Welcome to the 15th annual Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest.
Submit published or unpublished work. Win upto $4,000 in prizes.
Please submit during April 15-September 30, 2017.
Submit poems on any theme, up to 250 lines each.
We will award the Tom Howard Prize of $1,500 for a poem in any style or genre, and the Margaret Reid Prize of $1,500 for a poem that rhymes or has a traditional style. Ten Honorable Mentions will receive $100 each (any style).
The top 12 entries will be published online.
Judge: Soma Mei Sheng Frazier, assisted by Jim DuBois.
You may submit published or unpublished work. This contest accepts multiple entries (submit them one at a time). Please omit your name from your entries. We prefer 12-point type or larger. Please avoid fancy, hard-to-read fonts.
For the purpose of the Margaret Reid Prize, a poem in a traditional style employs regular meter and/or rhyme, or is written in a recognized poetic form. This includes traditional Western forms such as ballads, sonnets, and blank verse, and Asian forms such as tanka and haiku.