Step 1:

  • Create an Iris registration or sign in. If you’re signing in with an existing account, find the prize registration with the code FFPP2022).
  • Pay the non-refundable submission fee ($15) using JMU’s payment system and your credit card.
  • Keep your receipt, and make note of the number. You will need it for Step 2.
  • Complete your registration using the link below:

Pay and register here

Step 2:

  • Prepare your manuscript: 
    • Remove all identifying information.
    • Add a footer to your manuscript with page numbers and your receipt number from your payment (Step 1).
    • Save the manuscript using a .doc, .docx, or .pdf file format with your receipt number as the filename.

  • Prepare your email message, including the following in the body of the email only
    • Your name,
    • address,
    • phone number,
    • titles of your submission,
    • receipt/transaction number for the submission fee (see Step 1).

  • Put "Poetry Prize 2022 Submission" in the subject line.

  • Use the button below to submit by February 15, 2022 (remember to attach your manuscript).

 Failure to follow these instructions will result in disqualification. 

Email and Attach Manuscript

Note: If the button above doesn't work for you, send your email to Thank you!

Guidelines and Eligibility:

The prize is open to poets who have published no more than one collection of poetry (excluding self-published collections and chapbooks).

Submissions should include a group of 3 unpublished poems, not to exceed 6 pages, and should somehow reflect the mission of Furious Flower Poetry Center.

To facilitate blind judging, manuscripts must not include the poet’s name or other identifying or contact information anywhere on the manuscript. Manuscripts failing to comply with this guideline will be disqualified.

Simultaneous submissions will not be accepted.

All submissions must be made electronically via the Furious Flower website up until midnight on February 15th.   Please note that only .doc, .docx, and .pdf file types will be accepted.

Non-refundable submission fee: $15.

Faculty, staff, and students of James Madison University are not eligible for this prize.

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