THIS YEAR’S JUDGE IS Kim Addonizio. Kim Addonizio is the author of seven poetry collections, two novels, two story collections, and two books on writing poetry. She is an NEA and Guggenheim Foundation fellow, has won two Pushcart Prizes, and was a National Book Award Finalist for her collection Tell Me.
For more information about Ms. Addonizio click here.
1st Prize: $1,500 and publication
Honorable Mention: $500 and publication
All finalists published in Spring/Summer 2019 Awards issue. Finalists will be paid at regular contributor rates.
2019 Jeff Marks Memorial Poetry Prize — October 1 to December 1, 2018
Submissions are open between October 1, 2018 and December 1, 2018. You may enter as many times as you like, but each entry should include no more than three poems. Name and address on cover letter only. No identifying information on poems. $20 fee per entry includes copy of Awards issue. Each submission is carefully considered for publication. Please submit previously unpublished work only. Any size print run or online publication (including blogs and/or social networking) disqualify an entry.
AUTHOR NAME OR OTHER IDENTIFYING INFORMATION SHOULD NOT APPEAR IN YOUR TITLE OR ANYWHERE ON YOUR UPLOADED OR HARD COPY DOCUMENT.
december accepts submissions online through Submittable.
december does not accept simultaneous submissions. We respond as quickly as possible.
december also accepts submissions through the U.S. mail. If submitting by mail, please enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope (SASE) with sufficient postage, your $20.00 entry fee (check or cash), and indicate if you would like your manuscript returned.
december assumes no responsibility for delayed, lost, or damaged manuscripts.
Address postal submissions and correspondence to:
P.O. Box 16130
St. Louis, MO 63105