Philip Booth Poetry Prize

Philip Booth Poetry Prize

First Place: $350 & publication

Second Place: $150 & publication

Submission Period: May 15th – August 1st  **Deadline extended to September 1st**

Guest judge: Stephen Dunn



▪   Enter up to three poems, any length, any style, each starting on a new page. Submit all poems in one document.

▪   Only previously unpublished work is accepted.

▪   The Philip Booth prize is judged anonymously: your name and other identifiers (phone number, address, etc.) should NOT appear on any of the poems. 

▪   All submissions will be considered for general publication. If you would like to provide a bio, include it in the comments section when submitting. If you do not want your poems considered for general publication, include this in the comments section.

▪   There is a $15 submission fee

▪   Simultaneous submissions will be accepted as long as you notify us immediately of its acceptance elsewhere – unfortunately, for withdrawals, we cannot issue refunds. Multiple submissions are permitted, each with a paid submission fee.

▪   Family, colleagues, current and former students of the last two years of the guest judge are ineligible to submit. As are graduates and those affiliated with the Syracuse University Creative Writing Program.   

▪   Submit work at

If there are questions or a need to retract a poem please send us an email:


Review of Maile Chapman's Story from SH 28

Here's a lovely review by Richard Z. Santos about Maile Chapman's story "Foreign Wedding" from SH 28!


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Contributor Update

Congratulations to Christopher Shipman (Salt Hill 21), whose collection of poems Human-Carrying Flight Technology is available through BlazeVOX. We were happy to include his poetry in Salt Hill's 21st issue and hope you'll all check the collection out here.

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