Deadline: April 30, 2023

Entry fee: $15

About the competition

Letter Review is offering $800 USD total Prize pool in a competition for poems of not more than 70 lines. No subject or style restrictions: all poems welcome. Open to writers who live anywhere in the world. First Prize is $400 USD, Second Prize is $250 USD, and Third Prize is $150 USD. All winning entries are published at Letter Review. Twenty poets will be Longlisted. All entries are considered for publication, submission to the Pushcart Prize, and for further anthologies. 

Competition guidelines

  • We are seeking poems up to 70 lines.
  • The Prize is open to anyone, from anywhere in the world.
  • There are no style or subject restrictions: all poems welcome.
  • It costs $15 USD to enter one poem, $27 USD to enter two (save $3), and $35 USD to enter three (save $10).
  • Enter via Submittable. No entries via post please.
  • The Prize opens on the 1st March 2023 closes at 11:59 pm (ET) on the 30th April 2023.
  • Please include a short biography of less than 200 words in your cover letter. Ensure the biography is suitable for publication. 
  • Ensure the file name of your document is only the title of your poem/s. Do not include your name in your story document or file name as the Prize is judged blind.
  • You may enter as many times as you wish.
  • The judges will be Ol James and Nakita Dass.
  • Format: If submitting multiple poems, please submit all poems together as a single document. No translations please. Submissions must be primarily written in English. Any non English phrases should be accompanied by a translation. The author must own the copyright to every part of the poem. Very light quotation from another work is acceptable at the submission stage.
  • Read the whole guideline and submit your entry here.
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