We picked this particular contest for poets who wish to submit a manuscript before next semester begins. Although there is a $20 entry fee, you could receive $1,500 for winning!
Boston Review Annual Poetry Contest
The winning poet will receive $1,500 and have his or her work published in the November/December 2015 issue of Boston Review. Submit up to five unpublished poems, no more than ten pages total. All poems must be in English. Any poet is eligible, unless he or she is a current student, former student, relative, or close friend of the judge, Cathy Park Hong. Mailed manuscripts must be submitted in duplicate, with a cover note listing the author’s name, address, email, and phone number. No cover note is necessary for online submissions. Names and other identifying information must not be on the poems themselves. Simultaneous submissions are not permitted, submissions will not be returned, and submissions may not be modified after entry. Failure to comply with any contest guidelines may result in your submission being disqualified. A non-refundable $20 entry fee, payable to Boston Review in the form of a check or money order or by credit card, must accompany all submissions. All submitters receive a complimentary half-year subscription (3 issues) to Boston Review. Mailed submissions must be postmarked no later than June 1, 2015.
The winner will be announced in the fall on the Boston Review website. All poems submitted to the contest will be considered for publication in Boston Review.
Please enter online using our contest entry manager. This requires payment using a credit card.