Poetry

the pencil cup

Our monthly contest is crowd-funded and crowd-voted. The more people who compete, the bigger the cash prize for the winner. The winner is selected by the readers (so make sure your friends are reading!) The specifics change each month, so visit the contest page for this month’s details and submission rules. In addition to riches, …

Published: July 29, 2014

T. S. Eliot

The T. S. Eliot Prize for Poetry is an annual award for the best unpublished book-length collection of poetry in English, in honor of native Missourian T. S. Eliot’s considerable intellectual and artistic legacy. The purpose of the T. S. Eliot Prize is to publish and promote contemporary English-language poetry, regardless of a poet’s nationality, …

Published: July 28, 2014

“Pets” International Call For Writers by ArtAscent

Theme This call theme is “Pets.” Animal companions, pampered sweethearts, cherished creatures. Share your interpretation. Eligible Submissions Entries may include fiction, poetry, short stories and other written explorations (up to 900 words). Previously published or unpublished are eligible. Submissions must be the original work of the applicant(s). About ArtAscent The mission of ArtAscent is to …

Published: July 24, 2014

The Malahat Review’s 2014 Open Season Awards

The Malahat Review, Canada’s premier literary magazine, invites entries from Canadian, American, and overseas authors for our annual Open Season Awards. An exciting spring showcase of literary excellence, Open Season bestows a prize of $1,000 in each of three marquee categories: poetry, short fiction, and creative nonfiction. Poetry: no longer than 100 lines, each poem, …

Published: July 23, 2014

Brittingham and Pollak Poetry Prize

Awarded annually to the two best book-length manuscripts of original poetry submitted in an open competition. Submissions are considered for both prizes. Submit manuscripts between 60 and 90 pages.

Published: July 15, 2014

Red Hen Press Poetry Award

Submit up to three poems, max 120 lines each, by regular mail or online submission manager. Final judge is William Trowbridge.

Published: July 15, 2014

Juniper Prizes

Submit a novel, novella or collection of stories between 150 and 350 pages. Also awards an original manuscript of poems between 50 and 70 pages by a writer who already has published at least one full-length book of poetry, not including chapbooks. Submit by regular mail or online submission manager.

Published: July 15, 2014