Deadline: September 30, 2022

About the competition

A prize of $3,000 is given annually for a single poem that evokes the American South. The winner will also receive an all-expenses-paid trip to Oxford, Mississippi, for the awards ceremony in March 2023. Susan Kinsolving will judge. Submit one poem of up to three pages by September 30. There is no entry fee.

The Willie Morris Awards for Southern Writing celebrate works in three genres—fiction, nonfiction and poetry. A national panel of judges reviews hundreds of nominated books and poems looking for works that ask readers to engage with the complexities of the U.S. South.

Competition guidelines

  • Poets may submit one original, unpublished poem no longer than three pages that evokes the American South.
  • Register your submission by completing the form linked below, where you will upload your poem.
  • Submit your entry here.

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