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The Orchard Street Press Poetry Contest (Deadline: April 30)

The Orchard Street Press is now accepting entries for its seventh annual Poetry Contest, which awards $700 for first prize, $500 for second, and $300 for third. Prize-winning and other submitted poems will appear in Quiet Diamonds, the Press’s annual poetry journal, and select entrants will be invited to submit chapbooks for possible publication. This year, the Press is publishing 10 chapbooks from entrants to the 2023 Contest. The Press expects to publish a similar number from the 2024 Contest.

Entrants should submit poems and the $15 fee to:

The Orchard Street Press
P.O. Box 280
Gates Mills, Ohio 44040

Entries can also be submitted online here.

Submission details:

  • Submit up to four original, unpublished poems (no translations and no single poem longer than two pages).
  • Poems should be typed and should not include the poet’s name on the page.
  • The poet should also send a cover letter (listing the poems and the poet’s contact information—including phone and email) and a SASE for results.

Deadline for submissions is April 30 (postmark).

See full submission guidelines.