Milton Kessler Memorial Prize for Poetry

4 November 2012
Harpur Palate’s Milton Kessler Memorial Prize for Poetry is open to all writers who submit unpublished poems in any style, form or genre. The small $15 entry fee includes a one-year subscription to Harpur Palate. No more than 5 poems per entry. The winner receives a $500 prize, publication in the winter issue of Harpur Palate, and two copies of the issue in which the winning piece appears. Winners are also featured on our blog and highlighted in the journal. We encourage emerging as well as established writers to submit to our contests.

Opens: September 1
Postmark Deadline: November 15
Contest Guidelines:
All poems entered will be considered for publication, and all entrants will receive a copy of the issue in which the winning poem appears.  Please include a cover letter with your name, address, phone number, e-mail address and poem titles.  Entrant’s name should only appear on the cover letter and should not appear anywhere on the manuscript. Manuscripts cannot be returned. Please be advised that we do not accept entrants who have any affiliation with Binghamton University.

We prefer online submissions which you can do here:  Harpur Palate Online Submissions.

For paper entries please send along with fee and SASE to:

Milton Kessler Poetry Contest
Harpur Palate
English Department
Binghamton University
Box 6000
Binghamton, NY 13902-6000

If you have any questions regarding the contest, feel free to e-mail

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