Kelsay Books Metrical Poetry Contest~ NOW CLOSED

We would like to thank all the poets who submitted to our first metrical contest! We will announce the winner and two finalists December first.


~ $500.00 awarded for the best metrical poem.

~ The winner will be the featured poet in The Orchards Poetry Journal's January 2020 issue.

~ Poems must be thirty lines or less.

~ Poems must be unpublished.

~ No simultaneous submissions.

~ $7.00 entry fee per poem.

~ Submissions are open on June 1st and close on September 30th, 2019.

~ Submissions will be judged blind by Karen Kelsay.

~ Submit your poem in a PDF or Word Document.

~ Write "Poetry Contest" in the subject of your email.

~ In the body of your email include the title of your poem, your name, email address,  phone number, and Paypal receipt number.

~ Attach your document to your email. Do not include your name on the document with your poem. The contest is judged blind; please keep your name off the poem page.

~Although multiple entries are allowed, they all must be made separately. Each entry should include its Paypal receipt number in a cover letter, along with one attached poem.

~ There will be two finalists. Each will receive $50.00, and their poems will be published in The Orchards Poetry Journal, January 2020 issue.

~ The winners will be announced December 1st.