The Patricia Grodd Poetry Prize for Young Writers

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.

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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 contest is KR poetry editor David Baker.

Every year, submissions are accepted electronically November 1 through November 30. The link to the submissions page for the contest is now closed.

It’s Simple to Enter

  • Limit of one, previously unpublished poem per entrant
  • 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, 2014 by pressing the “Submit Here” button and uploading your file
  • No entry fee; it’s 100% free!
  • Submit Here

    Click here to view the winning poem from last year’s Grodd Poetry Prize for Young Writers

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