Deadlines: June & July


Every 15th of the month: new deadlines, new contests, and new opportunities for your voice to find the world. The next six weeks include: the Frontier Industry Prize, the BLP open reading period, the Winter Tangerine Prize, Rhino Poetry and more.



FEATURED: 2019 Frontier Industry Prize: One Poem//$3000

Judged by industry greats Jeff Shotts, Kwame Dawes, & Sarah Gambito. Open to emerging poets with no more than two full-length collections. Only ONE poem per submission. No line-limit. 2nd and 3rd place poems will receive $200/$100 respectively & publication with Frontier.

Reading Fee: $20


Omnidawn Poetry Chapbook Contest

The contest has been extended, but time is running out! Send them 20-40 pages of poetry. Winner receives $1,000, publication & 100 copies. This year’s judge is Tongo Eisen-Martin.

Reading Fee: $18


Blue Mountain Review

Submit to BMR now and hear back in under a month. They want up to three poems. Any length or style accepted.

Reading Fee: $5


Split Lip Magazine

Split Lip seeks innovative work by fresh voices. Only 1 unpublished poem per submission. Web payment rate of $50. No reading fee for the month of June. What have you got to lose?

Reading Fee: $0. (Option for expedited response within two weeks: $5)


Black Lawrence Press

Get those manuscripts ready! BLP has an open reading period 6/1 – 6/30 for chapbooks (16 – 36 pages) and full-length books (45 – 120 pages).

Reading Fee: $12


The Raw Art Review’s William Wantling Prize for Poetry

Judged by John D. Robinson. The winning poem will receive $200 with five additional poems receiving $25 honorable mention awards. 3 poems per entry. Previously published poems OK.

Reading Fee: $15


2019 Los Angeles Review Poetry Award

Judged by Matty Layne Glasgow. Submit up to 3 poems, no more than 50 lines each. Winner will receive $1,000 and publication both in LAR Online and in the best-of annual print edition.

Reading Fee: $20


2019 Winter Tangerine Poetry Award

For all you new & emerging poets (i.e. those who have never published a full-length book). Tiana Clark will judge. Submit up to 4 poems totaling no more than 8 pages. There is a $250 prize for the winner and $50 for finalists who will all be published in WT Issue #6 in early 2020.

Reading Fee: $0


2019 Charlotte Mew Chapbook Contest

Headmistress Press, a lesbian-identified publisher of books by LBT poets, announces their 5th annual chapbook contest judged by Robin Becker. 1st prize winner will receive $300 plus 20 copies of the winning book. All entries considered for publication. No more than 35 pages.

Reading Fee: $10 – $20 Sliding Scale, with fee waived upon request.


Asheville Poetry Review

Send 3-6 poems, any length or style, to this annual literary journal.

Reading Fee: $0


$10,000 Rattle Poetry Prize

The annual Rattle Poetry Prize offers $10,000 (!) for a single poem to be published in the winter issue of the magazine. Ten finalists will also receive $200 each, along with publication and eligibility for the $2,000 Readers’ Choice Award. Submit up to 4 poems. No line- limit.

Reading Fee: $25, which includes a one-year subscription to Rattle


The Comstock Review 2019 Muriel Craft Bailey Poetry Contest

First prize: $1,000, Second prize: $250, Third prize: $100. Honorable Mentions receive a one-year subscription. This year’s contest is judged by David Kirby. Submit up to 5 unpublished poems. Each poem must be a maximum of 40 lines. NO SIMULTANEOUS SUBMISSIONS.

Reading Fee: $27.50


Rhino Poetry (General Submissions)

RHINO seeks previously unpublished poems, translations, and flash-fiction. Send them 3-5 poems (no more than 5 total pages). All poems automatically considered for their Editor’s Prize.

Reading Fee: $0


Kestrel: A Journal of Literature and Art

Submit 3-5 poems. All styles welcome, including experimental and hybrid forms as well as translations. They encourage work by West Virginian and Appalachian writers.

Reading Fee: $3


Sugar House Review

Send them up to 5 poems, totaling no more than 15 pages. SHR notes that they are capped at 300 submissions per month and then the reading period closes, so act fast!!

Reading Fee: $0 (Fast-track is $3 with a response in 30 days or less)


Fairy Tale Review

FTR seeks poems for their print issue, the Coral Issue, to be published in March 2020. Submit up to 5 poems (no more than 10 pages). They are especially interested in environmental poetry.

Reading Fee: $0