Poetry

5-7-5 Poetry Writing Contest

Write a 5-7-5. That’s a poem with three line that follows a specific syllable count. The syllable count is 5 syllables for line 1, 7 syllables for line, and 5 syllables again for line 3. Cash prize to the winner.

Published: May 18, 2018

Frontier Poetry Industry Prize

For this prize, we want to give our submitters a chance to be read by some of the most influential persons across our industry: a magazine editor, a director of a professional poetry organization, and a book editor. The three judges will collaborate to choose one winning poem, and two runners-up.

Published: May 18, 2018

Loop Poetry Contest

Write a Loop Poem for this contest. That is a poem where the last word of each line becomes the first word on the next line. It’s a fun and creative way to write a poem. See an example in the announcement. Cash Prize!

Published: May 18, 2018

Sally Bucker Emerging Writers’ Fellowship

The North Carolina Writers’ Network offers an annual Sally Buckner Emerging Writers’ Fellowship, in honor of the late poet, editor, and educator. The Buckner Fellowship, in the amount of $500 awarded to one writer each year, supports emerging writers whose work shows promise of excellence and commitment to a literary career. Applicants must be in …

Published: May 18, 2018

One Line Poetry Contest

This poetry contest challenges you to write a poem with only one line. Write about anything but your monostich poem must be just one line.

Published: May 18, 2018

2-4-2 Poetry Contest

Write a three line poem to enter this poetry contest. Each line should have a specific syllable count. The first line should have two syllables, the second line 4, the third line 2 syllables again. Write about anything – the topic is open.

Published: May 18, 2018

NCWN 2018 Squire Summer Writing Workshops

The conference features workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as panels, readings, and open mics. The faculty includes fiction writer Elaine Neil Orr, nonfiction writer Paul Cuadros, and editor Rob Greene (Raleigh Review). Attendees will study one genre with one instructor over the course of the weekend. Registrants should be ready to …

Published: May 18, 2018

Live Free and Write

Join us in New Hampshire for a supportive writing retreat. Spend an inspiring week working on your memoir or poetry. Enjoy the refreshing New England summer with plentiful writing time, encouraging workshops, homemade meals and time to relax. Learn more: www.stockton.edu/murphywriting

Published: May 18, 2018

Santa Barbara Writers Conference

Since 1972 writers from around the world have gathered each June at the Santa Barbara Writers Conference to rub elbows with fellow storytellers, celebrate well-known authors, and network with publishing professionals. “You can’t imagine what this conference meant to me. If it had not been for this conference, I’d probably still be sitting on a …

Published: May 18, 2018