Poetry

Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival

The Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival celebrates the genius of Tennessee Williams, who once called our city his “spiritual home,” and the contemporary artists who are as honest and unflinching in their examination of the human condition as our patron playwright. Founded in 1986 by a group of cultural enthusiasts, the Festival has grown from …

Published: October 19, 2017

Pennsylvania Writer’s Conference

The Pennsylvania Writers Conference is designed to engage, educate and empower the literary community. If you’re a passionate writer, reader, or both, join us on the campus of Wilkes University to learn more about fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, screenwriting, and playwriting. Past speakers include National Poetry Slam Finalist and the 2007 Legend of Slam Jason …

Published: October 19, 2017

Writers’ Workshop @ Your Library 2017

Writers Workshop @ Your Library 2017 Calling all writers! Whether you are just getting started, or are an established author yourself, we invite you to the 2017 Writer’s Workshop @ Your Library on November 4-5, with a special pre-conference event on November 2. Our slate of presenters includes best-selling authors, writers of children’s literature, and …

Published: October 19, 2017

SweekStars: Discovering the stars of storytelling!

We are on a quest to find the most talented, most addictive, most original…the Sweekest writers! Impress our juries and readers with your writing skills and get a chance to be discovered as well as win great prizes, including the grand prize of $1000! Are you an absolute storytelling talent? Join now! All further details: …

Published: October 19, 2017

Lazuli Literary Group / AZURE 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.

Published: October 19, 2017

Rhyming Poetry Contest

Share your poem that has a specific rhyme scheme to enter this poetry contest. Write a poem with a simple abab rhyme. See an example in the contest announcement.

Published: October 19, 2017

Haiku Poetry Contest

Share your Haiku poem to enter this poetry contest. Haiku is a form of poetry that only uses three lines. A popular format is to have the first line contains five (5) syllables, the second line seven (7) syllables, and the third line contains five (5) syllables but a strict syllable count is not required.

Published: October 19, 2017

Middle Island Press Poetry Chapbook Contest 2017-18

All content for a general audience is acceptable; we seek skill and palpability, the formal or the free. Simultaneous and multiple submissions are acceptable. Previously published poems are acceptable, but your title as a previously published collection is not eligible. We will not return manuscripts and expect that each poet will retain a file of …

Published: October 19, 2017

Ó Bhéal International Five Words Poetry Competition

Ó Bhéal International Five Words Poetry Competition At around noon each Tuesday (GMT), from April to the end of January, five words are posted on the Ó Bhéal Five Words competition page. Entrants have one week to compose and submit poems that include all five words given for the week. The competition runs for 41 …

Published: October 19, 2017