Third Annual Stephen A DiBiase Poetry Prize

Writing$2,000 in total awards.  $500 for first place.

January 30, 2018 postmark deadline.  Results by email back to you in March 2018.  Finalists will be invited to a reading near Albany NY in May 2018.

No entry fees.

Open to all poets of all ages worldwide who are writing in English. Poets retain all rights.

Submit just one poem that you have written.  Send anything (there are no rules or limitations on the poems) except don’t send a poem you sent us before and don’t put information that identifies you in or on the poem.

Include all the following on a separate sheet with your submission:

  • Your name
  • Your mailing address
  • An email address
  • The title of your poem
  • The name of someone who has influenced your writing
  • A description of your poem in ten words or less
  • A ten word or less description of who you are


Send your submission (use a #10 size envelope if possible) to:

Bob Sharkey
19 Hunter Ave.
Latham, NY 12110

Email for general inquires or for permissions for on-line submissions from outside North America:  Like the “Stephen A DiBiase Poetry Prize” Facebook page to keep informed of what’s happening with the contest.