Author Archives: Sally Hewitt


RWG members:
April 15 deadline — Summer-Fall Members’ Only edition of The Rockford Review, poems and prose, no theme, see submission guidelines on our website

April 15 deadline — Prose contest, theme “Reckonings” see submission guidelines for prose

May 15 deadline — Rockford Review Youth Poetry contest, ages 18 and under

Rockford Review Youth Poetry Award

Rockford Review Youth Poetry Award:
Deadline: May 15, 2021. Ages: up to 18. Submit up to three new, previously unpublished poems (50 lines or less). Include name, age, address, phone number, email address in upper right-hand corner of a Word document. Winners in two age categories: 13-18 and 12 and under. Cash prize of $25 in each age category and the two winning poems will be published in the 2021 Summer-Fall edition of The Rockford Review. No theme. Simultaneous submissions are fine, as long as you notify us if any or all of your submissions have been accepted elsewhere. Please include your bio, 50 words or less. Notification by June 1, 2021. Submit online at: or send to:

Please encourage your kids or grandkids to enter the contest.


Summer “Alignment” Poetry Contest (Members Only)
Submit up to three new, previously unpublished poems (50 lines or less). Theme is Alignment. The deadline is March 15, 2021. Winning entries published in The Rockford Review, Summer-Fall edition, 2021. Winners announced in the May 2021 newsletter. Submit via online form or via email to:

Updated Facebook Page, Writing Deadlines

Check out our new Facebook design, courtesy of RWG member Travis Morgan. Click on the Facebook icon on our homepage. Also, we have two deadlines on October 15: our “Spring Melt” prose contest and our regular The Rockford Review deadline, no theme, poetry and prose. Click on Submission Guidelines above. The Rockford Review Youth Poetry Award contest deadline is November 1. See our September newsletter (click on Newsletters above) for more information.