No Contact, an online literary magazine that publishes fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and art, is looking for submissions for its first poetry contest.


Closes on Monday, July 26, 2021


No Contact is proud to announce its very first poetry contest, judged by Matt Mitchell! One winner will receive $250 and publication in Issue Twenty-Three (August 12). Two finalists will receive $50 and publication in Issue Twenty-Three. The contest is free to enter, and all poems will be considered for publication.

Contest Opens: June 15
Contest Closes: July 26


  • All poetry submissions must be original and previously unpublished. Yes, this includes social media and blog posts.
  • The contest will be free to enter. No reading fees.
  • You may enter no more than two poems.
  • Each poem should be ninety (90) lines or shorter.
  • Each poem should start on a new page.
  • Please include your name, email address, and the title of your submission in your cover letter. DO NOT include your name on the pages of your submission.
  • Simultaneous submissions are great! Please just withdraw your submission(s) as soon as they’ve been picked up elsewhere.
  • We strongly encourage submissions from trans/fem/nonbinary/gender nonconforming, LGBQ+, disabled, and BIPOC writers.

About No Contact

Founded in 2020 by quarantined Columbia University MFA writers, No Contact strives to put our inside voices on the page, and write what’s integral to our daily experience.

At No Contact, we handle work as we’d want our own work to be handled — with great care in editing, presentation, and promotion. We create custom artwork for each piece, and assemble each issue with an eye for cohesion. We publish seasoned veterans and debut writers side-by-side.


Submit entries via Duosuma.


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