Poetry

Tomaz Salamun Prize

The Tomaz Salamun Prize is for a poetry chapbook by poets at any stage of their career. Prose poetry, hybrid forms, and translations are accepted.

Published: February 16, 2018

Lazuli Literary Group Writing Contest

Contest Description: We love work that is linguistically, intellectually, and emotionally demanding of the reader. We want literary works that grow in complexity upon each visitation. Writers we admire are Zadie Smith, Virginia Woolf, Tom Wolfe, Charles Dickens, Thomas Mann, Robert Musil, Tom Stoppard, Vladimir Nabokov and James Baldwin. Guidelines: -Both previously published and unpublished …

Published: February 16, 2018

Faith Poetry Contest

Share your thoughts or feelings about faith. No requirements on how to write it (can be free form, 5-7-5 or whatever you choose). But share your thoughts on faith to enter this poetry contest.

Published: February 16, 2018

Nerds Of The Force

A fun contest to win some strong free exposure. Share some fun works and meet new writers!

Published: January 19, 2018

Randall Jarrell Poetry Competition

The Randall Jarrell Poetry Competition accepts one-poem submissions, up to 40 lines. The Randall Jarrell Poetry Competition honors the work and legacy of the poet and critic Randall Jarrell, who taught at what is now the University of North Carolina at Greensboro for nearly eighteen years. He was a 1996 inductee of the North Carolina …

Published: January 19, 2018

Acrostic Poetry Contest

An acrostic is a poem where the first letter of each line spells out a word (downwards). So write about anything you would like – but ensure that the first letter of each line spells a word. See an example in the announcement.

Published: January 19, 2018

5-7-5 Poetry Contest

Share a 5-7-5 poem. That is a three line poem that follows a specific syllable count. The first line has five syllables. The second line has seven. The third line has five again.

Published: January 19, 2018

Lit Fest Fellowships for Emerging Writers

Lighthouse Writers Workshop is offering four Fellowships for Emerging Writers for their annual conference, Lit Fest, in Denver this June. A poet, fiction writer, nonfiction writer, and screenwriter/playwright will each receive full tuition for a weeklong Master Workshop with Lydia Millet, Terrance Hayes, CAConard, Sheila Heti, Leslie Jamison, Min Jin Lee, Daniel Goldfarb, Charles D’Ambrosio, …

Published: January 19, 2018

Lit Fest

A two-week celebration of the literary arts, Lit Fest features seminars, parties, workshops, salons, and agent consultations at our historic mansion in Denver.

Published: January 19, 2018