30 September 2021
Who may enter
Poets of all ages may enter. Authors from all countries are eligible except Syria, Iran, North Korea, and Crimea (due to US government restrictions).
The competition is organised by Winning Writers.
You may submit poems on any theme, up to 250 lines each.
Poems must be written in English.
You may submit the same poem simultaneously to this contest and to others, and you may submit poems that have been published or won prizes elsewhere.
$15 per submission of 1-2 poems.
• The Tom Howard Prize: $3,000 for a poem in any style or genre.
• The Margaret Reid Prize: $3,000 for a poem that rhymes or has a traditional style.
• Honorable Mentions: 10 awards of $200 each (any style)
For further information visit the official competition website.