Deadline: June 27, 2024

Entry fee: $20

About the competition

“The truth is rarely pure and never simple.”—Oscar Wilde

June 27, 2024 (postmarked)
Our dates never change. If the date falls on a Sunday, then Monday becomes the default postmarked date, if you mail the entry to us. Please note that the judging begins after June 27, 2024, with the announcement of the winner within 1-3 months.

The winner will receive $500.00 (USD), and the poem, along with information about the poet, will be published on the websites of Gival Press ( The winner will be asked to sign a release form for payment. In addition, Gival Press hopes to publish an anthology of the winners of this award along with the best poems submitted to the contest over a period of several years. The best original unpublished (be it in print or online) poem in English may be a translation into English from another language as long as the translator of the English unpublished version has the approval of the original poet that best describes LGBTQ+ life.

Competition guideline

  • Entrants are asked to submit up to 3 of their poems per submission in the following manner: (1) without any kind of identification, with the exception of the title, and (2) with a separate cover page with the following information: name, address (street, city, and state with zip code), telephone number, email address, if available, and the title of the poem submitted. (3) A short bio should also be included.
    Please include which pronouns you use to refer to yourself.
    Poems will not be returned, so poets should keep copies of their poems.
    If you submit via Submittable, please include in your cover letter:
    Email Address
  • Reading Fee:
    Poets must submit a reading fee of $20.00 (USD)  with a submission of up to 3 poems, regardless of the length. Checks or money orders drawn on American banks, routed through a USA address, such as Bank of America, should be made payable to Gival Press, LLC. Overseas money orders are not acceptable. Or you can pay via
    Regular Mail to:
    Robert L. Giron, Editor
    Gival Press Oscar Wilde Award
    Gival Press, LLC
    P.O. Box 3812
    Arlington, VA 22203.
  • Read the whole guideline and submit your poetry here.
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