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$8.00 USD

We will accept entries of unpublished poetry for consideration for this prize until November 30, 2020. There are no limitations in form or content; we are interested in everything from traditional forms to free verse. Simultaneous submissions are permitted, but if your poems are accepted elsewhere, we cannot refund your contest entry. If you need to withdraw a poem due to acceptance at another publication, post a note in Submittable. Please only use the "Withdraw" feature if you need to withdraw the whole of your submission. You are welcome to enter as many times as you wish, but each entry must be in a separate file as a separate submission. Only submit original work that has not appeared in any form, online or in print, or won any previous awards.

The winner will receive a $500 cash prize as well as publication in Conclave.

Submit up to 3 poems (10 pp. max.). We are an environmentally conscious journal and only accept contest entries through Submittable.

All manuscripts will be read “blind.” Do not include any identifying information in your file. English work only. Finalists will be selected by the editorial staff and prominent writers acting as contest judges. 

If you have questions, please visit our website, conclavejournal.com, or email wbernhardt@conclave.com.

Please send us your best work! We look forward to reading it!

We use Submittable to accept and review our submissions.