October 1 Deadlines
10/1/14 Alligator Juniper National Writing Contest Prizes: $1,000 and publication Fee: $15 to Alligator Juniper
Alligator Juniper
Prescott College
220 Grove Avenue
Prescott, AZ 86301
928-778-2090 x2012
Notify: late January 
5 poems: Work is selected upon artistic merit. By entering our contest you agree to allow us to select your work for publication even if it does not place first. Every entrant receives one issue. We encourage submissions from writers of all levels, especially emerging or early-career writers. We accept simultaneous submissions; inform us in your cover letter and contact us immediately if your work is selected elsewhere. All entrants receive a personal letter from one of our staff, regarding the status of their submission. Include a brief cover letter, including the statement below. Include SASE for response only; manuscripts are recycled, not returned. Include a $15 entry fee payable to Alligator Juniper for each story or essay (30 page limit per entry), or up to five poems. Additional entries require additional fee. Indicate category with a large F, NF, or P on cover letter and mailing envelope. Manuscripts must be typed with numbered pages. Prose double-spaced. Double-sided copies okay. Enter online at site.

10/1/14 American Literary Review Poetry Contest Prizes: $1,000 and publication Fee: $15 to American Literary Review
online only   Judge:
3 poems: Please submit your work using our online Submission Manager. We do not accept submissions via snail mail or email. Contest entries must be submitted between June 1 and October 1, 2014. $15.00 reading fee. Multiple entries are acceptable, but each entry must be accompanied by a reading fee. Entries without a reading fee will not be read or considered. Please do not put any identifying information in the file itself; include the author’s name, title(s), address, e-mail address, and phone number in the boxes provided on Submittable

10/1/12 Consequence Prize in Poetry Prizes: $200 and publication Fee: none
online only Consequence.Mag@gmail.com Judge: Afaa Michael Weaver
5 poems: The prize will be awarded for the best poem addressing the culture and consequences of war. The winner will receive $250, have the selected poem published in both print and online editions of CONSEQUENCE, and be invited to read at the launch of CONSEQUENCE Magazine's next issue and receive a three year subscription to the magazine. All poems submitted will be considered for publication in both print and online editions. CONSEQUENCE welcomes unsolicited submissions during the reading period between June 1st and October 1st. We do not consider work previously published in English. Online Submissions Only. Submissions must be submitted through our online submissions manager. We no longer accept mailed or emailed submissions.

10/1/13 Grub Street Poetry Book Prize Prizes: $1,000 and reading Fee: $10 to Grub Street, Inc.
Grub Street Book Prize
160 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116
Notify: June 15
Published book:  Triennial. For a writer outside New England publishing his or her second, third, fourth (or beyond...) book. First books are not eligible. Writers whose primary residence is Massachusetts, Vermont, Maine, New Hampshire or Rhode Island are also not eligible. Each winner receives a $1000 honorarium and a reading/book party at Grub Street's event space in downtown Boston. Winners will lead a craft class on a topic of his or her choice for a small group of Grub Street members. Grub Street will provide accommodations for one or two nights in Boston and cover all travel and meal expenses. Though Grub Street's top criterion is the overall literary merit of the work submitted, the award committee especially encourages writers publishing with small presses, writers of short story collections, and writers of color to apply. We also want the award to benefit writers for whom a trip to Boston will likely expand their readership in a meaningful way. Application requirements: (1) one copy of the author's most recent or upcoming book (Note: the publication date must be in either the year of the prize due date OR the year the winner is to visit Boston; in either case, the hardcover or paperback original must be available to booksellers by the time of the visit). (2) Curriculum vitae (3) 500-word synopsis of the proposed craft class (4) $10 tax-deductible donation/reading fee made out to Grub Street, Inc.

10/1/14 Mary C. Mohr Poetry Award Prizes: $2,000 and publication Fee: $20 to the Southern Indiana Review
Mary C. Mohr Poetry Award
Southern Indiana Review
University of Southern Indiana
8600 University Boulevard
Evansville, IN, 47712
  Judge: Marie Howe
4 poems: Poetry and fiction in alternate years. Simultaneous submissions are acceptable, but if the entry is published/accepted by another publication while under consideration, the author must promptly notify SIR in writing. Include an entry fee of $20 ($5 for each additional entry submitted). This non-refundable fee includes a copy of the prize issue. Make check or money order payable to Southern Indiana Review. List the author's name, street address, phone number, email address (if applicable), and title(s) of poems submitted on a cover page. List only the title of poem(s) on each page thereafter. Consist of no more than three poems (with an additional limit of ten pages in 12-point font) per each individual submission. Be postmarked by October 1. Include a SASE for contest results. All manuscripts will be recycled. Finalists will be notified by email and posted on the SIR website. All submissions will be considered for publication. SIR's editorial preference for Midwestern themes or writers does not apply to poems submitted for the contest. All themes and/or subject matters are eligible. All rights revert to the writer upon publication.

