Meridian is a semiannual literary magazine produced at the University of Virginia.  Please see for full information on submissions, contests, and staff. Full Best New Poets eligibility rules appear at

Best New Poets contributors with an existing magazine or program nomination should contact the series editor at for directions on how to send in those nominated poems.

Ends on May 15, 2017$4.50
Best New Poets 2017 will be guest edited by Natalie Diaz. Submit to the competition by uploading up to two poems in ONE document. Do NOT include your name or the names of publications where your poem has appeared anywhere in the document or in the file name. 

If you wish to submit more than two poems for consideration, please create additional submissions.

Poems must be unpublished or published after 1 January 2016. The poet cannot have published a book-length collection of poetry. See full eligibility guidelines at