DECEMBER Magazine: Jeff Marks Memorial Poetry Prize
DECEMBER MAGAZINE seeks entries for our 2022 Jeff Marks Memorial Poetry Prize. Judge Grace Cavalieri is the author of 26 poetry collections, the Poet Laureate of Maryland, a playwright, and the producer of "The Poet and the Poem" on Public Radio. Prize: $1,500 & publication (winner); $500 & publication (honorable mention). All finalists will be published in the 2022 Spring/Summer awards issue. Submit up to 3 poems per entry. $20 entry fee includes a copy of the awards issue. For complete guidelines please visit our website.
December, founded in 1958, has a distinguished legacy of publishing the early work of little-known writers and artists, many of whom became major literary figures, including Donald Barthelme, Marvin Bell, Stephen Berg, Rita Mae Brown, Raymond Carver, Stephen Dunn, Donald Hall, Michael Harper, Donald Justice, Ted Kooser, Philip Levine, Joyce Carol Oates, Marge Piercy, William Stafford, C.K. Williams, Charles Wright, and James Wright.