Asheville Poetry Review is an annual literary journal that publishes 180–220 pages of poems, interviews, translations, essays, historical perspectives, and book reviews. Since its inception in 1994, Asheville Poetry Review has published over 1800 new and established writers from 22 different countries, including Robert Bly, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Joy Harjo, Gary Snyder, Sherman Alexie, Eavan Boland, R. S. Thomas, Yevgeny Yevtushenko, Fred Chappell, Ciaran Carson, and Colette Inez. From its first regional issue, Asheville Poetry Review has grown into an international publication with distribution to major bookstores across the U.S. and Canada as well as to many independent bookstores in the U.S. and in several European countries.

We have two submission periods: September 15 – January 15 for the William Matthews Poetry Prize and January 15 – July 15 for regular submissions.
Ends on January 15, 2018$20.00

The 2018 William Matthews Poetry Prize

Asheville Poetry Review offers a $1,000 prize for a single poem through its annual William Matthews Poetry Prize.

First Prize: $1,000, publication in Asheville Poetry Review, and a featured reading in Asheville
Second Prize: $250, publication, and a featured reading in Asheville
Third Prize: Publication and a featured reading in Asheville

2018 Judge: Alfred Corn

The final judging process will be “blind” (all identifying information will be removed from the poems). All submissions will be considered for publication.

Submit 3 poems in a single file, any style, any subject, any length.

Deadline: January 15, 2018

Online submissions through Submittable are preferred, but we will also accept postal submissions (checks payable to Asheville Poetry Review):

William Matthews Poetry Prize
c/o Asheville Poetry Review
PO Box 7086
Asheville, NC 28802