Colorado Prize for Poetry

Posted on October 7, 2013


CO prize poetryThe Colorado Prize for Poetry is an international literary contest started in 1995. Since the contest began, over 5,000 book-length poetry manuscripts have been entered. Manuscripts may consist of poems that have been published, but the manuscript as a whole must be unpublished (self-published is considered published). This year’s final judge is Claudia Keelan.

Open to:  All writers except: friends and students (current & former) of the final judge are not eligible to compete, nor are Colorado State University employees, students, or alumni.

Genre:  Book-length poetry

Length:  48 to 100 pages

Prize:  The winning poet will receive a $2,000 honorarium and the winning book will be published by the Center for Literary Publishing and distributed by the University Press of Colorado in the fall of 2014.

Entry fee:  $25 by mail; $28 online; includes a one-year subscription to Colorado Review.

Deadline:  January 14, 2014

How to submit:  Online or by mail

Submission Guidelines by mail

Submission Guidelines online

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