The Robert Phillips Poetry Chapbook Prize


Established in 2001, The Robert Phillips Poetry Chapbook Prize seeks to highlight one book a year that excels in the chapbook format. Since 2019 the Prize comes with a $500 advance, a standard royalty contract, and 20 copies of the published book.

Submissions open each year on January 1 and close on March 31. To submit please visit our online submission manager

https://texasreview.submittable.com/submit/1490/the-robert-phillips-poetry-chapbook-prize

The Robert Phillips Poetry Chapbook Prize

2019 Judge: Gary Jackson

General Guidelines

Manuscript Guidelines

2019 Judge: Gary Jackson

Gary Jackson is the author of Missing You, Metropolis (Graywolf Press, 2010), which was selected by Yusef Komunyakaa as winner of the 2009 Cave Canem Poetry Prize. He teaches in the MFA program at the College of Charleston in Charleston, South Carolina.

Robert Phillips, for whom this competition is named, is the author or editor of over thirty volumes of poetry, fiction, and criticism. His honors include a Pushcart Prize, an American Academy and Institute of Arts Letters Award in Literature, a New York State Council on the Arts CAPS Grant in Poetry, MacDowell Colony and Yaddo Fellowships, a National Public Radio Syndicated Fiction Project Award, a Syracuse University Arents Pioneer Medal, and Texas Institute of Letters membership.

Previous Winners:

2018: Gregory ByrdThe Name for the God Who Speaks 

            https://www.tamupress.com/book/9781680031867/the-name-for-the-god-who-speaks/

2017: Evana BodikerEphemera

            https://www.tamupress.com/book/9781680031485/ephemera/

2016: Mark SchneiderHow Many Faces Do You Have?

            https://www.tamupress.com/book/9781680031324/how-many-faces-do-you-have/

2015: Loueva Smith  Consequences of a Moonless Night 

            https://www.tamupress.com/book/9781680030938/consequences-of-a-moonless-night/ 

2014: J. Scott BrownleeAscension

            https://www.tamupress.com/book/9781680030457/ascension/

2013: Harold Whit WilliamsBackmasking

            https://www.tamupress.com/book/9781937875763/backmasking/

2012: David LanierLost and Found

            https://www.tamupress.com/book/9781937875046/lost-and-found/

2011: John PopielaskiIsn’t It Romantic?

            https://www.tamupress.com/book/9781933896823/isnt-it-romantic/

2010: Ingrid Browning MoodyLearning About Fire

            https://www.tamupress.com/book/9781933896687/learning-about-fire/

2009: David HavirdPenelope’s Design

            https://www.tamupress.com/book/9781933896373/penelopes-design/

2008: Rebecca FoustMom’s Canoe

            https://www.tamupress.com/book/9781933896274/moms-canoe/

2007: Rebecca FoustDark Card

            https://www.tamupress.com/book/9781933896144/dark-card/

2006: Lisa HammondMoving House

            https://www.tamupress.com/book/9781933896083/moving-house/

2005: Taylor Graham - The Downstairs Dance Floor

            https://www.tamupress.com/book/9781881515944/the-downstairs-dance-floor/

2004: Kevin MeauxMyths of Electricity

            https://www.tamupress.com/book/9781881515739/myths-of-electricity/

2003: Ann KilloughSinners in the Hands: Selections from the Catalogue

            https://www.tamupress.com/book/9781881515630/sinners-in-the-hands/

2002: Nancy Naomi CarlsonComplications of the Heart

            https://www.tamupress.com/book/9781881515562/complications-of-the-heart/

2001: William Notter More Space Than Anyone Can Stand

            https://www.tamupress.com/book/9781881515463/more-space-than-anyone-can-stand/