10/1/14 Jeffrey E. Smith Editors' Prize in Poetry Prizes: $5,000, reading, and publication Fee: $20 to The Missouri Review
Missouri Review Editors' Prize
357 McReynolds Hall, UMC
Columbia, MO 65211
contest_question@moreview.com Judge: Editors
Notify: January
Poems: Any number of poems up to 10 pages. Each story or essay constitutes one entry. Each fee entitles entrant to a one-year subscription to TMR. Please indicate your choice and enclose a complete address for subscriptions. Outside of the envelope must be marked "Fiction," "Essay," or "Poetry." Each entry in each category must be mailed in a separate envelope. Enclose an index card with author's name, address, and telephone number in the left corner—and the work's title in the center of the card if fiction or essay. This information should also be included on the first page of the submission. Entries must be previously unpublished and will not be returned. We accept simultaneous submissions. Please let us know if your work is accepted elsewhere. Enclose #10 SASE for announcement of winners only. Online entry at site.

10/1/14 Vermont Studio Center Fellowship Competition Prize: residencies/fellowships Fee: $25 to Vermont Studio Center
Vermont Studio Center
80 Pearl Street
Box 613
Johnson, VT, 05656
802-635-2727 Judge:
Notify: within 8 weeks after deadline
10 pages: Full Fellowships, awarded on the basis of merit, enable artists and writers to come to VSC for four weeks at no fee. VSC offers over 50 Full Fellowships a year, which are open to all artists and writers. To apply for a VSC Fellowship, based on merit, for 4 weeks at no fee, submit your application for the jury reviews VSC holds 3 times a year. The 3 Full Fellowship application deadlines are February 15, June 15, and October 3; applications must be received, not postmarked, by the application deadline. The Admissions office suggests that applications be submitted six months prior to the desired Residency start date. To Apply: Fill out the application form and include the following: Portfolio or manuscript, Resume, $25 application fee*, Copy of tax form (for need-based award and aid), References: names, addresses and telephone numbers of three people who know your work. Writers: 2 copies of a manuscript without your name on any of the pages; clip a cover sheet with your name, address and the title of the piece (if applicable) to the manuscript. Manuscript length: Poets: up to 10 pages, all others: 10-15 pages. *For some Restricted Fellowship Awards, the application fee may be waived. The full fee for a 4 week residency is $3,500. Artists and writers who come as Contributing Residents and can pay the full fee to help support VSC and greatly increase the Studio Center's ability to provide Residencies for artists and writers with limited finances. Full Fellowships, awarded on the basis of merit, enable artists and writers to come to VSC for four weeks at no fee. VSC offers Partial Fellowships in grants and work exchange aid that reduces Residency fees.

October 14 Deadlines
10/14/14 The Calvino Prize Prizes: $1,500, $300, paid reading, and publication Fee: $25 to The University of Louisville
enter online   Judge: Robert Coover
Notify: December 30 on website only
Fiction: outstanding pieces of fiction in the fabulist experimentalist style of Italo Calvino. (Please note that these prizes are meant to encourage experimental writing, in the mode of Calvino, and are not meant to encourage merely imitative work. The first place entry will be published in the Salt Hill Journal. The winner will be invited to read the winning entry, all expenses paid, at the 20th Century Literature Conference held at the University of Louisville every February. The 10 finalists will be posted on the website. Submit up to 25 industry standard (double-spaced, 12-point font, pages numbered) pages of a novel, novella, short story, or short collection. Entries which use a smaller font or are single-spaced in order to make a longer work appear to be only 25 pages will be trimmed to approximately 25 industry standard pages. Please do not send publication history of the author. Contest results will not be mailed. Please tell us where you learned of this contest. The judges reserve the right to withhold the award if no entry is deemed worthy.

