Poetry Quarterly is proud to offer the Rebecca Lard award.
Submissions for each year's award are accepted from Jan. 1st through Dec. 31st.

Submissions are now open.

The winner of the Lard award will receive:

  • $300 (US)
  • Your poem featured in the spring issue of the following year
  • 1 Copy of the issue in print
  • You will be featured on the back cover
  • You will be featured on the Poetry Quarterly website
  • Free entry to the next Poetry Quarterly Contest

    Honorable mentions (if any) will receive:

  • Publication in Poetry Quarterly
  • Free entry to the next contest

    For complete details, see "Rules"

  • All entrants receive a 1 year electronic subscription. ($20 Value)
  • All poems submitted are considered for publication.

    Rebecca Lard (1772-1855) was the first poet in Indiana. In her day, Lard was well known for submitting to publications. A copy of her little volume of verse (there are only five numbered pages) is preserved in the collection of the Historical & Philosophical Society of Ohio, Cincinnati, and an undated clipping from an early issue of the Cincinnati Gazette pasted on the inner wrapper states that it is the work of Mrs. Lard, "a lady of Indiana." Also authored The Banks of the Ohio which was published in 1823.

    We only accept contest submissions through the submission manager, unless you have a pre-paid submission voucher. To submit with a voucher, see the "Rules" page.

    Winners are announced on our Homepage

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    The contest will be judged by our editor unless otherwise noted.

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