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  • NYS Writers Institute

Poetry Contest: Hudson Valley Writers Guild

From our friends at the Hudson Valley Writers Guild...

This year’s contest is for poetry. Winners will be awarded cash prizes and invited to read their winning piece at a special event later in the year.

Submission Guidelines:

  • All contestants must be residents of New York State. Current members of the HVWG Board and their families are not eligible.

  • Entries must be postmarked by May 31, 2022.

  • Identification/contact information MUST NOT appear anywhere on the submission.

  • Submit up to three poems.

  • Submissions must be previously unpublished.

Winners will be notified by email and results will be posted on


  • 1st prize: $100

  • 2nd prize: $75

  • 3rd prize: $50

  • 3 Honorable mentions: $20 each

Entry fee is $10 for HVWG members, $15 for non-members. Get more details and submit your poetry.

About the guild

The Hudson Valley Writers Guild supports the efforts of writers in all genres by sponsoring readings, workshops, and contests and providing a number of valuable resources for the entire literary community of Upstate New York. More at


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