Neahkahnie Mountain Poetry Prize
Submissions open for the next Neahkahnie Mountain Poetry Prize January 1-31, 2023.
You may have an award-winning poem! Join other poets in the annual Hoffman Center contest and compete to win a $100 prize and publication on the Hoffman Center’s website.
The first place winner receives $100 cash and has their poem published on the website and in the ninth edition of the North Coast Squid in 2023. Second and third place winners also get their poems published on the website.
The contest judge this year is Lauren Mallett, the second place winner of last year’s Neahkahnie Mountain Poetry Prize. She earned her MFA and was the Assistant Director of Creative Writing at Purdue University. Her recent writing appears in Poetry Northwest, Puerto del Sol, The Seventh Wave, The Night Heron Barks, Sprung Formal, and other journals. She serves on the Oregon Poetry Association’s Board of Directors. Lauren is the Student Contest Chair of Cascadia, an online anthology and contest for Oregon’s young poets. She is the recipient of a 2021-2022 Cannon Beach Arts Artist Grant. Lauren teaches at Warrenton High School.
Note: 2022 winners listed below were selected by Lana Hechtman Ayers, publisher of Moonpath Press.