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Enter your poems in the 23rd annual prize today! Deadline: January 1, 2024. Winning poet receives $200. Top three poets and all finalists (usually about 10) are published in Smartish Pace. Simultaneous submissions are allowed.  Submit 3 poems and bio along with a $10 entry fee. You may enter more than once (e.g. 6 poems, $20). All poems submitted for the prize will be considered for publication in Smartish Pace. Therefore, it is possible to have your poems selected for an issue of Smartish Pace even if they do not win the Erskine J. Poetry Prize. 

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