Poetry

Boston Review Annual Poetry Contest

Submit up to five unpublished poems, no more than 10 pages total. Any poet writing in English is eligible, unless he or she is a current student, former student, relative, or close friend of the judge. Mailed manuscripts must be submitted in duplicate, with a cover note listing the author’s name, address, email, and phone …

Published: April 20, 2017

The Francine Ringold Awards for New Writers

The Francine Ringold Awards for New Writers honor the work of writers at the beginning of their careers. 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 considered toward …

Published: April 20, 2017

Haiku Poetry Contest

Write a Haiku poem to enter this poetry contest. Haiku is a three lines poem. Usually the first line contains five (5) syllables, the second line seven (7) syllables, and the third line contains five (5) syllables.

Published: April 20, 2017

Santa Barbara Writers Conference

Join us June 18-23, 2017! Since 1972, the Santa Barbara Writers Conference has been connecting writers with mentors, agents and editors. Every summer, writers in many genres from around the world gather to participate in a magical week of intensive work focused on story, voice, craft, marketing, and networking with fellow writers and publishing professionals.

Published: April 6, 2017

Free Verse Poetry

If you enjoy writing poems without set rules – this contest is for you. Write a free verse poem. This is a method of writing poetry, which does not essentially follow any particular style. There is no requirement for a specific meter or rhyme.

Published: April 3, 2017

Begin Again – Rollick Magazine Writers Competition

Submissions are now open for Rollick’s Begin Again issue. Our Begin Again issue is all about fresh starts and new beginnings. It’s all about what happens after a failure, falter, or fall. It’s about perseverence, and striving, and hope. You can send in essays, poems, short stories, memoirs, confessionals, experimental writing, post cards, art, illustrations, …

Published: April 3, 2017

Faith Poetry Contest

Share a poem of faith to enter this poetry contest. All poetry types accepted. Just write a poem that reflects your thoughts on faith.

Published: April 3, 2017

Flying South 2017 – Poetry, Fiction, Non-Fiction

Flying South has established a tradition as a collection of beautifully crafted stories, poems, and creative non-fiction. Last year’s magazine included work from all regions of the United States and from one foreign country.

Published: April 3, 2017

Baum Indie Book Prize 2017

Are you an indie author looking to publish your book with marketing built in? Henry and Cate Baum, founders of indie book companies Self-Publishing Review and Kwill Books have set up a fund for one author to receive an entirely free book publication and marketing deal with Kwill Books starting in October 2017. This is …

Published: April 3, 2017

Lanturne Poetry

Write a five line poem to enter this contest. The syllable count is one, two, three, four, one. So the first line has one syllable, the second line has two, the third line has three syllables, fourth has four and the final line has one. Center your poem and this will usually result in a …

Published: April 3, 2017