Poetry

League of Minnesota Poets 2017 Annual Poetry Contest

The League of Minnesota Poets 2017 Annual Poetry Contest has 21 contests with a variety of forms and subject matters. It is open to all poets and accepts unpublished poems only. Submitted poems will not be published or printed and all rights will remain with the author. The prize money has been generously donated by …

Published: June 21, 2017

The Northwestern University Summer Writers’ Conference

Join a community of writers at Northwestern University for a three-day institute on writing fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. The program, which is now in its 13th year, includes a diverse array of workshops, panels, keynote speakers, networking events, and literary readings. Learn how to make dialogue pop with Juan Martinez, edit your writing with Rebecca …

Published: June 13, 2017

Six Word Poetry Contest

Write a poem using only six words. You can write about anything but your poem must have exactly six words.

Published: June 13, 2017

ABC Poetry Contest

For this contest you are challenged to write an ABC poem. This poem only has one stanza. It has five lines. The first letter of the each of the first four lines follow the order of the alphabet while the last line can be any letter whatsoever. For example, a poet might choose to use …

Published: June 13, 2017

Cinquain Poetry

Share a cinquain poem. This poem only has five lines. Each line 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. Write about anything. Just follow the format.

Published: June 13, 2017

Short Poem

The challenge for this contest is to write a poem that has exactly 20 syllables. You can format it anyway you wish. So it can be 4 lines with four syllables in each line (5-5-5-5) or 3 lines total (5-5-10). It can rhyme if you wish. The topic is up to you. The only requirement …

Published: June 5, 2017

NCWN Squire Summer Writing Workshops

The Squire Summer Writing Workshops offer conferencegoers the chance to study elements of one genre with one instructor over the course of the program. Attendees will work on their own manuscripts, as well as those of their peers, while also attending readings, special presentations, and taking advantage of built-in writing time, amid the beauty and …

Published: May 30, 2017

North Carolina Writers’ Network Squire Summer Writing Workshops

The 2017 North Carolina Writers’ Network Squire Summer Writing Workshops offer conferencegoers the chance to study elements of one genre with one instructor over the course of the program. Attendees will work on their own manuscripts, as well as those of their peers, while also attending readings, special presentations, and taking advantage of built-in writing …

Published: May 30, 2017

Unicorn Writers Conference

Attend a one-day writers’ conference unlike any other! Valuable for published authors and for beginners! Unicorn covers the total story from craft to career! Date: Saturday, September 15, 2018 Time: 7:30 am – 8 pm Place: Reid Castle, Purchase, NY. Price: $350 includes all workshops, breakfast, lunch, dinner, and gifts for all attendees. Choose from …

Published: May 30, 2017

Nimrod Conference for Readers and Writers

Nimrod International Journal of Prose and Poetry will host its annual Awards Celebration and Writing Workshop October 20th-21st at The University of Tulsa. Participants are offered the opportunity to work with dozens of distinguished authors, including the judges for the annual Nimrod Literary Awards contest and other visiting artists. This year our judges are two distinguished writers—fiction writer …

Published: May 30, 2017