Poetry

A Rally of Writers

The Rally is an educational, one-day writers’ conference. Now in its 31st year, Rally is the largest, longest-running warmest writing conference in the state. We bring together friendly, well-informed, published Michigan authors as Keynoter (Founder of Detroit’s Inside/Out Poetry project, poet and teacher, Terry Blackhawk) and as leaders of 16 breakout sessions for a large …

Published: February 16, 2018

NCWN 2018 Spring Conference

The North Carolina Writers’ Network Spring Conference features intensive workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as publisher exhibits, “Lunch With an Author,” readings, an open mic, and the fourth annual “Slush Pile Live!” The faculty includes poets Emilia Philipps, Charmaine Cadeau, and Valerie Nieman; fiction writers Naima Coster and Heather Bell Adams; …

Published: February 16, 2018

Five Line Poem With Specific Syllable Count

This is a fun poem to write. Write a poem that follows the following syllable count: 2-2-5-7-5. So the first line has two syllables, second line also has two syllables, third line has five, fourth has 7 and the final line has five again. There are no requirements on subject – so write about what …

Published: February 16, 2018

2018 Nightjar Review Poetry Contest

​2018 Judge: Jericho Brown Contest submission window: January 30th to April 30th, 2018 Contest Judge: JERICHO BROWN is the recipient of a Whiting Writers Award and fellowships from the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University and the National Endowment for the Arts. His poems have appeared in The New Republic, The New Yorker, …

Published: February 16, 2018

Tanka Poetry Contest

A Tanka is a five line poem that follows the structure of a Haiku with two extra lines. So the first line has five syllables, second has 7, third has 5 again. The twist is the last two lines each have 7 syllables. So it is 5-7-5-7-7. Write about anything.

Published: February 16, 2018

I Imagine – Poetry Contest

Write a poem of any type. But there is a catch. Start your poem with the words “I Imagine”. You can write about anything and write it any way you wish. Just start with those two words.

Published: February 16, 2018

Tomaz Salamun Prize

The Tomaz Salamun Prize is for a poetry chapbook by poets at any stage of their career. Prose poetry, hybrid forms, and translations are accepted.

Published: February 16, 2018

Lazuli Literary Group Writing Contest

Contest Description: We love work that is linguistically, intellectually, and emotionally demanding of the reader. We want literary works that grow in complexity upon each visitation. Writers we admire are Zadie Smith, Virginia Woolf, Tom Wolfe, Charles Dickens, Thomas Mann, Robert Musil, Tom Stoppard, Vladimir Nabokov and James Baldwin. Guidelines: -Both previously published and unpublished …

Published: February 16, 2018

Faith Poetry Contest

Share your thoughts or feelings about faith. No requirements on how to write it (can be free form, 5-7-5 or whatever you choose). But share your thoughts on faith to enter this poetry contest.

Published: February 16, 2018