The Patricia Grodd Poetry Prize for Young Writers

The Kenyon Review‘s Patricia Grodd Poetry Prize for Young Writers is a yearly contest that allows young poets across the world to showcase their poetry and be recognized. It has recently reopened for submissions on November 1 and will close on November 30. High School sophomores and juniors across the world can electronically submit their poetry to the contest’s website.

Many young poets compete with each other in hopes of winning the prizes offered. Runner-up winners have their submitted poetry published in the Kenyon Review, one of the country’s most popular literary magazines. The first place winner not only will have their poem published the Kenyon Review, but they also receive a full scholarship to the Kenyon Review‘s summer writing workshop, a rigorous two-week event taking place at Kenyon College. There, writers ages 16 – 18 are able to develop their writing skills.

Submitting work to the contest is free and easy, with only a few requirements. There is a limit of one, unpublished poem per entrant. Poems submitted must be in supplied formats given, which are described on the contest’s website. 


(Congratulations, too, to the 2016 winner, Alyssa Mazzoli, from Greenville, South Carolina.)

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