Sport Literate is perhaps the nation's lone literary journal that examines sports through the lens of creative nonfiction. Primarily nonfiction. We publish poetry, too. We've had two writers republish their essays in the pages of The Best American Sports Writing. Little old us tucked in between the likes of The New Yorker and The LA Times. Read a back issue and send us work that goes deep. Beyond the fields of play. Further than nostalgic longings.
Sport Literate poetry chapbookThree winners will earn $150 each and form a three-poet collective full of poetry about sports, any sport. Peruse us online, or peruse back issues to see our broad range of "honest reflections on life's leisurely diversions."
Check out our complete guidelines online and submit seven to 10 poems (via one Word document, please). Editors William Meiners and Nicholas Reading will strip off names and send anonymous finalists to Frank Van Zant, who will select his three favorites.
Submit your $15 reading fee through Submittable. This contest runs from All Soul's Day (Nov. 2, 2016) through St. Patrick's Day (March 17, 2017).
Sport Literate is currently accepting quality poems that fit within our sporting theme. Simultaneous submissions are welcome, but please let us know if your work is accepted elsewhere.
Sport Literate accepts all forms of creative nonfiction for its annual journal. Simultaneous submissions are welcome, but please let us know if your work is accepted elsewhere.