March Deadlines: 12 Contests and Magazines With Deadlines This Month

New month, new courage: submit yourself to these fellowships, magazines, awards and internships. & as always, submit poetry for free to our New Voices.


National Poetry Series

For U.S. residents: $10,000 and publication. Open to poets at any stage of their career; send in your unpublished manuscript and earn one of the highest accolades available to an American poet. Submit here.

Entry Fee: $30
Deadline: February 28

Honeysuckle Press Chapbook Contest

The incredible Danez Smith is judging this year’s chapbook contest for Honeysuckle Press: “I love poets who know that they must write what they must write, who take risk, who know the importance of silence, who know that editing is where the magic happens, who know their poetic lineages, who write with hunger, who write with bravery, who leave it all on the page, who leave it all.” Winners receive $500 and publication. Submit here.

Entry Fee: Free
Deadline: March 1

These fellowships from Wisconsin Institute of Creative Writing are some of the biggest: $38,000. For emerging poets—apply only if you have no more than one full length collection out. Send 10 pages of poetry, read blind.  Submit here.

Entry Fee: $50
Deadline: March 1st

Winter Tangerine

Winter Tangerine is an amazing journal doing amazing work. Send them 2-7 poems, no line length, & they “want poetry that risks and flirts, poetry that rewires your brain, and poetry that deems the laws of the universe irrelevant.”  Submit here.

Entry Fee: Free
Deadline: March 1st

Send in the first 15 pages of your poetry manuscript for a chance to joint the conference, June 6-12 in NYC. These folks will really get behind your writing if you make it past the interview, pushing you to editors and publisher, for a really unique experience. Submit here.

Entry Fee: $30
Deadline: March 9

Lambda Literary Poetry Spotlight

For queer poets, here’s a chance to have your work highlighted by the amazing Lambda Literary platform.  Submit here.

Entry Fee: Free
Deadline: March 13

Frontier Poetry Chapbook Contest

Send us your best. 10-30 pages. International subs welcome. $2000 prize / digital publication / distribution to tens of thousands of readers through our newsletter. Submit here.

Entry Fee: $20
Deadline: March 15

Lighthouse Writers Workshop

CAConrad, Terrance Hayes, and Sheila Heti are teaching these master workshops in Denver this year for Lighthouse Writer’s annual Lit Fest. They offer scholarships for emerging writers as well. Submit here.

Entry Fee: $30
Deadline: March 15

Crab Creek Review

Crab Creek consistently appears in the bios of top emerging poets out there. Send them 4 poems and hear back within 10 days. Submit here.

Entry Fee: $3.50 for Fast Response
Deadline: March 15

Superstition Review

From Arizona State University, Superstition Review has been finding and partnering with amazing poets for a decade now. Submit here.

Entry Fee: Free
Deadline: March 15

20.35 Africa: An Anthology of Contemporary Poetry

Guest edited by Safia Elhillo and Gbenga Adesina, this anthology of African poets is seeking out contemporary and emerging writers. “It is the sincerest wish of the editors that the anthology, when published, would be the first of its kind in Africa, would go a long way in covering areas in African poetry which has, until now, remained bare and fallow.” For further guidelines & submission info: please contact the 20.35 Africa Team at

Entry Fee: Free
Deadline: March 17th

The Hudson Poetry Prize

Black Lawrence Press is looking for unpublished manuscripts. If your book is selected, you’ll receive $1000 and publication through the press. Time to get your book out there poet! Submit here.

Entry Fee: $25
Deadline: March 31

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