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Marr Poetry Prize


The Morton Marr Poetry Prize

ToThe Morton Marr Poetry Prize is an endowment by Marilyn Klepak of Dallas in honor of her father, whose love of poetry has encouraged her to pass this love on to others. First place is $1,000 and second place is $500. Both winning poems will be published in Southwest Review.




  • Contest is open to any writer who has not published a book of poetry.

  • Entrants are to submit no more than six poems apiece. If entering multiple poems, you must enter one poem at a time on Submittable.

  • Only unpublished, formal poems are eligible: sonnets, sestinas, villanelles, rhymed stanzas, blank verse, et al.

  • No simultaneous submissions.

  • Name and address should appear only on the cover letter.

  • Reading fee is $5.00 per poem.

  • Entries must be postmarked or submitted online by September 30, 2018.

  • Poems will not be returned.

  • Entries sent by mail with a check or money order should be addressed to:

The Morton Marr Poetry Prize
Southwest Review

P.O. Box 750374
Dallas, TX 75275-0374

  • To enter online, go to  . Please note, if entering more than one poem into the contest, you must submit one at a time on the Submittable site.

  • Preferred format is a Word document, but can accept most basic file types.