"Matter" Poetry Contest

We are so happy you are here because that means you are a fellow lover of words. The annual Matter Poetry Contest is a favorite with Team Oprelle. This open contest makes for extremely intriguing reading for our judges, as well as makes for a great finished book of winning poetry in the end. Please see the complete set of rules and we wish you the very best of luck!



Contest entries for "Matter" Poetry Contest will be accepted now through June 2, 2024.

1st –

  • $400 in cash winnings and publication.
  • 2nd –

  • $200 in cash winnings and publication.
  • 3rd –

  • $100 in cash winnings and publication.

  • Finalists

    • All “finalists’ poems” chosen by our judges will be published in the Matter - Award Winning Poetry XXIV anthology


    Owners of original works of published or unpublished poetry.


    Contest entries are judged by some combination of:

    • Editors at Oprelle Publications
    • Award-winning poets
    • Poetry instructors
    • MFA’s in Creative Writing and/or poetry

    Best of Luck to all of you dear writers;
    we thank you in advance for sharing pieces of your heart with us,
    and we can’t wait to read your work!