Deadline: July 15, 2018
Prize: $10,000 and publication in the winter edition 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.
Entry: Submittable or hardcopy. $25 fee (includes one-year subscription).
Eligibility: Open to writers, worldwide; poems must be written in English (no translations). No previously published works, or works accepted for publication elsewhere.
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Deadline: July 15, 2018
Prize: First Prize is $1,500, Second Prize is $750, Third Prize is $300, and up to ten finalists will receive $75 each. All entries will be considered for publication. All contest entries are eligible for the $4,000 Narrative Prize and for acceptance as a Poem of the Week.
Entry: Online submissions only. There is a $26 fee for each entry. With your entry, you’ll receive three months of complimentary access to Narrative Backstage.
Judging: The contest will be judged by the editors of the magazine. Winners and finalists will be announced to the public by September 30, 2018. All writers who enter will be notified by email of the judges’ decisions. The judges reserve the option to declare ties and to designate and award only as many winners and/or finalists as are appropriate to the quality of contest entries and of work represented in the magazine.
Submissions may contain up to five poems. Your submission should give a strong sense of your style and range. We accept submissions of all poetic forms and genres but do not accept translations.
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Deadline: June 30, 2018
Prize: $1000, book publication and distribution through University Press of New England, 100 complimentary copies
Entry: $25 fee; Submittable or US mail
Eligibility: previously unpublished book-length collection of poetry, written in or translated into English
The contest will be judged by David Blair.
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Deadline: 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
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.
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Deadline: June 30, 2017
Judge: Jennifer Militello
Entry Fee: $25
Prize: $1,000 & publication
Submit: 50-80 page poetry manuscript
Last Day for Submissions for the 2017 May Sarton New Hampshire Poetry Book Prize!
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.
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 Sholl) Devil’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”