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The Orchard Street Press is now accepting entries for its seventh annual Poetry Contest: $700 first prize, $500 second, $300 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 2023 Contest. We expect to publish a similar number from the ‘24 Contest.

Entrants should submit poems and the $15 fee to:

The Orchard Street Press
P.O. Box 280
Gates Mills, Ohio 44040

Entries can also be submitted via our website here

Submission details: Submit up to four original, unpublished poems (no translations and no single poem longer than two pages). Poems should be typed and should not include the poet’s name on the page. The poet should also send a cover letter (listing the poems and the poet’s contact information--including phone and email) and a SASE for results.

Deadline for submissions is April 30 (postmark)

Feel free to call or email us if you have questions at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

John P. (Jack) Kristofco                                                            


Publisher 330-464-2598 (cell)