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Patricia Grodd Poetry Prize

Patrica Grodd Poetry PrizeKenyon Review Patricia Grodd Poetry Prize for Young Writers

Deadline: November 30
Eligibility: HS Sophomores & Juniors worldwide
Entry Fee: Free
Submit: ONE previously unpublished poem
Awards: Publication in Kenyon Review & full scholarship to Kenyon Review Young Writers Workshop
Previous Winner: Poem by Eileen Huang
Judge: KR Editor at Large Natalie Shapero
Website: KenyonReview.org
Guidelines: kenyonreview.org/contests

ABOUT:

The Patricia Grodd Poetry Prize for Young Writers recognizes outstanding young poets and is open to high school sophomores and juniors throughout the world. The contest winner receives a full scholarship to the Kenyon Review Young Writers workshop. In addition, the winning poem and the poems of the two runners-up will be published in The Kenyon Review, one of the country’s most widely read literary magazines.Patricia Grodd Poetry PrizeThe contest is named in honor of Patricia Grodd in recognition of her generous support of The Kenyon Review and its programs, as well as her passionate commitment to education and deep love for poetry. The final judge of the contest is KR Editor at Large Natalie Shapero.

It’s Simple to Enter

    • Limit of one, previously unpublished poem per entrant (please do not simultaneously submit your contest entry to another magazine or contest.)
    • You must be a high school sophomore or junior to enter
    • Make sure your file is in ONE of the following formats:

-.PDF (Adobe Acrobat)
-.DOC or .DOCX (Microsoft Word)
-.RTF (Rich Text Format)
-.TXT (Microsoft Wordpad and Notepad, Apple TextEdit)

  • Submit your poem between November 1 and November 30, 2016 by pressing the “Submit Here” button on the website and uploading your file.
  • No entry fee; it’s 100% free!

Rattle Poetry Prize

Rattle Poetry PrizeDeadline: July 15, 2017
Entry Fee: $20 (1 year subscription to Rattle)
Prize: $10,000 & publication in Rattle
Submission: Up to 4 poems, no line limit
Judges: Rattle Editors
Email: tim@rattle.com
Website: http://www.rattle.com
Guidelines: http://www.rattle.com/prize/guidelines/

RATTLE POETRY PRIZE

The annual Rattle Poetry Prize offers $10,000 for a single poem to be published in the winter issue of the magazine. Ten finalists will also receive $200 each and publication, and be eligible for the $2,000 Readers’ Choice Award, to be selected by subscriber and entrant vote.

Additional poems from the entries are frequently offered publication as well. In 2016 we published 21 poems that had been submitted to the contest from just over 4,000 entries.

With the winners judged in an anonymous review by the editors to ensure a fair and consistent selection, an entry fee that is simply a one-year subscription to the magazine—and a large Readers’ Choice Award to be chosen by the writers themselves—we’ve designed the Rattle Poetry Prize to be one of the most inspiring contests around.

Past winners have included a retired teacher, a lawyer, and several students. It’s fair, it’s friendly, and you win a print subscription to Rattle even if you don’t win.

Past Winners

2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006

May Sarton New Hampshire Book Prize

Book PrizeDeadline: June 30, 2017
JudgeJennifer Militello
Entry Fee: $25
Prize: $1,000 & publication
Submit: 50-80 page poetry manuscript
Website: http://www.bauhanpublishing.com/may-sarton-prize/

Last Day for Submissions for the 2017 May Sarton New Hampshire Poetry Book Prize!

Online submissions click button belowGuidelines and mailing address for paper submissions:

This year’s judge is Jennifer Militello, author of A Camouflage of Specimens and Garments (Tupelo Press, 2016), and Body Thesaurus (Tupelo Press, 2013), Flinch of Song, and the chapbook Anchor Chain, Open Sail. Her poems have been widely published in such journals as American Poetry Review, The Kenyon Review, and Ploughshares, among others. Militello teaches in the MFA program at New England College and lives in Goffstown, New Hampshire. This contest does not pre-screen manuscripts.

 The Prize:

It costs $25 per manuscript to submit, this fee helps cover contest costs so we can continue to find and publish great poets!

2017 marks the seventh annual May Sarton New Hampshire Poetry Prize. Past winners include Louder than Hearts by Zeina Hashem Beck (selected by Betsy ShollDevil’s Paintbrush by Desirée Alvarez (selected by Mekeel McBride), Life of the Garment by Deborah Gorlin (selected by Gary Margolis), Twine by David Koehn (selected by Jeff Friedman) Come Down to Earth by Nils Michals (selected by Alice B. Fogel), and The Wreck of Birds by Rebecca Givens Rolland (selected by Walter Butts).  Be sure to check out their winning collections. Continue reading May Sarton New Hampshire Book Prize

Barrow Street Poetry Book Prize

Barrow Street Poetry Book PrizeDeadline: June 30, 2017
Prize:
$15K & publication by Barrow Street Press
Judge
: Patricia Spears Jones
Submit: 50 – 80 pages of poetry
Email:
infobarrow@gmail.com
Contest Inquiries: Laura Marie Marciano at wilde@my.uri.edu
Website: http://www.barrowstreet.org

2017 SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

  • Click here for detailed guidelines.  
  • Use Online Submission Manager to submit.
  • Submit 50-80 page unpublished  original poetry in English.
  • Simultaneous submissions okay, but must inform if manuscript is selected elsewhere.
  • Paginate.
  • Include a table of contents.
  • Include acknowledgments page for any previously published poems.
  • Include two (2) title pages.
    • The author’s name, address, and telephone number should appear on the first title page only and should NOT appear anywhere else in the manuscript.
    • The second title page should contain only the manuscript title.

2016 Barrow Street Book Prize Winner:

Sarah Ann Winn of Manassas, VA was chosen by contest judge, Elaine Equi as the 2016 winner. Winn’s collection Alma Almanac will be published in 2017.

Barrow Street Press, Book Prize, P.O. Box 1558, Kingston, RI 02881