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SUBMISSIONS FOR OUR 8TH ANNUAL NARRATIVE POETRY CONTEST
are NOW CLOSED. Thank you for submitting!

Naugatuck River Review’s Eighth Annual NARRATIVE POETRY CONTEST is being judged by Tara Betts.
Finalists, Semi-Finalists and Winners will be notified and posted here by the end of November 2016. Open submissions for our non-contest issue will open January 1, 2017.

First prize is $1000 and publication in NRR
Second prize $250 and publication in NRR
Third prize of  $100 and publication in NRR

Judge for this year’s Contest is Tara Betts:

Tara Betts is the author of Break the Habit and Arc & Hue. Her chapbooks include Never Been Lois Lane7 x 7: kwansabas, and THE GREATEST!: An Homage to Muhammad Ali. Her writing has appeared in POETRYObsidian, Callaloo, and several anthologies. She is a co-editor for the anthology The Beiging of America: Personal Narratives About Mixed Race in the 21st Century. Betts earned her MFA at New England College and her Ph.D. in English at Binghamton University. She teaches at University of Illinois-Chicago.