March 1 Deadlines
3/1/16 42 Miles Press Poetry Award Prizes: $1,000, 50 copies, and publication Fee: $25 to I.U. South Bend
42 Miles Press Poetry Award
Indiana University South Bend
Department of English
1700 Mishawaka Avenue
P.O. Box 7111
South Bend, IN 46634-7111 Judge: David Dodd Lee, Series Editor
Notify: August
Book manuscript: There is no limit on the number of entries an author may submit. Simultaneous submissions are fine, in fact they are encouraged, just please withdraw your manuscript if it gets taken for publication elsewhere. Please include a SASE with each entry. Please include SASP for confirmation of manuscript receipt. No manuscripts will be returned. On your cover sheet include name, address, phone number, and e-mail. The manuscript should be paginated and include a table of contents and acknowledgments page. Entries may be sent via e-mail.


Atlanta Review International Poetry Competition Prizes: $1,000, 20 Publication Prizes, and 30 Merit Awards Fee: $10+ to Atlanta Review
online entry Judge: Dan Veach, Editor
Notify: August
Poems: Entry fee: $10 for the first two poems; may enter up to ten poems. Poems must not have been published in a nationally-distributed print publication. See site for directions.

3/1/16 Balticon Sci-Fi Poetry Contest Prizes: $100, $75, $50, and publication Fee: none
Balticon Poetry Contest
c/o BSFS
PO Box 686
Baltimore MD 21203 Judge:
Notify: May
3 poems: Entries should address the themes of science fiction/fantasy/science. Winners will receive a cash prize, convention membership and be invited to read their winning entries at Balticon. Winning entries will be published in the BSFAN, the Balticon souvenir book. Attendance at Balticon is NOT required to win. Limit: 3 poems/person, maximum 50 lines each. No entry fee. Deadline: Mailed entries must be postmarked or e-mail entries received by April 1. Please include your name, address, phone & e-mail address and a brief bio with your entry. Entries may be e-mailed to

3/1/16 Ginosko Flash Fiction Contest Prizes: $500 and publication Fee: $10
Ginosko Literary Journal
73 Sais Ave
San Anselmo, CA 94960 Judges: various
Flash fiction: Submit up to 2 pieces, 800 words maximum each piece. For an unpublished work of flash fiction. Please submit work, along with a brief bio, and cover letter if desired, to or via Submittable. Attachments must be in .wps, .doc, .rtf, or .pdf form, otherwise they will not be considered (please include last name on every page submitted). Or send print submissions. Online submissions will receive emailed invoices via PayPal, though you do not need a PayPal account. Print submissions may send $5 in cash or check (made payable to Ginosko Literary Journal) to the above address.


Claire Keyes Poetry Prize Prizes: $1,000 and publication Fee: $10
online entry Judge: Ross Gay
Poems:Submit 8 to 10 pages of poetry poems (no more than one poem per page) with a $10 entry fee, which includes a subscription to Soundings East, by March 1. Submissions should include a cover page with the author's name and contact info (address, phone, email) and the titles of all the poems submitted. The poems themselves should not have the author's name on them. Submissions may be made online

3/1/16 Lindquist & Vennum Prize for Poetry Prizes: $10,000 and publication Fee: none

ATTN: Lindquist & Vennum Prize for Poetry
Milkweed Editions
1011 Washington Avenue South
Open Book, Suite 300
Minneapolis, MN 55415

  Judge: A. Van Jordan
Notify: May
Book manuscript: Open to residents of the Upper Midwest (North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, and Wisconsin). No simultaneous or multiple submissions. Hard copy only.

3/1/16 Madeleine P. Plonsker Emerging Writer’s Residency Prize Prize: $10,000 and 3-week residency Fee: none
online entry
Inquiries to with the subject line: Plonsker Prize. Judge: Brian Evenson
Partial manuscript: Biennial; prose in alternate years. Send no more than 30 pages. Lake Forest College, in conjunction with the &NOW Books, sponsors emerging writers under forty years old—with no major book publication—to spend two months in residence at our campus in Chicago’s northern suburbs on the shore of Lake Michigan. There are no formal teaching duties attached to the residency. Time is to be spent completing a manuscript, participating in the annual Lake Forest Literary Festival, and offering a series of public presentations. The completed manuscript will be published (upon approval) by &NOW Books imprint, with distribution by Northwestern University Press. The stipend is $10,000 with a housing suite and campus meals provided by the college.

