PUBLISHING NEW WOMEN POETS SINCE 1997
* 2024 Perugia Press Prize Opens in One Month *
Our contest opens for submissions on August 1!
Publication of the winning manuscript comes with
$2,000*, author copies, and other support from the press.
We're pleased to continue a fee structure for our contest that
gives poets options on how they submit their work and makes
* Note that our honorarium has increased beginning with
this submission cycle, due to the generous support
We look forward to reading your work!
2022 Annual Report
The Perugia Press Board has created our 2022 Annual Report. We are proud of, and energized by, the work we were
able to accomplish last year, and we did it with the help of our poetry community of supporters, volunteers, readers, poets,
and friends of Perugia Press. You are part of that circle.
initiatives and to learn how we've been continuing our
mission to publish and promote emerging
women-identifying poets and their work.
Emerging BIWOC Poet Spotlight
June 2023 Poet: Krystal A. Smith
Water from the last storm
has finally gone, receded
The rings of its visit
show on the side
of the house. You were
that tall once, measured
in string and charcoal
by Papa's hands. He moved
like water, like rain. Steady,
then slow until
not at all.
Memories move like that
too. There, then not there.