Eighth Annual Red Wheelbarrow Poetry Prize

  • Submission Deadline: July 31st, 2024, 11:59 PM, Pacific Daylight Time
  • Submit at Submittable.com
  • Final Judge: Kim Addonizio
  • Co-sponsors: Poetry Center San José & Red Wheelbarrow

2024 Red Wheelbarrow Poetry Prize Guidelines and Details

Three prizes: $1,000, $500, $250

  • Letterpress broadside of winning poem: Gary Young, Greenhouse Review Press
  • Winners & Finalists published in Red Wheelbarrow
  • Finalists announced September 15th, winners October 1st.

Publication-launch and prize celebration:

  • Tuesday, December 10th at 7:00 PM
  • Works/San Jose, community art and performance center
  • 38 South 2nd Street, San José

Submission Guidelines:

  • Submit up to three original unpublished poems at Submittable.com.
  • One $15 submission fee good for all three poems; upload all poems in one file, please.
  • Each poem must fit onto one 8.5 x 11 page.
  • Yes, simultaneous submissions accepted.
  • No author name on text or in file name.

About Kim Addonizio:

Kim Addonizio is the author of seven poetry collections, two novels, two story collections, and two books on writing poetry: The Poet's Companion (with Dorianne Laux) and Ordinary Genius. Her poetry collection Tell Me was a finalist for the National Book Award. She also has two word/music CDS: Swearing, Smoking, Drinking, & Kissing (with Susan Browne) and My Black Angel, the companion to My Black Angel: Blues Poems and Portraits, a collaboration with woodcut artist Charles D. Jones.

Addonizio's awards include two fellowships from the NEA, a Guggenheim, two Pushcart Prizes, and other honors. Her latest books are a poetry collection Mortal Trash (W.W. Norton), and a memoir, Bukowski in a Sundress: Confessions from a Writing Life (Penguin). Her recent book of poems, Now We're Getting Somewhere, was published by W.W. Norton (March 2021). Exit Opera: Poems will appear from Norton in September, 2024.

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Red Wheelbarrow Launch

Red Wheelbarrow 2023 CoverJoin us for an exciting evening of poetry, art, and community spirit at the Red Wheelbarrow 2023 Launch! Celebrate with us the publication of the Red Wheelbarrow Literary Magazine's latest issue.


Event Details

  • Date: Tuesday Evening, February 13th, 2024
  • Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM PST
  • Location: 38 South Second Street, downtown San Jose, off of E. Santa Clara Street

Attend In-Person or Online!

In-Person Experience:

  • Enjoy refreshments and browse our collection of broadsides and books.
  • For in-person admission, secure your free Eventbrite ticket here.

Virtual Attendance:

  • Join the event through Zoom from the comfort of your home.
  • Register for the Zoom event here.

About the Event

Brought to you by Red Wheelbarrow, Poetry Center San Jose, Works/San Jose, and the Well-RED Reading Series, this hybrid event celebrates the power of words and art. Don't miss the chance to connect with fellow aret and literature enthusiasts and discover the exceptional works of featured artists and poets.

Featured Contributors

2023 Red Wheelbarrow Back Cover
Explore contributions from a diverse group of talented poets and artists, including Gary Young, Nimah Gobir, Frances Hatfield, Kristin Lindseth, Adela Najarro, Stephen Kuusisto, and many others.

Check Out More

  • View the gallery and learn more about Works/San Jose art and peformance center at their Facebook page
  • Follow the PCSJ Facebook event page for updates

We look forward to celebrating this special occasion with you. For any inquiries, contact us by email.

Celebrate the Winners & Finalists of the Red Wheelbarrow Poetry Prize 2023!

We are thrilled to announce the winners of the prestigious Red Wheelbarrow Poetry Prize. This year's final judge, the esteemed poet Ellen Bass, has selected three outstanding winners and five finalists. Check out the press release here.

View Press Release

Red Wheelbarrow Launch 2022: 

Poetry, Prizes, Art, Broadsides and More!

  • Tuesday Evening, December 13, 2022
  • 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. PST

2022 Red Wheelbarrow National Edition

To best view this file, open it in Acrobat and then from drop-down VIEW menu (in “PAGE DISPLAY”) select “Two Page View.” Left pages should be even numbered. If they’re not, then from drop-down VIEW menu again (in “PAGE DISPLAY)” you need to also select "Show Cover Page in Two Page View."

National Edition Download

Brought to You By Red Wheelbarrow, Poetry Center San José, Works/San José, and the Well-RED Reading Series
Two ways to attend this hybrid event:

  1. Attend in person and we hope you will!
    • Refreshments served, broadsides and books available
    • Eventbrite (free) tickets for in-person admission
    • Works/San José Art and Performance Center
      38 South Second Street, downtown San Jose, off of E. Santa Clara Street
    • Facebook new gallery/venue
  2. Zoom

Red Wheelbarrow 2022

December 13, 2022 Launch Event Flyer

2022 Poetry Prize Press Release

Red Wheelbarrow Prize: Guidelines, 2022

Submissions open through July 31st

Final Judge, Juan Felipe Herrera
2020 red wheelbarrow poetry contest details

Red Wheelbarrow Facebook Page

Editor: Ken Weisner, weisnerken@deanza.edu


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