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$15.00 USD

$1000 and publication in Issue 77 of Sonora Review will be awarded for our annual poetry contest, judged this year by Aimee Nezhukumatathil.

The year's contest theme is WONDER. For a sense of what we're looking for, please see our website.

You may submit 3 to 8 pages of poetry. Your submission should be typed and submitted in one document, and titles of multiple poems should be separated by commas in the “Submission Title” field. You may abbreviate the titles if they do not fit. Please include a cover letter with a brief biography, your contact information and any other pertinent information about your submission. For judging purposes, we ask that you remove your name from your manuscript before uploading.

We welcome previously unpublished work from writers of all backgrounds and identities, particularly including people of color, LGBTQIA+ people, people with disabilities, members of religious minorities, people outside the United States, and all others whom traditional publishing has historically excluded. We believe your stories are valid stories, and we want to consider your work! 

We use Submittable to accept and review our submissions.