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City Limits 2020 Poetry Contest: Words, Words, Words


Wednesday, September 30, 2020


Entry Fees



1st Place – $500 Cash Prize, Collection Publishing Contract, 100 Author Copies (of your collection)

2nd Place – $250 Cash Prize, Collection Publishing Contract, 50 Author Copies (or your collection)

3rd Place – $100 Cash Prize, Collection Publishing Contract, 20 Author Copies (or your collection)


Our annual poetry contest is now live! This year’s theme is “Words, Words, Words” giving power to three of the most popular literary devices. Other than the below, you’re welcome to write about anything you’d like! Submit your original poetry for judging and publishing!

Your poem must include one of the following:
– Alliteration (repeating consonant sounds, ex: practically perfect poetry prevails periodically)
– Onomatopoeia (sound words like “Pop!” “Bang!” “Zap!”)
– Personification (attributing human-like characteristics to inhuman objects, ex: “The wind whistled past my ears”)

Early bird promo: 25% OFF submission fee when you submit entries on or before Aug. 31, 2020! Use code “CLPContest”

Contact Information

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