 2: Pay online with a credit card.
  • Step 3: Upload your documents (Adobe PDF format or Microsoft Word format only) (Please enter: Attn: Contest Entry in subject line)

If you have questions or concerns about the submission process, you may contact us at 816-235-2558 or 816-235-2510.


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