Friday, March 25, 2016

Allen Ginsberg Poetry Awards Submission Deadline is April 1

The postmarked deadline for submissions
to the Allen Ginsberg Awards is April 1, 2016.

Honoring Allen Ginsberg’s contribution to American literature, the Allen Ginsberg Poetry Award is an annual poetry competition that awards a first prize of $1000, second prize of $200 and a third prize of $100.

Up to five poems per person will be accepted for consideration. Submit four copies of each poem for distribution to the judges. No poem should be more than two manuscript pages. Since the poems will be judged anonymously, sheets which contain the poems should not have the poet’s name on them. Include a separate sheet with the poet’s name, mailing address, phone number, email address and the titles of the poems. Poems cannot be returned. Please do not submit poems that imitate Allen Ginsberg’s work.

Winners will be announced in Summer 2016, and they will be asked to participate in a reading to take place at the historic Hamilton Club Building in downtown Paterson. Winning poems are published in the Paterson Literary Review.

For full submission information and a printable copy of the contest rules, see