Dog Writers Association of America’s Annual Writing Competition

The Dog Writers Association of America is the most recognized professional writing association devoted to dogs. Founded in 1935, the DWAA has grown from eight founders to over 500 members, including journalists, authors, bloggers, publicists, photographers, illustrators and media personalities. Under the umbrella of the human-canine bond, members cover dog competitions, health, training, rescue, pet …

Published: August 9, 2017

The New Guard Knightville Poetry Contest

KNIGHTVILLE POETRY CONTEST: $1,500 and publication for an exceptional poem in any form. Up to three poems per entry. Up to 150 lines per poem. Please submit all three poems in a single document. TNG Vol VII Judge: MARK DOTY. GENERAL GUIDELINES: Please submit a word document or PDF. International entries are welcome. Simultaneous submissions …

Published: August 9, 2017

Lit POP 2017

Lit POP The Tenth Anniversary Edition The POP Montreal International Music Festival and Matrix Magazine have teamed up or the tenth consecutive year to bring you the most innovative and exciting literary competition on Earth. We are celebrating our tenth anniversary by opening submission eligibility to Europe and featuring both one of fiction’s rising stars …

Published: August 9, 2017

Minute Poetry Contest

A minute poem has three stanzas. Each stanza has four lines that follow the following syllable count: 8-4-4-4. So the first line has 8 syllables. Second, third and fourth line have four syllables.

Published: August 9, 2017

League of Minnesota Poets 2017 Annual Poetry Contest

The League of Minnesota Poets 2017 Annual Poetry Contest has 21 contests with a variety of forms and subject matters. It is open to all poets and accepts unpublished poems only. Submitted poems will not be published or printed and all rights will remain with the author. The prize money has been generously donated by …

Published: June 21, 2017

The Northwestern University Summer Writers’ Conference

Join a community of writers at Northwestern University for a three-day institute on writing fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. The program, which is now in its 13th year, includes a diverse array of workshops, panels, keynote speakers, networking events, and literary readings. Learn how to make dialogue pop with Juan Martinez, edit your writing with Rebecca …

Published: June 13, 2017

Six Word Poetry Contest

Write a poem using only six words. You can write about anything but your poem must have exactly six words.

Published: June 13, 2017

ABC Poetry Contest

For this contest you are challenged to write an ABC poem. This poem only has one stanza. It has five lines. The first letter of the each of the first four lines follow the order of the alphabet while the last line can be any letter whatsoever. For example, a poet might choose to use …

Published: June 13, 2017

Cinquain Poetry

Share a cinquain poem. This poem only has five lines. Each line has a specific number of syllables. Line 1 – 2 syllables. Line 2 – 4 syllables. Line 3 – 6 syllables. Line 4 – 8 syllables. Line 5 – 2 syllables. Write about anything. Just follow the format.

Published: June 13, 2017