About Submissions

You may submit to Poetry International in two ways:

Contests honoring individual poems

Every year Poetry International holds two contests, The C.P. Cavafy Prize and The Poetry International Prize. The winner of each is awarded a cash prize of $1,000 and publication. For more information, including submissions guidelines and past winners, please click on the links for each.

Chapbook competitions

Every year Poetry International selects at least two chapbook collections for publication in an upcoming issue. Chapbook reading periods are open in summer and winter. For submission guidelines, please go here.

Please note Poetry International no longer accepts hard-copy submissions and only accepts submissions through Submittable. If you have any problems or concerns using Submittable, please contact us via email at: poetryintl@gmail.com