Congratulations to Jeff Walt, the 2014 Red Hen Press Poetry Award winner. His poem, “In the Bathroom Mirror This Morning,” will be published in a future issue of The Los Angeles Review.
View all the 2014 winners Here.
2015 Red Hen Press Poetry Award
The winner of the 2015 Red Hen Press Poetry Award will be announced in 2016.
Established in 2003, the Red Hen Press Poetry Award is for an unpublished poem. Awarded poem is selected through an annual submission process which is open to all poets. This year’s final judge is Camille Dungy.
Award is $1000 and publication of the awarded poem in The Los Angeles Review published by Red Hen Press. Entry fee $20 for up to 3 poems, maximum 120 lines each. Name on cover sheet only. Send SASE for notification. Entries must be postmarked by September 30.
Eligibility: The award is open to all writers with the following exceptions:
A) Authors who have had a full length work published by Red Hen Press, or a full length work currently under consideration by Red Hen Press;
B) Employees, interns, or contractors of Red Hen Press;
C) Relatives of employees or members of the executive board of directors;
D) Relatives or individuals having a personal or professional relationship with any of the final judges where they have taken any part whatsoever in shaping the manuscript, or where, for whatever reason, selecting a particular manuscript might have the appearance of impropriety.
Procedures and Ethical Considerations
To be certain that every manuscript finalist receives the fairest evaluation, all manuscripts shall be submitted to the judges without any identifying material.
Bios, acknowledgments, and other identifying material shall be removed from judged manuscripts until the conclusion of the competition.
Red Hen Press shall not use students or interns as readers at any stage of its competitions.
Red Hen Press is committed to maintaining the utmost integrity of our awards. Judges shall recuse themselves from considering any manuscript where they recognize the work. In the event of recusal, a manuscript score previously assigned by the managing editor of the press will be substituted.
Please submit materials to:
Attn: Red Hen Press Poetry Award
Red Hen Press
P.O. Box 40820
Pasadena, CA 91114
Please submit all poem entries in one file!
Red Hen Press will only accept submissions that have been mailed to the above address; please no email attachments or faxes.