The Magpie Award for Poetry

At Pulp Literature, we have an affinity for poetry, the hard liquor of literature. We like it strong, neat, and we don’t mind if it makes our eyes water. Final entries judged by George McWhirter, inaugural poet laureate of Vancouver, B.C., Canada.

Published: May 2, 2014

The Hal Prize

The Peninsula Pulse, a news, art and entertainment publication based in Door County, WI, proudly presents the 2014 Hal Prize. The Hal Prize is open to writers of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and to photographers throughout the United States. Judges for each category include prestigious and professional authors and photographers including authors Heid Erdrich, Michael Perry …

Published: April 24, 2014

SLO NightWriters 2014 Golden Quill Awards

SLO NightWriters 25th Annual Writing Contest The 2014 Golden Quill Awards Short Story/Memoir – 1,000 word maximum; Poetry – 40 line maximum Entries must include the words ‘Déjà vu’ and depict the theme. Submissions Accepted: April 1, 2014 through June 30th, 2014 ALL WRITERS ARE WELCOME! Visit our website for details: slonightwriters.org In association with …

Published: April 24, 2014

Mind Magazine Insight Poetry Prize Competition

2014 Mind Magazine INSIGHT Poetry Prize Competition. Winners will be published in Mind Magazine’s top talent showcase section. All poems submitted will be considered for standard publication. Submit 1–3 unpublished poems, up to three pages each. Entry fee $10, check or money order to Mind Magazine, PO Box 387, O’Brien, OR 97534; or via PayPal …

Published: April 24, 2014

The Third Annual Thomas Morton Memorial Prize

The Third Annual Thomas Morton Prize is a yearly contest run by The Puritan Magazine which searches for the finest in groundbreaking fiction and poetry. This year, we are thrilled to announce that our judges will be MARGARET ATWOOD (poetry) and ZSUZSI GARTNER (fiction). If you have previously unpublished fiction or poetry that you’d like …

Published: April 9, 2014

Nimrod Literary Awards

Poetry: 3-10 pages of poetry (one long poem or several short poems). Fiction: 7,500 words maximum (one short story or a self-contained excerpt from a novel). No previously published works or works accepted for publication elsewhere. Submitters must be living in the U.S. by October of 2014 to enter the contest. Winners will also be …

Published: April 9, 2014

The New Guard contests in Fiction & Poetry

THE NEW GUARD is an independent literary review based in Maine. We proudly publish in print, with the exception of our online feature, BANG!, a page on the site that publishes three short works by a single writer for a full month at a time. The New Guard is here to showcase newcomers alongside established …

Published: April 9, 2014

“Desire” International Call For Writers by ArtAscent

The competition theme is “Desire.” Emotional, physical, imagined desire. Global desire. Intangible desire. Consequences of desire. Show us what desire means to you. Entries may include fiction, poetry, short stories and other written explorations (up to 900 words). Previously published or unpublished are eligible. Writers retain copyrights. Open to Canadian (except Quebec) and U.S. residents. …

Published: April 9, 2014

Aspiring Canadian Poets Contest

The annual Aspiring Canadian Poets Contest returns with poet Stuart Ross as contest judge and mentor in 2015. Accepting entries from April 1, 2015 to June 1, 2015. Visit www.aspiringpoetscontest.org for entry guidelines and details.

Published: April 9, 2014

Dream Quest One Poetry Contest – Summer 2014

Open to anyone who enjoys expressing their innermost thoughts and feelings in the beautiful literary art of poetry. Write a poem, 30 lines or fewer on any subject or theme. All entries must be typed or neatly hand printed. Multiple entries are accepted.

Published: April 9, 2014