Colorado Prize for Poetry

Posted on October 7, 2013

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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 Manuscripts may consist of poems that have been published, but the manuscript as a whole must be unpublished (self-published is considered published).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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