3/1/16 Sawtooth Poetry Prize Prizes: $1,500 and 25 copies Fee: $25 to Ahsahta Press
submit online


Judge: Anne Boyer
Notify: May
Book manuscript: The winning volume will be published by Ahsahta Press. Manuscripts should be 48 to 100 pages of poetry, submitted in PDF, RTF, or MSWord formats only. The author’s name should not appear in the manuscript. The title page should contain the title only. The author information is collected separately in Submission Manager. DO NOT include acknowledgments, author bio, or any other identifying information.

3/1/16 Tusculum Review Poetry Chapbook Contest Prizes: $1,000, 10 copies, and publication Fee: $20 to The Tusculum Review
Chapbook Contest
The Tusculum Review
60 Shiloh Road
P.O. Box 5113
Greeneville, TN 37743 Judge: Allison Joseph
Notify: April
Chapbook manuscript: Each chapbook manuscript entered should consist of 20-30 pages of poems in a standard 12-point font. No more than one poem may appear on a page. You may enter more than one chapbook manuscript (as long as you include a $20 reading fee with each manuscript). Entries need not be thematically coherent or connected through narrative. Co-authored manuscripts are permitted. Include a title page, a table of contents, and an acknowledgements page (if any of the poems have been previously published). Please send a cover letter with your contest entry. The cover letter should include the title of your entry, your name, postal address, phone number, and e-mail address. Please do NOT include your name or any other identifying information on any page of the chapbook manuscript.

March 9 Deadlines
3/9/16 National Endowment for the Arts Poetry Fellowships Prizes: $25,000 Fee: none
Application Processing
(Creative Writing Fellowships)
National Endowment for the Arts
Nancy Hanks Center
1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20506-0001
Notify: late December
Published poems: This program operates on a two-year cycle with fellowships in prose available one year and fellowships in poetry available the next. Fellowships in prose (fiction and creative nonfiction) or poetry are available to published creative writers of exceptional talent. Fellowships enable recipients to set aside time for writing, research, travel, and general career advancement. Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States. An individual may submit only one application per year. You must apply in a specific literary form (i.e., fiction, creative nonfiction, or poetry). You must establish your eligibility in the form in which you apply. No exceptions will be made to the eligibility requirements. In reviewing applications for creative writing fellowships, advisory panelists consider solely the artistic excellence and artistic merit of the work that is submitted. The identity of the applicant is not known to the panelists.

March 15 Deadlines
3/15/15 49th Parallel Award for Poetry Prizes: $1,000 and publication Fee: $20 to The Bellingham Review
online only
  Judge: Daniel Tobin
Notify: July
3 poems: $20 for ONE entry (up to 3 poems formatted in one document). Each additional entry (up to 3 poems for each entry) is $10. All manuscripts will be read blindly; readers and editors will not see a contestant’s name or cover letter. The author’s name must not appear anywhere on the manuscript. Everyone entering the competition will receive the spring issue. Submit online at site.

3/15/16 The Binnacle Ultra-Short Competition Prize: $300; $50 minimum, and publication Fee: none
e-mail only
e-mail your submission to Judge:
Notify: June 15
Poems: We are looking for poetry of sixteen lines or less and prose works of 150 words or less. All works should have a narrative element. We prefer that you send your entry both in the body of your e-mail and as an attachment in a .doc, .txt, .odt, or .rtf file (.rtf preferred). At least $300 in cash prizes will be awarded, with a minumum prize of $50. At least one of the prizes will go to a UMM student. Please submit no more than two works total, prose and/or poetry. Include your postal address as well as a 35-50-word self-description. There is no submission fee. Awards will be made at the time of publication. Because of the volume of submissions, we are not always able to send notifications to all works that have not made the cut. For the winners and those who will be included in the edition, please keep checking our website. Look especially on the Updates page. The fact that you may not receive a rejection notification is no reflection on the quality of your work. The large majority of what we receive is well worth publishing, and we are thankful for you sharing it with us.

