“There’s no money in poetry, but then there’s no poetry in money, either.”–Robert Graves


Copper Nickel

Editors’ Prizes in Poetry and Prose

Deadline: March 1, 2018


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Copper Nickel accepts submissions of poetry, fiction, essays, and translation folios from September 1 to March 1. The editors award two $500 prizes per issue—the Editors’ Prizes in Poetry and Prose. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

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North American Review

James Hearst Poetry Prize

Deadline: October 31, 2017

Entry Fee: $20


A prize of $1,000 and publication in North American Review is given annually for a poem. Eduardo C. Corral will judge. Using the online submission system, submit up to five poems with a $20 entry fee, which includes a subscription to North American Review, by October 31. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

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