Regular Submissions: 

POETRY: 3-5 poems. Please submit only once per reading period. Reading period: October 1, 2020 to January 31, 2021.

FICTION: Short stories up to 5,000 words. Submit only one story per reading period. Reading periods: October 2020 and January 2021.

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THE FRANK O'HARA PRIZE, the Worcester County Poetry Association’s annual poetry contest, will open to submissions in early 2021. 

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The Worcester Review reserves First Publication Rights for all submissions chosen for publication. Payment will be two copies upon publication and (when budget allows) a small honorarium. Because we are slow to respond, we encourage simultaneous submissions. Please promptly withdraw any submissions that find homes elsewhere.

 

Submit 3 to 5 previously unpublished poems per submission period.

 Simultaneous submissions are fine by us, but if your work is accepted elsewhere, please withdraw promptly, indicating in a note here in Submittable which poems are no longer available.


In your cover letter, please include a brief bio.


Submit your previously unpublished short story of no more than 5,000 words. Please submit only once per submissions period.

Simultaneous submissions are fine by us, but please withdraw promptly if your work is accepted elsewhere.


In your cover letter, please include a brief bio.



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