[CANCELED] The 10th Annual Jack Grapes Poetry Prize Is Now Open!

To our Cultural Daily readers and poets everywhere:


It is with a heavy heart that we are announcing that we are unable to proceed with the Jack Grapes Poetry contest. We have experienced technical difficulties with our submission plug-in and we are unable to resolve them at this moment. As poets ourselves, we know how disappointing this news is. We hope to have these issues resolved in the future.


Thank you for understanding.

Cultural Daily editors


Cultural Daily’s 10th Annual Jack Grapes Poetry Prize is now open. Our judges for this year’s contest are Sean Thomas Dougherty, Alan Catlin, and Monica Sok. The contest will close on Dec 10, 2023, 11:59 PST.

The contest is FREE to enter. Click HERE to open the submission portal.

Below are the details.

12 Prizes in Total

1.  3 winners will receive $500 each, plus publication.

2.  9 finalists will receive $100 each, plus publication.

The Guidelines

1.  You must submit one, previously unpublished poem. If the poem has appeared in any book, magazine, or edited website, including Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, then it is published.

2.  No simultaneous submissions.

3.  All submissions must be made through Cultural Daily’s submission portal. Click HERE to open the submission portal.

4.  No poems will be accepted after DECEMBER 10, 2023, Midnight, Pacific Time. No entries will be considered after that date.

5.  By entering this contest, you guarantee that the work you are submitting is your own original poetry, that it has never been published electronically or in print, and that it has not been submitted nor accepted for publication elsewhere.

6.  Poets can be from anywhere in the world. Poets who are family or friends of the judges are not eligible to enter. Past winners of the Jack Grapes Poetry prize are also ineligible.

7.  Poems must be written in English or translated into English by the original poets. Poems can be in any style or of any length. Identifying personal information must not appear in the poems or the files the poems are in, since judging is done anonymously.

8.  Once you’ve completed your submission, you’ll receive an email acknowledgment that your submission has been accepted. If you don’t receive an email, you haven’t entered the contest.

9.  Decisions of the judges are final.

Please direct your questions to Bunkong Tuon at bunkong.poetryeditor@gmail.com.

The prize is named for Jack Grapes, award-winning poet, playwright, actor, teacher, and creator of ‘method writing.’

What are you looking for?