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Red Wheelbarrow Poetry Prize
Final Judge: Dorianne Laux & Joseph Millar! 

Three prizes: $1,000, $500, $250

Five finalists published in 2020 Red Wheelbarrow.

Letterpress broadside of winning poem.

The Red Wheelbarrow Poetry Prize 2020 will be open for submissions on April 12, 2020. 

Thank you for the opportunity to read your work!

Submit up to three unpublished poems in a single manuscript. 

  • Each poem must fit onto one 8.5 x 11 inch page;
  • Do not include any personal identifiers in the manuscript, manuscript file name, and the title line when submitting;
  • Short bio acceptable, not required; 
  • Deadline to submit: 15 August 2020;
  • Simultaneous submission OK but please notify immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere.
  • The contest is open to all styles of poetry from national and international participants writing in English except individuals who are relatives, friends, employees, volunteers, board members, donors of funds and/or other goods/services for Red Wheelbarrow, Poetry Center San José, Dorianne Laux, and Joseph Millar

Red Wheelbarrow Poetry Prize is sponsored by Poetry Center San José and Red Wheelbarrow. For information about Poetry Center San José, visit

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