Ends on January 1, 2019

$20.00 USD

WINNER will receive $1,000 and a year's subscription. 

FINALISTS will be named on our website.

All entries will be considered for publication.

  • Submissions must be original, previously unpublished poetry.
  •  Reading fee: $20, which includes a contest issue.
  • You may enter up to three poems per entry.
  • Contest Entries accepted via Submittable only.
  • Please enter your name, address, phone number, email address, and the title of your submission on our online form. DO NOT include your name or any other personal information on the pages of the story. Any story with identifying material will be disqualified.

NOTE:  We subscribe to the CLMP contest code of ethics. UNO students and alumni are ineligible. All current and former Bayou staff, previous contest winners, and current or former students of the judge are ineligible to submit.