Submissions for Naugatuck River Review’s 11th annual Narrative Poetry Contest are now closed. Our judge this year is Lauren K. Alleyne. Winners will be posted here and on the Naugatuck River Review Facebook site by the end of November.
Our winter open submission period is Jan 1 – March 1, 2019
Guidelines are below and on the Submittable site. Please read them over carefully before submitting your work. More contest info is on our Contest page.
WHAT IS NARRATIVE POETRY?
We get this question quite often. What NRR is looking for are poems that tell a story, or have a strong sense of story. They can be stories of a moment or an experience, and can be personal or historical. A good narrative poem that would work for our journal has a compressed narrative, and we prefer poems that take up two pages or less of the journal (50 lines max). We are looking above all for poems that are well-crafted, have an excellent lyric quality and contain a strong emotional core. Any style of poem is considered, including prose poems. Poems with very long lines don’t fit well in the format. Hope this helps