Knockout Literary Magazine is pleased to announce that the International Reginald Shepherd Prize is back in action! The contest, which seeks to honor the memory and work of Reginald Shepherd, who passed away on September 10, 2008, was first held in 2009, and then went on hiatus. Now, however, the contest is back.

Here are the details:

The 2012 contest will be judged by C. Dale Young.

The submission deadline is April 30, 2012.

The first-place winner will receive a $200 gift certificate to Powell’s books, publication in Knockout, and five contributor’s copies.

The second-place winner will receive a $100 gift certificate to Powell’s, publication, and two contributor’s copies.

The third-place winner will receive a $50 gift certificate, publication, and two contributor’s copies.

The entry fee is $15. All contestants will receive a copy of the issue in which the prize-winning poems appear. The entry fee entitles contestants to enter as many as six previously unpublished poems per submission, provided that the entire submission doesn’t total more than 15 pages. All non-winning poems submitted will be considered for publication in Knockout. Proceeds from the contest will be dedicated to prize money and will also help produce future issues of Knockout.

To enter, please submit and pay via Submishmash, our online submission manager. You can do so by following the link below:


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