JUDGING & AWARDS:
First Place: $100 – Second Place: $50 – Third Place: $25
Winning poems will be published in The Worcester Review, after which all rights revert to the poet.
Contest winners will be announced in June 2020.
Winners’ Reading & Award Reception to be held September 2020.
Submissions will not be returned. Entrants who wish to be notified of contest results must enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope with their entry.
Contest Judge: Doug Holder
2020 Contest Chairs: Bob Gill and Chris Reilley
For full contest information, including rules, eligibility, and guidelines, please visit the WCPA Annual Contest: The Frank O’Hara Prize page.
About the Judge: Doug Holder is the founder of the Ibbetson Street Press of Somerville, MA. He teaches creative writing at Endicott College, and College Writing at Bunker Hill Community College. Holder’s work, both poetry and prose, have appeared in Rattle, Sahara, Cafe Review, Woven Tale Press, The Boston Globe, Poetry Quarterly, Toronto Quarterly, Boston Literary Magazine, and many other publications. He is also the winner of the Allen Ginsberg Award from Newton Writing and Publishing Center in 2015.