10/14/16 Marick Press Poetry Prize Prizes: $1,000 and publication Fee: $20 to Marick Press
Marick Press Poetry Prize
P.O. Box 36253
Grosse Pointe Park, MI 48236
(313) 407-9236
Judge: TBA
Notify: March 1
Book manuscript: The annual Marick Press Poetry prize will be closed for poetry manuscript submissions until 2015. Submissions will be accepted from anyone writing in the English language, whether living in the United States or abroad (translations are not eligible for this prize) starting in October 2015. All entries must be postmarked by October 14, 2016. Send your submissions and entry fee to the postal address.

October 15 Deadlines
10/15/13 The Barnard Women Poets Prize Prizes: $1,500 and publication Fee: $20 to Women Poets at Barnard
Women Poets at Barnard
Barnard College
3009 Broadway
New York, NY 10027
Notify: April
Second book manuscript: Biennial prize for a book of poems by a woman poet who has already published one book of poetry (in an edition of 500 copies or more) and is seeking a publisher for her second collection. Although writers may submit a manuscript that has been submitted to other contests, manuscripts that are under option to another publisher are not eligible.  Submit 3 copies, of at least 55 pages. Please note that any entries that are encumbered will be disqualified. The entry fee is $20, payable in check to Women Poets at Barnard.

10/15/14 Gerald Cable Book Award Prizes: $1,000, 25 copies, and publication Fee: $25 to Silverfish Review Press
Silverfish Review Press
Gerald Cable Book Award
P.O. Box 3541
Eugene, OR 97403
  Judge: TBA
Notify: March
Book manuscript: This prize is awarded annually to a book-length manuscript of original poetry by an author who has not yet published a full-length collection. There are no restrictions on the kind of poetry or subject matter; translations are not acceptable. Manuscripts should be at least 48 pages in length. Clean photocopies are acceptable. The poet's name should not appear on the manuscript. Include a separate title page with author's name, address and phone number. Poems may have appeared in periodicals, chapbooks or anthologies, but should be acknowledged. No changes in the manuscript will be considered after submission. Manuscripts will not be returned. Be sure to keep a copy of your work. Each entry must include an SASE for notification of the contest results. For acknowledgement of receipt of manuscript, include an SASP. Simultaneous submissions are acceptable. Notify SRP immediately if your manuscript is accepted for publication elsewhere. All entrants will receive a free copy of the winning book. We will accept e-mail submissions. Files in Word, Plain Text, or Rich Text should be sent to: sfrpress@earthlink.net. Reading fees can be paid online using PayPal or by snail mail. E-mail submissions are not required to send an SASE for contest results; e-mail entrants will be notified of the winner by e-mail. This is a chance for poets to save on paper, printing or photocopying, and mailing costs. When making a reading fee payment through Paypal, include the author's name in the box labeled "Manuscript Author's Name" on the "Review Your Payment" page. Before mailing your manuscript to Silverfish, write the date and amount of your Paypal payment on the cover sheet so that we can match the payment to your manuscript.

10/15/14 Amy Lowell Travelling Scholarship Award Prizes: approx. $52,000 Fee: none 
Thomas H.P. Whitney, Jr., Esq.
Choate, Hall & Stewart
Two International Place
Boston, Massachusetts 02110
amylowell@choate.com Judge:
Notify: by the end of February
Poetry: The recipient must agree to spend the year abroad, as the will requires. In order to apply, please complete the application (on site) and return it, with (if you wish) a brief curriculum vitae, and with a representative sample of your poetry. The poetry sample must not exceed either one printed volume plus no more than 20 typed pages of your most recent work, or 40 typed pages. Applications that are incomplete or are not accompanied by a sample meeting those requirements will not be considered. Your completed application should include two copies of all attachments including the application. The application, resume, and poetry samples must be sent by mail or other delivery service, not faxed, and must be received in this office by October 15. Applications may not be submitted by e-mail. Because of the very heavy volume of applications, we cannot return the poetry samples to the authors. Each application will be reviewed by the Selection Committee constituted in accordance with the will. The large number of applicants unfortunately precludes extending the deadline. These procedures are subject to review and alteration at any time.

