Submit a poem

There’s no excuse not to submit a poem in April, journals and anthologies are calling for submissions, the sun is shining too brightly to sleep late and there are loads of poetry readings and open mics to help stoke those poetry fires. Here are few fine places to submit your work. Just make sure you have read all rules and regulations before submitting.

Kay Snow writing contest
The annual writing contest awards one first prize of $300, one second place prize of $150, and a third place prize of $50 per winning entry in each of the four categories: fiction, nonfiction, Roland Smith YA and Middle Grade Fiction Award, and the Paulann Petersen Poetry Award. Student writers are awarded $50 for first place in three grade divisions, $20 for second place, and $10 for third place. In addition to cash prizes, winners will be listed on the Willamette Writers website, honored at the August Willamette Writers Conference Awards Gala, and are automatically considered for publication in Willamette Writers’ new literary journal.

For the Paulann Peterson Poetry prize, two complete poems may be submitted as one entry, any subject or form. Maximum length five pages for total entry. (Single space, except double-spaced between stanzas.)
Students in grades 1-12 can submit entries at no charge, members pay $12 per entry.
Deadline for entries is April 25th, 2015.
For information and to submit, visit

Redivider’s annual Beacon Street Prize
Your submission should include a brief cover letter of no more than 300 words pasted below (include all contact information).

The fee per entry is $15 and includes a one-year subscription to Redivider. There is an 8,000 word maximum per submission. Multiple submissions are accepted, as long as each piece is submitted separately with payment. Only one free subscription will be offered per entrant, regardless of repeat entries.
The deadline for submissions is April 30, 2015.
Winners will be notified in the early fall.
The fiction, poetry and nonfiction winners will receive $500 and publication in Winter 2015
For information and to submit, visit

Walk With Us: a Tribute Anthology to The West Wing
See, all that time watching TV wasn’t wasted.
This anthology is seeking submissions on the theme of how the TV show has changed the lives of some of its fans. Poetry, interviews, personal essays, literary journalism, and all forms of creative nonfiction considered. Deadline May 1.
For information and submit, visit

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