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The OXBOW CONTEST from Oprelle Publications aims to highlight poets featured in less than 3

national publications (books or journals).

The top three poems will be published in our esteemed 2022 Poetry Masters Anthology under

an “Emerging Poets” section. Being part of the Poetry Masters 2022 Anthology is a great honor

and opportunity for exposure.


The first-place poem will additionally win 500.00.

A shortlist of finalists will also be listed on Oprelle.com


 Deadline for entry is midnight EST on AUGUST 31, 2022.

 Entry Fee is 15.00

 You may add up to 3 poems per entry.

 Only one of the poems may advance to the Winning Stage.

 Entries will be judged by the editors at Oprelle Publications

 Oprelle accepts both unpublished and published poems.

 In appreciation, entrants into this contest will be added to our newsletter list.

 Winners and shortlisted finalists will be announced on Oprelle.com

 Submit via Submittable

 Any style, no more than 20 lines. (Spaces and title not included in count)


Due to the large volume of entries, we cannot respond to each entrant individually.

Please check back as of September 14, 2022 for winners announced on Oprelle.com under

“Contests.”

We use Submittable to accept and review our submissions.