Philip Booth Poetry Prize

20 May 2012

 Philip Booth Poetry Prize

$500 & publication in Salt Hill

Submission Period: May 15th – August 1st 2012

Guest judge will be National Book Award Finalist Bruce Smith.


  • Enter up to three poems, any length, any style, each starting on a new page. Submit all poems in one document.
  • Only previously unpublished work is accepted.
  • The Philip Booth prize is judged anonymously: your name and other identifiers (phone number, address, etc.) should NOT appear on any of the poems. 
  • All submissions will be considered for general publication. If you would like to provide a bio, include it in the comments section when submitting. If you do not want your poems considered for general publication, include this in the comments section.
  • There is a $15 submission fee which includes the issue in which the winning poem appears.
  • Simultaneous submissions will be accepted as long as you notify us immediately of its acceptance elsewhere – unfortunately, for withdrawals, we cannot issue refunds. Multiple submissions are permitted, each with a paid submission fee.
  • Family, colleagues, current and former students of the last two years of the guest judge are ineligible to submit. As are graduates and those affiliated with the Syracuse University Creative Writing Program.


If there are questions or a need to retract a poem please send us an email:

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