Every year, Poetry International gives a prize of $1,000 and publication in Poetry International for a single poem. Editors of Poetry International will judge each submission. Submit up to 3 poems with a $15 entry fee. Each additional poem will require $3 extra.
- Please read our general contest guidelines
- Only previously unpublished work is eligible for consideration.
- Provide your contact information (including email and phone) & titles of all poems submitted in the cover letter.
- No identifying information should appear anywhere on the submission. Keep the submission simple and easy to read, avoid unusual fonts. Please no illustrations.
- ALL poems/entries are to be uploaded to Submittable within a single document (i.e. only ONE PDF, .doc, or .docx file is needed to submit "X" number of poems/entries, per submission)
- DECLINED ENTRIES will not receive an email, only a status change
Simultaneous submission allowed: You may submit your poems simultaneously. Please note whether or not any poems/entries are simultaneous submissions.
Poems translated from other languages are eligible ONLY IF you wrote both the original poem and the translation.
The winner is announced on our website.