A Roundup of Poetry Contest Deadlines
Poets! Are you snowbound? Have you been woodshedding over the winter, poring over your poems, trying to get them published in a magazine or put together a book manuscript? Then maybe now that spring approaches, it’s time to think about sending your poems off to be judged in a publication contest. Here’s a sampling of upcoming competition deadlines:
Cleveland State University Poetry Center Prizes, First Book competition and Open competition (postmark deadline February 16)
Kathryn A. Morton Prize in Poetry from Sarabande Books (postmark deadline February 16)
National Poetry Series, five book publication awards with HarperCollins Publishers, Coffee House
Press, University of Georgia Press, Penguin Books, and Fence Books (postmark deadline February 16)
New Women’s Voices Chapbook Competition from Finishing Line Press (postmark deadline February 28)
The American Poetry Journal Book Prize from Dream Horse Press (postmark deadline February 28)
Fence Modern Poets Series (postmark deadline February 28)
Tupelo Press Snowbound Series Chapbook Award (postmark deadline February 28)
Sawtooth Poetry Prize from Ahsahta Press (postmark deadline March 1)
The Washington Prize from The Word Works (postmark deadline March 1)
Del Sol Press Poetry Prize from webdelsol (postmark deadline March 15)
Grub Street Book Prize in Poetry for books published in 2009 or 2010 (postmark deadline March 15)
The Shenandoah/Glasgow Prize for Emerging Writers (with one published book, postmark deadline March 31)
Four Way Books Intro Poetry Prize (postmark or online submission deadline March 31)
Passager Poetry Contest for Writers Over 50 (postmark deadline April 1)
Robert Watson Poetry Award from Spring Garden Press and storySouth (postmark or online entry deadline April 2)
Tupelo Press/Crazyhorse First Book Competition (postmark deadline April 15)
Richard Peterson Poetry Prize from Crab Orchard Review (postmark deadline April 30)
Marsh Hawk Press Poetry Prize (postmark deadline April 30)
The Anhinga Prize for Poetry (postmark deadline May 1)
Slapering Hol Press Chapbook Award (postmark deadline May 15)
New Letters Prize for Poetry (postmark deadline May 18)
Main Street Rag Chapbook Contest (email entry deadline May 18, postmark deadline May 31)
Lois Cranston Memorial Poetry Prize from Calyx (postmark deadline May 31)
The Bordighera Poetry Prize for Italian American poets (postmark deadline May 31)
Field Poetry Prize from Oberlin College (postmark deadline May 31)
Required reading before you submit to any contests:
“What’s Really Wrong with Poetry Book Contests?,” by David Alpaugh
How to put together a poetry manuscript for publication
“A Word To the Wise: On entering your poems in competition,” by Kurt Heintz
“You Do It Because You Love It,” by S.A. Griffin
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