Broken River Prize
The Broken River Prize is an annual poetry chapbook contest from Platypus Press. Each year a different poet will judge the contest—2019’s judge is poet and teacher Airea D. Matthews.
You can now pre-order last year’s winner, Hijito (by Carlos Andrés Gómez). Selected by Eduardo C. Corral.
This year’s (2019) submission period is now closed.
- Runs between May 1st and July 31st, 2019.
- Finalists and winner will be announced late 2019.
- No submission fee.
- Receive publication and $250/£200 prize money.
- For books between 20 and 40 pages in length.
- The contest is open internationally.
- Finalists will be considered for publication.
- Additional guidelines below.
Airea D. Matthews is the recipient of a 2016 Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award. Her book, Simulacra, was selected by Carl Phillips in the Yale Series of Younger Poets competition.
- Please include a title page and acknowledgements section with your submission.
- The manuscript does not need to be double-spaced unless intended to be reproduced that way.
- You can include previously published poems; however, we would prefer that at least a third be unpublished.
- We accept simultaneous submissions but will require all finalists to withdraw their manuscripts upon notification. Also, please let us know if a submission has been accepted elsewhere.
- All work should be attached in a single .docx or PDF file, and your email must include a third-person bio.
- Please do not submit manuscripts that contain images, artwork, and/or erasure or found poetry.
- The winner will receive ten (10) copies of the published book as well as the $250 prize money.