Poetry

Janet McCabe Poetry Prize

Final judge: Jeanne Murray Walker. Winning poems will be published in Ruminate. Submit 2 poems per entry, no longer than 40 lines each.

Published: May 2, 2014

Musicworks’ 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? Choose any location—urban or rural, indoors or outside, cacophonous or mysteriously quiet. You have 500 words to describe how sound influences place and shapes your experience. Echoes in a Lisbon square, waterdrops from …

Published: May 2, 2014

The Ordinary Guru Contest

Have you ever met an everyday, ordinary guru who helped you break a myth that held you back, sparked insight, or helped you see the world a little differently? If so, tell us your story by entering the Ordinary Guru Contest. You can submit a short story, essay, memoir, photo essay, cartoon,graphic novel or poem. …

Published: May 2, 2014

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 Submit 1–3 unpublished poems, up to three pages each.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