Poetry

Pacific Northwest Writers’ Conference

Our mission is to develop writing talent through education, accessibility to the publishing industry, and participation in an interactive, writer community. Since 1955, writers in the NW have been dedicated to helping writers connect to other writers, publishers, agents, and editors across the country. Zola Helen Ross and Lucille McDonald came together to form the …

Published: November 1, 2016

Hourglass Literary Magazine – International Writing Contest

At the confluence of the West and the East, Hourglass Literary Magazine proudly announces its second international writing competition for – Best Short Story, Best Poem, Best Essay. – Jury/Judges: Sibelan Forrester, Jelena Lengold and John K. Cox. – The competition is international and is open to all authors writing in English or any of …

Published: November 1, 2016

PNWA Unpublished Fiction & Nonfiction

The PNWA Writing Contest has awarded quality writers for over sixty years. The contest has twelve popular categories, a total of $12,000 in price money, and every qualified entry received two critiques from readers. Finalist entries are read by agents and publishers from around the country.

Published: November 1, 2016

Fresher Writing Prize

Every year, Fresher Publishing hosts writing competitions for various categories and offers prizes that help new writers put their foot onto the ladder and launch their writing careers. We’re based at Bournemouth University in Dorset, UK.

Published: October 24, 2016

Lanturne Poetry

The challenge of this contest is to write a Lanturne. This poem has five lines with a specific syllable count. The first line of the poem has one syllable, the second line has two, the third line has three syllables, fourth has four and the final line has one. Center your poem and this will …

Published: October 24, 2016

CreativiTea Writing Contest

It’s late in the evening, and you’re at home sitting comfortably on the couch. It’s cold outside, so you’re curled up with a blanket, the fireplace crackling nearby. You just poured yourself a cup of your favorite tea, and you take a slow sip. You close your eyes and take in the intense aromas and …

Published: October 24, 2016

Faith Poetry Contest

Enter a poem of faith for this poetry contest. All poetry types accepted. Cash prize to the winner and all submissions receive feedback.

Published: October 24, 2016

Kay Murphy Prize for Poetry

Judge: Myung Mi Kim Myung Mi Kim was born in Seoul, Korea. She earned a BA from Oberlin College, an MA from The Johns Hopkins University, and an MFA from the University of Iowa. Her collection of poems Under Flag (1991) won the Multicultural Publishers Exchange Award of Merit; subsequent collections include The Bounty (1996), …

Published: October 24, 2016

Acrostic Poetry Contest

For this contest your challenge is to write an acrostic poem. That’s a poem where the first letter of each line spells out a word (downwards). An example: A n acrostic poem. C reates a challenge R andom words on a theme O r whole sentences that rhyme S elect your words carefully T o …

Published: October 24, 2016