The Stephen A DiBiase Poetry Prize is now accepting submissions. There is $1,800 in total awards with $500 to the top entry from New York State, $300 to the top out-of-State entry.

January 21, 2017, post mark deadline.  Results in March 2017.

No fee to enter. No online submissions. Open to all poets of all ages writing in English worldwide. No line limits. All subjects, styles, and forms appreciated. Published or unpublished but not a poem you sent us before!

Mail us one envelope with one copy of one poem that you have created. No identifying information, other than the title, on or in the piece. USA applicants send a SASE for results or keep informed by liking the Stephen A DiBiase Poetry Prize Facebook page.  Results emailed to other nationals. Include all of the following on a separate sheet of paper:

  • Your name
  • Your mailing address
  • An email address where we can reach you
  • The title of your poem
  • The title and author of the last book of poetry you read
  • In ten words or less, tell us about your poem
  • In twenty words or less, tell us about yourself

Send your submission (use a #10 size business envelope if possible) to Bob Sharkey, 19 Hunter Ave., Latham, NY 12110.

Email inquiries (no online submissions) to Bob at riverrun@nycap.rr.com.