2016 Philip Booth Poetry Prize

The 2016 Philip Booth Poetry Prize will be open from June 15 to November 15, 2016; Nate Pritts will be the judge.

Deadline: October 15, 2016

First Place: $400 & publication

Runner-up and finalists will be considered for publication.


▪   Enter up to three poems, any length, any style, each starting on a new page. Submit all poems in one document.

▪   Only previously unpublished work is accepted.

▪   The Philip Booth prize is judged anonymously: your name and other identifiers (phone number, address, etc.) should NOT appear on any of the poems. 

▪   All submissions will be considered for general publication. If you would like to provide a bio, include it in the comments section when submitting. If you do not want your poems considered for general publication, include this in the comments section.

▪   Simultaneous submissions will be accepted as long as you notify us immediately of its acceptance elsewhere. Multiple submissions are permitted.

▪   Family, colleagues, current and former students of the last two years of the guest judge are ineligible to submit. As are graduates and those affiliated with the Syracuse University Creative Writing Program.   

▪   Submit work via Submittable.

If there are questions or a need to retract a poem please send us an email.