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Beals Prize for Poetry

Submissions accepted from Monday, June 10 through Friday, August 16, 2024.

 

The Awards Night is Thurs, September 27 from 7:00 to 8:30 PM.

Email your Submissions
Word Docs Preferred
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2024 BEALS PRIZE FOR POETRY COMPETITION INFORMATION

  • Submissions accepted from Monday, June 10 through Friday, August 16, 2024.

  • The Awards Night is Thursday, September 27 from 7:00 to 8:30 PM.

  • Only one poem per poet can be submitted.

  • All submissions must be original and previously unpublished.

  • Contestants must live in Massachusetts or in one of the New Hampshire towns listed below:

        Keene, Swanzey, Richmond, Fitzwilliam, Troy,                Marlborough, Dublin, Peterborough, Jaffery,                  Rindge, New Ipswich, Greenville, and Sharon.

  • Submissions can be emailed to: bealspoetryprize@gmail.com (Word docs preferred).
    or mailed to: The Beals Prize / 50 Pleasant Street, Winchendon, MA 01475

  • Notification of receipt of entry will be via return email or U.S. Mail.

  • Ten finalists will vie for the prize money of $250 for first, $100 for second, and $50 for third.

  • All entries will be judged blindly, meaning that the judges will not know who the poet is.

  • Competition finalists will be notified on or before Friday, September 13.

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