Poetry Contest Open for Entries
“THE BEST WORDS in their best order.” That was Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s definition of poetry. And it’s ours too. We’re looking for poems that attain this high mark.
Narrative Magazine's Eighth Annual Poetry Contest is open to all writers, and all entries will be considered for publication.
• $1,500 First Prize
• $750 Second Prize
• $300 Third Prize
• Ten finalists receive $75 each
See the Guidelines. Read prior winners.
Emerging poets account for a third of the scores of poets Narrative publishes each year.
Many of our contest winners go on to find agents, win other awards, and publish books.
We are committed to paying our authors, to providing excellent editorial support, and to encouraging a wide audience for poetry.
We look forward to reading your work.