2020 Brett Elizabeth Jenkins Poetry Prize

We are pleased to announce the 2020 Brett Elizabeth Jenkins Poetry Prize. There are no limitations in form or content; we are interested in everything from traditional forms to free verse to lyric essay to flash fiction. We will accept contest submissions between July 1-August 31, 2020.

One winner will receive $750 and one runner-up will receive $500. Winners and finalists will receive publication in the Winter Solstice issue, which will be published on or around December 21. All finalist contributors will receive our standard payment of $15. Semi-finalists will also be considered for publication. 

The entry fee is $15 for up to three poems. For $20, you can opt to receive feedback on your submission. 

Tinderbox readers and editors will read submissions, 15 of which will be passed on to our judge for their final decision. This year’s judge is torrin a. greathouse.

torrin a. greathouse is a transgender cripple-punk, MFA candidate at the University of Minnesota, & assistant editor of The Shallow Ends. Her work is published in POETRYPloughshares, & The Kenyon Review. They have received fellowships from Zoeglossia, The Effing Foundation, and The Arizona State University Poetry Center. Her debut collection Wound from the Mouth of a Wound is forthcoming from Milkweed Editions in December 2020.

Please send us your best work! We look forward to reading it!