Deadline Nears for Boulevard Emerging Poets Contest

Boulevard is now accepting submissions for its annual Emerging Poets Contest. Designed to honor a poet who has not yet published a collection with a nationally-distributed press, the contest awards a cash prize of $1,000 and publication in Boulevard. The magazine’s editors will judge.

Submit three poems of any length with a $16 fee, which includes a one-year subscription to Boulevard, by June 1. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Last year’s Emerging Poets Contest was judged by Ryan Smith, who selected winner Jennifer Conlon. Previous contest winners have included poets Alex Chernow, Elizabeth Hoover, and Tomás Q. Morín. Based in Saint Louis, Boulevard is a biannual literary magazine—available in print and online—that publishes contemporary fiction, poetry, essays, and interviews. Boulevard’s first issue, released in 1986, featured fiction by Nobel laureate Isaac Bashevis Singer, poetry by Kenneth Koch, and interviews with composers Philip Glass and Steve Reich. By its third issue in 1987, Boulevard had attained national bookstore distribution, which continues into the present.