Deadline: May 1, 2024

Entry fee: $10

About the competition

The Peseroff Prize honors Joyce Peseroff’s work as a poet, teacher, editor, innovator, and mentor. She helped found the MFA Program in Creative Writing at the University of Massachusetts Boston, served as its first director, and retired from teaching in 2014.

Submit up to three poems and a $10 entry fee. There are no restrictions on content or form. Poems should be previously unpublished. All entries will be considered for publication. We accept simultaneous submissions, but please notify Breakwater if submission is accepted elsewhere.

Competition guideline

  • Breakwater Review only accepts previously unpublished work and is glad to review simultaneous submissions, but please inform us if your writing is accepted elsewhere. 
  • We publish ONLINE two times per year, in the Spring and Fall.
  • **NEW: If a contest is taking place during a particular submission period, we will be limiting the number of incoming submissions for the general submission form of that genre. For instance, while the Breakwater Fiction Contest is open, the General Fiction form will have a limited capacity of acceptances; the General Poetry form will have a limited capacity when the Peseroff Poetry Prize is open, and so on.
  • Submissions sent via e-mail will not be accepted
  • Read the whole guideline and submit your entry here.
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