Guidelines & Information:
- Poems must be your original and unpublished creative work, and must not have won a major prize in other contests. Please put all poems in one file.
- Deadline: March 1, 2018. Winners are announced in the summer and are published in the Fall/Winter Issue.
- One Grand Prize winner will receive $1000 and publication. Twenty entrants will receive International Publication Awards, with publication in the contest issue, and a free copy. Thirty entrants will receive International Merit Awards, with recognition in the contest issue, and a free copy.
- Previous Grand Prize winners and associates, friends, or students of the judge(s) are not eligible.
- The entry fee for the contest depends on the number of poems you submit. Fees: 1-3 poems, $12; up to 6 poems, $18; up to 10 poems, $23. Please make sure you choose the appropriate entry fee on the drop-down list for the number of poems you submit.
- We are no longer accepting contest entries by mail. Any entries received by mail will be returned unread.