Poetry

The Malahat Review’s Open Season Awards

The Malahat Review invites entries to its annual Open Season Awards. A prize of $4500 is given over three genres: poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction. Submissions of poetry should be 3 poems max, 100 lines each; submissions of prose should be no longer than 2500 words. This year’s judges are Sina Queyras, Jaspreet Singh, and Molly …

Published: August 18, 2016

Minute Poetry Contest

The Minute Poem is a poem that follows the “8,4,4,4” syllable count structure. It usually has 3 stanzas that have the same syllable count. So: 8,4,4,4; 8,4,4,4; 8,4,4,4 syllables. It usually has 12 lines total (so 60 syllables). It is also normally written in a strict iambic meter but for this contest the rhyme scheme …

Published: August 18, 2016

Cinquain Poetry

Write a Cinquain . Each line in this poem has a specific number of syllables. Line 1 – 2 syllables. Line 2 – 4 syllables. Line 3 – 6 syllables. Line 4 – 8 syllables. Line 5 – 2 syllables. A cinquain is a short and usually unrhymed poem. Your cinquain can be written about …

Published: August 18, 2016

Hollihock Writers Conference

Join the creative community of New England including published authors, educators, and industry professionals as we explore all aspects of the writing life. Over this three-day conference, take part in discussions about the literary world of creative writing, poetry, and non-fiction; attend panels to learn tips on finding an agent and writing query letters; get …

Published: August 18, 2016

Hampton Roads Writers 8th Annual Writers Conference

Keynoters – bestselling authors Mary Burton and Robert J. Crane. Fifty craft and business – of -writing workshops during ten breakout sessions, free agent pitches, two first ten-lines critique sessions, contests. Two lunches and cocktail social/silent auction included (free heavy hors d’oeuvres, cash bar.)

Published: August 3, 2016

Shore Thing Writing Getaway

Treat yourself to a writing retreat at the shore. Down the block from Atlantic City’s famous beach and boardwalk, this affordable workshop will energize and inspire you. Head home with sand between your toes, a few new pieces of writing and the glow that comes from spending the day with an encouraging community of writers.

Published: August 3, 2016

Publishing Workshop

Do you want to publish your writing but struggle with a lack of know-how and fear of rejection? Join us for this hands-on workshop where we will guide you through the process from blank page to published piece. If you are an aspiring author you will learn how and where to submit your work. If …

Published: August 3, 2016

The Fifth Annual Thomas Morton Memorial Prize in Literary Excellence

The Thomas Morton Memorial Prize in Literary Excellence is awarded to the single best submission in the respective categories of poetry and fiction. The prize is open for submissions each year from April 1st to September 30th through the publication’s online submissions manager. The judges for 2016’s prize are Rawi Hage (for the short story …

Published: August 3, 2016

ABC Poetry Contest

Write an ABC poem. ABC is a form of poetry that follows a specific format. Example Battling thoughts. Choosing which option to follow. Denied at every turn. Endless pursuits. Relationships confuse. The first four lines follow the order of the alphabet. The last line begins with any letter.

Published: August 3, 2016

“Wild” International Call For Writers by ArtAscent – Deadline August 31, 2016

| Theme: The untamed, free and undeveloped. The turbulent, unrestrained, emotional and extreme. Animals, people and places that are wild. It can be expressed in symbolic, literal, modern, traditional, abstract, and completely unique ways. Share your interpretation of WILD. | Eligible Submissions: Entries may include fiction, poetry, short stories and other written explorations (up to …

Published: August 3, 2016