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The Berry E. Rothhammer Prize for Poetry (Deadline: October 31)

First prize will receive $500 and publication by Cyanocitta Press. Manuscripts should be between 50 and 100 pages. Individual poems may be previously published, but the collection as whole must be unpublished. Simultaneous submissions are welcome, just please inform us if your manuscript is accepted elsewhere. See complete guidelines.

Cyanocitta Press, founded in 2023 by writer and photographer Rebecca Dietrich, draws its name from the genus name for the Blue Jay. Inspired by the vibrant and fearless nature of the Blue Jay, we are dedicated to publishing poetry collections that embody its essence—bold, captivating, and unafraid to venture into unexplored realms of the human experience. Cyanocitta Press is committed to nurturing emerging talent while providing a platform for established poets to push the boundaries of poetic expression.