10/15/14 Stevens Poetry Manuscript Contest Prizes: $1,000, 50 books, and publication Fee: $25 to NFSPS
Amy Jo Zook, Chair
NFSPS Stevens Poetry Manuscript Competition
3520 State Road 56
Mechanicsburg, OH 43044
Notify: January
Book manuscript: The winning manuscript is awarded $1,000, publication and 50 books. Submitt an SASE to be notified of the winner. The winning manuscript will be sold at NFSPS convention in June, and the winning poet (if present) will read from the manuscript. Guidelines: The manuscript of 48–70 pages of poetry by a single author is to be typewritten with pages numbered and with no identified author throughout the manuscript. Two cover/title pages, one with no author identification and the other with name of poet, address, phone number, and membership affiliation if applicable. Only one poem or one column of poetry per page. No illustrations, bulky folders or binders, but a plain manila folder and/or staples are permitted. Individual poems may have been previously published in anthologies or chapbooks. Simultaneous submissions are permitted. Enclose entry fee (NFSPS members $20, non-members $25), check or money order made out to NFSPS. No certified mail, no registered mail, and no disks. SASE or e-mail address for results.

October 17 Deadlines
10/17/14 Venture
Chapbook Award
Prizes: £1,000, £500, (5) £50, publication Fee: £20 via PayPal
e-mail only award e-mail:
venture [at] flippedeye [dot] net
Chapbook manuscript: open to anyone over the age of 16 anywhere in the world. Entries can consist of up to 15 A4 pages of poetry of any length and must be attached as Rich Text Format (.rtf) files. There is no limit on the number of entries a single entrant can make. All entries will be considered anonymously by the judging panel. Your entries should have a title, but your name should not appear anywhere on the .rtf file submitted. £20 per entry, paid by PayPal to websales [at] flippedeye [dot] net All entries must be received by midnight on 30 September 2011. Payment can also be made at website. (There is information on free & discounted entry under Payment.) The poems in your entry may have been published previously, but not as part of or within as a published collection. Copyright remains with the authors but flipped eye publishing reserves the right to first publication of the pamphlet. The winner and runner up of the Venture Award will both have pamphlets published by flipped eye publishing. The prize for the award winner is £1000 plus publication and for the runner-up £500 plus publication. Five commended poets will receive £50 each. The judging panel are unable to offer feedback to entrants on their submissions. The final judge’s decision will be final. If in the judge’s estimation no collection deserves to win, a shortlist of 5 (five) poets will receive a share of the prize, but no publications will be released. We reserve the right to change the panel of judges without notice. Submission of your entry for the award will be deemed to be acceptance of the conditions listed.

October 20 Deadlines
10/20/14 Joy Harjo Poetry Award Prizes: $1,250, $250, and publication Fee: $17
enter online
Judge: Martin Espada
Notify: late December
3 poems: Submit up to three unpublished poems (100 line limit for each) or one unpublished short story (5000 word limit), any subject, any style. NO AUTHOR NAME ON MS! There is a $17 entry fee. You will be instructed how to pay this by our submission service. Fiction submissions must be double-spaced. No relatives of or employees of CUTTHROAT, no friends or students of judges are eligible for these prizes. No stories or poems that have been published or have won contests are eligible. All finalists are acknowledged and considered for publication.

10/20/14 Troubadour International Poetry Prize Prizes: £5,000, £1,000, £300, (20) £25 Fee: $8
enter online   Judges: Neil Astley, Amy Wack
Notify: November 19
Poems: from poets of any nationality, from any country, aged over 18 years, and writing in English; no poet may win more than one prize; judges’ decision is final; no correspondence will be entered into. Poems must be in English, no longer than 45 lines, must be the original work of the entrant (no translations) and must not have been previously broadcast or published (in print or online); winning & commended poems may be published (in print or online) by Troubadour International Poetry Prize, and may not be published elsewhere for one year after Monday 20th October 2014 without permission; no limit on number of poems submitted; no alterations accepted after submission. Fee of £5/€6/$8 per poem by PayPal. By E-mail: No entry form required; poems must be submitted in body of e-mail (no attachments) to CoffPoetry@aol.com; entries should be preceded by Poet’s Name, Address, Phone No., List of Poem Titles, Total Number of Poems Total Fees, and whether payment-to-follow or fees already paid via PayPal; acknowledgement will be sent to entrant’s e-mail address showing Entry Acknowledgment Reference.

October 30 Deadlines
10/30/15 Tales for Love Poems and Short Fiction for Nature Prizes: Scrivener writing software Fee: donation
enter via e-mail
ruimigcar@gmail.com Judge: http://synchchaos.com/
Notify: end of November
1–2 poems: We want to select 36 poems and 4 stories for an anthology that will be published as an e-book in Windows 8.


