The Adrienne Rich Award for Poetry
- $1,500 prize for a single
- Judge: Carolyn Forché
- Submissions Open March 1 -
April 30, 2017
- Submit 1-5 unpublished poems on
any subject in any style up to a maximum of 10 pages per entry. (We enjoy long
- Simultaneous submissions welcome. Please notify
us immediately of publication elsewhere.
- Reading fee of $15 per entry. A limited number of
complimentary entries are available to poets for whom the fee represents a
hardship. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
- Submitters paying the $15 fee may purchase a 1-year subscription to the BPJ for only $10, nearly half off the regular subscription price.
editors will consider all submissions for publication.
will be notified by June 30; the winner will be announced and published in the
Fall 2017 issue of the BPJ.
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“…every poem breaks a silence that had to be overcome…”