Poetry

BOMB’s Biennial Poetry Contest

Founded in 1981, BOMB has championed and encouraged the literary efforts of both established and emerging writers for more than a quarter century. This year, our poetry contest returns with special guest judge Bhanu Kapil. She is a British-Indian emigrant to the United States and the author of five full-length works of poetry/prose: The Vertical …

Published: May 12, 2016

Dream Quest One Poetry Contest – Summer 2016

Open to anyone who enjoys expressing innermost thoughts and feelings into the beautiful literary art of poetry. Write a poem, 30 lines or fewer on any subject, theme, form or style for a chance to win cash prizes! Visit our website for detail on how to enter.

Published: May 12, 2016

North Carolina Writers’ Network 2016 Spring Conference

The North Carolina Writers’ Network 2016 Spring Conference features intensive workshops in poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction, as well as publisher exhibits, on-site “lunch with an author” readings and an open mic. The faculty includs poets Vievee Francis, Matthew Olzmann and Jennifer Whitaker; fiction writers Quinn Dalton and Travis Mulhauser; and creative nonfiction writers Jim …

Published: February 22, 2016

The Paragon Journal

The Paragon Journal is an online literary magazine that focuses on sharpening the creative writing skills of people of any age. We are based in Pennsylvania, United States, but are looking for submissions from all over the globe. The first issue of The Paragon Journal went live on December 1, 2015 and included poetry, fiction, …

Published: February 20, 2016

Driftwood Press

John Updike once said, “Creativity is merely a plus name for regular activity. Any activity becomes creative when the doer cares about doing it right, or better.” At Driftwood Press, we are actively searching for artists who care about doing it right, or better. We are excited to receive your submissions and will diligently work …

Published: February 18, 2016

International Rubery Book Award

This is an international award for self-published books or those published by independent presses. We have secured three high profile judges for our 2016 awards: Booker shortlisted author Clare Morrall, poet and Stand winner Jeff Phelps and author, dramatist and lecturer William Gallagher.

Published: February 8, 2016

Hourglass Literary Magazine Writing Contest

Hourglass Literary Magazine is an annual and bilingual magazine published in print and digital form in English, as well as the languages of the region (BCMS). The international competition is open to all authors writing in English or any of the BCMS languages. No theme, genre limitations or boundaries. Work must be original and unpublished. One …

Published: January 29, 2016

16th Poetry on the Lake

Theme: ‘Star,’ heavenly, movie or other. 3 categories: Open (max 40 lines), formal verse (max 40 lines), short (max 10 lines). Email poems in attachment to [email protected] with contact details only in body of mail. Pay Paypal to poetryonthelake or click donation button on website.

Published: January 28, 2016

Kid’s Imagination Train Spring Contest

Create a spring-themed poem or story for children ages 5 – 12. Poems should be about 200 – 300 words. Stories should run under 500 words. The submission should be typed and double-spaced. On the right hand corner of the first page include your name and home and email addresses. Only fictional pieces by one …

Published: January 28, 2016

“Heat” International Call For Writers by ArtAscent

| Theme: Heat can mean warmth, passion, anger, excitement, a spicy quality, pressure from authorities and a hot day. It can be expressed in symbolic, literal, modern, traditional, abstract and completely unique ways. What heat can your imagination create? | Eligible submissions: Entries may include fiction, poetry, short stories and other written explorations (up to …

Published: January 22, 2016