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We love the work of our poetry contributors and think they can help us find the next great NOR poem. For this reason, we are happy to announce the 3rd annual "NORward Prize." 

This prize will be judged by a group of our past poetry contributors.

The winner will receive a $1,000 Prize and publication in New Ohio Review 31. 

Additionally, any poem that receives a first-place vote from one of our judges is guaranteed to be published on newohioreview.org. These will be "Honorable Mentions in the NORward Prize."

Pieces that are not selected by our judges will still be considered for publication in our print issues (and our online editions).

The contest will be judged "concealed," meaning NOR staffers and contest judges will not know the identities of the entrants. Please exclude your contact information from your actual submission--including name, email address, and mailing address. 

Entry fee comes with a 1-year subscription.

You may submit up to 6 single-spaced pages of poetry per submission entry. 

Good luck.

We use Submittable to accept and review our submissions.