Submissions are now open for the 2022 Furious Flower Poetry Prize!

How to submit your work

Visit the submission page here and carefully follow all instructions. You will need to:

  • Pay your $15 non-refundable submission fee
  • Register your submission
  • Email an anonymized version of your manuscript to furiousflowerpoetry@gmail.com with contact information in only the body of the message

 

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The Furious Flower Poetry Prize for emerging writers is open for submissions from December 15 to February 15 annually ($15 submission fee). Poets with no more than one published book are invited to submit up to three poems (no more than a total of 6 pages) for consideration. The winner and honorable mention receive $1000 and $500 respectively, and will be invited to read (virtually or in-person) as a part of the Furious Flower Reading Series. The winner, honorable mention, and select finalists will be also be published in Obsidian. Winners are announced in late March/early April. 

Past Winners
2021
2020
2019
Furious Flower Quarantine Kwansaba Contest

Furious Flower Poetry Contest for emerging creative writers in response to the COVID-19 quarantine. 

Turning Angel C. Dye

Quarantine Kwansaba Winning Poem, 2020

 

My panic does not move heaven so

I try turning instead; till terror into

verse, plant praise song and patient seeds

for what remains of spring. Breather- full,

deep. Drink salt- sweet to shed when 

I weep, but I never wither. Intern;

turn inward, away from fear of still. 

 

Finalists

Glens Redmond, Believed to be the First Black Woman Photographed with a Typewriter, and Sherese Francis, Dream Conducts a Mother Tongue's Memory.

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