Poetry

International Sweek Feminist Campaign: #HerStory

International Women’s Day 2018 gives us the perfect opportunity to stand together through the power of storytelling. We invite you to write a story with a female protagonist – even if you’re male! It’s all about solidarity. From 28th of February until 15th of April, we’re collecting stories of women, their achievements, strength, obstacles, courage …

Published: March 26, 2018

Sonnet Poetry Contest

Write a Sonnet Poem. This is a poem with a unique style and flow. See an example in the contest announcement.

Published: March 26, 2018

Haiku Poetry Contest

A haiku is a three line poem. The topic is usually about nature. For this contest your challenge is to write a three line poem and follow the structure of a Haiku. Read the contest announcement for the details.

Published: March 26, 2018

2018 New Ohio Review Contest

2018 New Ohio Review Contest Judges: Fiction: Mary Gaitskill Nonfiction: Roxane Gay Poetry: Kevin Prufer Contests held for three genres including Fiction (judged by Mary Gaitskill); Nonfiction (judged by Roxane Gay); and Poetry (judged by Kevin Prufer). Entrants may submit up to six single-spaced pages of poetry or 20 double-spaced pages of prose. If you …

Published: March 26, 2018

Nimrod Literary Awards

The Katherine Anne Porter Prize for Fiction & The Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry Poetry: 3-10 pages; Fiction: 7,500 words maximum No previously published works or works accepted for publication elsewhere. Author’s name must not appear on the manuscript. Submitters must be living in the US by October of 2018 to enter the contest.

Published: March 26, 2018

3 Line Poetry Contest

Write a poem with only three lines to enter this poetry contest. The topic of this contest is “someone that you love”. So address this poem to that special someone. Follow the syllable count of 5-7-5. So the first line has 5 syllables. The second line has 7. The third line has 5 again.

Published: March 26, 2018

Love Poem Poetry Contest

Write a love poem. All forms of poetry accepted. Share a poem that is fictional or non-fictional. You can write a funny poem or write one that is serious. Cash prize to the winner.

Published: March 26, 2018

Nonet Poetry Contest

A Nonet is a poem that has a specific syllable count. The first line of your poem has nine syllables. The second eight, the third seven and so on until you reach the final line with 1 syllable. Write about anything. It’s a fun poem to write. Cash prize to the winner of this poetry …

Published: March 26, 2018

Rhyming Poetry Contest

Share a poem with a rhyme. That is the challenge of this poetry contest. Write a poem of any type but ensure that there is a clear rhyme scheme.

Published: February 27, 2018

5-7-5 Poetry Contest

A 5-7-5 poem is a three line poem. It has a specific syllable count which is 5-7-5. So the first line has 5 syllables. The second line has 7 syllables. The third line has 5 syllables again. Write about anything. The topic is open. It’s a fun poem to write.

Published: February 27, 2018