The Willie Morris Award for Southern Poetry

A prize of $2,500 will be awarded for an original, unpublished poem that evokes the American South. Poets may enter only one poem in any style no longer than three pages (12 point font, one inch margins). A cover letter with your name, address, phone number, e-mail address, and the title of your submission must be included. Poems must be submitted to the address below by regular mail and postmarked between the dates of January 1 – February 29, 2020. Submissions will not be returned so be sure to keep your own copy. Susan Kinsolving will judge. The winner will be notified by August 2020 and invited to attend the Willie Morris Award ceremonies in October 2020 in New York City with travel expenses paid for the occasion.  Send to: Willie Morris Award for Southern Poetry, 170 Mason Street, Suite 47, Greenwich, CT 06830.


Previous Winners are Listed Below:

2019: Melissa Cannon, “Mercury Poises on the Pinnacle of Nashville’s Bygone Union Station”