Regular Submissions: 

POETRY: 3-5 poems. Please submit only once per reading period. Reading period: October 1, 2021 to January 31, 2022.

FICTION: Short stories up to 5,000 words. Submit only one story per reading period. Reading periods: October 2021 and January 2022.

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THE FRANK O'HARA PRIZE, the Worcester County Poetry Association’s annual poetry contest, is open to submissions from January 1 through April 30, 2022. The guidelines for submission are available here

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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 typically slow to respond, we encourage simultaneous submissions. Please promptly withdraw any submissions that find homes elsewhere.

 

Submit 3 to 5 previously unpublished poems . Please upload all poems in one document, with page breaks between poems.

Please submit only once per issue reading period. Additional submissions will be declined unread.

Past contributors: Please wait one year after the publication of the issue that includes your work before submitting again. For example, if your work appears in the 2021 issue of TWR, please do not submit until fall 2022.

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

Please include a 3-sentence biography with your cover letter.







Please note: This fee-free option is for BIPOC writers only.


Submit 3 to 5 previously unpublished poems . Please upload all poems in one document, with page breaks between poems.

Please submit only once per issue reading period. Additional submissions will be declined unread.
Past contributors: Please wait one year after the publication of the issue that includes your work before submitting again. For example, if your work appears in the 2021 issue of TWR, please do not submit until fall 2022.

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

Please include a 3-sentence biography with your cover letter.







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Submit your previously unpublished short story of no more than 5,000 words. Please submit only once per issue (if you submitted in Fall 2021, please do not submit again in this category.) 


Past contributors: Please wait one year after the publication of the issue that includes your work before submitting again. For example, if your work appears in the 2021 issue of TWR, please do not submit until Fall 2022.


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


Please include a 3-sentence biography with your cover letter.

Submit your previously unpublished short story of no more than 5,000 words. Please submit only once per issue (if you submitted in Fall 2021, please do not submit again in this category). 


Past contributors: Please wait one year after the publication of the issue that includes your work before submitting again. For example, if your work appears in the 2021 issue of TWR, please do not submit until Fall 2022.


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


Please include a 3-sentence biography with your cover letter.

Be sure you have followed all instructions and meet all eligibility guidelines before submitting! Find the contest guidelines here

To enter the WCPA’s annual poetry contest you must be either a

  • A resident of Worcester County, or
  • A student or employee of institutions within Worcester County or
  • A WCPA member in good standing

Be sure you have followed all instructions and meet all eligibility guidelines before submitting! The contest guidelines are available here.

To enter the WCPA’s annual poetry contest you must be either a

  • A resident of Worcester County, or
  • A student or employee of institutions within Worcester County or
  • A WCPA member in good standing
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