"Masters" Poetry Contest Information

The 2022 Poetry Masters Contest is An exclusive contest open to only previously published authors with at least one writing/poetry award.

Five Poets: Showcase up to 20 poems in a “2022 Poetry Masters Anthology.”

To Enter: Submit 5-20 of your best poems in one word doc.

Entrance Fee: 40.00

Deadline: May 18th, 2022


Full Rules & Info

Prizes

Contest entries for The Poetry Masters Contest will be accepted March 15, 2022 through May 18th, 2022. Winners will receive a letter and prize winnings by regular mail. Oprelle’s Poetry Masters Contest winners will be posted on our site on or before June 30, 2022.


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1st –

$1,000.00 in cash winnings.

  • Poetry Masters Trophy
  • Up to 20 poems published in the 2022 Masters Anthology
  • 2nd –

    $500.00 in cash winnings.

  • Poetry Masters Trophy
  • Up to 20 poems published in the 2022 Masters Anthology
  • 3rd –

    $250.00 in cash winnings.

  • Poetry Masters Trophy
  • Up to 20 poems published in the 2022 Masters Anthology
  • 4th –

    $125.00 in cash winnings.

  • Poetry Masters Trophy
  • Up to 20 poems published in the 2022 Masters Anthology
  • 5th –

    $125.00 in cash winnings.

  • Poetry Masters Trophy
  • Up to 20 poems published in the 2022 Masters Anthology
  • Eligibility

    The Poetry Masters Contest is an exclusive contest open to only previously published authors with at least one writing/poetry award.


    Publication

    The Top three Poetry Masters winners will be notified via email or phone on or before June 30,2022.
    Additional Poetry Masters Finalists will be notified on Oprelle.com’s website on June 30, 2022.
    Authors of the winning poems, by entering the competition, grant Oprelle Publications LLC non-exclusive rights in perpetuity to publish and/or broadcast their poems.


    Examples



    “She was a storm
    not the kind
    you run from
    but the kind
    you chase”
    - Excerpt from r.h.Sin

    “but this smart snow erases
    nothing, seeps everywhere,
    the search engine is inside us,
    the world is our display”


    ― Excerpt from Engines Within the Throne, by Cathy Park Hong

    “And she’s going to learn that this life will hit you hard in the face, wait for you to get back up just so it can kick you in the stomach. But getting the wind knocked out of you is the only way to remind your lungs how much they like the taste of air.”
    - Excerpt from If I Should Have a Daughter, By Sarah Kay