Contest :: 2023 Press 53 Award for Poetry

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Deadline: July 31, 2022
$1,000 and 50 copies awarded to an outstanding, unpublished collection of poems of approximately 50 to 120 pages. The 2023 Press 53 Award for Poetry is open to poets 18 years of age and older who live in the US or one of its territories. Tom Lombardo, Press 53 Poetry Series Editor, will serve as judge. Press 53 will publish the winning manuscript as a Tom Lombardo Poetry Selection; all prizes will be awarded upon publication. Deadline: Midnight Eastern, July 31, 2022. Winner and finalists announced on or before November 1. Reading fee: $30. Complete information at

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