Poetry

“Spooky” International Call For Writers by ArtAscent – Deadline October 31, 2016

| Theme: Eerie, haunting, sinister, ghostly, uneasy, frightening, uncanny, dark, hidden, unearthy, mysterious or weird. Spookiness can be expressed in symbolic, literal, modern, traditional, abstract, and completely unique ways. Share your interpretation of SPOOKY. | Eligible Submissions: Entries may include fiction, poetry, short stories and other written explorations (up to 900 words). Previously published or …

Published: September 14, 2016

The Jane Lumley Prize

Vees, I am pleased to announce Hermeneutic Chaos’ third annual Jane Lumley Prize for Poetry! The deadline is November 1, and there is no entry fee. The Jane Lumley Prize will be awarded to poets who have not published more than one full length collection, and/or have only published chapbooks, and/or have published work in …

Published: September 14, 2016

Four Line Poem

Write a four line poem on any subject. The poem must follow a syllable count of 1/5/5/9 syllables. So the first line has 1 syllable, the second line has 5 syllables, the third line has 5 syllables, and the last line has 9 syllables.

Published: September 14, 2016

North Carolina Writers’ Network 2016 Fall Conference

The 2016 North Carolina Writers’ Network Fall Conference will be held from November 4 to November 6 at the Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley in Raleigh, North Carolina. The conference features courses and master classes in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as lectures and panels on book marketing and finding an agent. The faculty …

Published: September 14, 2016

Wantage (not just) Betjeman Festival

Local literary festival with a surprisingly varied programme of events. The 2016 festival features A. N. Wilson, Dr Janina Ramirez, Victoria Hislop, Gervase Phinn and many more plus writing and poetry workshops.

Published: September 14, 2016

Benjamin Saltman Poetry Award

Established in 1998, in honor of the poet Benjamin Saltman (1927-1999), this award is for a previously unpublished original collection of poetry. Awarded collection is selected through an annual competition which is open to all poets. Award is $3000, publication of the awarded collection by Red Hen Press, and a four-week PLAYA Residency. Entry fee …

Published: August 18, 2016

The Malahat Review’s Open Season Awards

The Malahat Review invites entries to its annual Open Season Awards. A prize of $4500 is given over three genres: poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction. Submissions of poetry should be 3 poems max, 100 lines each; submissions of prose should be no longer than 2500 words. This year’s judges are Sina Queyras, Jaspreet Singh, and Molly …

Published: August 18, 2016

Minute Poetry Contest

The Minute Poem is a poem that follows the “8,4,4,4” syllable count structure. It usually has 3 stanzas that have the same syllable count. So: 8,4,4,4; 8,4,4,4; 8,4,4,4 syllables. It usually has 12 lines total (so 60 syllables). It is also normally written in a strict iambic meter but for this contest the rhyme scheme …

Published: August 18, 2016

Cinquain Poetry

Write a Cinquain . Each 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. A cinquain is a short and usually unrhymed poem. Your cinquain can be written about …

Published: August 18, 2016

Hollihock Writers Conference

Join the creative community of New England including published authors, educators, and industry professionals as we explore all aspects of the writing life. Over this three-day conference, take part in discussions about the literary world of creative writing, poetry, and non-fiction; attend panels to learn tips on finding an agent and writing query letters; get …

Published: August 18, 2016