Our 2018 Poetry Prize is now closed. We’re grateful to everyone who shared their work with us, and we look forward to announcing the results in late November.
Please submit up to 5 poems.
The winner will receive $500 and print publication. In addition, the winning poem will be nominated for the Pushcart Prize.
All submitters will receive personalized editorial feedback, and all poems are considered for publication.
Simultaneous submissions are allowed.
Final decisions will be announced in November. At the discretion of our judges, no winner may be selected.
The entrance fee is $10. As we're committed to encouraging local student participation, current Penn undergraduates can submit a Fee Waiver Request Form in order to bypass this fee.
Our 2018 Poetry Prize will be selected by a distinguished panel of judges that includes Jamie-Lee Josselyn, Lynn Levin, Jessica Lowenthal, Michelle Taransky, and Yolanda Wisher. Visit their bios to learn more.