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Yalobusha Review: Multigenre General Submissions and Yellowwood Poetry Prize

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Yellowwood Poetry Prize

Yalobusha Review, the graduate student run literary journal at the University of Mississippi in Oxford, is open for submissions to its annual Yellowwood Poetry Prize. This year’s judge will be C.T. Salazar.

The winner will receive $500 and publication in YR:37, to be released in the spring of 2023. The contest is open from February 20 – March 20. General submissions will be closed during this time.

C.T. Salazar is a Latinx poet and librarian from Mississippi. His debut collection, Headless John the Baptist Hitchhiking is now available from Acre Books. He’s the author of three chapbooks, most recently American Cavewall Sonnets (Bull City Press, 2021). He’s the 2020 recipient of the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters award in poetry. His poems have appeared in The Rumpus, Beloit Poetry Journal, Cincinnati Review, 32 Poems, RHINO, and elsewhere.

About the Journal

Yalobusha Review is a journal of new writing, founded in 1995 and operated by the graduate writing program at the University of Mississippi. We seek to showcase work that alters or subverts mainstream forms of expression—work that is, in a broad sense, experimental, though that takes many forms. We believe the reading experience should be a kinetic one, and to that end, we favor art that has its own source of energy, drawn from tonal individuality, linguistic texture, and above all, a sense of exploration.