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Boston Review Annual Poetry Contest


Thursday, June 1, 2017



Entry Fees

Non-refundable $20 entry fee


Winning poet will receive $1,500 and have his or her work published on Boston Review's website.


Submit up to five unpublished poems, no more than 10 pages total. Any poet writing in English is eligible, unless he or she is a current student, former student, relative, or close friend of the judge. Mailed manuscripts must be submitted in duplicate, with a cover note listing the author’s name, address, email, and phone number. No cover note is necessary for online submissions. Name and other identifying information must not appear anywhere in the submission itself. Simultaneous submissions (i.e., when the same poems are simultaneously submitted to other magazines) are not permitted, submissions will not be returned, and submissions may not be modified after entry. Failure to comply with any contest guidelines may result in your submission being disqualified. A non-refundable $20 entry fee, payable to Boston Review in the form of a check or money order or by credit card, must accompany all submissions. All submitters receive a complimentary copy of Boston Review’s 2017 special literary supplement, Global Dystopias, edited by Junot Díaz. Mailed submissions must be postmarked no later than June 1, 2017.

The winner will be announced in the fall on the Boston Review Web site. All poems submitted to the contest will be considered for publication in Boston Review.

Submit online through Submittable or mail submissions toOr mail submissions to:

Poetry Contest, Boston Review
PO Box 425786
Cambridge, MA 02142

Contact Information

Boston Review
PO Box 425786
Cambridge, MA 02142

[email protected]



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