Deadline: January 15, 2024
Entry fee: $25
About the competition
The competition is organized by the Rattle, an American poetry magazine. The competition is open to writers worldwide.
Each poet may submit 15 – 30 pages of poems. Poems must be written in English.
Individual poems may be previously published in any format, but the manuscript as a whole must be unpublished as a collection.
Multiple entries by a single poet are accepted, however each manuscript must be treated as a separate entry, each with an additional $25 fee.
The $25 entry fee is a one-year subscription to Rattle (or a one-year extension for subscribers).
The three winners will each receive $5,000 and 500 author copies of their chapbook, which will also be distributed to all of Rattle’s subscribers.
- 1) The $25 entry fee is a one-year subscription to Rattle (or a one-year extension for subscribers) at our regular rate. New subscriptions will start with the next season’s issue. Current subscribers will receive a one-year extension. Due to shipping costs, international entries through Submittable will receive a 3/4 subscription (three mailings) instead of the full year.
- 2) Three winners, judged by the editors of Rattle in an anonymized review, will receive $5,000 and 500 author copies of their chapbook, which will also be distributed to all of Rattle’s 7,000+ subscribers along with a future issue of the magazine. At least one of the winners will be a poet who has never published a full-length collection of poetry (48 pages or more) prior to 2024.
- 3) Open to writers, worldwide; poems must be written primarily in English (no translations, except by the author). Individual poems may be previously published in any format, but the manuscript as a whole must be unpublished as a collection. Do not include any poems that have been published in Rattle—if the chapbook includes poems that we have published, they may be added back before publication, but we cannot consider them during the anonymous review of this contest. If you have an open submission at Rattle that includes poems from the chapbook, include a note letting us know. Manuscripts may include images or other artwork. Simultaneous submissions are allowed, but we must be notified immediately.
- 4) Read the whole guideline and submit an entry here.