Poetry

DISQUIET Writing Residency in the Azores

Ten-day residency on the beautiful volcanic island of São Miguel in the Azores, July 14-23, 2018. Participants are invited to use reserved writing space in the Jardim Jose do Canto, a 7-hectare botanical garden, or to choose their own places and times to write. Evening opportunities for discussion with visits from local writers, optional day …

Published: December 1, 2017

DISQUIET International Literary Program

Join Portuguese and North American writers for two weeks of workshops, readings, craft talks, cultural exchange and creative community in the heart of one of Europe’s most intriguing cities. 2018 faculty to include Molly Antopol, Denise Duhamel, Erica Dawson, Arthur Flowers, Annie Liontas, Robert Olmstead, Chanan Tigay, Katherine Vaz, Terri Witek, and many more. Financial aid available …

Published: December 1, 2017

Love Poem Poetry Contest

This poetry contest challenges you to write a love poem. Your poem can be any type you wish. Just share a poem to a loved one.

Published: December 1, 2017

Lazuli Literary Group Writing Contest

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 GUIDELINES -Both previously published and unpublished works are …

Published: December 1, 2017

2018 Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Award

Since 2008, the Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Awards have recognized the best stories from the previous year told through various media utilizing the elements of mystery, thriller, and/or suspense. Judges are professional writers, book reviewers, librarians, academics, and—in specialized cases—specific industry peers. The focus is on quality, not popularity.

Published: December 1, 2017

Snake Nation Review Young Writers’ Competition

Publishing works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry as well as showcasing photography and art, this literary journal welcomes submissions by young adults nationwide throughout the year until January 2018. Essays contain a 5,000 word limit, and poetry contains a 60 line limit. Previously published work is not accepted: all well-written, standout compositions on any topic …

Published: December 1, 2017

“My Beauty Lies Within” Poetry Writing Contest

Poem Must Reflect the Theme of the Contest. It Can Be Written Through the Dynamics of What Beauty Means to You (Physically, Spiritually, Emotionally or Mentally) Maximum 40 Lines Entry Must Be Original, In English, Unpublished, and Unproduced at the Time of Submission.

Published: December 1, 2017

Short Poem Poetry Contest

Share a poem that has exactly 20 syllables to enter this poetry contest. Your poem can be about anything – just count the syllables as you write it.

Published: December 1, 2017

“Portraits” International Call For Writers by ArtAscent – Deadline December 31, 2017

| Theme: Portraits of people and animals tell such great stories. They evoke emotion. They suggest deeper meaning. They tell us about someone else, and maybe even ourselves. Sometimes they’re just beautiful. Or shocking. Or surprising. Share your PORTRAITS with words or imagery. | Eligible Submissions: Entries may include fiction, poetry, short stories and other …

Published: December 1, 2017

Six Word Poetry Contest

The challenge of this poetry contest is to write a poem using only six words. Share your six word poem to enter this poetry contest.

Published: December 1, 2017