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Driftwood Press Poem Contest

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Call for Writers - DEADLINE :  
Driftwood Press Poem Contest



  • Submissions will be open from September 1st to January 15th.
  • Winner will be announced in April 2023.
  • Winner will be published in 2024 Anthology.


​​The winning poet will receive $300, five copies of the anthology they appear in, and the opportunity to participate in a standout interview about their work.
Up to five finalist will be selected as well. Finalists will receive $50, publication in Driftwood Press’ print journal, and a free copy of the anthology they appear in.


  • Submitters may send up to five poems in a single document for consideration.
  • Each poem must not exceed sixty lines.
  • Prose poetry, experimental poetry, and poetry with a visual element are all welcome. Collaborations are also welcome, just know that you will be required to evenly split the $300 USD reward money amongst however many contributors there are.
  • We do not accept translations, and any submissions should be written primarily in English.
  • Do not include any identifying information (name, email, etc.) within your submitted document. We read all work blind, and failure to follow this rule will result in a rejected and unread submission.
  • You may include a cover letter/biography in the form space below, but these are not read by editors and hold no sway in our selection process.
  • The submission fee is $10.99 USD. Additionally, we offer a submission option that includes a print copy of our anthology.

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