SUBMISSIONS FOR NAUGATUCK RIVER REVIEW'S 7TH ANNUAL NARRATIVE POETRY CONTEST are now OPEN for the contest from July 1 – Sept. 2.
Naugatuck River Review’s Seventh Annual NARRATIVE POETRY CONTEST is being judged by Patricia Fargnoli.
Finalists, Semi-Finalists and Winners will be notified and posted here by the end of November 2015
First prize is $1000 and publication in NRR
Second prize $250 and publication in NRR
Third prize of $100 and publication in NRR
Judge for this year’s Contest is Patricia Fargnoli: Patricia Fargnoli, the New Hampshire Poet Laureate from 2006-2009, is the author of six collections of poetry. Her newest book is Winter, Hobblebush Books, 2013. Her other three full-length books Then, Something, Duties of the Spirit and Necessary Light each were award winning (The Sheila Mooton Award, The ForeWord Magazine Silver Award for Poetry, The May Swenson Award and The NH Literary Award for Outstanding Poetry. In addition she has published three chapbooks: Small Songs of Pain; Lives of Others, and Greatest Hits.
--We accept ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS ONLY on our website. The contest fee of $20 (per 3 poem submission) will be accepted.
--Unpaid submissions will be disqualified. Emailed submissions and mailed submissions will not be considered.
--Please submit no more than 3 unpublished NARRATIVE poems of no more than 50 lines per poem in ONE MSWord file (.doc or .docx or .rtf only, no .pdf please)r. Please remove your name from your file, as the poetry is read blind by our editorial staff and contest judge. .
--All poems will be considered for publication. Winners (3) will receive prize money and all finalists and semi-finalists will be rewarded with a copy of the journal.
Multiple and simultaneous submissions are discouraged, since this is a contest. We claim first North American publication rights, so rights revert to the author after the initial publication period, just please give us credit. We will only consider work that has not been previously published.