2017 Nightjar Review Poetry Contest
2017 Judge: Jericho Brown
Contest submission window: January 30th to April 30th, 2018
Contest Judge: JERICHO BROWN is the recipient of a Whiting Writers Award and fellowships from the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University and the National Endowment for the Arts. His poems have appeared in The New Republic, The New Yorker, and Best American Poetry. His first book, Please (New Issues 2008), won the American Book Award, and his second book, The New Testament (Copper Canyon 2014), won the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award and was named one of the best books of the year by Library Journal, Coldfront, and the Academy of American Poets. He is an associate professor in English and creative writing at Emory University in Atlanta.
- $6 per poem, or $15 for 3 poems. Each additional poem over 3 is $5. There is no limit on the number of entries per person.
- Contest opens January 30th, 2018. The submission deadline is midnight April 30th, 2018.
- $200 cash prize + publication in Nightjar Review will be awarded to the winner.
- All entries will also be considered for publication in Nightjar Review. The top two finalists are guaranteed publication.
- All submissions must be anonymous: no name or contact information should appear on the poem. Entries must be submitted via Submittable. You may enter simultaneously submitted work as long as you notify us if the work is accepted elsewhere.
- 1st round of judging will be performed by Nightjar Review Editors and Readers. Finalists (approximately 10 to 12 poems) will then be forwarded to the Contest Judge for the final round of judging.
- Winner will be selected by October 30th, 2018, along with two finalists at the judge's discretion.
- Entrants not selected as one of the 10-12 finalists will be notified of contest results and of the editors' decision about publication of their entries by September 30th, 2018.
- Winner and two finalists will be publicly announced by October 30th, 2018.
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