Fall 2020 Poetry Contest Deadline: September 1, 2020

Oregon Poetry Association Fall 2020 Poetry Contest Guidelines

1 Poems must be your original work, unpublished in print or online, and cannot have been a prior cash winner in any contest. Appearance on personal websites, blogs, Facebook pages, or critique groups does not constitute publication.

2 You may enter one poem in each category (a different poem in each category).

3 Simultaneous submissions are encouraged, but entry fees are non-refundable. If your poem is accepted elsewhere, notify OPA immediately via Submittable, or contact contest chair at WHO WE ARE > Contact OPA > Adult Contest Chair or by mail (address below) to withdraw your poem.

4 Format poems in 10- to 12-point font size, Times New Roman or another standard typeface.

5 Online submissions at http://OPA.submittable.com are preferred. (You can also find this link on the membership page.) The submission title is optional. In the comments field, please include your bio (third person, 75 words or less). In the upper-right corner of every page in your submission, indicate the category and your poem’s line count. (Title and spaces between stanzas do not count as lines.) Your name or contact information should not appear on the poems. If entering multiple categories, all poems must be submitted in a single document. Please use .doc or .docx format and put your last name at the start of the file name (e.g., “Smith-ContestEntry.docx”).

6 If unable to submit online, please submit two copies of each poem, one with your name and contact information and one without. On both copies, indicate the category and your poem’s line count in the upper-right corner. Mail your entries by September 1, 2020 (postmark deadline) to:

OPA, Contest Entries
P.O. Box 14582
Portland, OR 97293

Read all submission categories and guidelines here

Oregon Poetry Association Website: Click here.