mon30sepAll DayThis event is FREE to enter! Yay!The Letter Review Prize for PoetryCategoryPoetryInternationalEntry FeeFree Max word count70 lines Top Prize$1000

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Letter Review is offering $1000 USD total Prize pool in a competition for poems of not more than 70 lines. No subject or style restrictions: all poems welcome.

Open to writers who live anywhere in the world. 2-4 Winners are announced who are published and share in the Prize money. Up to twenty writers are shortlisted.

All entries are considered for publication, submission to the Pushcart Prize, and for further anthologies. The Prize is judged blind to ensure fairness.

The Prize offers:

  • The top 2-4 winning entries of the Prize for Poetry are declared the Winners, and share equally in the Prize pool of $1000 USD.
  • To recognize the abilities of the writers who do not place as a Winner, 10-20 entries are Shortlisted.
  • All entries are considered for publication.
  • Winning entries are published in The Letter Review online, and in the Winners Anthology.
  • Winning entries are also frequently submitted to further prestigious anthologies such as the Pushcart Prize.
  • Winners may request a professional recommendation / endorsement of their work in the form of a letter from Judges which they may submit to agents, publishers etc.
  • Winners may also participate in an interview series, further raising their professional profile.

The Letter Review Prize is judged blind to ensure all entrants including emerging, established, and diverse writers have an equal chance of success.

We are keen to encourage quality, so suggest writers to check their stories before submitting using Prowritingaid. They have free and paid versions and are the best writing software we know to help improve grammar, readability and check for repetition, ‘sticky’ sentences and suggest alternatives.

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