Judge: Jaswinder Bolina

Submissions will be accepted November 1 to December 31, 2022.

Submit 50-100 pages of poetry, including a list of acknowledgments. Your name and contact information should not appear anywhere in the manuscript.

A $25 entry fee must be paid at the time of submission.

Each entrant will receive a copy of one Burnside Review Press title.

Poems may have appeared in journals and chapbooks but not in a full-length, single-author collection.

Simultaneous submissions are fine, but please let us know immediately if your manuscript has been accepted elsewhere.

Former students, colleagues, and friends of the judge are not eligible to enter the contest. Ineligible entries will be disqualified and entry fees returned as appropriate.

All manuscripts will be read by the Burnside Review Press editors. At least ten finalists will be sent to the judge. The editors may select an additional title from the submission pool for publication.

The winner will receive $1,000, plus ten copies of the book.

Results will be announced in April.

We only accept submissions through our online submission manager. Work sent by any other means will not be read.


About the Judge:

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Jaswinder Bolina’s fourth collection, English as a Second Language and Other Poems (or The Usual Entertainment), is forthcoming from Copper Canyon Press in 2023. He is author of three previous books of poetry, The 44th of July (2019), Phantom Camera (2013), and Carrier Wave (2007), and of the digital chapbook The Tallest Building in America (2014). His debut collection of essays, Of Color (2020), is also available from McSweeney's. He teaches on the faculty of the MFA program in creative writing at the University of Miami.