The annual Slipstream poetry contest offers a $1,000 prize plus 50 professionally-printed copies of your book.
Send up to 40 pages of poetry: any style, format, or theme (or no theme), and a $20 check, bank draft, or money order for reading fee. Due to recent increases in the cost of mail, manuscripts will no longer be returned. Send only copies of your poems, not originals.
Slipstream Poetry Contest
PO Box 2071
Niagara Falls, New York 14301
Online submission is now available for those who wish to enter the Slipstream Chapbook contest via the web. This is for contest submissions only.
Simultaneous submissions are okay as long as you keep us informed of status. Previously published poems with acknowledgements are also acceptable.
If you are sending us copies of your poems via mail, please provide legible typewritten or computer-printed copy only. Photocopies that are easy on the eyes are fine.
Everyone who enters the poetry contest receives a copy of the winning chapbook plus one complimentary issue of Slipstream magazine.
The winner of the contest is announced in late spring/early summer. The winner is featured prominently on the Slipstream website for one year, as well as in all Slipstream catalogs, press releases, and promotional materials.
Winning chapbooks are submitted by Slipstream for review by various national and international poetry/writing publications and may also be featured in the Grants and Awards section of Poets & Writers magazine.
Deadline for the poetry contest is . . . Dec. 1 every year