Back to Poetry Opportunities

NCLR’s Jaki Shelton Green Performance Poetry Prize (Deadline: April 30)

The North Carolina Literary Review is accepting submissions for the 2024 Jaki Shelton Green Performance Poetry Prize competition, sponsored by the North Carolina Poetry Society. This year’s final judge is Dasan Ahanu, co-founder and managing director of Black Poetry Theatre and North Carolina’s 15th Piedmont Laureate.

Poets must be either NCLR subscribers or members of the North Carolina Poetry Society to submit. Poets who are both can submit two performance video recordings.

The winning performer receives $250, and the performance will be uploaded to NCLR‘s YouTube channel and shared publicly via the NCLR Online Fall issue.

The submission deadline is April 30, 2024. For eligibility guidelines and submission instructions, visit