The October Project Annual Poetry Contest

  • The Contest opens on April 1st and closes at 11:59 pm (EDT) on April 30th, 2024.
  • The Contest is open to anyone, from anywhere in the world.
  • No more than 3 entries, please.
  • There are no style or subject restrictions: all poems welcome.
  • The author must own the copyright to every part of the poem.
  • If submitting more than one poems, please submit all poems together as a single document.
  • Submissions must be written in English. Any non-English phrases should be accompanied by a translation.
  • The file name of your document should be the title of your poem/s.
  • If poem has been published or awarded elsewhere, please specify.
  • Poetry must be free from any claims by other parties.
  • No AI generated content please.
  • Entrants will receive automatic confirmation via email after entry.
  • You must be the sole author of the work. You may not submit someone else's work.
  • You may submit work that has been awarded elsewhere, as long as no part of it has been published.
  • Entry is taken to be acceptance of these rules.
  • All poems selected as runners-up, honorable mention or prize-winners may be published on the October Project Facebook page and October Process blog.
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