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The Rattle Poetry Prize 2021

The Rattle Poetry Prize 2021 (cash prize $15,000)

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Applications are open for Rattle Poetry Prize 2021. Basically, the entry fee is a one-year subscription to Rattle (or a one-year extension for subscribers) at our regular $25 rate. Prior to May 1st, new subscriptions will start with the Summer 2021 issue, arriving in June. After May 1st, new subscriptions will start with the Fall 2021 issue, arriving September 1st. Furthermore, current subscribers will receive a one-year extension.


The Rattle Poetry Prize has the following prizes

  • One $15,000 Winner and ten $500 Finalists will be selected in a blind review by the editors of Rattle and printed in the Winter 2020 issue.
  • One $5,000 Readers’ Choice Award will then be chosen from among the Finalists by subscriber and entrant vote.


  • Open to writers, worldwide; poems must be written primarily in English (no translations except by the original author).
  • Rattle’s winter issue must be a potential first publication for all works submitted.
  • No previously published works, or works accepted for publication elsewhere.
  • Simultaneous submissions are allowed, but we must be notified immediately if any poems are accepted elsewhere.
  • If you submitted by mail, just call or email to let us know. On Submittable, log in, click on the submission, and send us a message using that system.
  •  No identifying personal or contact information should appear on any pages with poems.


Entries may be submitted by Submittable, or in hardcopy within the United States. International entries must be submitted by Submittable. Please note that the contest no longer accepting email entries—all electronic entries must come through Submittable.

Submittable / Postal


Type of Opportunity Competitions and Awards
Deadline15 July,2021
Open toAll



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