Deadline: September 30, 2022
Entry fee: $20
About the competition
Welcome to the 20th annual Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest. Submit published or unpublished work. $8,000 in prizes.
- TOM HOWARD PRIZE: $3,000 for a poem in any style or genre
- MARGARET REID PRIZE: $3,000 for a poem that rhymes or has a traditional style
- The top two winners will also receive two-year gift certificates from our co-sponsor, Duotrope (a $100 value)
- Honorable Mentions: 10 awards of $200 each (any style)
- Top 12 entries published online
- Enter via Submittable
- Length limit: 250 lines maximum per poem. No restriction on age of author.
- Authors from all countries eligible except Syria, Iran, North Korea, and Crimea (due to US government restrictions).
- First time entering? We prepared this brief video to guide you.
- See also our short entry checklist, then click the button below to submit.
- Read the winning entries from the 19th contest.
- The results of the 20th contest will be announced on April 15, 2023. Fee: $20 per submission of 1-3 poems. Enter as many submissions as you wish.