The winning poem will receive $500 and publication in an upcoming issue of Aurora Poetry. Up to two additional poems may be awarded "Honorable Mention" status and $50. Poems will be considered for publication in Aurora Poetry, regardless of whether they place in the contest.

Each poem should be 100 lines or less and must be submitted as .doc, .docx, or .rtf files. Entries may consist of up to three poems. Only poems which have not been previously published in any form are eligible for consideration. Simultaneous submissions are permissible and encouraged, but please notify us immediately if any of the poems you've submitted to us are accepted elsewhere. Multiple entries are permissible, however, each entry require a separate fee. All entry fees are non-refundable. All entries which do not adhere to these guidelines may be subject to disqualification. No further edits will not be allowed to poems once they have been submitted.

The contest winner will be announced on or before March 31, 2021. We reserve the right to extend the contest deadline as necessary, so long as the winners are announced by this date.

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