3/15/16 Cave Canem Poetry Prize Prizes: $1,000, reading, and publication Fee: $20 to Cave Canem Foundation

online only

  Judge: Kwame Dawes
Notify: September

Book manuscript: Winner receives $1,000, publication by University of Georgia in fall, 15 copies of the book, and a feature reading. (Judge reserves the right not to select a winner or honorable mentions.) Eligibility: African American writers who have not had a full-length book of poetry published by a professional press. Authors of chapbooks and self-published books with a maximum print run of 500 may apply. Simultaneous submission to other book awards should be noted: immediate notice upon winning such an award is required. Winner agrees to be present in the continental United States at her or his own expense shortly after the book is published in order to participate in promotional reading(s). Entry fees are non-refundable. One manuscript per poet allowed. Upload manuscript as a .doc or .pdf document . Include a cover sheet with the title only and table of contents. Author’s name should not appear on any pages within the uploaded document. Cover letter should include author’s brief bio (200 words, maximum) and list of acknowledgments of previously published poems. Manuscript must be paginated, with a font size of 11 or 12, and 50–75 pages in length, inclusive of title page and table of contents. A poem may be multiple pages, but no more than one poem per page is permitted, columns are not permitted. Manuscripts not adhering to submission guidelines will not be considered. Post-submission revisions or corrections are not permitted.

3/15/16 Literal Latté Food Verse Contest Prizes: $500 Fee: $10/$15 to Literal Latté
Literal Latté Awards
200 East 10th Street, Suite 240
New York, NY 10003
(212) 260-5532 Judges:
Poems:  Send unpublished poems with food as an ingredient. 2,000 word max. All styles and subjects welcome. Name, Address, Telephone Number on cover page only. Please put poem titles/first lines on cover page as well. Include SASE or e-mail address for reply. Include $10 reading fee per set of up to 6 poems OR $15 for 12 poems. All entries considered for publication. Include check or money order made out to Literal Latté or include Visa/MC/American Express number & expiration date.

3/15/16 National Federation of State Poetry Societies Contests Prizes: $1,500 and less Fee: $1–5 each
Lucille Morgan Wilson
2325 61st Street
Des Moines, IA 50322
  Judges: selected by NFSPS, Inc.
Notify: August
Poems: Many, many different awards, with varying prizes and criteria, including extremely picky and outré form/subject constraints; see the website for more info.

3/15/14 Neutrino Short-Short Prize Prizes: $1,000 and publication Fee: $15 to Northern Michigan University
Passages North
Northern Michigan University
1401 Presque Isle Ave.
Marquette, MI 49855
  Judge: Connie Voisine
3 poems: $15 entry fee. All entrants receive contest issue. We accept either electronic or paper submissions. Enter online at site.

3/15/16 The Pinch Literary Awards Prizes: $1,000 and publication Fee: $20 toThe University of Memphis Foundation
The Pinch Literary Awards
Department of English
The University of Memphis
Memphis, TN 38152 Judge: Alex Lemon
Notify: June
3 poems: Only unpublished work will be considered. Simultaneous submissions are welcome, but notify us immediately if work is accepted elsewhere. No refunds will be issued. $20 for the first entry; $10 for each subsequent entry. Fiction entries should not exceed 5,000 words. An “entry” in the poetry contest is three poems. Please include $10 for each group of three after the initial entry. Poems need not be related. Please make checks payable to The University of Memphis Foundation. No cash, please. The $20 entry fee also initiates a one-year subscription to The Pinch, except for international authors. A cover sheet that includes the author’s name, address, phone number, and email address. The author’s name or personal information should NOT appear on the manuscript. Entries that do not adhere to this policy will be discarded unread. Please notify us if your address or e-mail changes. Optional SASP for notification of receipt of entry and entry number; optional SASE for a list of winners. No translations will be considered. Current students and faculty of The University of Memphis, as well as volunteer staff members for The Pinch, are not eligible. Entries postmarked before January 15 and after March 15 will be discarded unread. Online entry available. All entries are considered for publication. Due to the high volumes of submissions, any prize winners will be ineligible for contest participation for three years. Manuscripts will NOT be returned. Winners will be notified in June and announced in mid-September. Enter online or via mail.

3/15/16 Prairie Schooner Book Prize Prizes: $3,000 and publication Fee: $25 to Prairie Schooner
Prairie Schooner Prize Series
Attn: Fiction or Poetry
201 Andrews Hall
PO Box 880334
Lincoln NE 68588-0334
Please send any questions to Judge: Kwame Dawes, Senior Editor
Notify: July 15
Book manuscript: welcomes manuscripts from all living writers, including non-US citizens, writing in English, unpublished and published. Simultaneous submissions are accepted with notification. Poetry manuscripts at least 50 pages long. Stories and poems previously published in periodicals are eligible for inclusion. Xeroxed copies are acceptable. Please do not bind manuscripts with anything other than a binder clip or rubber band. The author's name should not appear on the manuscript. Please send two cover pages: one listing only the title of the manuscript, and the other listing the author's name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address. An acknowledgements page may be included. $25 fee must accompany each submission. Winners will receive $3000 and publication through the University of Nebraska Press. Please include SASP for confirmation of receipt. #10 SASE for results. No manuscripts will be returned. All non-winning manuscripts will be recycled. Winners will be announced on website by July 15th. Results will be mailed shortly thereafter. Postmark between January 15th and March 15th. Submit online at site.