  1. Every person in the world can participate as long as the submitted work is written in English;
  2. Each person can submit one or two poems, with no word limit, and one story, with maximum 3000 words;
  3. The first prize is the software Scrivener for Windows or Mac;
  4. All the selected works will be part of the Anthology, that will be available for free for at least 100 countries;
  5. We would like to receive a small donation from you;
  6. Deadline date: 30 October 2015;
  7. By the end of November 2015 results will be announced at http://talesforlove.blogs.sapo.pt;
  8. The Anthology will be published during December 2015 and the first prize will be given as soon as possible;
  9. Works should be sent to Rui M. at ruiprcar@gmail.com together with name, country and e-mail contact. Like this page and answer the questionnaire below. Put "International Literary Contest “Poems and Short Fiction for Nature – 2015”" in subject line. Payment of the volunteer donation, if existing, must be done using PayPal to ruimigcar@gmail.com.

October 31 Deadlines
10/31/14 Black River Chapbook Competition Prizes: $500 and 10 copies Fee: $15
enter online editors@blacklawrencepress.com Judge: Editors, past winners
Notify: December 31
Chapbook manuscript: submit manuscript of 16-36 pages of poetry or short fiction (not a combination of both), along with a $15 entry fee for each manuscript entered. Multiple submissions are acceptable. In order to reduce the costs of printing and postage and in the spirit of being a bit greener, Black Lawrence Press now accepts electronic submissions rather than hard copies for our contests. Please include the following in your electronic submission: A cover letter with brief bio and contact information including your e-mail address(es) A .rtf, .doc, or .pdf attachment including a title page, an acknowledgments page, a table of contents, and your manuscript with numbered pages.

10/31/14 Dana Awards Prizes: $1,000 Fee: $15 to Dana Awards
Mary Elizabeth Parker, Chair
danaawards@gmail.comQuestions only. No e-mail submissions. Judges:
Notify: May 1
5 poems: Since we don't promise publication, you're free to submit the same work elsewhere in the meantime and still be eligible for any of our monetary awards. AWARD FOR POETRY is $1,000 for the best group of 5 poems, judged on the overall excellence of all 5. 5 poems per entry. No light verse or verse for or by persons under 16. Poems may be thematically related but need not be. Poems longer than 100 lines are discouraged. Typed, single-spaced preferred.

10/31/14 T. S. Eliot Prize for Poetry Prizes: $2,000 and publication Fee: $25 to Truman State University Press 
T. S. Eliot Prize for Poetry
Truman State University Press
100 E. Normal Ave.
Kirksville, MO 63501-4221
Judge: TBA
Notify: February
Book manuscript: Truman State University Press offers $2,000 and publication of the winning collection. The purpose of the T. S. Eliot Prize is to publish and promote contemporary English-language poetry, regardless of a poet's nationality, reputation, stage in career, or publication history. Manuscripts should be 60–100 typed pages of original poetry in English. Each poem should begin on a separate page and be single-spaced. Include two title pages: one with name, address, e-mail address, phone number, and manuscript title; one with only the manuscript title. (Your name must not appear in the manuscript.) Include a table of contents and a list of acknowledgments for previously published individual poems, if applicable. Enclose SASE to be notified when we receive your manuscript. (No other postage-paid envelopes are necessary.) All entrants will receive a copy of the winning book. Manuscripts will not be returned. Please do not send your only copy. Include $25 for the reading fee. To pay by Visa, MasterCard, or Discover, include your credit card number, expiration date, cardholder name, and signature. Simultaneous manuscripts are accepted, but please notify us if your manuscript is accepted elsewhere. Manuscripts should be unbound and placed in a file folder.

10/31/14 The Elixir Press Poetry Awards Prizes: $2,500, $1,500 and possible publication Fee: $30 to Elixir Press
Elixir Press
P.O. Box 27029
Denver, CO 80227
info@elixirpress.com Judges: TBA
Book manuscript: Manuscripts should be typed on one side of the page and on standard paper. Send a business size SASE for reply only; manuscripts cannot be returned. An SAS postcard for receipt of manuscript is optional. Please use a 12 to 14 point font. Do not send the only copy of your manuscript. Do not send biographical material, photographs, CDs, videos, or illustrations. Enclose a cover sheet stating the name of the manuscript and the author's name,address, and telephone number and a cover sheet with the title alone. Manuscripts must be paginated and include a table of contents and and acknowledgments page if appropriate. Simultaneous submissions are welcome, so long as Elixir is notified immediately if a manuscript is accepted elsewhere. Manuscripts must be at least 48 pages in length. Please secure your manuscript with either a binder clip or file folder. Do not otherwise bind your manuscript. Online submission at site.

