Poetry

2015 Sequestrum New Writer Awards

Sequestrum is pleased to announce our New Writer Awards, in which over $500 will be awarded to up-and-coming writers and poets. The contest will accept both prose (fiction & creative nonfiction) and poetry submissions, with first-prize winners selected in each genre. Tentative end date November 15, 2015. Fiction and nonfiction entries up to 10,000 words …

Published: June 12, 2015

Tethered by Letters’ Summer 2015 Literary Contest

We are currently accepting submissions for our short story contest (1,000 to 7,500 words, open genre), flash fiction contest (55, 250 or 500 words), and poetry contest (max of three pages per poem). TBL strives to publish writers with engaging stories, vivid characters and fresh writing styles. All winners will be published in F(r)iction. All …

Published: June 12, 2015

Big Pond Rumours, the International Literary e-Zine

Big Pond Rumours has two issues each year with a contest in every issue. We usually have 2 independent judges as well. The deadline for Summer is June 30 and the deadline for winter is November 30. Visit the site at http://www.big-pond-rumours.com/ to check out the latest issue and our archives.

Published: June 11, 2015

The Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Award

The purpose of the Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Award™ is to honor the best books readily available to a North American audience in any format within the past year. The categories include both fiction and nonfiction.

Published: June 10, 2015

William Faulkner Writing Competition

The William Faulkner Writing Competition is accepting submissions in the categories of novel, short story, one-act play and poetry. Deadline for novel is July 15, 2015. Deadline for other categories is July 31. Cash prizes awarded in all categories.

Published: June 8, 2015

Poetry Contest

Our first annual poetry contest is now taking submissions. Submit up to three poems per submission. Deadline will be August 14, 2015. There is no entry fee. Winner will be published. We may offer publication to additional finalists.

Published: June 8, 2015

North Carolina Writers’ Network 2015 Squire Summer Writing Residency

The long weekend offers intensive workshops with accomplished instructors, group events such as readings and discussions, a chance to share work with other dedicated writers and a unique opportunity to bond with writers from across the state and beyond. Registrants will spend the entire weekend in one workshop, in either fiction, poetry or creative nonficiton. …

Published: June 8, 2015

“Still Life” International Call For Writers by ArtAscent – Deadline June 30, 2015

| Theme: This call theme is “Still Life.” Unique arrangements of commonplace things and found objects have been portrayed with realism and sometimes symbolism. What is your take on still life? Is it modern, traditional, abstract or something else entirely? Share your vision of Still Life. | Eligible Submissions: Entries may include fiction, poetry, short …

Published: June 5, 2015

Kingsley & Kate Tufts Poetry Awards

Claremont Graduate University is pleased to announce a call for the 2016 Tufts Poetry Awards. The Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award offers $100,000 for a book of poetry published between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015. The Kate Tufts Discovery Award offers $10,000 for a first book of poetry published between July 1, 2014 and …

Published: June 5, 2015

2015 “Sonic Geography” Writing Contest

Have you visited a place with a unique sound space? Can you describe the sound of a location in a unique way? Musicworks’ 5th annual “Sonic Geography” Writing Contest asks you to choose any location—urban or rural, indoors or outside, cacophonous or mysteriously quiet—and describe how sound shapes your experience in 500 words. Top 3 …

Published: June 4, 2015