The Atlantis Award

**Submissions are currently closed**

The Atlantis Award is given for a single best poem. The winning poet receives $300 and will be featured in an interview on The Poet’s Billow website. The winning poem will be published and displayed in the Poet’s Billow Literary Art Gallery. Up to five finalists will be considered for publication.

We nominate for the Pushcart Prize, Best of the Net Anthology, and The Best New Poets Anthology.

Read previous year’s winners here: Literary Art Gallery


As entries will be read blindly, your name and contact information should not appear on the poems themselves.

Simultaneous submissions are accepted as long as you send an email if a poem needs to be withdrawn. We prefer that you find our confirmation email and send a reply to notify us.

Submit Early – Worried about submitting earlier and paying for an entry you will have to withdraw: we will allow you to replace withdrawn poems until the end of the reading period. If you need to withdraw a poem, please do so by replying to the confirmation email sent for your entry.

Multiple submissions are allowed with a paid submission fee for each set of three poems.

Each entry of up to three poems costs $10 and should be paid through the PayPal link at the bottom of the page.

Please do not submit previously published work. We would like first North American Serial Rights. After publication, all rights will revert back to the author.

Submit poems by emailing them to Please format the subject line (First last name — Atlantis Award).

Please submit all poems in one document and attach it to the email.

Submissions are open starting: July 1st, 2023

Submission deadline: October 1st, 2023

Submissions can be paid for securely through Paypal here:

Atlantis Award Email Submission


Alternative Submission Option

If you have an account with Duotrope feel free to submit through that platform.

Submit through Duosuma