3/15/16 Tor House Poetry Prize Prizes: $2,000; $200 Honorable Mention Fee: $10 to Tor House Foundation
Poetry Prize Coordinator
Tor House Foundation
Box 223240
Carmel, CA 93922 Judge: Edward Hirsch
Notify: May 15
3 poems: Open to well-crafted poetry in all styles, ranging from experimental work to traditional forms, including short narrative poems. Each poem should be typed on 8 1/2" by 11" paper, and no longer than three pages. On a cover sheet only, include: name, mailing address, telephone number and email; titles of poems; bio optional. Multiple and simultaneous submissions welcome. There is a reading fee of $10 for the first three poems; $15 for up to six poems; and $2.50 for each additional poem. Checks and money orders should be made out to Tor House Foundation.

3/15/16 Washington Prize Prizes: $1,500 and publication Fee: $25 to The Word Works
Nancy White, Administrator
WORD WORKS Washington Prize
Dearlove Hall
Adirondack Community College
640 Bay Road
Queensbury, NY 12804
Nancy White, Administrator
Judges: Washington area poets
Notify: August
Book manuscript: Submit a manuscript of 48 to 80 pages. Include a separate cover letter with manuscript title, author's name, and all pertinent contact information. Author’s name should not appear anywhere in manuscript. With the cover letter, include an acknowledgments page and a one paragraph bio. Attach acknowledgments and bio to title page with a staple. For electronic submission, you may forego acknowledgments, but you will have the option to use the comment field to include your bio. You may send your file as .pdf, .doc, or .rtf. Repeat the title of the manuscript on the table of contents page. Use a standard font type, such as Times New Roman or Ariel. Font size 10-12 point type. For paper submissions, use only a binder clip to fasten the manuscript. Please do not use staples or folders. No manuscripts will be returned. Kindly indicate the information source where you learned about the Washington Prize. For example, AWP newsletter, Poets & Writers Magazine,The Word Works website. Enclose entry fee: $25 US drawn on a US bank only, payable to The WORD WORKS. Our submission manager allows credit card payment through Paypal or their standard Paypal crediting. Optional for paper submissions, enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope (SASE) for contest results. Early in 2015, all entrants to the 2014 Washington Prize will receive the winning publication.

March 17 Deadlines
3/17/15 The Florida Review Editors' Awards Prize: $1,000 and publication Fee: $15 to UCF/Florida Review
online entry
  Judge: editors
Notify: summer
Poems: Send one story or essay, or 3–5 poems. $15 reading fee includes a year's subscription. Include a cover letter with contact info and titiles; no identification on manuscript. Simultaneous submissions are okay, but please notify immediately if work is accepted elsewhere. Include a SASE for notification only. Manuscripts will not be returned.

March 18 Deadlines
3/18/16 Enizagam Poetry Prize Prizes: $1,000 and publication Fee: $20
online only
  Judge: CA Conrad
Poems: Submit 3-5 poems totaling no more than 10 pages, or a short story up to 6,000 words, online with $20 entry fee by March 15. Cover page must include name, address, phone, email, brief bio. No names elsewhere. Multiple/simultaneous submissions accepted. Add acknowledgments for previously published work. Notify if an entry is accepted elsewhere. All finalists considered for publication. Reading of the winning pieces broadcast online. Work may be in any literary style as long as it hooks the reader by the eyes and does not let go.

March 25 Deadlines
3/25/16 Nicholas A. Virgilio Memorial Haiku Competition Prizes: $50 and publication Fee: none
NVHA Haiku Contest
c/o George Vallianos
16 Sandringham Terrace
Cherry Hill, NJ 08003
3 poems: Deadline: In hand by March 25. Eligibility: Any student in grades 7 through 12 enrolled in school as of September 2007 may enter. Regulations: Submit up to three haiku per student. All haiku must be previously unpublished, original work, and not entered in any other contest or submitted elsewhere for publication. Please follow the guidelines carefully. Submissions: Each haiku must be typed in triplicate on 3x5 cards. The haiku must appear on the front of each card; your name, address, age, grade level, and school (please include the school address) must appear on the back of (only) one of the cards for each haiku. Do not use staples for any purpose. Judges named by the HSA. Awards: Six haiku will be selected and each awarded $50. The winning haiku and list of winners will be published in Frogpond and on the HSA Web site. The high school of each student winner will receive a one-year subscription to Frogpond. Rights: All rights revert to the authors after publication. Correspondence: Please keep a copy of your haiku; entries cannot be returned. Please do not send SASEs.

