Poetry

2-4-2 Poetry Contest

This poem only has three lines that follows the 2-4-2 syllable count. So the first line has 2 syllables, the second line has 4 syllables and the last line has 2 syllables again. The subject can be anything. Rhyming is optional.

Published: September 14, 2016

5-7-5 Poetry Contest

A 5-7-5 follows the structure of a Haiku but without any limitation to the topic. Write a free form poem with one limitation – the syllable count. A 5-7-5 poem has three lines. The first line has 5 syllables. The second line has 7 syllables. The third line has 5 syllables again.

Published: September 14, 2016

Halloween Poetry

Write a poem that captures the fun, horror or excitement of Halloween. This contest is for poems of all types.

Published: September 14, 2016

Tanka Poetry Contest

For this contest you are challenged to write a Tanka poem. Tanka is a form of poetry that often follows a specific syllable count. line 1 – 5 syllables line 2 – 7 syllables line 3 – 5 syllables line 4 – 7 syllables line 5 – 7 syllables It contains five unrhymed lines of …

Published: September 14, 2016

“Spooky” International Call For Writers by ArtAscent – Deadline October 31, 2016

| Theme: Eerie, haunting, sinister, ghostly, uneasy, frightening, uncanny, dark, hidden, unearthy, mysterious or weird. Spookiness can be expressed in symbolic, literal, modern, traditional, abstract, and completely unique ways. Share your interpretation of SPOOKY. | Eligible Submissions: Entries may include fiction, poetry, short stories and other written explorations (up to 900 words). Previously published or …

Published: September 14, 2016

The Jane Lumley Prize

Vees, I am pleased to announce Hermeneutic Chaos’ third annual Jane Lumley Prize for Poetry! The deadline is November 1, and there is no entry fee. The Jane Lumley Prize will be awarded to poets who have not published more than one full length collection, and/or have only published chapbooks, and/or have published work in …

Published: September 14, 2016

Four Line Poem

Write a four line poem on any subject. The poem must follow a syllable count of 1/5/5/9 syllables. So the first line has 1 syllable, the second line has 5 syllables, the third line has 5 syllables, and the last line has 9 syllables.

Published: September 14, 2016

North Carolina Writers’ Network 2016 Fall Conference

The 2016 North Carolina Writers’ Network Fall Conference will be held from November 4 to November 6 at the Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley in Raleigh, North Carolina. The conference features courses and master classes in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as lectures and panels on book marketing and finding an agent. The faculty …

Published: September 14, 2016

Wantage (not just) Betjeman Festival

Local literary festival with a surprisingly varied programme of events. The 2016 festival features A. N. Wilson, Dr Janina Ramirez, Victoria Hislop, Gervase Phinn and many more plus writing and poetry workshops.

Published: September 14, 2016

Benjamin Saltman Poetry Award

Established in 1998, in honor of the poet Benjamin Saltman (1927-1999), this award is for a previously unpublished original collection of poetry. Awarded collection is selected through an annual competition which is open to all poets. Award is $3000, publication of the awarded collection by Red Hen Press, and a four-week PLAYA Residency. Entry fee …

Published: August 18, 2016