Poetry

Blue River Editor’s Award

Blue River is a non-profit literary journal produced by Creighton University’s MFA program in creative writing. We seek to build a new tradition: to foster and celebrate contemporary graduate-level creative writers by publishing their fiction, creative nonfiction and poetry. In that spirit, we provide our own MFA students with experience in literary editing and production …

Published: November 16, 2015

Writing Contest from Unplag

Dear students, we are proud to announce Unplag has launched a writing scholarship contest! To boost your original writing skills, we’d be happy to give away $2,000 to the one who will create the most engaging essay on one of the topics mentioned in the essay requirements section. To make your writing vivid and full …

Published: October 7, 2015

The Peseroff Prize Poetry Contest

“Whenever something new develops in poetry, many will argue, ‘That’s not poetry.’ Think of the reception of William Carlos Williams . . . spoken word poets, poets who incorporate graphics, poets who write in code so robots can read them. It’s all poetry.” –Joyce Peseroff Breakwater Review is proud to announce The Second Annual Peseroff …

Published: October 6, 2015

“Haunting” International Call For Writers by ArtAscent

Theme: This theme is “Haunting.” Spooky creatures, frightening places, eerie experiences – these are the things that haunt us. Sometimes we are haunted by obsessive habits and persistent memories. Haunting can be expressed in symbolic, literal, modern, traditional, abstract or completely unique ways. What hauntings can your imagination create? Eligible Submissions: Entries may include fiction, …

Published: October 6, 2015

2015 Annual Poetry Contest – The Maine Review

Submissions are open through October 10th for the Maine Review’s annual poetry contest, offering prizes of $100, $50 and $25 along with publication in our annual poetry collection, free print subscriptions and publication to honorable mention winners, and a free electronic issue for all entrants. All entries will be considered for publication in the annual …

Published: October 5, 2015

The Furious Gazelle Halloween Contest 2015

Dear readers, Although the leaves have not yet turned, the time has come once again for the Furious Gazelle’s annual Halloween contest. Send us something haunting, grotesque, pumpkin-themed, etc. and you could win a $50 cash prize and a book in the genre of your choosing. The top contenders will all be published on our …

Published: September 18, 2015

Women in Water

We at Eco-Chick are thrilled to announce our inaugural writing contest. We invite writers to submit a work of fiction, nonfiction or poetry related to our ongoing theme of women and the environment. The focus of this year’s contest is water. Water is clear, refreshing, baptismal. One of our most precious resources, water has long …

Published: September 18, 2015

Submissions (themed and non-themed) for The Los Angeles Review

The Los Angeles Review is pleased to announce a new general submission category: rotating themed submissions! For each submission period, writers will have the option to submit their work to either the general submission category or the rotating themed category. We are now accepting submissions for our first themed submission category, for a chance to …

Published: September 16, 2015

Pulp Literature Magazine

We’re not your old boring lit mag, we’re “Good books for the price of a beer!” Short stories, novellas, graphic shorts and poetry in all genres, meant to entertain. We are in print and digital editions, four times a year, with original illustrations. We print Hugo award winners next to first-time authors. We impress the …

Published: September 14, 2015

Wild Light Contest

Red Hen Press and The Los Angeles Review are pleased to announce the third annual Wild Light contest. A prize of $1,000 and publication in The Los Angeles Review are given annually for an exceptional poem. Amy Uyematsu is the final judge. • Please submit up to three poems of up to 200 lines each. …

Published: September 10, 2015