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Our annual poetry contest is now taking submissions. Submit up to three poems per submission in a single file (.doc or .docx). The deadline for entering is August 21, 2024.

The poetry contest fee is $5.00.

The winner will receive $500 plus publication in an upcoming issue of Blue Earth Review.

We may offer publication to additional finalists.


Submission fee is non-waivable and non-refundable. One submission per participant is allowed. Simultaneous submissions are accepted. Notify us immediately if the piece is accepted elsewhere. Participants must be United States residents or valid US taxpayers. Split winnings are not allowed. Winners will be paid the full $500 upon confirmation and processing as allowed by our affiliated institution, Minnesota State University–Mankato. Payment will be received on or after publication of the featured magazine. Contact us with any questions.

Alumni of Minnesota State University–Mankato must wait a minimum of 5 years after graduation to be eligible to submit to Blue Earth Review.

We use Submittable to accept and review our submissions.