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Poetry Contest Judge: Carmen Giménez Smith


  • This is a regional contest: Writers must be living in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, or Wyoming at the time of the competition, and material submitted must be previously unpublished. 
  • Poetry submissions should not exceed 10 pages or 5 poems.  
  • Multiple submissions are welcome.
  • Simultaneous submissions are welcome so long as you immediately withdraw your submission if it is accepted elsewhere.
  • Previous winners of the competition may not re-enter in the category for which they won. 
  • All entrant will receive a copy of the Winter 2021 issue.
  • Winners will receive $500 and publication in the Winter 2021 issue; Runners-up will receive publication in the Winter 2021 issue.
  • Submissions must be received by 11:59pm, Mountain Time, December 18, 2020.  




  • Upload one file.
  • Enter your contact information in the cover letter section provided in the Submittable submission form.
  • Remove all personal contact information from the manuscript. As all manuscripts are blind-reads by the judges, we will use Submittable to track your contact information.
  • There is a $10 entry fee.
  • Please email us at managingeditor.whr@gmail.com with any questions



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