March 30 Deadlines
3/30/15 WC&C Scholarship Competition Prizes: (2) $500 scholarships Fee: $10 to AWP
WC&C Scholarship Competition
Association of Writers & Writing Programs
MS1E3, George Mason University
Fairfax, VA 22030
  Judge: Tarfia Faizullah
Notify: May 15
10 pages: Submissions in fiction and poetry will be considered. Separate submissions in different genres are permitted. Writers’ names must not appear on submissions. A separate cover sheet must accompany submissions and include the following: Name, Address, phone number, email address, title, and genre. Previous recipients of WC&C Scholarships are not eligible to submit. All manuscripts must be typed. Prose must be double-spaced. A maximum of 25 pages of prose or 10 pages of poetry will be considered. A $10 reading fee, either a check or money order in US dollars made payable to the Association of Writers and Writing Programs, must accompany all submissions. Winners will be notified by May 15 th . All submissions should be accompanied by a SASE for notification. Two winners will receive $500 scholarships to attend a WC&C member program; funds are paid directly to the program selected. (Member conferences reserve the right to determine participants in their programs; winners select a first choice and two alternates.) Winners and finalists also receive a one-year individual membership in AWP.

March 31 Deadlines

3/31/15 Agha Shahid Ali Prize in Poetry Prizes: $1,500, reading, publication Fee: $25 to University of Utah Press
The University of Utah Press
c/o The Agha Shahid Ali Prize in Poetry
J. Willard Marriott Library
295 South 1500 East, Suite 5400
Salt Lake City, Utah 84112-0860
  Judge: TBA
Notify: November 15
Book manuscript: Manuscripts should be between 48 and 64 typed pages. Attach a cover sheet providing complete contact information, including name, address, telephone, and email address. No other identifying information should be included on the title page or on the manuscript itself. Submissions must be in English. A check for $25 payable to the University of Utah Press must be included. Manuscripts will not be returned and will be discarded after the competition. Submitted poems may have appeared previously in journals, anthologies, or chapbooks. The competition is open to poets who have previously published book-length poetry collections, as well as unpublished poets. Simultaneous submissions are permitted; however, entrants must notify the Press immediately if the collection submitted is accepted for publication elsewhere during the competition. The winning manuscript will be chosen by a finalist judge. Please do not call the Press or the department of English to check on the status of your submission. The winning collection will be published by the University of Utah Press. The winner will give a reading in the University of Utah's Guest Writers Series reading to take place during the fall or spring following publication. Travel and accommodations paid by the University of Utah English Department. Submit online at site

3/31/16 Arts & Letters Prizes Prizes: $1,000, and publication Fee: $20
submit online
  Judge: Carol Frost
Notify: July
Poems: 4–6 poems. The author’s name should not appear anywhere in the manuscript.

3/31/15 Carolina Wren Press Poetry Series Contest Prizes: $1,000 and publication Fee: $20 to Carolina Wren Press
online entry Judge: Sam Witt
Notify: November
Book manuscript: Send a 48-72 pp. manuscript. Manuscript should be single-spaced, paginated. Please include a table of contents. Include 1 title page with all author contact information and a title page with manuscript title only, no author information. Include acknowledgement of individual poems that have been previously published on a separate sheet. $20 entry fee. This contest is open only to poets who have had no more than one full-length book published. Manuscript being submitted may not have been published or self-published in print or online as a whole. Simultaneous submissions are okay. Please let us know if your manuscript is accepted elsewhere. Publication in January 2015. More about previous publication, copyright, etc: If you have had no more than one book (48 or more pages long) published in an edition of 500 copies or more, or that has been published by an established press and is currently available by print-on-demand, then you are eligible. Two or more books: ineligible. Chapbooks (fewer than 48 pages) do not count. Carolina Wren Press reserves the right to declare no winner if the quality of submissions is too poor. Entry fees are non-refundable.

