Poetry Quarterly

Contest Rules

1. Submit up to three (3) previously unpublished poems with a $10 reading fee payable to Poetry Quarterly by PayPal using our submission manager.  

  • You must submit using our submission manager.
  • Simply attach three poems in a single submission document. Omit your name on the submission document.

    NOTE: We are no longer accepting contest submissions by mail, except submissions by those who have received a submission voucher.

    Mail your submission with your submission voucher to:

    Prolific Press Inc.
    P.O. Box 5315
    Johnstown, PA 15904

    Submissions by mail will not be returned. Please don't include a SASE for results. The winner will be announced on our website and contacted by email.  

    2. Each $10 reading fee entitles entrants to a 1 year electronic subscription to the Poetry Quarterly archives($20 Value), an extension of an existing subscription, or a gift subscription. See subscriptions for details on this.

    3. Simultaneous submissions are permitted; if your poem is accepted elsewhere, we ask that you withdraw it from the contest immediately. You may not substitute a new poem for a withdrawn poem.  

    4. Winners will be announced on the website and in the Spring issue of Poetry Quarterly. Please don't make inquiries prior to the publication date of the Spring issue.

    5. Poets directly associated with Poetry Quarterly or the contest judge are not eligible to submit work to the contest.

    6. No money will be refunded.

    7. The contest judge will be the editor unless otherwise noted.

    8. Some special offers for entry are extended for this contest.




  • Winners are announced on our Homepage

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