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Edwin Markham Prize for Poetry

$1,000 Prize
Submissions Open June 1 - November 1

Poets competing for the Edwin Markham Prize for Poetry, which awards $1,000, must include a $20 fee with each submission.


Reed 153 is an open-themed issue. Writers are welcome to submit up to five poems per submission. Multiple submissions are accepted.

Please be sure to:

  • include your name, address, phone number, and email address on the first page

  • format poems in 12-point font

  • submit up to five poems in a single document or PDF

  • number pages

  • provide a brief bio

  • make sure your Submittable profile is up-to-date

Contest submissions not selected for final judging may still be considered for publication in the magazine.

2019 Judge

Brenda Hillman is a highly recognized writer of ten collections of poetry. She is the recipient of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, the Griffin Poetry Prize, and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation. Her latest book, Extra Hidden Life, among the Days, was shortlisted for a 2018 Golden Poppy Northern California Book Award and was a finalist for the 2019 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award.

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