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Laux/Millar RR Poetry Prize Raleigh Review (Gold Star Program) Gold Star

.JUDGING

  • STANDARD ENTRY FEE: $15 USD
  • IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING FINANCIAL HARDSHIP, THERE IS AN OPTION TO SUBMIT FOR FREE HERE ON DUOSUMA.
  • FREE SUBMISSIONS BASED ON HARDSHIP ARE ON THE HONOR SYSTEM, NO APPLICATION or EVIDENCE REQUIRED.
  • YOU MAY ALSO TIP LESS THAN THE STANDARD RATE, TIPS ARE OPTIONAL.
  • DORIANNE LAUX & JOSEPH MILLAR ARE THE FINAL JUDGES.

PRIZES

  • First Prize includes $100 USD and publication (Changed for 2026 from previous years as this contest is now fee free).
  • Finalists will receive standard $15 payment along with publication.
  • Honorable Mentions will be considered for publication and standard payment.
  • All Finalists and Honorable Mentions will receive a 2-year subscription to Raleigh Review
  • International winners, those based outside the US, will receive payment
    in copies of Raleigh Review.

GUIDELINES:

  • Opens on November 1, 2025 (on Duosuma)
  • Duosuma deadline is January 1, 2026 - Fee Free or Tip Jar.
    The fee free option is for those who are truly in need of a fee free pathway.
    A dislike, a disdain or an aversion for fees alone is not a qualifier for the fee free submission option.
    We do not ask for evidence or for an application. The fee free option is on the honor system.
  • WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO CLOSE SUBMISSIONS AT ANYTIME.
  • We never extend deadlines.

  • Submit up to five pages of unpublished poems per entry.
  • Attached files should be free of personal identifiers such as name, address, phone and email, social media handles, etc.
  • Simultaneous submissions are acceptable.
  • Failure to meet guidelines may result in disqualification.
  • Current students or affiliates of Raleigh Review editorial staff and Raleigh Review board members are not eligible to enter.
  • This contest is open to poets who reside in the USA (regardless of immigration status).
  • Paypal is the only way we are able to pay as this allows for international payments when possible.

Laux/Millar Prize (Tip Jar Optional)

Temp Closed

Opens on Saturday, November 1, 2025 12:00 AM UTC (in 465 days)

The no fee option is open to those who are experiencing financial hardship. We never ask for documentation. That is your business.

The hardship option is on the honor system. If you are not experiencing a financial hardship that would prevent you from contributing the contest fee,

please submit via the standard submission rate of $15 per entry.

We thank you for your interest in our Raleigh Review Laux/Millar Prize.

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