Coal Under Pressure
Poetry Contest 2018

  • We are accepting submission for the Coal Under Pressure Poetry Contest 2018. Submissions will close at midnight on July 31, 2018
  • We welcome any subject or style of poetry.
  • You may submit more than one poem for consideration at $5 for each individual poem submitted.
  • Five finalists will be notified by July 20. 2018.
  • There will be a first, second, and third place award of $100, $50, and $25 respectively.
  • The winning poems will be announced on WJMS Radio, and will be published on
  • A $5.00 entry fee is required and will be collected when you submit your poem. All submission fees are non-refundable.
  • All poems will be considered for publication by Coal Under Pressure, LLC.

Meet the Judges

Just Jams
Owner, WJMS Radio

Taylor Paulin
Owner, Taylor "Friday" PR

Jonita Saint-Leger
Executive Director, Royal Writers

Kitty Pope
Publications Editor,

Submit Your Work

To submit your poem, fill out the entry form to the right. Make sure to include your submission in the “message” portion of the form.  You will be redirected to pay your submission fee once the form is filled out.

Thank you and good luck!

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