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!

  • #1 written by Sylva Portoian, MD
    about 3 years ago

    My publisher is Xlibris…
    Is this publisher accepted to send to you my poems…

  • #2 written by admin
    about 3 years ago

    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.

  • #3 written by elizabeth wesley
    about 3 years ago

    Can you give the names of any publishers that are not considered “self publish”? Or how would I find out?

  • #4 written by admin
    about 3 years ago

    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.

  • #5 written by Elena
    about 1 year ago


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

  • #6 written by admin
    about 1 year ago

    We note that we have yet to receive entries for the Griffin Poetry Prize from Finland, but we hope that will change in future. We did a quick online search and found these sites:

    … but we aren’t experts on publishing companies in Finland so perhaps you can pursue this further yourself. Best wishes!

  • #7 written by Vladimiro Rinaldi Ranuzzi
    about 1 year ago

    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

  • #8 written by Jeremiah Mukiibi
    about 1 year ago

    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?!

  • #9 written by admin
    about 1 year ago

    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.

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