Naugatuck River Review’s Fifth Annual NARRATIVE POETRY CONTEST
First prize is $1000 and publication in NRR
Second prize $250 and publication in NRR
Third prize of $100 and publication in NRR
Contest submissions will be open from July 1 – Sept. 1 at midnight
GUIDELINES: READ THIS BEFORE SUBMITTING
Please do not put your name anywhere on your poems. Register with Submission Manager or log in to submit. Submit no more than three (3) unpublished poems, all in one .doc, .docx or .rtf file (no pdf’s please). The contest fee of $20 includes a copy (pdf to all submitters, print to contributors) of the journal, and is our primary source of funding for both the contest and publication/shipping costs. Simultaneous submissions are not recommended for the contest. Make sure your poems are NARRATIVE, that is they tell a story or have an element of story. Lyric poems that are not narrative will be disqualified. Poems longer than 50 single-spaced lines (this does NOT include space between stanzas) will be disqualified. If your name is on your poems, we may become annoyed because we have to take your name off before sending them to our readers. Good luck!