2018 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 8th Annual The Frost Farm Prize for metrical poetry. The winner receives $1,000 and an invitation, with honorarium, to read in June 2018 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 Melissa Balmain the editor of Light, America's premier journal of light verse. She teaches humor writing, poetry and journalism at the University of Rochester. She was awarded the Able Muse Book Award and twice has been a finalist for the Howard Nemerov Sonnet Award. Her poems have appeared in American Arts Quarterly, American Life in Poetry, Lighten Up, Measure, Mezzo Cammin, Poetry Daily, and The Spectator. Her prose has been published in The New Yorker, The New York Times, McSweeney's, and Success. Her latest poetry collection is Walking in on People (Able Muse Press).

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, 2018$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, 2018 (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Poems must be original, unpublished and metrical (any metrical form).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 2018 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.