Ends on April 2, 2019

$9.00 USD

We are now accepting submissions for our annual creative nonfiction contest judged by jos charles. The winner will be published online this spring/summer in phoebe 48.2. We encourage you to take a look at our previous contest winners. Only contest winners will win prize money, but we hope to publish some outstanding honorable mentions alongside our prize winner in phoebe 48.2. We look forward to reading your work. Submit online and send us the best you’ve got!
The Basics

  • All entries should include a cover letter with the submission’s title and author’s contact information (name, mailing address, telephone number, and email address).
  • Your name and contact information must not appear anywhere else on the manuscript.
  • You may submit multiple entries of 3-5 poems, but must pay an entry fee for each new submission.
  • Please submit your work via Word Document or a similar processing system, if possible.
  • We will not accept mailed submissions. Please use our online submission manager. 


Greg Grummer Poetry Prize

Judge: jos charles

DEADLINE: April 2nd!
PRIZE: $500 and publication in phoebe 48.2 (online issue)
SUBMISSION SIZE: 3 to 5 poems per submission, totaling no more than 10 pages.



Trans poet, writer, translator, and intertextual artist jos charles is the author of the poetry collections Safe Space (Ahsahta Press, 2016) and feeld (Milkweed Editions, 2018), a winner of the 2017 National Poetry Series, selected by Fady Joudah. She is the founding-editor of THEM, the first trans literary journal in the US, and engages in direct gender justice work with a variety of organizations and performers. charles's poetry has appeared in Poetrymagazine, PEN, Washington Square ReviewBLOOM, Denver Quarterly, Action Yes, The Feminist Wire, The Capilano Review, and elsewhere.

charles earned her MFA from the University of Arizona. In 2016, charles was a recipient of the Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation. She lives in Long Beach, California.