Summer “Raspberries” Poetry Contest (Members Only)
Submit up to three new, previously unpublished poems (50 lines or less). Theme is Raspberries. The deadline is March 15, 2022. Winning entries published in The Rockford Review, Summer-Fall edition, 2022. Winners announced in the May 2022 newsletter.
Fall “Expectations” Prose Contest (Members Only)
Submit up to three previously unpublished prose pieces, each 1,300 words or less. Theme is Expectations. The deadline is April 15, 2022. Winning entries published in The Rockford Review, Summer-Fall edition, 2022. Winners announced in the June 2022 newsletter.
2022 Summer-Fall Edition (Members Only)
Submit up to three new, previously unpublished poems (50 lines or less) or three new prose pieces (1,300 words or less) or a combination of up to three poems and prose pieces to be considered for publication in The Rockford Review. No theme. Simultaneous submissions are fine, as long as you notify us. Please include your bio, 50 words or less. Deadline: April 15, 2022. Notification by June 15, 2022.
Poetry: 3 poems per submission, each poem 50 lines or less
Prose: 3 prose pieces, each 1,300 words or less
Bio: send a short bio of 50 words or less
Word document (.docx), Times New Roman, 12-point font
Simultaneous submissions: yes, if you inform us.
Submit online at www.rockfordwritersguild.org or send to: email@example.com.
Email address: please let us know if you’d like us to publish your email address.
No post office mail submissions: please, we won’t open them
Note: no revisions are allowed after you send your submission to us — what you send is final
Per the Rockford Writers’ Guild Constitution, we do not publish content that is sexist, supremacist, racist, vulgar, or pornographic. We publish work that is new and is a reflection of the global, national, local, or personal times. If you are unsure, please ask.