Five South Poetry Prize

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Call For Submissions

The Five South Prize in Poetry celebrates both emerging and established talent. This year’s prize is judged by poet Darren Demaree whose popular piece, Emily As I Prepare the Meal-Kit Pork Carnitas Bowl was featured in Issue One of Five South.

The Five South Poetry Prize – $250 awarded for one grand prize winner.

Submissions are now open for Five South’s first poetry contest.

GUIDELINES & INFO

  • Your $15 reading fee allows up to 3 poems per entry—please put them all in one document.
  • Document total length may not exceed five (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  • Only unpublished work will be considered for this contest – this includes self-published works (digital or print) as well as personal blogs/Medium and other online publishing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 We are unable to refund withdrawn submissions.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 entries will be considered for publication in Five South Issue 3
  • Format your piece the way you would like it to be read and published.
  • All English-language submissions are welcome.
  • All entries are read blind. Please do not include any personal information on your submission.
  • All entrants will be added to our fantastic free newsletter. You can unsubscribe at the bottom of every email.

1 GRAND PRIZE WINNER WILL RECEIVE

  • $250 award
  • Publication in the print edition of our 2022 Poetry Anthology
  • 2 contributor copies of the print Anthology
  • Subscription to the paid version of our Writer’s Edition Newsletter

2 FINALISTS WILL RECEIVE

  • Publication in the print edition of our 2022 Poetry Anthology
  • Subscription to the paid version of our Writer’s Edition Newsletter

Final Note:

All short-listed entries will be considered for the print Poetry Anthology.


Submission Period
April 13, 2021 -June 14, 2021

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