The River Heron Review Poetry Contest is open for entries | $500 to be won by the winning poem | Deadline: 31st May

The River Heron Review, an online journal that hopes to contribute to the expansion of a community of poets, to establish a creative outlet that does not discriminate by age, race, or sexual orientation in order to offer voice to all, and to represent poetry in its many forms, styles, perspectives, and intentions has opened entries for its first River Heron Review’s poetry contest ffrom March 1 and offers a grand $500 prize to the writer of the winning poem.



Submissions open March 1 through May 31.

  • Initial judging will be done by the editors of River Heron Review.

  • Final judging will be done by John Sibley Williams.

  • The winning poem will be announced in July.

  • Four finalists’ poems will be announced in July.

  • The poem of the winner and poem of each of the four finalists will be published in Issue 2.2 on August 1, 2019.

  • There is a $15 submission fee.

  • Poets may submit up to 3 poems, 5 pages maximum.

  • Poets who wish to submit again will incur an additional submission fee.

  • Previously published poems are not eligible.

  • Simultaneous submissions are accepted. Let us know immediately if your work has been accepted elsewhere by sending us a note through Submittable.

  • Your name or initials should not appear on any part of your poetry document, nor should your name or initials appear in the “Title” field of the Submittable form. When naming your file, do not use your initials or any part of your name.

  • All submissions through Submittable.

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Note: All submissions are to be accepted on or before the 31st of May

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