Poetry Prize - $1000 Awarded

THE FIVE SOUTH POETRY PRIZE




Great stories move us. The Five South Poetry Prize - $1000 awarded for one grand prize winner. Two finalists with honorable mention. Pieces will be selected by Darren Demaree, who will choose one winner and two finalists from a provided shortlist.



ABOUT OUR JUDGE


Darren C. Demaree is the author of fifteen poetry collections, most recently “Burning It Down”, (December 2020, 8th House Publishing). He is the recipient of a 2018 Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award, the Louis Bogan Award from Trio House Press, and the Nancy Dew Taylor Award from Emrys Journal.He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Best of the Net Anthology and the Managing Editor of Ovenbird Poetry. He is currently living in Columbus, Ohio with his wife and children.



Formatting Notes:

  • 12pt Times New Roman font

Guidelines & Info

  • Your $15 reading fee allows up to 3 pieces per entry.

  • Word Count: None (max 5 pages)

  • We allow multiple submissions – each submission is subject to separate submission fees.

  • Only unpublished work will be considered for this contest – this includes self-published works (digital or print) as well as personal blogs/Medium and other online publishing platforms.

  • Simultaneous submissions are okay—please let us know and withdraw your entry if you find another home for your writing. We are unable to refund withdrawn submissions.

  • All English-language submissions are welcome.

  • All entries are read blind. Please do not include any personal information on your submission.

1 GRAND PRIZE WINNER WILL RECEIVE

  • $1000 award

  • Publication in the print edition of our 2022 Short Fiction Anthology

  • 2 contributor copies of the print Anthology


2 FINALISTS WILL RECEIVE

  • Publication in the print edition of our 2022 Short Fiction Anthology

Final Notes:

  • All short-listed entries will be considered for the print Short Fiction Anthology and Issue 3 of Five South.

  • All entrants will be added to our fantastic free newsletter. You can unsubscribe at the bottom of every email.





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