Little Red Tree International Poetry Prize 

Little Red Tree Publishing is proud to announce the launch of the 10th International Poetry Prize, with a first prize of $1,500.

It is offered in response to demand for an opportunity to be associated with Little Red Tree by poets who have yet to develop a full collection. It is also an opportunity for Little Red Tree to extend its search and engage with quality poets from around the world who wish to be published.

The prizewinner will be offered a book deal and the opportunity to develop a full manuscript for publication in 2021.

• All subjects and styles are accepted and can be of any length. However, we are of the opinion that it is the exception not the rule that a poem sustains interest over two pages or more. 

• The competition is international and therefore open to anyone from any country, but the submission must be in English.

• Submissions must be no later than October 31, 2020. Poems can be submitted online as a word document attachment to the contact page.

• Each poem should be typed on a separate page, in 12 point Times Roman or Arial, with a covering page containing name, contact information, poem title and its precise form (if traditional). 

• Simultaneous submissions are permitted; however, Little Red Tree Publishing should be notified immediately if a poem is accepted elsewhere. Previously published poems are not accepted.

• Poets can submit any number of poems for $5.00 each.

• Poets can pay online at (below), or via online PayPal invoice if email provided, or a mailed check to address below with submission or separately.

Thank you for considering our poetry prize. I look forward to reading your submission. 

Previous winners:

2011: Ed Frankel – “Smiley Comes in From the Cold”

2012: Desmond Kon – “If Jeffrey Smart Painted James Joyce”  

2013: Jendi Reiter – “After October Snow”

2014: Leland James – “Spirit Road”

2015: No Award

2016: No Award

2018: No Award

2019: No Award


International Poetry Prize
Little Red Tree Publishing, LLC
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