Ends in 5 days, 15 hours

$20.00 USD, $15.00 USD

Our 2019 judge is Oliver de la Paz

First prize is $1,500 plus publication in River Styx Issue 103

  • Submit up to three poems per entry, no more than 14 pages. Please include all poems in a single document.
  • Additional poems may be submitted in a separate submission with additional entry fee.
  • Include name and address on the cover letter only. Please do not include that info on the manuscript pages.
  • Previously published poems, including those that have appeared on social media, websites, blogs, and personal home pages, are not eligible.
  • The judge will remove from consideration any entries he recognizes as having been written by poets with whom he has worked or studied.
  • Choose your entry fee: $15 or $20.  With the $20 entry fee, you will receive a one-year subscription (Issues 103 and 104). With the $15 entry fee, you will receive only Issue 103.
  • Contest results will be announced in September 2019.
  • First-, second-, and third-place winners will all be published in Issue 103.
  • All contest submissions will be considered for publication.