The Connecticut Poetry Award honors Connecticut Poetry Society founders Winchell, Brodine and Brodinsky. This contest is open to all poets.
Submit poems: April 1- May 31 (postmark)
Send up to 3 unpublished poems, any form, 80 line limit.
Include two copies of each poem: one with complete contact information and one with NO contact information.
Include SASE (self-addressed, stamped envelope) for results only (no poems will be returned). Fee $15 for up to 3 poems. Please make out check to Connecticut Poetry Society or CPS.
Send submissions to: Connecticut Poetry Award, CPS, PO Box 270554, West Hartford, CT 06127
Prizes of $400 $100, and $50 will be awarded.
Winning poems must be submitted electronically following notification.
Winning poems will be published in Connecticut River Review.
This year’s contest judge is Lori Desrosiers. Her first full-length book of poetry, The Philosopher's Daughter was published in 2013. A chapbook, Three Vanities, was published in 2009. Her MFA in Poetry is from New England College. She is editor and publisher ofNaugatuck River Review, a journal of narrative poetry.
Poets who won a prize in one of the contests sponsored by CPS last year are
not eligible this year.
Simultaneous submissions are permitted if we are notified immediately when a poem has been accepted elsewhere.