Contests (No Entry Fee)

FREE Poetry Contest – $500 Prize, DEADLINE: Feb. 5, 2016

zocoloZócalo Public Square is currently running a free poetry contest with the theme of “Place.” Poets may send up to three poems to

Since 2012, the Zócalo Public Square Poetry Prize has been awarded annually to the U.S. poet whose poem best evokes a connection to place. "Place" may be interpreted by the poet as a place of historical, cultural, political, or personal importance; it may be a literal, imaginary, or metaphorical landscape. We are looking for one poem that offers our readers a fresh, original, and meaningful take on the topic.

Zócalo Public Square is a proud affiliate of Arizona State University and is a not-for-profit Ideas Exchange that blends live events and humanities journalism “committed to translating ideas to broad audiences and to engaging a new, young, and diverse generation in the public square.”

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Click here for Zócalo Public Square Submission Guidelines.

DEADLINE: February 5, 2016

FORMS:  Poetry


PRIZES: The winning poet in 2016, as judged by the Zócalo staff, will receive $500.

NOTES: Previously unpublished work only.

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