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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  • Submissions must be original, previously unpublished poetry.
  •  Contest submission fee: $20.
  • You may include up to three poems per submission.
  • Contest submission accepted via Submittable only.
  • Please enter your name, address, phone number, email address, and the title of your submission on our online form ONLY. 
  • DO NOT include your name or any other personal information on the pages of your entry. Any poem with identifying material will be disqualified.
  • We are unable to provide refunds, so please review your submission carefully before uploading.

NOTE:  We subscribe to the CLMP contest code of ethics. UNO students and alumni are ineligible to submit. Previous contest winners, along with current or former students of the judge are also ineligible to submit. 

We use Submittable to accept and review our submissions.