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Sinclair Poetry Prize

The prize is $400 and publication by the Evening Street Press for the best full-length manuscript of original poetry. The contest is open to poets who have already published book length collections as well as those for whom this is a first book. The winning poet will receive 25 copies.

Submissions cancelled for 2023 

Manuscript Requirements

  • ms. must contain between 48 and 84 pages of poetry (some of which may be previously published)
  • ms. pages must be numbered and a table of contents included
  • include an acknowledgements page
  • include one cover page that contains the title, your name, address, phone number, and e-mail address
  • include a second cover page that contains the title only
  • your name must not appear anywhere else on the ms.
  • Submissions accepted May 1 – July 31, 2023

Submission Fee

The reading fee is $25, which includes a copy of Evening Street Review. We reserve the right not to name a winner.

Multiple & Simultaneous Submissions

Simultaneous submissions are acceptable, but please inform us immediately if the manuscript is accepted elsewhere. You may submit more than one manuscript.

E-mail to: editor@eveningstreetpress.com 

Submissions cancelled for 2023 

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