The Steve Kowit Poetry Prize
Open to any poet anywhere.
Honoring Steve Kowit's contribution to American Poetry
Submissions open June 15th and close October 15th every year.
First Prize: $1000
Second Prize: $250
Third Prize: $100
Honorable Mention: No Cash Award
Winners and Honorable Mentions will be invited to read at the annual awards reception each March.
Winning and Honorable Mention poems will be published in the San Diego Poetry Annual each March, and reprinted by Serving House Journal in its Kowit's Korner.
The entry fee includes a copy of the San Diego Poetry Annual in PDF or e-book format, available for free downloading to each entrant upon the announcement of the winners each February.
Steve Kowit Poetry Prize Guidelines
Submit one (1) previously unpublished poem (in English) and a 50-word biography.
Do not submit poems that imitate Steve Kowit's work.
Do not submit the poem you sent to other publications. (No simultaneous submissions)
Do not put your name on your poem. This is a blind judging process.
Submit one poem per entry. You can submit as many entries as you desire.
Pay the entry fee: the entire entry fee is a tax-deductible donation to San Diego Entertainment & Arts Guild (SDEAG), a 501(c)(3) public charity celebrating The Arts.