Poetry

Lit Fest Fellowships for Emerging Writers

The Lit Fest Fellowship for Emerging Writers covers the full cost of tuition for a Master Workshop. Lighthouse will be awarding four fellowships for Lit Fest 2017 to advanced writers of fiction (1), poetry (1), dramatic writing (1), and creative nonfiction (1) who haven’t yet published a book-length work and who wouldn’t otherwise be able …

Published: February 27, 2017

F(r)iction’s Winter 2017 Literary Contests

TBL is pleased to announce the F(r)iction Winter Literary Competition. There are four submission categories: 1) creative nonfiction ranging from 1,000 to 7,500 words, 2) short stories of any genre ranging from 1,000 to 7,500 words, 3) flash fiction with a word limit of 750 words, and 4) poetry no longer than three pages. Winners …

Published: February 27, 2017

5-7-5 Poetry

A 5-7-5 is a fun poem to write. For this contest the challenge is to write a 5-7-5. This is a poem that has five syllables for the first line – seven for the second – and five syllables again for the last line. You can write about anything. Cash prize to the winner.

Published: February 27, 2017

#Sweeklove short story romance contest

Upload your story on sweek.com to enter in the competition! Let’s talk about love! With love vibes in the air, it is time for a new Sweek competition. This time for all love & romance fans: #SWEEKL

Published: February 27, 2017

Forum Magazine Spring 2017 Contest

Forum is looking for submissions in poetry, short stories, non-fiction, screenplays, comics, interviews and all mediums of art. The contest is applicable to Fiction and visual arts only although all submissions are potentially eligible for publication. Submissions should be no more than 2500 words. Please include the genre, your name, and the title of your …

Published: February 27, 2017

Tanka Poetry Contest

A Tanka is a fun form of poetry to write. It has five lines and only 31 syllables. It is structured like this: line 1 – 5 syllables line 2 – 7 syllables line 3 – 5 syllables line 4 – 7 syllables line 5 – 7 syllables Write about anything and for this contest …

Published: February 27, 2017

Nimrod Literary Awards

The Awards are among the most distinguished literary prizes in the country. Past judges include Karen Russell, Stanley Kunitz, Marvin Bell, Mark Doty, Olga Broumas, W. S. Merwin, Denise Levertov, William Stafford, Ron Carlson, Linda Pastan, and John Edgar Wideman. Past winners include Sue Monk Kidd, Diane Glancy, Daniel Lusk, Felicia Ward, Ruth Schwartz, Angela …

Published: February 27, 2017

Arts & Letters Prize Contest

The 19th annual Arts & Letters Prize Competition will be judged by Richard Garcia (poetry), Amy Hassinger (fiction), Sonja Livingston (creative nonfiction), and Iona Sun (drama). Arts & Letters is a national literary journal operating out of the MFA program at Georgia College in Milledgeville, Georgia. One of the premier journals of the Southeast, Arts …

Published: February 27, 2017

2017 Morceau Awards for Fiction, Poetry & Art

Grand Morceau & Co., a fine art gallery and publisher in San Francisco, is now accepting entries for the 2017 Morceau Awards. Prizes totaling $750 and publication in Morceau #1 are given to a short story, poem, and work of visual art. All styles and themes are accepted. For submission guidelines, please visit our website.

Published: February 27, 2017

Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild

For Visual Artists, Writers, Ceramicists, Composers, and now Weavers. New: Space for artist couples The Byrdcliffe Artist in Residence program provides visual artists, writers, and composers of exceptional talent with uninterrupted time and creative space within the serene natural setting of the Byrdcliffe Art Colony. Lasting four weeks, the residency offers artists private studio time …

Published: February 27, 2017