Poetry

William Faulkner – William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition

Accepting entries in eight categories: novel, novella, book-length narrative nonfiction, novel-in-progress, short story, essay, poetry and short story by a high school student. Only unpublished work accepted. No self-published or web-published material. See website for category details. Submit by regular mail.

Published: February 19, 2014

Ploughshares Emerging Writer’s Contest

Open to writers who have yet to publish a book, including chapbooks, eBooks and self-published works. Fiction or nonfiction under 6,000 words or between 3-5 pages of poetry accepted. Submit via online submission form.

Published: February 19, 2014

Lush Triumphant Literary Awards

Submit in three categories: fiction (up to 3,000 words), creative nonfiction (up to 4,000 words) or poetry (suite of five related poems, 15 pages max). Submit via regular mail or online submission form.

Published: February 19, 2014

The Idaho Prize for Poetry

Contest for book length manuscripts of poetry. No restriction in content, style or subject. Manuscript must be 48 pages or more. Submit via regular mail or using online submission manager.

Published: February 19, 2014

Idaho Writers Rendezvous

The Idaho Writers & Readers Rendezvous presents a stellar lineup of talent to inspire and motivate you in virtually every facet of the writing craft. Pulitzer Prize winner Ron Powers, 2012 Whiting Award winner Daniel Orozco, and NY Times and USA Today Bestseller Ciji Ware headline a cadre of authors, screenwriters, agents and editors who …

Published: February 19, 2014

Tethered By Letters Summer Literary Contest

We are currently accepting submissions for our short story contest (2,000 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 Tethered By …

Published: February 19, 2014

Dreaming Poetry Competition

Create a poem about dreaming. You can interpret the theme in any way that you like but do make sure that your entry adheres to the rules. Maximum 20 lines. Poems must be written in English. Multiple submissions are acceptable providing the appropriate fees are paid. More rules online.

Published: February 19, 2014

Hysteria 2014

The 3rd Hysteria Writing Competition for women opens to entries on April 1 and will close on August 31. The Hysteria Writing Competition is organized by The Hysterectomy Association for women only. This year we have three different competitions: short stories of up to 2,000 words, flash fiction of up to 200 words and poetry …

Published: February 6, 2014

Bourne: A Magazine for Literature of Ideas

Bourne Magazine publishes short stories, poems and drama with a philosophical or ideational bent. We seek literary works that explore philosophical, moral, ethical,or psychological themes, make the reader ponder and wonder, and arouse interest in further exploration of these themes. We also publish scholarly non-fiction, book reviews and interviews on issues relating to literature of …

Published: February 5, 2014