10/31/14 James Hearst Poetry Prize Prizes: $1,000, $100, $50, and publication Fee: $20 to North American Review
online only (319) 273-6455
5 poems: All entry fees include a one-year subscription. This year, all submissions to the James Hearst Poetry Prize will be handled through our online submission system.If you have problems with the online submission system or are unable to upload your submission, please call us at (319) 273-3026 for other entry options.You may enter up to five poems in one file. No names on manuscripts. please. Your poems will be "read blind." Simultaneous submission to other journals or competitions is not allowed. To receive the list of winners, please state this in your cover letter and be sure to supply an e-mail address. Winners will also be announced in the writers' trade magazines and on this website. Tips: We have noticed that long poems rarely do well—too much can go wrong in a large space. Poems that have reached the finalist stage in our competition in the past are typically one to two pages (often much shorter). Winning poems always balance interesting subject matter and consummate poetic craft. We value both free verse and formal poems in rhyme and meter—both open and closed forms.

10/31/14 Honickman First Book Prize Prizes: $3,000, book tour, publication, and royalties Fee: $25 to The American Poetry Review
The American Poetry Review
Honickman First Book Prize
University of the Arts
320 S. Broad St, Hamilton #313
Philadelphia, PA 19102
215-496-0439 Judge: C.D. Wright
Notify: February 15
Book manuscript:The prize of $3,000, with an introduction by the judge and distribution of the winning book by Copper Canyon Press through Consortium, will be awarded with publication of the book in the same year. The author will receive a standard book publishing contract, with royalties paid in addition to the $3,000 prize, and a $1,000 grant for book tour expenses. The prize is open to any writer in English who is a U.S. citizen and who has not published a book-length collection of poems. Poems previously published in periodicals or limited-edition chapbooks may be included in the manuscript, but the manuscript itself must not have been published as a book-length work exceeding 25 pages. Translations are not eligible nor are works written by multiple authors. The editors of The American Poetry Review will screen manuscripts for the judge. Manuscripts cannot be returned. Please use first class mail. No Federal Express, Overnight Mail, or UPS. An announcement of the winner will appear in the March/April issue of The American Poetry Review. You may simultaneously submit your manuscript elsewhere, but please notify us immediately if it is accepted for publication. Submission of more than one manuscript is permissible; each must be under separate cover with a fee, a return postcard, and a notification envelope. Send no revisions during the reading period. Send: A clearly typed poetry manuscript of 48 pages or more, single-spaced, paginated, with a table of contents and acknowledgments. A good copy is acceptable. Include two title pages: one with your name, address, phone number, and the book title; a second title page should contain the title only. Your name should not appear anywhere on the manuscript except the first title page. Use a plain file folder for the manuscript. An entry fee of $25 by check or money order, payable to The American Poetry Review. A #10 SASE for notification of contest results. A SASP for notification of receipt of the manuscript. Your manuscript identification number will be included on this card when it is returned to you. If no postcard is included in your entry, you will not be notified of its receipt.


The National Poetry Competition Prizes: £5,000, £2,000, £1,000, (7x)£100 Fee: £6
enter online competition@poetrysociety.org.uk Judges: Roddy Lumsden, Glyn Maxwell and Zoë Skoulding
Notify: January 31
Poems: Each poem must be 40 lines or less (not including title). International entries are welcome. All winners will receive a free year's membership in the Poetry Society. There will be a reception for all prizewinners to receive their awards in Spring. Don't Enter Before: 5/15. Entry Fee: £6 for first poem, £3.50 pounds for each additional poem. Membership in Poetry Society gets you a free second entry. Payment only in sterling; credit cards OK. Online submissions accepted at http://poetrysociety.org.uk/shop/. Sponsor is a leading UK poetry organization. Submit: MS, SASE #10 envelope for notification, entry form (send SASE or visit website). Typed, single- or double-spaced, not stapled, on one side of letter-size paper. Each poem must have a title. Include entry form with author's name, address, phone number, and poem titles; no name of author on poems. Notify if accepted elsewhere.


