The Illinois Emerging Writers Competition is accepting submissions for the Gwendolyn Brooks Poetry Award. The award for first place is $500; second place is $300 and third place is $100. Winning poems also will be submitted for possible publication in Bluestem, Ninth Letter, Quiddity, and RHINO journals and Poetic License Press publications.
Entries must be postmarked by June 30, 2015. View the entry form and guidelines here.