Poetry

Fresher Writing Prize

Every year, Fresher Publishing hosts writing competitions for various categories and offers prizes that help new writers put their foot onto the ladder and launch their writing careers. We’re based at Bournemouth University in Dorset, UK.

Published: October 24, 2016

Lanturne Poetry

The challenge of this contest is to write a Lanturne. This poem has five lines with a specific syllable count. The first line of the poem has one syllable, the second line has two, the third line has three syllables, fourth has four and the final line has one. Center your poem and this will …

Published: October 24, 2016

CreativiTea Writing Contest

It’s late in the evening, and you’re at home sitting comfortably on the couch. It’s cold outside, so you’re curled up with a blanket, the fireplace crackling nearby. You just poured yourself a cup of your favorite tea, and you take a slow sip. You close your eyes and take in the intense aromas and …

Published: October 24, 2016

Faith Poetry Contest

Enter a poem of faith for this poetry contest. All poetry types accepted. Cash prize to the winner and all submissions receive feedback.

Published: October 24, 2016

Kay Murphy Prize for Poetry

Judge: Myung Mi Kim Myung Mi Kim was born in Seoul, Korea. She earned a BA from Oberlin College, an MA from The Johns Hopkins University, and an MFA from the University of Iowa. Her collection of poems Under Flag (1991) won the Multicultural Publishers Exchange Award of Merit; subsequent collections include The Bounty (1996), …

Published: October 24, 2016

Acrostic Poetry Contest

For this contest your challenge is to write an acrostic poem. That’s a poem where the first letter of each line spells out a word (downwards). An example: A n acrostic poem. C reates a challenge R andom words on a theme O r whole sentences that rhyme S elect your words carefully T o …

Published: October 24, 2016

3 Line Poem

Write a poem that has only three lines. Follow a specific syllable count. Your poem should have either 17 or 19 syllables. The first line should have five syllables. The second line should have seven. The final line should either have five or seven syllables. Get creative and see what you can share with just …

Published: October 24, 2016

Makeda Bilqis Literary Awards Poetry Contest

Makeda Bilqis Literary Awards will only accept submissions by mail for the contest dated September 16, 2016 – October 14, 2016. We are creating a process to accept submissions electronically, however; these things take time. In spite of it, we will continue to strive for excellence in this industry. No entries will be accepted after …

Published: September 26, 2016

Autonym Poetry

Write a four line poem. The first line is only one word. Second and third line can be formatted as you wish. The last line is the antonym of the word on the first line. Words that are opposite or nearly opposite in meaning are called antonyms. Examples are big and small, or long and …

Published: September 26, 2016