Poetry

Jabberwock Review’s Nancy D Hargrove Editors’ Prize in Fiction and Poetry

DEADLINE: March 15 One winner in fiction and one in poetry each receive $500 and publication in Jabberwock Review. All finalists are considered for publication. All entrants receive a one-year (two-issue) subscription beginning with the prize-winning issue. Each fiction entry should consist of a single short story of any length—though please keep in mind that …

Published: February 27, 2018

Tell A Story In A Poem Poetry Contest

The challenge of this poetry contest is to write a story. But you should write your story as a poem. Can you tell a complete story as a poem? See an example of this type of story telling in the contest announcement.

Published: February 27, 2018

The Writer’s Hotel NYC writers conference

THE WRITER’S HOTEL IS A SPECIAL HYBRID WRITERS CONFERENCE. The Writer’s Hotel “Mini MFA” is a one-of-a-kind conference. We work with writers of fiction, poetry and nonfiction. TWH Editors read and consult on each writer’s full length manuscript pre-conference, followed by a week-long conference in June, set at Midtown hotels: The Library Hotel, The Bryant …

Published: February 27, 2018

A Rally of Writers

The Rally is an educational, one-day writers’ conference. Now in its 31st year, Rally is the largest, longest-running warmest writing conference in the state. We bring together friendly, well-informed, published Michigan authors as Keynoter (Founder of Detroit’s Inside/Out Poetry project, poet and teacher, Terry Blackhawk) and as leaders of 16 breakout sessions for a large …

Published: February 16, 2018

NCWN 2018 Spring Conference

The North Carolina Writers’ Network Spring Conference features intensive workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as publisher exhibits, “Lunch With an Author,” readings, an open mic, and the fourth annual “Slush Pile Live!” The faculty includes poets Emilia Philipps, Charmaine Cadeau, and Valerie Nieman; fiction writers Naima Coster and Heather Bell Adams; …

Published: February 16, 2018

Five Line Poem With Specific Syllable Count

This is a fun poem to write. Write a poem that follows the following syllable count: 2-2-5-7-5. So the first line has two syllables, second line also has two syllables, third line has five, fourth has 7 and the final line has five again. There are no requirements on subject – so write about what …

Published: February 16, 2018

2018 Nightjar Review Poetry Contest

​2018 Judge: Jericho Brown Contest submission window: January 30th to April 30th, 2018 Contest Judge: JERICHO BROWN is the recipient of a Whiting Writers Award and fellowships from the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University and the National Endowment for the Arts. His poems have appeared in The New Republic, The New Yorker, …

Published: February 16, 2018

Tanka Poetry Contest

A Tanka is a five line poem that follows the structure of a Haiku with two extra lines. So the first line has five syllables, second has 7, third has 5 again. The twist is the last two lines each have 7 syllables. So it is 5-7-5-7-7. Write about anything.

Published: February 16, 2018

I Imagine – Poetry Contest

Write a poem of any type. But there is a catch. Start your poem with the words “I Imagine”. You can write about anything and write it any way you wish. Just start with those two words.

Published: February 16, 2018