Ends on March 20, 2018

$15.00 USD

$500 First ◊ $200 Second ◊ $100 Third Prizes 

and publication in Common Ground Review 

Judge: Amy Dryansky

  • Submit 1-3 brilliant as-yet-unpublished poems (61 lines or under) on any subject.  
  • No simultaneous submissions.
  • Give us a brief biography (50-100 words)
  • a fee of $15

If by Snail Mail, send poems and a check for $15 made out to



Janet Bowdan, Editor

Common Ground Review


Western New England University

1215 Wilbraham Rd.

Springfield, MA  01119

 (Postmark must be no later than March 20, 2018)

 Enclose SASE for a list of winners and honorable mentions

(Honorable mentions will be published)


 Deadline is March 20, 2018

Contest Submission Guidelines

e look for well-crafted poems that take an idea and develop it.  If they are also gorgeous, funny, heart-breaking, fascinating, so much the better!

If by snail-mail, please include contact information (name, address, email and phone number) on a cover sheet with a list of poem titles, but not on the poems themselves.

We do not accept simultaneous submissions for the contest.  

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