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The 2024 Colorado Prize for Poetry



Posted on 15 September 2023

Opening date
1 October 2023

Closing date
14 January 2024

Who may enter
The competition is open to anyone, except Colorado State University students, alumni, and employees. Entrants must be at least 18 years old.

Short description

The competition is organized by the Center for Literary Publishing at Colorado State University.

The Colorado Prize for Poetry is an international poetry book manuscript contest.

Manuscripts must be at least 48 pages but no more than 100 pages. They may be composed of any number of poems. The theme and style are both open.

Manuscripts may consist of poems that have been published, but the manuscript as a whole must be unpublished.

Entry fee
There is a $28 online entry fee, which includes a one-year subscription to Colorado Review. 

The winner receives a $2,500 honorarium and publication of his or her book by the Center for Literary Publishing.

Competition website
For further information visit the official competition website.