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In the spring of 2022, The Orchard Street Press conducted its fifth annual Poetry Contest, an event that has grown with each passing year. The Press received entries from 37 states, almost 700 poems in all.

From these submissions, we selected 48 poems for inclusion in Quiet Diamonds 2022 (about 7%). Among those selected poems, the following were selected for cash awards:

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We are pleased to announce...

The Orchard Street Press  2022 Poetry Contest  (Ad in Poets & Writers)

The Orchard Street Press announces its fifth annual Poetry Contest: $500 first prize, $300 second, $200 third. Prize-winning and other submitted poems will appear in Quiet Diamonds, our annual poetry journal, and select entrants will be invited to submit chapbooks for possible publication. This year, we are publishing 10 chapbooks from entrants to the 2021 Contest.

Please click Read More below for submission details for this year's contest.

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