OBERON poetry magazine




12th Annual Oberon Poetry Prize


A prize of $1,000 and publication in Oberon, a literary journal published by the Oberon Foundation, a nonprofit arts organization on Long Island, is given annually for an unpublished poem in any style.


Ruth Thompson will judge this year’s contest.

Honorable mention(s) awarded at the judge’s discretion.

Submit up to three poems with a non-refundable $18 entry fee postmarked by April 1, 2014.

You can pay using our PayPal link on the Online Submission page.

If you are mailing your poems to us, make checks payable to Oberon and include your contact info,

poem titles, and a two to three line bio on a cover sheet. Do not include your name on the poems.

Please keep copies of your poem(s) as entries cannot be returned.

Enclose a SASE for notification of the contest results if snail mailing your poems.

Simultaneous submissions are acceptable as long as you notify us as soon as possible if your poem has been accepted by another publication.

Contest results will not be released until June 2014.

Poems cannot be removed from our publication after June 1, 2014.

A reading and release of the publication is scheduled for September. Date and location TBD.


Submit entries via our upload button on our Online Submission page or mail your printed poem(s) to:


Oberon Poetry Prize

P.O. Box 2754

Setauket, NY 11733

(631) 862-0555



Editor: Jan La Roche has been appointed Editor of Oberon Poetry Magazine by Claire Nicolas White, after serving as Managing Editor for the past six years. Her poems have appeared in Oberon, Mobius and Paumanok, Poems and Pictures of Long Island and Paumanok II. She also co-authored 25 Years, Poems & Drawings with her husband, Jef Bravata. She is a member of the Gallery of Writers & Artists from A Room of Her Own Foundation and a 2011 Desert Delight Contributor in New Mexico. On Poetryvlog.com she is represented, reading her poetry and on the writing blog, Feral Mom, Feral Writer, she is interviewed in “AROHO Speaks, Writer to Writer.” She is a writing facilitator in a collaborative program called GATE (Guest Artists to Empower) between Gallery North and patients in the Cancer Center at Stony Brook University Hospital. Currently she is working on a new poetry collection, Through the Loupe.