2017 Guidelines & Information:
- Poems must be your original and unpublished creative work, and must not have won a major prize in other contests.
- Deadline: March 1, 2017. 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.
- Early Contest entrants benefit from early decision: notification at least a month before deadline as to whether you are a finalist for one of the 51 Prizes. The early decision period ends January 1, 2017
- 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: 1-2 poems, $11; up to 7 poems, $16; up to 10 poems, $21. Please make sure you choose the appropriate entry fee on the drop-down list for the number of poems you submit.
- You must submit your work online at our submission site.