Evening Street Press strives to publish words with positive impact

Evening Street Press is centered on Elizabeth Cady Stanton's 1848 revision of the Declaration of Independence: "that all men -- and women -- are created equal," with equal rights to "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness." It recognizes that all people are created equal and focuses on the realities of experience, personal and historical, from the most gritty to the most dreamlike, including awareness of the personal and social forces that block or develop the possibilities of a new culture.

Barbara Bergmann: Editor and Managing Editor

Donna Spector, Kailen Nourse-Driscoll, Patti Sullivan, Anthony Mohr, L D Zane, Stacia Levy, Jeffrey Davis,  Clela Reed, Matthew Mendoza, Matthew Spireng, Ace Boggess, Kristin Laurel, Jan Bowman, Aaron Fischer, Joanne Durham:  Associate Editors

Gordon Grigsby: Founding Editor

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Entries for the prize can be submitted all year. 

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There is a $15 reading fee, which includes a copy of Evening Street Review.
$200 Prize

Penelope in Repose

Penelope in Repose is that rare poetic feat: a series of poems which make a successful whole, a story complete and real and powerful. These poems choose the inside, to use a cliché. But these poems are never merely that: the subject, Penelope, is indeed family to the writer, someone he’s met, admired late in her life, and who now deserves, in her final absence, someone to carry on in that voice. The work is moving, dramatic, and striking in its imagery. —Robert Parham, author of The Relentlessness of Salvation

A magazine of poetry, fiction, and non-fiction published two or more times a year.

Submissions accepted all year round.

Send either to editor@eveningstreetpress.com or to 2881 Wright St, Sacramento, CA 95821. Please read a copy (Read online). (Check Guidelines)


. . .all men and women are created equal in rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

—Elizabeth Cady Stanton, revision of the  American Declaration of Independence, 1848

A book of poetry, the winner of the Sinclair Poetry Prize, a competition held every year. (Read a copy online).

Current contest is May 1, 2023-Dec. 1, 2023. (Check Guidelines)
There is a $25 reading fee, which includes a copy of Evening Street Review.

$400 Prize

To Drink from a Wider Bowl

In her luminous collection, To Drink from a Wider Bowl, Joanne Durham asserts: “Every home/needs a map of the world.” What she has drawn for us here is nothing less than a map of how to navigate our days with honesty, grace, and a deep mindfulness that leaves nothing unnoticed. Her richly layered and musical poems bear the contours of every phase of life, and like time itself, each one “stretches like an accordion, stores lullabies, love songs and funeral chords between its folds.” This is a beautiful, timely book you’ll want to pick up again and again.—James Crews, Poet and Editor of The Path to Kindness: Poems of Connection and Joy

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