Princemere Poetry Prize

Out of the quarrel with others we make rhetoric; out of the quarrel with ourselves we make poetry. 
- W.B. Yeats





  Princemere announces its eleventh annual poetry prize. $300 will be awarded for the winning poem, with $200 to be divided among runners-up.

Deadline: September 11, 2018 (via, linked below)

Entry fee: $5 Size limit: 3 poems

Entry format: We prefer that entries be typed and single-spaced. Name should not appear on the poems. Please include a cover letter or title page with name, contact information, and the titles of poems.

Incarcerated writers (no entry fee) mail to Princemere Poetry Prize, 255 Grapevine Road, Wenham, MA 01984.   

All submissions will be considered for publication; author will be contacted for permission. Submissions are judged blind. Previous winners, and friends & family of Princemere staff are ineligible. Simultaneous submissions are accepted; please let us know if your work is placed elsewhere. No changes to poems after submission.

Click the tabs above to see previous years’ winning poems. Winner and runners-up will be announced on this website in January. 

Paper manuscripts will be recycled. submit .