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Editors' Choice Prize in Poetry

This prize for a single poem is open to any poet writing in English. The contest awards $500 to one winner in poetry and includes publication in the spring 2024 issue of Birdcoat Quarterly.

All submissions will be read anonymously by our team of editors and one poem will be chosen as the winner with a second-place and a third-place poem also chosen for publication. Only previously unpublished work will be considered. You may submit up to three (3) poems per $10 reading fee.

We only accept submissions via Submittable. Please take care that you are submitting under the contest category as regular submissions received during the contest period WILL NOT be entered into the contest. The deadline for contest submissions is November 15, 2024 at 11:59 PM EST.

Each entry must include: 1) A reading fee of ten dollars ($10) and 2) the submitter's contact info (do NOT include any identifying information on the manuscript itself).

Simultaneous submissions will be considered with notification. All rights revert to author after publication.

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