Poetry

Literary Taxidermy Short Story Competition

Regulus Press is small, privately-held publisher dedicated to encouraging extraordinary fiction and poetry. Located in the Pacific Northwest, Regulus Press is pleased to announce its inaugural short story competition. The Literary Taxidermy Short Story Competition is open to all. To enter, writers must provide an original story of up to 3000 words in any genre. The …

Published: May 18, 2018

Headmistress Press Charlotte Mew Annual Chapbook Contest

Headmistress Press, a lesbian-identified publisher of books by LBT poets, is proud to announce our fourth annual Charlotte Mew Chapbook Contest. Our judge for this year is Ching-In Chen. We will be accepting submissions from May 4 to July 4, 2018 through Submittable, and will announce a winner in the fall.

Published: May 18, 2018

Diode Editions 2018 Full Length Book Contest

Open to all poets over the age of 18 who write in English. Length: 55-85 pages (front matter is not included in page count). We will consider translations, and we welcome collaborations. Your submission should include A title page with the title of your manuscript, your name, address, telephone number and email. Your name should …

Published: May 18, 2018

Diode Editions 2018 Poetry Chapbook Contest

Open to all poets over the age of 18 who write in English. Length: 22–38 pages (front matter is not included in page count). We will consider translations, and we welcome collaborations. Your submission should include A title page with the title of your manuscript, your name, address, telephone number and email. Your name should …

Published: May 18, 2018

5-7-5 Poetry Writing Contest

Write a 5-7-5. That’s a poem with three line that follows a specific syllable count. The syllable count is 5 syllables for line 1, 7 syllables for line, and 5 syllables again for line 3. Cash prize to the winner.

Published: May 18, 2018

Frontier Poetry Industry Prize

For this prize, we want to give our submitters a chance to be read by some of the most influential persons across our industry: a magazine editor, a director of a professional poetry organization, and a book editor. The three judges will collaborate to choose one winning poem, and two runners-up.

Published: May 18, 2018

Loop Poetry Contest

Write a Loop Poem for this contest. That is a poem where the last word of each line becomes the first word on the next line. It’s a fun and creative way to write a poem. See an example in the announcement. Cash Prize!

Published: May 18, 2018

Sally Bucker Emerging Writers’ Fellowship

The North Carolina Writers’ Network offers an annual Sally Buckner Emerging Writers’ Fellowship, in honor of the late poet, editor, and educator. The Buckner Fellowship, in the amount of $500 awarded to one writer each year, supports emerging writers whose work shows promise of excellence and commitment to a literary career. Applicants must be in …

Published: May 18, 2018

One Line Poetry Contest

This poetry contest challenges you to write a poem with only one line. Write about anything but your monostich poem must be just one line.

Published: May 18, 2018