Shortly: OUR ALCHEMICAL VALENTINE will be vacant for 2016. We couldn’t find a poem we felt searching and powerful enough to warrant the prize. We’re sorry to disappoint you, but must trust our insights.

The good news is the prize stipend will roll over into 2017, doubling the purse.

VALUS’ SIGIL will enter its second rotating phase, ‘Supernature,’ in April. Like OAV, that prize boasts a $150 honorarium and feature publication in the Annual. Will you try your chances there? More information here.