The Priscilla White Award for Poetry celebrates great poetry books with a cash award. It is part of the Mesa Book Festival.

Eligible Qualifying Publishers:

  • "Traditional" Publishers
  • Independent Publishers
  • Hybrid Publishers
  • Self-Published Authors

Entry Deadline:

All entries must be received and all entry fees must be paid by September 30, 2023 to be considered eligible for consideration.

Publishing Dates for Eligible Titles:

  • Books to be consider must be copyrighted 2022 or 2023.
  • Books submitted in a previous year's submission period should not be submitted again. 
  • Future published books (ARCs) will not be considered.

Entry Fees:

$75 for each entry.

Submission Process:

Choose the method of your submission: either Digital+Shipment or Physical+Shipment. Do not do both for the same entry.


You will fill out the Online Submission form, and proceed to make your submission payment via paypal. Following this, you will ship the physical entry copies to Anthology, Inc.

Priscilla White Award for Poetry Online Entry Form


You will print out the "Entry Information Form", fill it out and include it, with payment, in your package that you send us the physical copies to Anthology, Inc.

Priscilla White Award for Poetry Downloadable Entry Form

Considered Formats:

  • Entries may be submitted and paperback or hardback books. 
  • eBooks and Audio Books are not being considered for the 2023 Awards Cycle.
  • Books must be at least 75 pages in length
  • Books must have an assigned ISBN

Considered Genres:

  • This award is for books of original poetry, in English, by one poet. 
  • There are no restrictions on the style of poetry or subject matter.

Submitting Copies:

You will need to submit three (3) copies of each book that you would like to enter. The books, and all relevant paperwork and payments, should be sent to:

Anthology, inc.
 C/O 2023 Black & White Awards
 PO Box 4411
 Mesa, AZ 85211


  • $500 first place
  • $300 second place
  • $200 third place

Finalists announced November 18

Award winners will be announced at the Mesa Book Festival, December 16, 2023.


Online Entry Form:


Registration: 2024 Black & White Book Award Submissions

Please use this form to digitally submit  your registration for the 2024 Black And White Book Awards.

Please submit one book at a time. If you need to review the Guidelines and Process, please click here.

When you click Submit, you will be taken to Paypal to pay the registration fee.

Award You Are Submitting For

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About Your Nominated Book

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