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Submission Instructions:

Regular poetry submissions to the Journal are invited from New Jersey (past or present) poets without charge prior to the annual November 1 submission deadline. Send hardcopy entries to the address below or email them to Please include a brief bio/introduction in the email.

Emily Birx
, Editor
Journal of New Jersey Poets
County College of Morris CH 300
214 Center Grove Road, Randolph N.J. 07869-2086

For the New Jersey Poets Prize, please follow these specific submission guidelines to mail or email submissions. Entries are due by November 1.


  • 100 lines each (Maximum)
  • Hard Copy, 8.5″ x 11″, that is printed on one side of paper only. (No staples)
  • Title should appear on each page of the poem, but name and any personal identifying information should not appear anywhere else on the poems.

Cover sheet with:

    • Name
    • Home address
    • Phone
    • Email address
    • Titles of the poems you are submitting.
    • Entry Fees
Price Poems Submitted
$10.00 1-3
$20.00 4-6
$30.00 7-9
$40.00 10-12