We do not accept email submissions. Send 1-3 previously unpublished*
poems, each one 33 lines or less, to the address below. Include a $20
entry fee and a cover page with your name, contact information, and
the titles of the poems you are submitting. We read submissions blind,
your name should NOT appear on the poems themselves.
Submissions with names on the poems will be discarded unread and
checks voided.

The winning poem will be published as a limited edition letterpress
broadside, and the poet will receive $500, plus 20 copies. Everyone
who submits receives a one-year subscription to
Cave Wall. (If you are
already a subscriber and would prefer to receive two back issues of
your choice instead, just let us know in a note on your cover sheet.)
The winner and finalists will be announced on our website this fall.

*The reason we want unpublished poems is because our editors read a
lot of books and journals, and we want our judging of this contest to be
blind. Being published as a winning broadside, however, does not
prevent the winning poem from being published by another journal,
since the print-run of the broadside is limited and first serial rights
remain available. Therefore, simultaneous submission is just fine and
there is no need to inform us, in this case, if a poem is accepted

Submission checklist:

___1-3 poems, 33 line limit on each poem (no names on poems)
___cover sheet: name, contact info, titles
___$20 entry fee (checks made payable to Cave Wall Press, LLC)
___SASE if you would like announcement of winners mailed to you

Please send submissions to the following address:

Cave Wall Press, LLC
P.O. Box 29546
Greensboro, NC 27429-9546
From Feb. 1 - April 15, 2017, Cave Wall is accepting contest
submissions only
. We will re-open regular submissions this
fall--please check back closer to that time for exact dates.
Send poems NOW to the first
Deadline Extended to April 15