Potomac Review Contest


announces the return of the

Annual Contest

This Year – Poetry Grand Prize: $1,000



Poetry Contest Entry Guidelines:

  • Send up to 3 Poems with a maximum page limit per poem of 3 and $20 reading fee payable to Montgomery College/Potomac Review. All entrants will receive a one-year (2 issues) subscription to Potomac Review.
  • Include a cover letter with contact info (i.e. name, address, etc.) and names of poems. Put author’s name and address on the cover letter only. Entries will not be returned.
  • All poems must be typed and previously unpublished; no name or address should appear on the poems.
  • If submitting online, either send in the check or pay through Paypal to potomacreview@gmail.com.
  • Simultaneous submissions are acceptable, but please note this in your cover letter and notify us immediately of acceptance elsewhere.
  • Contest entries will be accepted from October 1, 2011 to February 1, 2012.
  • Winners will be announced April 1, 2012 on our website.
  • The winning poem will appear in Potomac Review Issue 52.
  • Semifinalists will be listed on the website and all entries will be considered for
  • publication.
  • Manuscripts that do not follow contest guidelines will be disqualified.
  • Please direct all contest questions to the Editor-in-Chief: zachary.benavidez@montgomerycollege.edu


Submit to:

Mail Submissions
Potomac Review Poetry Contest
Montgomery College 51 Mannakee Street, MT/212 Rockville, MD 20850

Online Submissions: http://www.potomacreview.org/prsp/ Submit under the genre “contest” and mail the fee to address above.


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