Celebrate Poetry Competition

Negative Capability Press has published work by Mary Oliver, May Sarton, Karl Shapiro, John Updike, MFK Fisher, and many others. We nominate our books for awards, and we have won independent press awards.

Join us in a celebration of National Poetry Month. Top three winning submissions will have their work featured on our website and receive cash prizes:

  • 1st - $100, 2nd - $30, 3rd- $20. Five honorable mentions will also be featured on the website. Deadline is April 6, 2019. Winners announced on April 30, 2019.

  • Submit each poem separately. Include a short third-person bio in the cover letter portion.

  • Submission fee $3 per poem.

  • Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but please inform us if your work is published elsewhere.

  • Previously published work will not be accepted.


Deadline of April 6th, 2019.

Online only. Cash prizes.