The CookOut Literary Journal $1000 Poetry Prize 2021

The CookOut Literary Journal $1000 Poetry 2021

Name: The CookOut Literary Journal $1000 Poetry Prize
Category: Poetry
Word count: Not specified
Entry fee: Free
Prize: $1000 for 1st Prize winner
 Closing date: May 2, 2021

“The CookOut” (TCO) is a literary magazine published out of Write About Now Poetry that encompasses the warmth and hospitality of the South, the fast-paced, forward-thinking nature of the city, and the openness and innovation fostered within a community from all over the world.

If you’re looking for a place to gather, “The CookOut” welcomes you to our table carved out of the love and creativity of Black authors who archive their existence, dreams, and ideas into the written word.

This online journal serves as a response to the call to amplify Black writers, Black voices and Black stories, as well as to invest into Black communities through supporting Black-led organizations and through The CookOut’s $1000 grand prize.

TCO seeks poems from Black writers that have a unique vision, a fresh perspective, and a clear passion for language and music. They love striking images and captivating narratives.

Submission guidelines:

  • Individuals must identify as Black to submit to the publication.
  • The works submitted may include, but are not restricted to topics around Blackness.
  • TCO accepts simultaneous submissions; however, TCO does not accept work that has been previously published.
  • Please use 12 pt. font, unless the font size is a device used for the poem.
  • You may submit up to 3 poems. Please submit your works as one file with each poem on a separate page.
  • Include a cover page with your: Name, Phone Number, Mailing Address, Email and social media handles.
  • One poem will be selected by a committee of Black readers to win a $1,000 grand poetry prize.
  • These will be shut-eye submissions (readers will not see your name until after the poems are read), so please ensure that your name appears nowhere else in the submission manuscript (aside from the cover page) unless it is a part of your poem.

To submit your poems, visit this link: The CookOut Literary Journal $1000 Poetry Prize Submission

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