Angela Consolo Mankiewicz Poetry Prize

The Angela Consolo Mankiewicz Poetry Contest — the reading period has been extended until Memorial Day Weekend!!! Enter 3 poems via poetraindog . Pay the $15 reading fee (non-refundable) by using the PayPal button here

This is the preferred method of payment but if you must  pay by check or M.O. please make it out to Lummox Productions in the amount of $16 and mail to: Lummox – 3127 E. 6th St. Long Beach, CA 90814Please use “poetry prize” to identify what it’s for; on the subject line of your check/MO.

This year the Poetry Prizes are FIRST PLACE – $750 , SECOND PLACE – $250, and THIRD PLACE – $200. WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED VIA EMAIL (in late Aug. or early Sept)! 

Though the Lummox Poetry Anthology has had a poetry contest for the last five years, two years ago it became the Angela Consolo Mankiewicz Poetry Prize (thanks to the generosity of her late-husband, Richard Mankiewicz). 


Angela (1944 – 2017) was born in Brooklyn, NY, but later moved to the west coast. She was fortunate to be able to devote two-thirds of her life to her true loves: poetry and theater. She authored hundreds of published poems and four poetry chapbooks, Cancer Poems, An Eye, Wired and As If and a recorded children’s story, The Grummel Tales. She was twice nominated for the Pushcart Prize in poetry. She also wrote a play that later became the libretto for “One Day Less,” a one-act operetta.

An archive of her life’s work is being donated to Cal State Los Angeles. It includes samples of her poetry, her chapbooks and the themes that dictated what she wrote about: family, abuse of power, women’s rights, racism, Brooklyn and multiple forms of poetry, such as Sestinas and Sonnets.  

Throughout her life, Angela corresponded with hundreds of poets on all things poetic. She generously supported many literary groups such as Poets and Writers, Poets House (NYC) and Pen West. She was, to my way of thinking, a poet’s poet… and she was a friend of mine. It’s my fortune to be able to honor her memory with this prize.

RD Armstrong