Poetry Contest

Poetry Contest for Emerging Poets

We are happy to announce the results of the 2014 Poetry Contest for Emerging Poets. We received many excellent entries this year, and our contest judge, Edward Nobles, selected the following winners. 

Contest Winner: Alex Chernow
Honorable Mentions: Henry Crawford and Jake Crist

Alex Chernow's winning group of three poems will appear in the Spring 2015 issue.
30 years
The poems may be a sequence or unrelated. All entries must be postmarked by June 1, 2015. Simultaneous submissions are allowed, but previously accepted or published work is ineligible.  Entries will be judged by the editors of Boulevard magazine. No one editorially or financially affiliated with Boulevard can enter the contest.

Entry fee is $15 per group of three poems and $15 for each additional group of three poems. Entry fee includes a one-year subscription to Boulevard. Make check payable to Boulevard.

Author's name, address, and telephone number, in addition to the titles of the three poems, should appear on page one of your first poem. All entries will be considered for publication and for payment at our regular rates. 
The winning poems will be first announced on the website and then published in the Fall 2015 or Spring 2016 issue of Boulevard

These are the complete guidelines.
Contest entries can be submitted electronically or by mail. 

Send typed manuscript(s) and SAS for acknowledgment of receipt to: Boulevard Emerging Poets Contest, PMB 325, 6614 Clayton Road, Richmond Heights, MO 63117. No manuscripts will be returned.

Due to the number of submissions, we cannot respond to each writer individually. Each author will receive an acknowledgement of receipt but will need to check the website for notification of the winner. 
$1,000 and publication awarded for the winning group of three poems by a poet who has not yet published a book of poetry with a nationally distributed press. 

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