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Adrienne Rich

BELOIT POETRY JOURNAL with the support of the Adrienne Rich Literary Trust invites submissions for

The Adrienne Rich Award for Poetry

  • $1,500 prize for a single poem
  • Judge: Carolyn Forché
  • Submissions Open March 1 - April 30, 2017


  • Submit (via Submittable) 1-5 unpublished poems on any subject in any style up to a maximum of 10 pages per entry. (We enjoy long poems!)
  • Simultaneous submissions welcome. Please notify us immediately of publication elsewhere.
  • Reading fee of $15 per entry. A limited number of complimentary entries are available to poets for whom the fee represents a hardship.
  • The editors will consider all submissions for publication.
  • Finalists will be notified by June 30; the winner will be announced and published in the Fall 2017 issue of the BPJ.
  • We follow the CLMP Guidelines for contests and are committed, in all we do, to the highest ethical standards. If you are a personal friend, family member, or student of any BPJ editor or of the judge, or if you are a former or current intern or staff member of the BPJ, please refrain from submitting.


“…every poem breaks a silence that had to be overcome…”
—Adrienne Rich

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