Saturday, January 27, 2024

$20,000 poetry prize, plus 5 paying markets for your poetry and short prose

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Montreal International Poetry Prize, run by the Department of English at McGill University, is open for entries from anywhere but must be in English. Maximum 40 lines.

Aprroximately 60 poems will be chosen for inclusion in the Montreal Prize anthology. Authors of all poems selected will receive a copy of the anthology.

Top poem wins $20,000.

Entry fee: $20 during early entry period; $25 before final deadline; $17 for every additional entry.

Early deadline: May 1, 2024; final deadline: May 15, 2024. Full guidelines here. 

Navigation tips: Always check out the Labels underneath a post; they’ll lead you to various distinct collections of postings. Check out other journals and contests to send your short prose and poetry. Go here {and scroll down}.   

Off  Topic Publishing publishes books, holds a contest each month, and sends poetry, chocolate and tea to subscribers.

Currently, they have no guidelines posted for books, so presumably aren’t actively looking.

They post a new contest on the first day of each month. Then entries are due by the tenth of the month. In January, the contest was for short fiction (maximum 1,500 words). In subsequent months, they’ll have contests for poetry and creative nonfiction. Then they’ll cycle back to short fiction.

Full guidelines here.

Poetry Box: Each month, Off Topic sends a physical poetry card with tea and chocolate to subscribers. Submit 1–3 poems in any style, no more than 15 lines (including blank lines).

Pays $30 Canadian

Deadline: 25th of each month. Poems received after the 25th will be considered for the next month. Full guidelines here. 

The Ex-Puritan is an online literary quarterly published out of Toronto. It used to be The Puritan, a print journal published out of Ottawa. It’s looking for short fiction, essays, book reviews, interviews, experimental/hybrid work, and poetry.  

Pays: $200 per essay; $150 per work of fiction; $100 per interview; $100 per review; $50 per poem or $100 for multiple poems; $50+ for experimental work and an increasing scale depending on the nature of the piece.

Deadline: March 25 for inclusion in the spring issue; after that, you’ll be considered for the summer issue. Full guidelines here.

ITERANT is a gorgeous quarterly poetry journal. 

Pays $50 US per poet – they generally publish more than one of the poet’s poems at a time. Submit up to eight poems.

Full submission guidelines here. No deadline.


Palette Poetry is an online poetry journal that publishes established poets, but especially welcomes emerging poets. Send no more than 5 poems and no more than 10 pages.

Pays $50 US per poem up to $150.

Always open to submissions. Guidelines here.


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