Poetry Contest Submissions

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

Crosswinds News

Starting this Fall of 2022, we’ll be periodically featuring poets chosen from our recent and past contest winners and finalists!

Welcome to Crosswinds Poetry Journal

Crosswinds Poetry Journal publishes one perfect bound issue each spring, containing poems from 100 selected poets. 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.

We’re excited to be evaluating the over 1,500 poems that were submitted in November and December 2022 in our seventh annual contest, which will award over $2,000 in prizes! You can see these excellent poems when you purchase a copy sometime this spring when the issue is published. Your purchase of Crosswinds Poetry Journal will also be helping to support poetry, literacy, and food security. Check out our order page! Thank you to all those poets who submitted to our contest. The reading period for our next contest will begin on November 1, 2023

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.