Poetry Contest Submissions

Submit to Crosswinds Annual Poetry Contest.
To learn more follow the link below.

General Poetry Submissions

We are seeking poetry of all kinds, without restriction as to form or content. To learn more please click the button below.

Welcome to Crosswinds Poetry Journal

We’re excited to begin the reading period for our sixth annual contest on November 1, 2020. Deadline is December 31, 2020.

We’re looking for the best poetry we can find from poets like you. We’d be grateful if you’d help us do just that by sending us some of your best work.

Crosswinds Poetry Journal publishes one perfect bound issue each spring.

Our production standards are of high quality, and we seek the best English language poems we can find. We have few restrictions as to form and consider well-crafted poetry from all sources.

Crosswinds sponsors an annual poetry contest, judged by well regarded poets. For guidelines, visit our contest page.

NOTE: Please read our guidelines carefully as they do change from time to time. Thanks!

“We become aware of the void as we fill it.” ~ W.S. Merwin

“In summer, the song sings itself.” ~ William Carlos Williams

“Saints have no moderation, nor do poets, just exuberance.” ~ Anne Sexton

“You are alone enough. You have nothing to prove to anybody.” ~ Maya Angelou

“A poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom.” ~ Robert Frost

“Turn on the dream you lived through the unwavering gaze. It is as you thought:

The living burn. In the floating days may you discover grace.” ~ Galway Kinnell.