Submitting Publishers

Explore the Griffin Poetry Prize submissions database.

Every year, the Griffin Poetry Prize receives hundreds of poetry books submitted by publishers from around the world. Information about the thousands of entries submitted for the Prize since 2000 are now compiled in a database … and you’re invited to explore it! The Griffin Trust hopes this will encourage more readers to learn about poetry publishers, as well as inspiring more publishers to submit entries for the Prize.

Search by …

  • all or selected years
  • prize category (Canadian, International or all)
  • specific publisher names
  • specific author names
  • book titles – all or partial, phrases or words.

To get started, why not try searching …

  • by publisher, using words such as light, gallery or coffee
  • by author surname, using names such as carson, cohen or corgan
  • by title, using words such as apple, cherry, sand or dog.

Explore the Griffin Poetry Prize submissions database.

Note: The submitting publishers database is a work in progress, so if any information is incomplete (such as Web site links), please contact us at with up-to-date details. Thank you!

27 Replies to “Submitting Publishers”

  1. Xlibris is a self-publishing service. As we note in the summary to the Griffin Poetry Prize rules (How to Enter – ): “No self-published book is eligible. This requirement is consistent with major literary prizes around the world.” On the How to Enter page, we also provide links to information about publishing companies around the world.

    Thank you very much for your question.

  2. Elizabeth, you have left your comment on a page that leads to a treasure trove of information about poetry publishers around the world. Click on the link at the top of this page ( and it will take you to a database of publishers who have submitted entries to the Griffin Poetry Prize since its inception. You can browse through the entire database, where you will see links to the web sites of various publishers, such as Copper Canyon Press (, Bloodaxe Books (, Frontenac House ( and so on, and so on. You can also search on specific criteria, such as country. If, for example, you searched on Ireland, you would get results for such publishers as Salmon Poetry (, Seven Towers (, The Gallery Press ( and more.

    We hope you’ll find this database to be a useful starting point for finding out more about poetry publishers around the world.

  3. Hello!

    I have English translated poems and I live in Finland.To what publisher company should I go ?Can you give me some names?

  4. hello fellow poets from Suomi Finland, shall we make a group of UE member states poets ?I strongly recomend enthusiasts of poetry to visit www. my site in many well tranlslatd languages Suomen kieli to be included.and to sene their comments or short poems having to do with hman rights and the social and the environment at glonal and local level.The author Vladimiro Rinaldi,from Rome,Italy.Lots of love everybody

  5. Am an East African poet who desires to get my manuscript which contains fifty poems and an accompanying story(prologue) published by an American publisher who will submit it for the Griffin poetry prize. I have already published my first book ‘African perspective of success’ with publishamerica. Any suggestions?!

  6. You’re welcome to read and explore the publisher and publishing resources we’ve provided here on our web site. Thanks for your interest in the Griffin Poetry Prize and best wishes with your future publishing aspirations.

  7. Hello,
    I see there are a lot of publishers mentioned here, I would love to get a Shortlist of approved “Indian” publishers so I could get in contact with them.

  8. We don’t have “approved” shortlists of publishers, but we can suggest the following:

    1. From the Submitting Publishers database, try searching with “India” in the Country field, and you’ll see publishers from India who have submitted to the Griffin Poetry Prize in past years.
    2. If you google “poetry publishers in India”, you’ll find some interesting results. We’re not sure how current this is, but this list might be useful to you:

    Hope this helps!

  9. This is just exploratory boom! Is it real? For the love of literature am in it. My first work was published by AuthorHouse which I think is a self publishing company. I’m in Nigeria ready to publish the collection of my poetry but to which publisher should I go; the one acceptable for the purpose of this competition?

  10. Check out our Rules and find out! (Hint: The answer is in section 4, Eligibility Criteria.)

  11. I have a poetry manuscript. It still unpublished. 50 count of poetry and maximum poetry about world peace and humanity, another about love. I am from Bangladesh, south asia.
    I want to submit that manuscript for your award.
    But ask you that, when the end deadline for submit submission of this award.
    and have you demand entry fee?

  12. When your work is published, your publisher can refer to our rules for information on how to submit your poetry collection. Thanks for your interest!

  13. I am David Vincent, Nigeria citizen by birth, pls how can someone submit his or her manuscript? I have about 80 topics write-up concerned unity, love and peace to the society.

  14. David, the Griffin Poetry Prize is not a publishing company. The Griffin Poetry Prize only accepts published works, not manuscripts. However, from the web page on which you have left your question, you can search our database of publishers who have submitted works to the Griffin Poetry Prize since 2001. You can even search by country, and you will find many publishers from Nigeria who have submitted entries. We hope that helps you to find assistance with your manuscript.

  15. We do not provide publisher recommendations or introductions. However, you can find out the names of publishers in your country who have submitted entries to the Griffin Poetry Prize – from this very page! Click on “Explore the Griffin Poetry Prize submissions database”, then enter “India” in the Country field and click on the Search button.

  16. From the Griffin Poetry Prize Rules, 4. Eligibility Criteria:
    h. Selected and Collected volumes are only eligible as translations into English.
    i. New and Selected volumes are only eligible as translations into English.

    The complete rules and eligibility criteria for the Griffin Poetry Prize are found here.

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