3/31/16 Cleveland First Poetry Book Competition Prizes: $1,000 and publication Fee: $28
online entry Judge: Daniel Borzutzky
Book manuscript: Manuscripts are eligible for the First Book Poetry Competition if the author has not published or committed to publish a collection of his or her poetry in a book of 48 pages or more with a press run of at least 500 copies. Translations are not eligible.

3/31/16 Cleveland Open Poetry Book Competition Prizes: $1,000 and publication Fee: $28
online entry Judges: Emily Kendal Frey, Siwar Masannat, & Jon Woodward
Book manuscript: Manuscripts are eligible for the Open Book Poetry Competition if the author has published at least one full-length collection of original poetry in English (of 48 pages or more with a press run of at least 500 copies). This competition is not open to first books. Translations are not eligible.

3/31/16 The Greg Grummer Poetry Award Contest Prizes: $500 and publication  Fee: $10 to Phoebe/GMU

Submit online

  Judge: Jericho Brown
Notify: April
Poems: 3–5 poems, totaling no more than 10 pages. Please include a cover letter with your name, address and the titles of the poems submitted. Your name and address should not appear anywhere on the poems. Submit online at website.

3/31/15 New Women's Voices Chapbook Competition Prize: $1,000 and publication Fee: $15 to Finishing Line Press
New Women's Voices Chapbook Competition
Finishing Line Press
P.O. Box 1626
Georgetown, KY 40324
(859) 514-8966.
Judge: Leah Maines
Notify: early July
Chapbook manuscript: A prize of $1,000 and publication will be awarded by Finishing Line Press for a chapbook-length poetry collection written by a woman who has never before published a full-length collection. Previous chapbook publication does not disqualify. All entries will be considered for publication. The top ten finalists will be offered publication. Submit up to 26 pages of poetry, PLUS bio, acknowledgments, SASE, and cover letter. Online entry at website.

3/31/16 Fish Publishing International Poetry Prize Prizes: €1,000 and publication Fee: €14 (online)
Submit online

Judge: Dave Lordan
Notify: May 15
Poems: Enter at site. You can enter as many times as you wish. One poem per entry. The competition is open to writers of any nationality writing in English. There is no restriction on theme or style. Poem length is restricted to 200 words. The winning poems must be available for the Anthology and, therefore, must not have been published previously. Copyright returs to the author one year after publication of the anthology. Copyright of the Anthology remains with Fish. Notification of receipt of entry will normally be by email. The judges' verdict is final. No correspondence will be entered into once work has been submitted. Poems cannot be altered or changed after they have been entered. The best ten poems will be published in the Anthology and each poet will receive five copies of the Anthology.

3/31/16 Hudson Prize Prizes: $1,000, 10 copies, and publication Fee: $25 via PayPal
online only   Judge: editors
Notify: May 15
Book manuscript: Prizes awarded on publication. Include cover letter with brief bio and contact info. All entries will be judged anonymously. Black Lawrence Press does not use interns to screen entries. All entries are judged by the editors. Submit as .rtf, .doc, or .pdf. Please include a table of contents page and make sure that each page of your manuscript is numbered. Include a valid e-mail address so that we may contact you when finalists are announced. Because of the high volume of entries received, all finalists and semi-finalists will be announced on the Black Lawrence Press website. In addition to each year's winner, Black Lawrence Press offers standard publication to one or more finalists. Simultaneous submissions are acceptable, but you must notify Black Lawrence Press immediately if your manuscript is accepted elsewhere for publication.

3/31/14 Pocataligo Poetry Contest Prizes: $250 and publication Fee: $5
enter online   Judge: Tyehimba Jess
Poem: You may submit groups of 3-5 poems per submission. Make sure to include your name, contact information, and title only on a separate cover letter. Include the title of the work on every page of the manuscript. Your name or any other personal information must not appear on the manuscript. Enter online.

3/31/16 St. Petersburg Review Poetry Contest Prizes: $1,000 and publication Fee: $20 to St. Petersburg Review
St. Petersburg Review
Attention: Contest
Box 2888
Concord, NH 03302
Notify: spring
Poems: All writers not associated with the editors of St. Petersburg Review may enter. Each entrant will get a copy of the issue carrying the winning poem if a complete address is enclosed. An entry may consist of up to three unpublished poems. There will be one winner, although all entrants will be considered for publication. Simultaneous submissions are o.k.; please let us know immediately if they have been accepted elsewhere. Fees will not be refunded and submissions will not be returned. SASE for results by mail. Please type all entries (plain text) and submit individual entries separately. Include a page with your name, address, phone number, email address and the title(s) of your poems. Your name must not appear on the manuscript.