Poetry

5-7-5 Poetry Contest

To enter this poetry contest write a three line poem. The first line of your poem should have five syllables. The second line should have seven syllables. The final line should have five syllables again. You can write about anything – just follow the syllable count when writing your poem.

Published: July 6, 2018

Stories That Need to Be Told

Stories change us. Stories determine how we see the world. Stories change the world. That’s why this contest has only one category—the story. Whether you consider it fiction, nonfiction, or poetry, as long as it tells a story, it fits. One grand prize winner will receive $1,000, and 5 additional winners will each receive $200 …

Published: July 6, 2018

Francine Ringold Awards for New Writers

The Francine Ringold Awards for New Writers honor the work of writers at the beginning of their careers. Contest Rules Eligibility: Open only to writers whose work has not appeared or is not scheduled to appear in more than 2 publications. (Self-published works or works with a distribution of less than 100 copies are not …

Published: July 6, 2018

Write to 15 Minute Audio Prompt | 1st Place = $50

Endless Beautiful has a contest running with our partners over at Literative.com until June 20, 2018. Entrants just need to use the Endless Beautiful Session as a prompt and enter what they come up with. All materials for the contest can be found at the link provided below. 1st place = $50, 2nd = 25, …

Published: June 1, 2018

Minute Poetry Contest

A Minute Poem is a poem with a specific syllable count. Each stanza has a 8-4-4-4 syllable count structure. It usually has 3 stanzas that are exactly the same. So: 8,4,4,4; 8,4,4,4; 8,4,4,4 syllables. See an example in the contest announcement.

Published: June 1, 2018

James Tate Prize

James Tate Prize International Poetry Chapbook Contest 2018 1st Prize: €200; 2nd Prize: €100 Both winners of the James Tate Prize will win a chapbook publication and 20 complimentary copies. We will also arrange the winning poets’ reading in Dublin, Ireland. Up to ten finalists will be publicly listed as “highly commended”. Finalists may be …

Published: June 1, 2018

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