Philadelphia Stories, a print and online art and literature magazine, is holding the Sandy Crimmins National Prize for Poetry. Entries can consist of up to 5 pages of previously unpublished poetry. The winning poet will receive $1000, publication, and an invitation to an awards event in Philadelphia. Runners up will also receive publication as well as $100 each.
This year’s judge is Lamont B. Steptoe, a poet and artist from Pittsburgh. Steptoe is a Vietnam veteran, is a winner of the American Book Award, and has published 12 separate poetry collections. You can read an interview with him here.
The submission deadline is November 15, 2016, so if you are interested in this contest, I suggest you explore the contest guidelines. That sidebar on the guideline page also has links to previous pieces of poetry and fiction published by Philadelphia Stories, so some wonderful inspiration is available.
Best of luck to anyone who decides to enter!