New! Extended through April 30: Enter the Confrontation 2017 Poetry Prize.

Prize: $750 and prominent publication in Confrontation’s Fall 2017 issue.

Submit up to four previously unpublished poems and a $10 entry fee by April 30, 2017.

All entries will be considered for publication. Simultaneous submissions are acceptable, as long as you let us know immediately if a poem is accepted elsewhere.

Your entry fee includes a year-long subscription to the magazine — a $24 value — beginning with a copy of the prize issue.

Electronic entries will be accepted through April 30, 2017.  The winning poet, and all poets whose work has been selected for publication, will be contacted directly. The Poetry Prize winner will be announced on our website by September 2017, and in our Fall 2017 issue.

How to enter

Click below to  purchase your entry fee. Next, simply e-mail your submission to, with “2017 Poetry Prize” in the subject line. Attach an “anonymous” Word doc (includes only your poems; no identifying author information). Title this Word doc with the title of your lead poem. In the body of your email, include: your name, e-mail, phone number, mailing address, and the title of each poem you are entering.

Good luck!

Belinda Kremer, Poetry Editor of Confrontation, will judge.


Confrontation is open to submissions from any writer.

How to send your work:

U.S.-based writers: Along with your manuscript of previously unpublished work, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope (SASE) with standard letter-rate 1st-class postage so that we can reply to your submission. If you want us to return your manuscript along with our reply, be sure to include enough postage on your SASE to allow us to do so. If your work is a simultaneous submission, please let us know in your cover letter.

International writers: E-mail submissions ( are accepted only from writers living outside the U.S. Please do not include prose and poetry submissions in the same e-mail. Please do include your postal mailing address with your submission. E-mail submissions from U.S. writers will be deleted.

If your work under simultaneous submission is accepted elsewhere, please inform us as soon as possible: In addition to the title of the work, be sure to specify whether it’s poetry, fiction, or nonfiction, and whether it was sent via regular mail or e-mail.

We usually respond to submissions within three to four months; we are quite a small staff, so we appreciate in advance your patience if we stray beyond this window. Reading period for all submissions: August 16 – April 15. Unless specifically commissioned or solicited, all mailed manuscripts received during the non-reading period will be returned unread. E-mail submissions received during the non-reading period will be deleted.

Please note: we do not respond to queries.

For all submissions, please be sure not to put two spaces after a period.

Mail your submissions to:

Confrontation Magazine
English Department
LIU Post

720 Northern Blvd.
Brookville, NY 11548



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Send complete manuscript.

Length: Up to 7,200 words, one piece per submission; six pieces per submission for flash fiction (up to 500 words per piece).

Payment: $175-$250; more for commissioned work.



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Send up to six poems per submission.

Payment: $75-$100; more for commissioned work.



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Send complete manuscript.

Length: 1,500-5,000 words, one piece per submission.

Payment: $100-$150; more for commissioned work.