Deadline: January 2, 2023

Entry fee: $15

About the competition

The Yeats Poetry Prize is open to anyone worldwide. Unpublished poems in English, up to 60 lines on any subject, may be entered at from November 1st. Postal entries are also welcome. Fees: $15 USD for first poem, $12 USD for each additional one. This is a blind competition.

Competition guideline

  • The WB Yeats Society of NY is pleased to offer this annual competition in honor of our namesake, and to recognize the valuable contributions poets and poetry make to human consciousness and enlightenment. Yeats said poetry should be “the record of the best and happiest moments of the happiest and best minds,” “the criticism of life,” and “the revelation of the soul of the poet.” The prize is open to anyone from anywhere in the world, regardless of age. First prize is $1,000, second prize is $500. There are honorable mentions, as well, at the judge’s discretion. Winners are recognized at a public event in New York City in April, National Poetry Month. One or more poems on any topic up to 60 lines are eligible. Submissions and payment must be made between November 1st and February 1st at
  • We also welcome mail-in entries to the WB Yeats Society of NY, c/o The National Arts Club, 15 Gramercy Park South, New York, NY 10003. Make check payable to the Society’s full name. Enclose a self-addressed, U.S. stamped envelope (SASE) to receive the printed copy of the judge’s report. Each mail-in poem must be 1) typed on a separate sheet of A4 paper (8.5x11in/0.21 x 0.297m) in 12-point Helvetica typeface, and 2) have a 3×5-in index card attached to it that includes the poet’s name, address, phone number, and email address, hand-written or typed. This information must not appear in the poems themselves.
  • Read the whole guideline and submit your entry here.
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