The Heartland Review 2016 Joy Bale Boone Poetry Prize

9 January 2016

The 2016 Joy Bale Boone Poetry Prize


  • $350 First Place
  • $100 Second Place
  • $75 Third Place

All finalists will be published in THR´s spring 2016 issue. To enter the contest, participants should mail a $10 donation by check or money order (we cannot accept cash) made out to The Heartland Review and up to three (3) poems to:

2016 Joy Bale Boone Poetry Prize
c/o Sandi Howard
Elizabethtown Community & Technical College
600 College Street Road
Elizabethtown, KY 42701

Or you can enter the contest electronically here… (The subject line should read JBB2016)

The donations will fund the contest, creation of the journal, and scholarships for creative writing students.

No simultaneous submissions please.

Provide a cover page that includes name, address, email, and a 30-40 word biography with the poems. No contact information should appear on the manuscripts. All forms are welcomed.

Deadline for entries is postmark February 1, 2016.

Winners will be announced in April.

This year´s judge is the award-winning poet Gary Jackson .

Visit the website for details:

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