Poetry Award Deadline Extended

We are so excited to read your work, but we’re giving you an extra two days to get your Poetry Award entry ready! Take the weekend to polish off your submission and get it to us by Sunday July 17th, 11:59 PM EDT.

Please take a moment to review our guidelines:

1. Submit 1-3 poems, up to 6 pages of poetry. The entry fee covers 3 poems.
2. Poems may be on any theme or subject, but must be original and not previously published. Begin each poem on a new page, use 12-point font, and single spacing.
3. First prize is $750 and one finalist will be awarded $250. Poems will be published in Vallum magazine and on Vallum’s website. Honourable mentions may be selected and published, but are not eligible for cash prizes.
4. You may submit more than once.
5. Cover letters and poems must be submitted as two separate documents. The document with your poems should not include any autobiographical information.

Check out previous winners! Other questions? We did a Q&A, which you can find on our Instagram profile page.

Ready, set, submit!