A prize of $1,000 and publication in Poetry International is given annually for a single poem.
Our judge for 2017 is Sherwin Bitsui. Submit up to 3 poems with a $15 entry fee. Each additional poem will require $3 extra.
Simultaneous Submission Allowed
- Please read our general contest guidelines
- Only previously unpublished work is eligible for consideration.
- Provide your contact information & titles of all poems submitted on the title page.
- Author name and information should appear only on the title page. Please make your entry easy to read--no illustrations, fancy fonts or decorative borders.
- 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
: You may submit your poems simultaneously. Please note whether or not any poems/entries are simultaneous submissions.Poems translated from other languages are not eligible
unless you wrote both the original poem and the translation.
The winner is announced on our blog and website.