September 30, 2019.





Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest

This is the 17th annual Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest. You may submit published or unpublished work. This contest accepts multiple entries (submit them one at a time). For the purpose of the Margaret Reid Prize, a poem in a traditional style employs regular meter and/or rhyme, or is written in a recognized poetic form.

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Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Poetry

Required Languages


Eligible Countries


Program Period

Submission during April 15 till September 30, 2019.

 The results will be announced on April 15, 2020.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • Length limit: 250 lines maximum per poem.
  • No restrictions on age or country.
  • This contest accepts multiple entries
  • Omit your name from your entries.
  • Preferred 12-point type or larger. Please avoid fancy, hard-to-read fonts.
  • Fee: $12 per poem.

Opportunity Cost


  • TOM HOWARD PRIZE: $2,000 for a poem in any style or genre
  • MARGARET REID PRIZE: $2,000 for a poem that rhymes or has a traditional style
  • The top two winners will also receive two-year gift certificates from our co-sponsor, Duotrope (a $100 value)
  • Honorable Mentions: 10 awards of $100 each (any style)
  • Top 12 entries published online


  • $12 per poem.

How to Apply

First Step: Go to the submission website from here.

Second Step: Create an account and fill your personal information

Third Step: Upload your poem and choose the payment method, then submit the application.

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This Scholarship Published by:
Hesham Galal / Egypt

Reviewed by “ Sara Issam / Egypt
MARJ3 Intern
MARJ3 Scholarships team