May 08, 2021

The Patricia Grodd Poetry Prize for Young Writers

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The Patricia Grodd Poetry Prize for Young Writers recognizes outstanding young poets and is open to high school sophomores and juniors throughout the world. The contest winner receives a full scholarship to the Kenyon Review Young Writers workshop. In addition, the winning poem and the poems of the two runners-up will be published in the Kenyon Review, one of the country’s most widely read literary magazines.

The contest is named in honor of Patricia Grodd in recognition of her generous support of the Kenyon Review and its programs, as well as her passionate commitment to education and deep love for poetry.

The final judge of the 2020 contest will be named soon.

Every year, submissions are accepted electronically November 1 through November 30.

It’s Simple to Enter

  • Limit of one, previously unpublished poem per entrant (please do not simultaneously submit your contest entry to another magazine or contest.)
  • You must be a high school sophomore or junior to enter
  • Make sure your file is in ONE of the following formats:

        .PDF (Adobe Acrobat)
        .DOC or .DOCX (Microsoft Word)
        .RTF (Rich Text Format)
        .TXT (Microsoft Wordpad and Notepad, Apple TextEdit)

  • Submit your poem between November 1 and November 30, 2020 by pressing the “Submit Here” button and uploading your file
  • No entry fee; it’s 100% free!

Type of Opportunity

Extracurricular Activity

Application Deadline

Annual Competition

Age Range

sophomores and juniors

Application Process Includes