Kelsey Street Press QTBIPOC Poetry Manuscript Contest
Deadline June 15 (must be received by this date), formerly April 15. Recommended free contest from Kelsey Street Press gives publication and $1,000 prize to a QTBIPOC-identified feminist innovative writer/poet for a poetry manuscript of any length that "challenges and engages alternative conventions, a poetics of allowance...written directly from their own creative imperatives". The sponsor defines QTBIPOC as "Lesbian, Bisexual, Trans, Nonbinary, Queer, Two Spirit, Indigiqueer, and/or Intersex writers". Manuscript must be unpublished, although individual poems within it may have been published previously in print or online. The cash award is "a general contribution to the hopes of thriving as an artist" and may be used to "aid in book promotion, travel, or event attendance". Enter online.
Published: March 28, 2023