July Poetry Deadlines

Summer has officially begun! If your summer plans involve submitting to contests, consider the following prizes for single poems and groups of poems. Each contest offers an award of at least $1,000 and publication.

Bellevue Literary Review Prize in Poetry: A prize of of $1,000 each and publication in Bellevue Literary Review is given annually to a poet for a works about health, healing, illness, the body, and the mind. Jennifer Bartlett will judge. Entry fee: $15. Deadline: July 1

Nuclear Age Peace Foundation Barbara Mandigo Kelly Peace Poetry Award: A prize of $1,000 and publication on the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation website is given annually for a poem that explores “positive visions of peace and the human spirit.” Entry fee: $15. Deadline: July 1

Stone Canoe Literary Awards: A prize of $500 and publication in Stone Canoe is given annually for a group of poems by a writer who is a current or past resident of upstate New York. Writers who have not published a book with a nationally distributed press are eligible. The editors will judge. There is no entry fee. Deadline: July 8

Ledbury Poetry Festival Poetry Competition: A prize £1,000 (approximately $1,400); a course at Ty Newydd, the National Writing Centre of Wales; and publication on the Ledbury Poetry Festival website is given annually for a poem. The winner is also invited to read at the Ledbury Poetry Festival in July 2019 in Ledbury, England; travel expenses are not included. Entry fee: $7. Deadline: July 12

Comstock Review Muriel Craft Bailey Award: A prize of $1,000 and publication in Comstock Review is given annually for a poem. Maggie Smith will judge. Entry fee: $5. Deadline: July 15

Rattle Poetry Prize: A prize of $10,000 and publication in Rattle is given annually for a poem. A Reader’s Choice Award of $2,000 is also given to one of ten finalists. Entry fee: $25. Deadline: July 15

Literal Latté Poetry Award: A prize of $1,000 and publication in Literal Latté is given annually for a poem or group of poems. Entry fee: $10. Deadline: July 15

Narrative Poetry Contest: A prize of $1,500 and publication in Narrative is given annually for a poem or group of poems. The poetry editors will judge. Entry fee: $26. Deadline: July 15

Visit the contest websites for complete guidelines, and check out the Grants & Awards database and Submission Calendar for more contests in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction.