Summer 2020 Poetry Contest!

Biscuit Root Drive is excited to announce its Summer 2020 Poetry Contest!
Submission window is May 6, 2020 to July 20, 2020.
Please submit up to 3 poems that are in some way about “space.” You can interpret this theme however you like: physical space, mental space, literal outer space, etc. Poems can be about current events like social distancing but do not have to be.
Please remove any identifying information from your submission document. Attach as a .doc or .docx in email to BRD: The title of your email should read “Summer 2020 Poetry Contest.” In the body of the email, please add a short third person bio with the name you would like to be used if published, as well as your pronouns.
We will announce at least 3 winners: first, second, & third places. Other finalists may be considered for publication. At least 3 prizes will be given:
First Place: $50
Second Place: $25
Third Place: $15
We do accept simultaneous submissions. Please tell us ASAP if your poem is accepted elsewhere. We also accept multiple submissions. Your first submission is free; any additional submissions will be considered at $3 per submission after your first. Please send through Paypal (
Submissions will be reviewed by David Rawson, editor Cassie Hottenstein, & special guest judge Grace Mitchell!
Results will be announced by August 2020.

Cassie Hottenstein attended the University of North Florida and now lives in the greater Denver area. She still dreams about the ocean. Her poetry and stories have been published in such places as Boulder Weekly, the Talon Review, Every Pigeon, Inklette, and the Tampa Review Online.

Grace Mitchell is a poet residing in Denver, CO. She has edited for Negative Capability Press and the Oracle, and her work has been featured in South Broadway Ghost Society. She enjoys cats and floral prints, and is learning to laugh at her own mistakes.

David Rawson is the author of A Jellyfish for Every Name & Proximity (ELJ Editions) and is the founder of Biscuit Root Drive.

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