Poetry

Free Verse Poetry

Share a free verse poem to enter this contest. This poetry type does not follow any structure or style. There is no fixed meter and no structure regarding rhyme and lines in each stanza. Creativity is encouraged.

Published: July 19, 2016

New Millennium Literary Awards

Over the past 20 years, New Millennium Writings has: Published more than 1,500 new and emerging writers Awarded over $200,000 in top literary prizes Delivered more than 40,000 free copies of the annual anthologies to submitters At $20, our entry fee remains one of the lowest in country. In fact, it’s only increased $3 in …

Published: July 19, 2016

Tethered by Letters’ Spring 2016 Writing Contests

The deadline for Tethered by Letters’ 2016 Spring Writing Contests is August 1! This time around, Tethered by Letters is offering $1600 in prizes for our Spring Contest winners. Emily St. John Mandel, author of Station Eleven, will be judging short story submissions; poet, teacher, and activist Suzi Q. Smith is the poetry judge; and …

Published: July 15, 2016

Love Poem Poetry Contest

Write a Love Poem to enter this contest. Your poem can be of any type (Acrostic, Haiku, free verse or your own type). Just do your best to touch the hearts of the judges.

Published: July 15, 2016

New Writer Awards – Sequestrum

Over $500 in total prizes will be awarded to up-and-coming writers of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Prose and poetry will be judged separately with one first prize winner per genre. First prize of $200 (one per genre) and $50 runner-up prizes (minimum two per genre). All winners and runners-up will be published in our Spring …

Published: July 15, 2016

Quinzaine Poetry

A quinzaine is a poem with three lines that has fifteen syllables. The first line has seven syllables, five in the second line and three in the third line (7/5/3). The first line makes a statement. The next two lines ask a question relating to that statement. Example: I’m a very strong woman (7 syllables) …

Published: July 15, 2016

Etheree Poetry

For this Etheree Poetry Contest write a ten line poem. Here’s the challenge. Your first line has to be a 1 syllable word. For every line that follows adds a syllable. So your second line has two syllables. Third line has three, etc… Your last line is a 10 syllable line. See an example in …

Published: June 29, 2016

Sad Poems

The feeling of sadness isn’t always a bad thing; sometimes it’s quite beautiful and even cathartic. So, that’s the contest: make us cry. The poem we think is the saddest will earn its writer $100.

Published: June 23, 2016

Octopus With A Quill 2.0

Hey there! With OWAQ (Octopus With A Quill) in its second season, OWAQ 2.0, here is your chance to showcase what you have got. Octopi are known for their intellect and creativity. Their eight arms are a symbol of coming together of multiple kinds of thoughts and a multi-faceted personality. We hope that settles why …

Published: June 23, 2016

2-4-2 Poetry

The challenge for this poetry contest is to write a 2-4-2 syllable poem. This poem has only three lines. But there is a specific syllable count to follow. The first line has 2 syllables, the second line has 4 syllables and the last line 2 syllables. The subject can be anything.

Published: June 23, 2016