Rhino Founder's Prize Prizes: $500, (2x)$50 Fee: $10
enter online editors@rhinopoetry.org Judges:
Poems: Enter September 1 – October 31 for our 2016 Founders’ Contest. Winner receives $500; two runners-up receive $50; all submissions considered for publication; $10 reading fee for up to 5 poems, no more than 5 pages. We invite traditional or experimental work reflecting passion, originality, artistic conviction, and a love affair with language. In addition to print publication, all accepted poems receive online publication and invitation for audio component.

10/31/14 The Lexi Rudnitsky First Book Prize Prizes: $1,000, publication, and residency in Italy Fee: $25 to The Lexi Rudnitsky Poetry Project
The Lexi Rudnitsky Poetry Prize
c/o Persea Books
PO Box 1388
Columbia, MO 65201
    Judge: anonymous selection committee
Notify: on website in January
Book manuscript: a poetry collection by an American woman poet who has yet to publish a book of poems. Submitted manuscripts should include a title page, containing the author's name, the author's contact information, and the title of the collection; and a second title page, only the title of the collection. To help ensure impartiality among judges, the author's name should not appear on any other page of the submission other than the first of those two title pages. Manuscripts should be at least 40 pages and should be paginated, with the title of the collection included on each page as a header or footer, and fastened with a clip. Please do not staple or permanently bind submissions. Submitted manuscripts will not be returned. Submissions must be written primarily in English to be considered. Translations are not accepted. Entries must be postmarked between September 1 and November 1 (or the first weekday thereafter if November 1 falls on a weekend), and should include a check (in U.S. funds) in the amount of $25, payable to the order of The Lexi Rudnitsky Poetry Project. In addition, the winner receives the option of an all-expenses-paid residency at the Civitella Ranieri Center, a renowned artists’ retreat housed in a fifteenth-century castle in Umbertide, Italy.

10/31/14 Sunken Garden Poetry Chapbook Competition Prizes: $1,000, 25 copies, promotion, reading Fee: $25 to Tupelo Press
Mail your domestic submission to:
Tupelo Press Sunken Garden Chapbook, PO Box 1767, North Adams, MA 01247

Mail your international submission to:
Tupelo Press Sunken Garden Chapbook Prize, 243 Union Street, # 305, North Adams MA 01247 USA
  Judge: Peter Stitt
Chapbook manuscript: Submit a previously unpublished, chapbook-length poetry manuscript with a table of contents. There is no mandatory page count. We suggest in the area of 20 to 36 pages, but all manuscripts will be read and considered with full respect, regardless of length, and no manuscript will be rejected simply because it's shorter or longer. If you are submitting a paper manuscript, include two cover pages: one with the title of the manuscript only, the other with title of manuscript, name, address, telephone number, and email address. Cover letters or biography notes are optional; if included, these will not be read until the conclusion of the contest. If you are submitting a manuscript online, include a single cover page with the title of the manuscript only, so that your manuscript document remains anonymous. Submittable provides fields to fill in your contact information: name, address, telephone number, and email address. Individual poems in a contest manuscript may have been previously published in magazines, journals, or anthologies, or chapbooks, but the work as a whole must be unpublished. If applicable, include with your manuscript an acknowledgments page for prior publications. Simultaneous submissions to other publishers or contests are permitted, as long as you notify Tupelo Press promptly if a manuscript is accepted elsewhere.

10/31/11 White Eagle Coffee Store Press Chapbook Contest Prizes: $500, 25 copies, and publication Fee: $15 to WECSP
Poetry Chapbook Contest
White Eagle Coffee Store Press
P.O. Box 383
Fox River Grove, IL 60021
WECSPress@aol.com Judge: TBA
Notify: early spring
Chapbook manuscript: Manuscript of 20 to 24 pages, easy-to-read printing. No names on MS. Collection must be unpublished, but individual poems can be published. Cover Title Page with Title, Name, Address, Phone, and brief Biography. Second Title Page. No Name. 125 word Statement about your work to be included in book. (materials, methods, work habits, vision—whatever would introduce a new reader to your work.) Paginated Table of Contents. List of credits for previously published poems. $15. Reading Fee. Check to WECSP. US funds. #10 SASE for contest results. MSS recycled. Simultaneous submissions OK, but please tell us should you publish elsewhere. Published on the Internet means Published. All entrants receive winning chapbook.