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January 14 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Entry fee includes a one-year subscription to Colorado Review 

The winner will be announced by May 2022.

The winning book-length collection of poems will be published by the Center for Literary Publishing and distributed by the University Press of Colorado in the fall of 2021. The author receives a $2,500 honorarium.

Poets with US addresses may opt for either a print or digital subscription. Poets living outside the US will receive digital subscriptions (as long as a valid e-mail address is  provided). Please select the appropriate submission portal.

The final judge is Gillian Conoley.

Friends and students (current & former) of the final judge are not eligible to compete, nor are Colorado State University employees, students, and alumni.

Manuscripts must be at least 48 pages but no more than 100 pages.

Manuscripts may consist of poems that have been published, but the manuscript as a whole must be unpublished (this includes self-publishing).

In your cover letter, please tell us the manuscript title, your name, address, e-mail address, and phone number. You may supply a bio note here, if you wish, but it is not required.  Your name should NOT appear anywhere else in the manuscript or in the name of the file name.

Please do not include acknowledgments/publication credits of individual poems.

Manuscripts may be double- or single-spaced.

You may enter more than one manuscript. Each manuscript requires the $28 entry fee. If you’d like the additional subscriptions sent to someone other than yourself , include that information in your cover letter. Otherwise, your subscription will be extended by one year for each additional entry.

The theme and style are both open.

Translations are not eligible for the Colorado Prize for Poetry.

Authors do NOT need to be residents of Colorado or the United States.





January 14
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Colorado Review


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