2016 Lois Cranston Memorial Poetry Prize

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Prize: $300 cash prize. Winner and all finalists will receive a one-volume subscription to CALYX Journal and publication on CALYX’s website. All entrants will receive contest results and U.S. entrants will receive a complimentary issue of CALYX Journal.

Dates: March 1 - June 30, 2016, postmarked

Judge: Paulann Petersen

Please submit up to three unpublished poems (six pages maximum). Simultaneous submissions are discouraged. The CALYX editorial collective reads all manuscripts first, then selects 10-20 finalists to send to the final judge.


For postal submissions:

Please send up to three unpublished poems (six pages maximum), cover letter with name and contact information, and $15 reading fee (checks payable to CALYX, Inc.).

                  Send materials to:                              

                  CALYX, Inc.

                  Lois Cranston Memorial Poetry Prize

                  PO Box B

                  Corvallis, OR 97339

For online submissions:

Please upload three unpublished poems (six pages maximum) in a single .doc, .docx, .rtf, or .pdx file to our online submission manager.  Reading fee ($15 + $1 paypal processing fee) is payable with Visa or Mastercard through our secure online payment portal. Do not include name on poems—submissions will be read blind.

To submit online, please visit: www.calyxpress.org/submissions