2021 Poetry Prize 

Send us up to three poems for a chance at $1000 + publication. Submissions open February 1-March 31, 2021, 11:59 PM EST.

The winner of the 2020 Prize, chosen by Javier Zamora, is “I Looked At You and I Said Yes” by Wo Chan

Submissions are currently closed.

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To Submit

  • Remember to send up to three poems in a single word document.

  • Entrant’s name must not appear on the submission.

  • A cover letter is not required but can be included in the comments box if you like.

  • Each $20 fee gets you a year-long subscription of the journal. International addressees, please add $12 for postage ($7 for addresses in Canada). If the fee provides a hardship, please submit during the discounted rate period: February 1-15, 2020.

  • Be sure to select the genre “2020 Poetry Prize” on the submission form. Submissions with incorrectly designated genres will not be read.

  • Hit "Submit Entry" below to get started. You will be redirected to the Submissions Manager to upload your submission after making the PayPal payment. If you are not automatically redirected, please contact inreview@indiana.edu and we will ensure you are able to complete your submission.


Thank you. We look forward to reading your work!




Javier Zamora was born in El Salvador and migrated to the US when he was nine. He was a 2018-2019 Radcliffe Institute Fellow at Harvard and has been granted fellowships from CantoMundo, Colgate University, the Lannan Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Poetry Foundation, and Stanford University. Unaccompanied is his first collection. He lives in Harlem where he’s working on a memoir.