Posted by: Kathy Temean | July 21, 2009


Reed Magazine announces the Edwin Markham Prize for Poetry. Writers are invited to submit poetry manuscripts of 3-5 original unpublished poems. The first place winner will be selected by 2009 Guggenheim Fellow Lisa Russ Spaar. The first-place winner will receive a $500 cash prize. The winning manuscript will appear in the 2009 issue of Reed Magazine, and runners-up also will be considered for publication. All entrants will receive a complimentary copy of the 2009 issue of Reed Magazine.

To learn more about Markham, click here.

All submissions must abide by the following competition rules and guidelines:

1. Submit through the online system.

2. All submissions must be submitted by November 1, 2009.

3. Please submit all poems in a single computer file. Use a common file format: *.doc and *.txt preferable. Please do not submit in the *.docx file format.

4. A reading fee of $10 is required for every 5 poems. These can be paid online with Paypal (from the bottom button, the store, or the submission system) or by check at the following address:

Reed Magazine
SJSU English Department
One Washington Square
San Jose, CA 95192-0090

5. Writers may submit multiple entries, but remember that every five submissions (five poems) must be paid with another reading fee.

6. The finalists, as determined by Reed‘s poetry editors, will be sent to the judge

7. Employees and board members of the National Steinbeck Center, REED Magazine, or the Center for Steinbeck Studies are not eligible to participate in the competition.

8. The work submitted must be your own – no translations allowed.

We will begin accepting Markham submissions for the 2010 edition of REED Magazine June 1st, 2009.

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