Poetry

Share A Story In A Poem

Some of the most famous poems told a story. “The Raven” by Edgar Allan Poe is a good example. Or “Odysseus Decision” by Louise Gluck. Now it is your turn. For this contest we are looking for poems that tell a story. Write a poem of any type that tells a story.

Published: May 31, 2016

KYSO Flash HTP Writing Contest

Online journal KYSO Flash (Knock-Your-Socks-Off Art and Literature) calls for your best original Haibun and Tanka Prose. Cash prizes awarded, plus publication online this fall and in a special-edition print anthology dedicated to the winners, honorable mentions, and finalists. All contributors whose works are selected will receive a complimentary copy of the book. Judge: Matthew …

Published: May 31, 2016

KYSO Flash HTP Contest

KYSO Flash (Knock-Your-Socks-Off Art and Literature) calls for your best original Haibun and Tanka Prose. Innovative and experimental works encouraged. Contest ends at midnight PST on 15 June 2016. Entry fee: $5 (US) per piece, no limit. Cash prizes and publication awarded: $200 First Prize, $150 Second, $100 Third, and $50 Honorable Mentions (3 to …

Published: May 31, 2016

Haiku Poetry Contest

A Haiku poem only has three lines. But there is a specific syllable count (with some leniency for creativity). The syllable count is generally five syllables for the first line, seven for the second line and seven syllables again for the final line. Haiku doesn’t rhyme. A Haiku must “paint” a mental image in the …

Published: May 31, 2016

Interplay Jazz & Arts Writing Conference

INTERPLAY WRITING WORKSHOPS Writing Workshop I. “Dig Deep and Fly Free” Instructor: Marv Klassen-Landis We will read and listen to jazz poets such as Langston Hughes, Amiri Baraka, Sonia Sanchez, Gil Scott-Heron and Jayne Cortez for inspiration. But we will also dig down deep to discover our own sources: What are my stories? My inner …

Published: May 12, 2016

Chuckanut Writers Conference

The sixth annual Chuckanut Writers Conference is an intensive craft-focused, cross-genre symposium designed to inspire and edify writers of all experience levels. Co-presented by the Whatcom Community College Community and Continuing Education program and Village Books, the Chuckanut Writers Conference spotlights both talented authors who are distinguished writing teachers, and respected agents and marketing experts …

Published: May 12, 2016

Squire Summer Writing Residency

The North Carolina Writers’ Network 2016 Squire Summer Writing Residency features workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as a presentation and readings. The faculty includes poet Morri Creech, fiction writer Sarah Creech, and creative nonfiction writer Cynthia Lewis. A limited number of scholarships are available; writers submitted a curriculum vitae and statement …

Published: May 12, 2016

Mercersburg Summer Writing Contest

Mercersburg Summer Programs is thrilled to announce its 6th Annual Young Writers Contest. The contest kicks off the Young Writers Camp’s summer 2016 theme: Behind the Locked Door of Mystery. The 6th Annual Young Writers Contest is open to students ages 11-16. Contest Writing Prompt: Like life itself, every tale told is a mystery because …

Published: May 12, 2016

WaterSedge Poetry Chapbook Contest

U.S. residents only are permitted to submit. Current or former clients and employees and their family members, or anyone otherwise affiliated with Writer’s Relief and its subsidiaries, are not eligible to enter the WaterSedge Poetry Chapbook Contest.

Published: May 12, 2016

BOMB’s Biennial Poetry Contest

Founded in 1981, BOMB has championed and encouraged the literary efforts of both established and emerging writers for more than a quarter century. This year, our poetry contest returns with special guest judge Bhanu Kapil. She is a British-Indian emigrant to the United States and the author of five full-length works of poetry/prose: The Vertical …

Published: May 12, 2016