TNPR Contest

28 April 2009

All entries will be considered by the editor for publication. Submit up to three unpublished, uncommitted poems (10 pages maximum per group of three poems), cover letter with bio and contact information, including email address for results, with a $15.00 fee (personal check only, please; no money orders) to

C. J. Sage, TNPR, Post Office Box 2080, Aptos, California 95001-2080
IMPORTANT: Please make checks payable to “C. J. Sage” only.

Postmark deadline: April 30, 2009.

The winner will receive $500 plus publication in The National Poetry Review.

Simultaneous submissions are acceptable, but if the work is selected by TNPR for the prize or for publication, it must be withdrawn from elsewhere unless you have withdrawn it from us two weeks before our acceptance. Multiple submissions are acceptable with a reading fee for each group of three poems. Page limit per group: 10

Please note that close friends, relatives, and students of the judge or the editor are not eligible for the prize. The judge will be asked to send back to TNPR’s editor any poem that s/he recognizes; should this happen, the entrant’s fee will be refunded.

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