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The 2017 Laux/Millar RR Poetry Prize


  • ENTRY FEE: $15 USD, which includes a copy of the Fall 2017 issue.
  • The Raleigh Review poetry staff will serve as preliminary judges.
  • The judges of the finalists will be Dorianne Laux & Joseph Millar. 


  • First Prize includes $500 USD and publication in the Fall 2017 issue.
  • Finalists will receive standard $10 payment along with publication.
  • Honorable Mentions will be considered for publication and standard payment.
  • All Finalists and Honorable Mentions will receive a 1-year subscription to Raleigh Review.
  • All entrants will receive the Fall 2017 issue of Raleigh Review.


  • Deadline is May 31, 2017.
  • Submit up to five pages of unpublished poems per entry.
  • Entries are only accepted via Submittable.
  • Attached files should be free of personal identifiers such as name, address, phone and email, social media handles, etc. 
  • Simultaneous submissions are acceptable. If one or more poems is selected for publication by another magazine, please leave a note on your submission via Submittable.
  • Failure to meet guidelines may result in disqualification.
  • Current students or affiliates of Raleigh Review editorial staff and Raleigh Review board members are not eligible to enter.
  • This contest is open to poets who reside in the USA.
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