Lee Herrick is this year's judge.
Entrants must be Asian American or Pacific Islander. Former students and close friends of the judge are not eligible.
The contest is blind. Do not put your name or any identifiers on your manuscript.
The entry fee is $25.00.
No more than 20 pages of poetry. A page of acknowledgements and dedication is counted in the 20 pages.
Please note in acknowledgements any previously published poems.
1st Place: $200 & 100 book copies
2nd Place: $100.00
3rd Place: $50.00
All place-winners will be interviewed in the Blue Mountain Review and on the NPR show, Dante’s Old South.
- Submission deadline is October 30, 2021. Winner and honorable mention announcements to be made on December 30, 2021.