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Ready to submit your work to be judged by an editor or in a competition? Read our articles to explore the world of poetry publishing and learn about poetry competitions and prizes, then use our selected links to choose the the publishers you want to approach or the contests you want to enter.
  1. Poetry Competitions (110)
  2. IBPC (69)
  3. Poetry Publishers (48)

What's Really Wrong with Poetry Book Contests?
David Alpaugh, who has both run and won a poetry book contest himself, investigates what's wrong with the whole business of selecting poetry books for publication by holding a competition.

A Word To the Wise: On Entering Your Poems in Competition
Our friend Kurt Heintz has some sage advice for the poet who asked this question: “What is the reliability of the hundreds of poetry contests being run on the Net? Is it prudent to submit manuscripts to them?”

The Andrés Montoya Poetry Prize
Francisco Aragón tells the story of the Andrés Montoya Poetry Prize, the first and only national first book award for Latino/Latina poets, and highlights the origins of the Prize & its first winner: Pity the Drowned Horses, by Sheryl Luna (University of Notre Dame Press, 2005).

You Do It Because You Love It
The idea of competition in poetry remains a perennial debate topic... and we think our friend S.A. Griffin’s comments on the PoetsAllOver Yahoo mailing list are worth rereading, for a perspective on why we keep doing this art, making poems.

InterBoard Poetry Competition
The About Poetry Forum is one of six original participants in the IBPC, a monthly series of competitions among the most active poetry workshops & discussion forums on the Net, founded by Michael Neff and Web del Sol in 2000.

Index of Po-Biz Articles
An index of previous About Poetry feature articles on the business of poetry: publishing, recording, distribution and tour logistics.

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