|THE BEST WORDS, in the best order. That was Coleridge’s definition of poetry. And it’s ours too. That’s what we’re looking for—your best words.|
The Fifth 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 whom 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.