Poetry

Jelly Bucket Editor’s Prize for Poetry and Prose

Jelly Bucket Editor’s Prize in Poetry and Prose. Winners in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction receive $100 and publication, plus a reading and free tuition at the 2017 Bluegrass Writers Studio summer residency. Deadline: April 1st. $10 per entry in each genre. Visit www.jellybucket.submittable.com for details.

Published: January 24, 2017

May Sarton New Hampshire Poetry Prize

Open to all poets, new and experienced, this annual prize is awarded for a book-length (50-80 pages) collection of poetry. The collection as a whole must be previously unpublished. All submissions go directly to this year’s judge, poet Jennifer Militello, we do not pre-screen manuscripts.

Published: January 20, 2017

Cinquain Poetry

Write a Cinquain poem for this poetry contest. Every line in this poem has a specific number of syllables. Line 1 – 2 syllables. Line 2 – 4 syllables. Line 3 – 6 syllables. Line 4 – 8 syllables. Line 5 – 2 syllables.

Published: January 20, 2017

States of the Union Editor’s Choice

States of the Union is a book about the results of the 2016 presidential election. We are currently seeking contributors. Non-fiction, fiction, poetry, and art will all be accepted for submission. We would be honored to hear your thoughts and capture your voice. Thanks to a patron of the arts founding our Editor’s Choice Award, …

Published: January 20, 2017

Flying South 2017

All entries and payments must be received between March 1 and May 31, 2017. The editors reserve the right to extend the deadline if necessary. Submit your entries and fees to flyingsouth.submittable.com. In the cover sheet section for each entry, include your name, address, telephone, & email address. Also indicate the category to which you’re …

Published: January 20, 2017

2-4-2 Poetry Contest

The 2-4-2 poem is very simple. The first line has two syllables. The second line has four syllables. The third line has two syllables again. To enter this contest write a poem on any topic that has the 2-4-2 syllable count. Cash prize to the winner.

Published: January 20, 2017

Pif Literary Magazine’s 2017 First-Line Writing Contest

Sometimes the most incredible projects are the ones we create together. That’s why this year we are excited to roll out a collaborative writing project to challenge readers and writers. We will select our favorite submissions to appear in a finished project in our end-of-the-year anthology. If you’ve never heard of a round robin, the …

Published: January 20, 2017

Pif Literary Magazine’s 2017 Round Robin Writing Contest

Sometimes the most incredible projects are the ones we create together. That’s why this year we are excited to roll out a collaborative writing project to challenge readers and writers. We will select our favorite submissions to appear in a finished project in our end-of-the-year anthology. If you’ve never heard of a round robin, the …

Published: January 20, 2017

2017 NFB Writer’s Division Contest

The annual youth and adult writing contests sponsored by the NFB Writers’ Division will open January 1st and close April 1st for all aspiring writers whether blind, sighted or visually impaired. Adult contest categories are: short Fiction, non-fiction, stories for youth, and poetry. Youth contest categories are: Short fiction and poetry. The youth contest is …

Published: January 20, 2017

Carteret Writers 26th Annual Contest

This contest also has a Flash Fiction category. Prizes are awarded in May at an awards banquet and winning entries are published in the Carteret Writers literary journal, SHOAL, in September. Full submission guidelines and details can be found on our website at www.carteretwriters.org.

Published: January 20, 2017