Ends on February 1, 2018

DEADLINE: February 1, 2018


Nevada state residents only


Only unpublished work are eligible for the award. Poets currently living in the state of Nevada may submit up to three poems per entry. 

This year we are collecting an optional $5 entry fee that will be split between Helen: A Literary Magazine and The Friends of the Fort.

Winner of the contest will receive $100 cash prize and publication on our website. Only those who enter the contest and are Nevada residents will be considered.

All entries will be considered for publication on our Friday Night Specials series as well as our web issues. Poems must be original and unpublished to be considered.

The judge for our contest is Rosemarie Dombrowski. She is the founder of rinky dink press, the co-founder and host of the Phoenix Poetry Series, the host of Get Lit, a monthly literary salon, and an editor for Four Chambers journal. She is the co-editor of the multi-genre collection Weaving the Threads: Women, Art, Community, forthcoming from Four Chambers Press. Her work has appeared/is forthcoming in Columbia Review, Stonecoast Review, Anthro/Poetics (anthology), Bombay Gin, Nano, The Review Review, and elsewhere. Her collections include The Book of Emergencies (Five Oaks Press, 2014) and The Philosophy of Unclean Things (Finishing Line Press, forthcoming). She teaches courses on radical poetics, women’s literature, and creative ethnography at Arizona State University’s Downtown campus.

Please do not include any personal information on your actual submission as our judge is reading your submissions without any identifying marks.
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