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Contests Poetry


Legitimate writing and literary contests, competitions, awards and prizes of all kinds. Contests do NOT have to offer monetary rewards, but that is what most authors expect to find in this category.








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Poetry Kit Directory of Competitions* - A listing of worldwide, English-language poetry contests, including those who do not maintain a web site.

  • Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Prizes - Poetry prizes from $1,000 to $25,000 will be awarded for heartfelt lyric poems celebrating the spirit of life. Deadline: November 6. Entry fee: $10. Open to any writer under the age of 40.
  • Wolf Poetry Competition - An annual poetry competition, seeking original, unpublished poems, poetry five to thirty lines in length. Theme: wolves. poetry Closing date: December 12. Entry fee: $5.
  • Margaret Reid Poetry Prize for Traditional Verse - Annual awards totaling $2,000 (including a $1,000 First Prize) are writers resources made for poems in traditional verse forms. Any variations on writers resources metrical, rhyming and/or formal poems are eligible. The judge\\'s interpretation writers resources of "traditional" is loose rather than
  • Utmost Christian Poetry Contest - Annual Christian poetry contest, closing each February, offers writers resources $4000 in cash prizes with other poetry contests writers resources year round.
  • Haiku Contest Announcements - Provides details of haiku contests around the world.
  • Griffin Poetry Prize - Griffin Poetry Prizes, worth C$40,000 each, are annual poetry international and poetry Canadian literary awards for poetry written poetry or translated into English. poetry Publishers only are invited poetry to submit collections of poetry in poetry traditional print poetry format each calendar year.
  • Swift Satire Poetry Competition - Submissions are invited for a satirical poem, in contests the spirit poetry and style of Swift, on a contests topic of social/political interest. poetry First Prize: Euro 1,000. contests Closing Date: July 24, 2004.
  • The Poetic Link - An interactive data base, publishing submitted works and poetry critiques and contests offering monthly prizes for best poet poetry and best critiquer. contests Includes membership form and poetry contest rules.
  • Hollis Summers Poetry Prize - Seeks manuscript collections of unpublished poems. Prize: $500 contests cash, plus poetry publication. Reading fee: $15. Deadline: October contests 31.
  • Poetry Contest Caution - Provides a listing of some on-line poetry websites contests which sponsor misleading or deceptive "contests", for which contests no entry fees are usually charged.
  • The New Writer Poetry and Prose Prizes - Annual contest seeks both single and multiple (six poetry to ten) poems, plus short stories and essays. poetry 2,500 pounds in prize pool. Entry fees vary poetry from 4 pounds to 10 pounds.
  • Annual Short Grain Contest - Annual contest seeks original, unpublished poems in four contests categories. Prize money totals $6,000. Deadline: January 31.
  • Frances Locke Memorial Poetry Award - Annual contest offers a $1,000 cash award, plus publication, for an imaginative work. Reading fee: $10. Deadline: June 15.
  • Reuben Rose Annual Poetry Competition - Annual competition seeks poems on general themes, not more than forty lines in length. Three monetary prizes totalling $800, also honarary mentions. All poems judged anonymously. Entry fee: $5. per poem. Deadline each year-: October 7 2008.
  • Voices Network - Features quarterly poetry competitions, with no entry fees. Open to contests all, though entries from children are judged by less strict contests criteria. Cash prizes total $175.
  • Lost Horse Press - The Idaho Prize is open to U.S. authors only. It poetry offers $1000 plus publication for a book-length poetry manuscript of poetry 48 pages or more. Entry fee: $25. Deadline: May 15.
  • Bridport Prize - An international creative writing competition for poetry (under 42 lines) contests and short stories (under 5,000 words). Prize money totals ten contests thousand pounds. Entry fee: Six pounds. Deadline: June 30, each contests year.
  • Lois Cranston Memorial Poetry Prize - Publication plus $300 award. Postmarked March 1 through poetry May 31. poetry There is a $15 fee per poetry entry. Women writers only.
  • Comstock Review Annual Poetry Contest - Original, unpublished poems are sought. Maximum length: 40 writers resources lines. Entry fee: $3 per poem. Prize pool: writers resources $1,350. Deadline: July 1. Selected poems will be writers resources published.
  • Georgia Poetry Society Contests - Offers a number of contests throughout the year, international in writers resources scope, for short poems.
  • The Kingsley Tufts Poetry Awards - An annual award of $100,000 is offered for contests a published contests book of original poetry by a contests U.S. citizen or legal contests resident alien.
  • First Writer Poetry Competition - Annual contest offers first prize of £500 (over contests $750), with $150 for the best runner-up from contests the United States and £100 for the best contests runner-up from the United Kingdom for a poem contests in any style and on any subject. Length: contests under 30 lines. Minimum entry fee:
  • Juniper Prize for Poetry Contest - Original manuscripts of at least fifty pages are contests sought by writers resources The University of Massachusetts Press which contests will publish the winning writers resources collection of original poetry. contests Entry fee: $20. Submissions accepted August1 writers resources through September contests 30.
  • Ohio State University Press Poetry Contest - A $2,000 poetry contest for book-length manuscripts (at poetry least 48 contests pages), sponsored by the Ohio State poetry University\\'s literary magazine, "The contests Journal". Reading fee: $25. poetry Entries must be postmarked during the contests month of poetry September.
  • Poetry London - One of Britain\\'s leading poetry magazines, features original poetry poems, and contests reviews, and sponsors a rewarding annual poetry contest for unpublished poems, contests less than 80 lines poetry in length. Winners have been announced contests for 2003 poetry contest.
  • Winning Writers - Offers several annual competitions, among them a contest poetry on the poetry specific theme of War and a poetry parody competition. Includes link poetry lists, recommendations for reading poetry and an online guide to poetry poetry contests for poetry subscribers.
  • Slipstream Press Poetry Contest - An annual poetry chapbook contest, worth $1,000, seeking up to writers resources forty pages of poetry in any style, format or theme. writers resources Entry fee: $15. Deadline: December 1, each year.
  • People Before Profits Poetry Prize - An annual prize for an original poem on writers resources a poetry "people before profits" theme. $10 entry fee. writers resources $200 prize. poetry Deadline: March 1.
  • Ragged Raven's International Poetry Competition - Annual contest seeks poems of any length and writers resources on contests any subject. Prize money totals 450 pounds. writers resources Entry fee: contests 3 pounds. Closing date: October 31, writers resources 2003.
  • Tom Howard Poetry Contest - Annual contest, closing September 30, 2005, seeks original contests poems in any style, on any theme, and contests of any length. Published verse and simultaneous submissions contests are okay. Prize money totals $2,000, including a contests First Prize of $1,000. All prizewinners also rece


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