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Two Languages Prize

The Two Languages Prize celebrates the fullness in the language practices, identities, and voices we engage in/with in order to speak. The prize seeks to publish collections of poetry/hybrid either

a) translated from Korean or

b) original works composed in any combination of  Korean and English over any theme or topic.

The winner of the 2024 prize will receive $500 + publication in Fall 2025 (including our standard royalties and author copies). 

2024 Two Languages Prize is open for submissions from November 1st - February 1st


  • Manuscripts should be 48-150pgs (essay collections may exceed this limit).

  • Previously published pieces or a selection of writings are acceptable, but the manuscript in its entirety should be unpublished (we consider self-publishing as previously published). 

  • Writers who reside outside of the U.S. are welcome to submit. 

  • This is not a blind reading. Please, feel free to include an acknowledgments page is applicable. 

  • We are not accepting translated works for the Two Languages Series. 

  • Once submitted, manuscripts cannot be edited, nor will we accept revised manuscripts via email. 

  • Simultaneous submissions are allowed. Please, withdraw the work immediately if accepted elsewhere. 

  • The editors will select one manuscript from the reading period or may choose not to select any work for publication. In the case that no manuscript is selected, all submission fees will be returned. 

What you can expect from us as your publisher:


  • 30% royalties on net sales. 

  • 20 free copies upon publication + author discounted rates on additional copies. 

  • Collaborative editing and professional book design. 

  • Launch readings, distribution by SPD Books, AWP signings, prize submissions.  

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