Our Submittable Portal Is Open Again!

Did you miss us while we were closed to online submissions?  Of course you did.  And we missed you too!

Our doors are open once more!  You can start sending us your wonderful poems at Submittable.  We are ready for a new batch.  (Though tbh we’re still making our way through contest subs, so we ask  for our contest submitters’ continued patience while we finish reading your work–we received nearly 475 submissions this year).

Hope you’re having a great summer writing your hearts out!

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Summer Hiatus Beginning 6/1

It’s summer which means we’re about to take a month off from receiving new work so that we can catch up on all the general/ contest submissions you’ve sent us—well, we will try anyway!

Our Submittable portal will be closed from June 1-30 for general submissions.  (Of course, you can always snail mail us work in June if you simply MUST send us your poems.)

We will re-open for new submissions on July 1st.

Dan Veach Prize for Younger Writers–Send Us Your Subs!

Attention undergraduate poets–here’s a bright idea for you:

Would you like to see your poem in print AND win $100 prize?  Of course you would!

The Dan Veach Prize for Younger Writers is open to undergraduate students from 18-23, and it’s free to enter.  (You just need a Submittable account, which is also free, to submit your work.)

Send us two of your best poems, each under 40 lines long, and a recommendation letter from a professor or an adult who knows your writing well and can attest that it’s your own work.

The contest is open until June 1st!  Enter here.

(And creative writing professors–please send your brilliant student poets our way!)

Contest Closing in Less Than a Month!

That’s right, everyone, our 2019 International Poetry Contest closes on May 15th, which means you have less than a month to get your poems into the contest.  What are you waiting for?

$10 lets you submit a packet of 3 poems.  Submit as many packets as  you want—the more the merrier.

Hurry, hurry!  Send us your poems!  We’re excited to read your work!

Check out our guidelines for more details!  And then submit!

International Poetry Contest Ready for Your Best Poems!

This year’s International Poetry Contest is up and running.  Send us your poems from around the globe!  We’re eager to read them.

What’s new:

  • We’ve lowered our contest submission fee to a flat rate–now you can submit any 3 poems for $10.  Enter as often as you like!  Send us 3 poems or 30, it’s up to you!
  • We have a new contest window:  Submit from February 1st-May 1st.

Check out our guidelines for more details!  And then submit!

 

2018 Dan Veach Prize for Younger Writers Award Winner: Alyssa Cruz

Congratulations to Alyssa Cruz, the 2018 Dan Veach Prize for Younger Writers Award Winner for her poem “I’m Noticing You Noticing Me, So Before You Ask,” which will appear in our Fall 2018 issue.

Alyssa Cruz is a Fillipina-American poet, born and raised in the suburbs of Seattle, Washington. She is a recent graduate of the University of Washington, who had the privilege of studying poetry abroad for two months in Rome, Italy. 

This year’s judge was JC Reilly.

2018 International Poetry Prize Winner: Carlos Andrés Gómez

Congratulations to Carlos Andrés Gómez, the 2018 International Poetry Prize Winner for his poem “Underground,” which will appear in our Fall 2018 issue.

Carlos Andrés Gómez is a Colombian-American poet and a graduate of the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College. Winner of the 2018 Sequestrum Editor’s Reprint Award in Poetry, 2015 Lucille Clifton Poetry Prize, and a two-time Pushcart Prize nominee, his work has appeared in the North American Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, The Rumpus, BuzzFeed Reader, Rattle, CHORUS: A Literary Mixtape (Simon & Schuster, 2012), and elsewhere. For more: CarlosLive.com

This year’s judge was Julie Kane.

2017 International Poetry Prize Winner: Mary Makofske

Congratulations to Mary Makofske, the 2017 International Poetry Prize Winner for her poem “Nasreen’s Story,” which will appear in our Fall 2017 issue.

This year’s judge was Cecilia Woloch.

Mary Makofske

Mary Makofske’s books are World Enough, and Time (Kelsay, 2017) ; Traction (Ashland, 2011), winner of the Richard Snyder Prize, Eating Nasturtiums, winner of a Flume Press chapbook prize, and The Disappearance of Gargoyles. Her poems have appeared recently in Poetry East, Southern Poetry Review, Briar Cliff Review, Antiphon, Paterson Literary Review, Crosswinds, The Stillwater Review, and Whale Road Review. She received second prize in the 2015 Allen Ginsberg Awards. www.marymakofske.com