Poetry

Seaside Writers Conference

Conference Dates for the 2017 Seaside Writers Conference: May 14th-May 21st, 2017 DEADLINES FOR FINANCIAL AID (SCHOLARSHIPS AND FELLOWSHIPS): March 20th, 2017 2017 HEADLINE AUTHORS CHRIS OFFUTT & ANTONYA NELSON ​ SWC Welcomes our new Fiction Workshop Faculty Members: ANTON DISCLAFANI (Fiction) & MICHELLE TEA (Creative Non-Fiction) & Special Guest Editor MARGAUX WEISMAN (HARPERCOLLINS) & …

Published: January 20, 2017

Swanwick Writers’ Summer School

Swanwick Summer School is a week-long programme for writers of all ages, abilities and genres. Featuring courses, workshops, guest speakers, panels and one-to-one sessions, it offers you the opportunity to learn new skills, explore your creativity, perform your poetry, sing, act, dance, laugh, or even write. Prices start from £465 and the cost includes full …

Published: January 20, 2017

Loop Poetry Contest

Write a poem where last word of the previous line becomes the first word of the next line. So the last word of line 2 becomes the first word of line 3, last word of line 4 becomes the first word of line 5 – and so on. In addition, there is a rhyme scheme …

Published: January 5, 2017

Etheree Poetry

An Ethree is a poem with just ten lines. The challenge is to follow a specific a specific syllable count for each line. You start off with one syllable for line 1, add another for line two, and another for line 3 and so on…. The last line of your poem has 10 syllables line. …

Published: January 5, 2017

Nonet Poetry

Write a Nonet Poem. This is a poem with 9 lines. The first line has nine syllables. The second line has eight. The third line has seven – and this continues until the final line has one syllable. Rhymes are not required. The subject can be about anything.

Published: January 5, 2017

Love Poem

Enter your best love poem to enter this poetry contest. Share a poem that pulls at the heart strings are shows a lifetime of love. Whatever you feel will impress the judges.

Published: January 5, 2017

The Furious Gazelle’s 2017 February Writing Contest

Valentine’s Day alone is about love, hate, fine lines between emotions, heartbreak, loneliness, togetherness, etc. With all that riding on one day, we’ve decided to go ahead and celebrate the whole damn month. Join us as we consider the many wonderful things jammed into the year’s shortest month. Whatever you can connect to the great …

Published: January 5, 2017

ABC Poetry Contest

Write an ABC Poem. This is a four line poem that uses the letters of the alphabet. The first four lines follow the order of the alphabet. Last line begins with any letter. See an example in the contest announcement.

Published: January 5, 2017

Write your 2017!

At the end of each year we take time to reflect upon our life and to make plans for the coming year. With a little bit of creativity you can transform your contemplation into an adventurous travel story, a thrilling mystery or epic love story. Give your real life story a fictional layer and let …

Published: January 5, 2017