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Competition: Into the Void Poetry Prize

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Into the Void

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Competition deadline: 31st January 2020


1st Place: $500 + publication in print and online in Issue 16 of Into the Void
2nd Place: $100 + publication in print and online in Issue 16 of Into the Void
3rd Place: $50 + publication in print and online in Issue 16 of Into the Void


January 31: Submissions close
February 1: Shortlist announced
February 14: Winners announced

Terms and Conditions

Poems must be a maximum of 60 lines, including line breaks. The line count will be strongly enforced: poems of more than 60 lines will be rejected without refund.
Poems must be unpublished in all formats including personal websites and blogs.
Poems must contain no identifying information in the document or in the title of the document or in the “Title” section within Submittable as submissions are read blind in keeping with Into the Void’s ethos of fairness and equality. The blindness policy will be strongly enforced: a submission that includes identifying information will be rejected without refund.
Simultaneous submissions are allowed but submissions must be withdrawn immediately when accepted elsewhere and will not be refunded.
This contest is open to writers based anywhere in the world.


Adam Levon Brown is an award-winning poet, mental health advocate/sufferer, and cat lover. He is the author of six poetry books and over 350 published poems. Adam’s work has been translated into Spanish, Albanian, Arabic, and Afrikaans. He won the 2019 Blue Nib Chapbook Award, and was twice shortlisted for the Erbacce Prize for Poetry. Adam is editor-in-chief of Madness Muse Press, a literary publishing press dedicated to enacting social change through the power of writing. He also volunteers as part of the social media team for the Oregon Poetry Association.

Adam is the author of poetry collection Break (Poetic Justice Books, 2019), a raw exploration of mental illness layered in self-reflection and introspection which simultaneously brings the reader to an awareness of their own vulnerability and humanity, awakening poet and reader to the reality of the world around us.


Each entry of a single poem costs CA$6 (US$4.50). There is no limit to entries per person. The money received from entries will go toward the prize money and judge’s payment, and anything extra will be used to cover the many costs of running Into the Void. None of the money received will go to any of the editors or staff of Into the Void. Each entry comes with a free PDF of the latest issue of Into the Void.


Submit one poem of up to 60 lines including line breaks per entry here. In submitting to the competition you are giving Into the Void First World Publication Rights should your poem be a winner. All rights revert back to the author immediately following publication.

**N.B. All entries are read blind. Do not include any identifying information anywhere in the document or in the document name or in the “Title” section in Submittable.**

Full details available here.

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