2017 Frost Farm Prize for Metrical Poetry


The Trustees of the Robert Frost Farm in Derry, NH, and the Hyla Brook Poets invite submissions for the 7th Annual The Frost Farm Prize for metrical poetry. The winner receives $1,000, publication in the Evansville Review and an invitation, with honorarium, to read in June 2017 as part of The Hyla Brook Reading Series at the Robert Frost Farm. The reading opens the Frost Farm Poetry Conference, which is devoted to metrical poetry. The winner also receives a scholarship to attend the conference. 

This year’s judge is Debrorah Warren. A runner-up for the 2000 T. S. Eliot Prize, Warren is a recipient of the New Criterion Poetry Prize as well as the Richard Wilbur Award. Her poems have appeared in The New YorkerThe Paris ReviewPoetry, and The Yale Review.  Her new collection, AusoniusMoselle, Epigrams and Other Poems, is coming from Routledge in 2017. Warren will read every submitted poem.

The submission fee is $6 per poem. To begin submitting one to ten poems ($6.00-$60.00) simply click the blue button below, next to the pricing. You will not be charged until you complete your payment information. If you do not have a Submittable account, you will be directed to set one up. It takes only seconds. 

PLEASE USE A SINGLE SUBMITTABLE SUBMISSION TO ATTACH UP TO TEN POEMS IN SEPARATE DOCUMENTS: ONE POEM PER DOCUMENT. The online form supports 1-10 attachments in .pdf, .doc or .docx formats. (Each submission of up to 10 poems will be assigned a random number.)  If you are submitting more than 10 poems, simply complete an additional Submittable submission and attach up to 10 the additional poems. You are free to submit as many poems as you wish in this manner. (If you have any questions on multiple poem submissions, contact hylabrookpoets@gmail.com.)

Ends on March 30, 2017$6.00 - 60.00
$6.00 - 60.00

Complete Frost Farm Prize Electronic Guidelines (Please read, as some guidelines have been updated including deadline.) 

Deadline: March 30, 2017 (online submission deadline by 11:59 pm, EST).

Poems must be original, unpublished and metrical (any metrical form). No translations. There is no limit to the number of poems entered by an individual, but an entry fee of $6 U.S. per poem must accompany the submission. BE SURE TO CHOOSE THE CORRECT FEE FROM THE DROP DOWN MENU! You are welcome to submit a poem sequence (a crown of sonnets for example) but each poem must be entered as a separate file and will be judged individually.

Do not put your name on individual poems as poems are judged anonymously. Your submittable account links you to the poem. Each individual poem must be a separate .pdf, .doc, or .docx file that should resemble the following format: poemtitle.pdf, poemtitle.doc. or poemtitle.docx. "Poemtitle" in the file name should exactly match the title typed at the top of the poem. PLEASE USE A SINGLE SUBMITTABLE SUBMISSION FOR UP TO TEN POEMS IN SEPARATE DOCUMENTS. The online form supports 1-10 attachments in .pdf, .doc or .docx formats. If you are submitting more than 10 poems, simply complete an additional Submittable submission and attach up to 10 the additional poems. You are free to submit as many poems as you wish in this manner.

The results will be posted in May 2017 on FrostFarmPoetry.org and Facebook.com/HylaBrookPoets as well as twitter.com/HylaBrookPoets  Winner and honorable mentions (if any) will be notified by email or phone.