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$15.00 USD

The MAYDAY Poetry Prize will be awarded annually to recognize exciting new work by a poet living and working anywhere in the world.

  • Winners receive $1,000, publication, and 25 broadsides of the winning poem.
  • To be considered, submit up to 3 poems in a single manuscript by March 1, 2021.
  • Readers and judges will read blind, so please omit any identifying information (name, address, email, etc.) from the manuscript.
  • Entry fee is $15 until January 31 and $20 after.

Final judge will be Jacques Rancourt, author of the full-length poetry collections Brocken Spectre (forthcoming 2021) and Novena (2017), as well as the chapbook In the Time of PrEP (2018). His poems have appeared in the Boston Review, Georgia Review, Kenyon Review, New England Review, Ploughshares, and Virginia Quarterly Review, among others. His work has been featured in Poetry Daily, Verse Daily, From the Fish House, Best of the Web, San Francisco Chronicle, and Best New Poets.

  • All entries will be considered for publication at MAYDAY.
  • Submissions for regular publication will resume in March.
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