The Poetry Forum       ​         Columbus, Ohio USA

The Poetry Forum
26th Annual
William Redding Memorial Poetry Contest

​Submission deadline: March 16, 2018

$100 and a Featured Reading May 7, 2018

$50 Gift Certificate for books

$25 Gift Certificate for books

Submission Guidelines:

1.  Submit 3 typewritten or Word document poems. One poem per page.

2.  Maximum 50 lines per poem.                                                             

  3.  Surface mail entries should have name, address, phone number,       

and email address on back only of each poem.

Send entries postmarked by March 16

to The Poetry Forum c/o 91 E. Duncan Street, Columbus OH 43202.

Poems will not be returned. No SASE required.

     4.  Email entries to as single Word document with poems as separate pages & no identifying information. Put name, address, phone, and email on separate first page.

Submissions that do not follow guidelines will not be considered.

5.  Previous first-place winners, Poetry Forum featured readers since     

January 2014, and previously published poems are ineligible.

Deadline: March 16, 2018
(postmark of March 16 or email receipt by midnight this date)

The Poetry Forum thanks the following for their support: Bossy Grrl’s Pinup Joint, 90.5 WCBE-FM, Gramercy Books our featured poets,

open mic participants, audiences, and generous patrons.

Bossy Grrl's, 2598 N. High Street in Columbus
Visit The Poetry Forum web site
Information: 614/937-6744

Central Ohio's

original poetry series               spreading the word since 1984

Featured readers

+ open mic

Mondays @ 7 PM

First week of October - First week in May


Bossy Grrls Pin-Up Joint

2598 N High Street

Columbus OH 43202  

Information: 614/937-6744