Poetry

ABAB Poetry Contest

The challenge of this contest is to write a poem that has an A-B-A-B rhyme scheme. See an example in the contest announcement.

Published: May 4, 2017

Hourglass Literary Magazine (Deadline Extended)

Detailed instructions for submissions: SHORT STORY should not exceed 7000 words or be less than 700 words. Entry fee: $15 USD ($25 for submitting up to three pieces). POEMS should not have more than 3500 words. WRITERS CAN SUBMIT UP TO THREE POEMS/SONGS. ESSAYS Essays should not exceed 9000 words or be less than 1000 …

Published: May 4, 2017

Path to Poetry

The Cottage Grove Arts Commission invites you to submit your poetry for our first annual Path to Poetry contest. One lucky poem will be chosen to be stenciled onto a Cottage Grove walking path, along with other fun perks for the winner and finalists. Anybody can submit up to 5 original poems per entry (with …

Published: May 4, 2017

Pennsylvania Writers Conference

The Pennsylvania Writers Conference is designed to engage, educate and empower the literary community. If you’re a passionate writer, reader, or both, join us on the campus of Wilkes University to learn more about fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, screenwriting and playwriting. July 30 to Aug. 5 Wilkes University With a keynote reading from Pulitzer Prize-winning …

Published: April 20, 2017

Lune Poetry Contest

A Lune is a three line poem with a specific syllable count. It has 5 syllables in the first line, 3 syllables in the second line and 5 syllable in the final line. Rhymes are not required. Write about anything.

Published: April 20, 2017

Napo Poem – Celebrate National Poetry Month

Write a Napo to celebrate this special month. A Napo is a poem with only four stanzas. Each stanza has only four lines. Each line in the stanza has only four syllables. A Napo is a poem to help celebrate National Poetry Month which is April.

Published: April 20, 2017

Adelaide Literary Awards 2017

Categories: Adelaide Literary Magazine Poetry Award 2017 Adelaide Literary Magazine Short Story Award 2017 Adelaide Literary Magazine Essay Award 2017 Eligibility: Open to all English, Portuguese, or Spanish language authors (of any age, ethnicity, gender or orientation) for the best poem, short story, and creative nonfiction essay. Allowed length of a SINGLE submission: – for …

Published: April 20, 2017

Boston Review Annual Poetry Contest

Submit up to five unpublished poems, no more than 10 pages total. Any poet writing in English is eligible, unless he or she is a current student, former student, relative, or close friend of the judge. Mailed manuscripts must be submitted in duplicate, with a cover note listing the author’s name, address, email, and phone …

Published: April 20, 2017

The Francine Ringold Awards for New Writers

The Francine Ringold Awards for New Writers honor the work of writers at the beginning of their careers. Eligibility: Open only to writers whose work has not appeared or is not scheduled to appear in more than 2 publications. (Self-published works or works with a distribution of less than 100 copies are not considered toward …

Published: April 20, 2017

Haiku Poetry Contest

Write a Haiku poem to enter this poetry contest. Haiku is a three lines poem. Usually the first line contains five (5) syllables, the second line seven (7) syllables, and the third line contains five (5) syllables.

Published: April 20, 2017