SRPR Editors' Prize 2014 Contest: Now Open!
SRPR Editors' Prize Contest: $1,000
WE ARE NOW ACCEPTING ONLINE SUBMISSIONS!
Deadline: April 15, annually (postmark)
One winning poem will be awarded $1,000, two runners-up will be awarded $100 each, and 3-5 honorable mentions will be selected. All winning poems, honorable mentions, and several finalists are published in the winter issue of SRPR.
Finalists are read by a prominent outside judge, who also writes an introduction to the winning poem. Recent judges include Juliana Spahr, David Baker, C.S. Giscombe and Jeanne Marie Beaumont. Judges are announced after winners are selected.
Entry Fee: Our entry fee of $20 includes a one-year subscription to SRPR (two issues). If you already subscribe, then we will extend your subscription.
We accept simultaneous submissions. To withdraw a specific poem or the entire submission notify us by email at contact[AT]srpr[DOT]org.
To Submit Online: Please visit online Submission Manager for the Editors' Prize Contest. You will find full guidelines on the submission page. Also please note that your SRPR issues will be shipped to the shipping address that you will select in PayPal.
**Important note for existing subscribers to SRPR: when you are at the PayPal checkout page, please provide the same email id that you have used with us in the past. This will help to update your existing account with us without creating duplicate account. If you are not sure which email id you have registered with SRPR, then please email us with your postal address details and we will reply back with your email id.
To Submit by Postal Mail : Submit two copies of up to three unpublished poems, maximum of ten pages total. Name, address, email and phone number of poet should appear on each page of one copy only; the other copy must be free of all identifying information. Entries must be unpublished and will not be returned. Please check our website in August for announcement of winners.
To enter the contest, please send your entry, along with your check (made out to SRPR) to:
SRPR (Spoon River Poetry Review)
4241 Publications Unit
Illinois State University
Normal, IL 61790-4241
SRPR Editors' Prize 2013 Contest Results
Congratulations to the winners of this year's SRPR Editors' Prize Contest, selected by Juliana Spahr!
We received a record number of submissions, and thank everyone who entered; it was our pleasure to read such a wide variety of truly excellent poems.
Jesse Nissim, our first-place winner, will receive $1000, an introduction written by Spahr, and an invitation to read at this year's annual SRPR Lucia Getsi Reading Series, to be held in Bloomington, Illinois, in April 2014.
Stay tuned for the publication of these poems, along with several finalists, in our Winter 2013 issue, due out in mid-December:
First Place ($1000): Jesse Nissim, "Fire"
First Runner Up ($100): Dante Di Stefano, "Praying to Ares After Listening to My Father's Voice Message"
Second Runner Up ($100): Carol Matos, "Goodbye Charlie"
Honorable Mention: Leland James, "A Brief History of the Electric Chair"
Honorable Mention: Susan Charkes, "Conveyance"
Honorable Mention: Michael Sukach, "Poetry Critic: a Found Pastoral"
Honorable Mention: Arne Weingart, "Parenthetical"
Past Contest Winners
38.2 Jesse Nissim, "Fire," chosen by Juliana Spahr
37.2 William Stobb, "A Moment for Authentic Shine," chosen by David Baker
36.2 Jennie Ray, "Chapter VII: When You Stand in Front of the Coffeed Moths," chosen by C.S. Giscombe
35.2 Nancy Pearson, "Abrams Creek," chosen by Jeanne Marie Beaumont