*Submissions are currently closed* See our About Us page for current calls for submissions.
The Pangaea Prize is awarded for the best series of poems ranging between two and up to seven poems in a group. Judging will be based on poems as individual entities as well as their cohesiveness – that can be in terms of common themes, images, narrative or however else you would like to group your poems. All poems must be previously unpublished. There are no restrictions to length or style.
The winning poet receives $100 and will be featured in an interview on The Poet’s Billow web site. The winning poems will be published and displayed in the Poet’s Billow Literary Art Gallery. Finalists will also be considered for publication.
We nominate for the Pushcart Prize, Best of the Net Anthology, and The Best New Poets Anthology.
Visit our Literary Art Gallery to read our previous winners and finalists.
As entries will be read blindly, your name and contact information should not appear on the poems themselves.
Attach all poems in a single word document.
Simultaneous submissions are accepted as long as you send an email if a poem needs to be withdrawn. Multiple submissions are allowed with a paid submission fee for each set of poems.
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– Worried about submitting earlier and paying for an entry you will have to withdraw: we will allow you to replace withdrawn poems until the end of the reading period.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.
Each entry of up to seven poems costs $10 which should be paid through the paypal link below. Attach the poems as a single document in an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please format subject line (First, last name — Pangaea Prize)
Poet’s Billow editors will judge the contest. Friends, relatives, and former students who have studied with the judges in the last two years are not eligible. Students who have only taken 1-2 week workshops with the judge remain eligible.
Submission period: January 13th, 2020
Submission deadline: May 1st, 2020