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Missouri State Poetry Society Winter contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, January 14, 2012, In : Contest 
Missouri State Poetry Society Winter Contest
 
 
Four categories open to anyone; one more open to members only. Prizes - $25, $15, $10. Entry fee: $2 per poem.
 
Deadline: February 15, 2012




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Pennsylvania Poetry Society Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, December 15, 2011, In : Contest 
Pennsylvania Poetry Society Annual Contest
 
Deadline: January 15, 2012
 
Prizes range from $20 - $100. Entry fee $2 per poem for nonmembers.
Categories include: free verse, sea and sand, stones, dramatic monologue, sonnet, haiku, PA history, rhymed verse, memories, art & artists.
Poems must be unpublished and not entered in any other contest at the time of entry. 
Poems that win First or Second place will be published in their annual chapbook and winners ...

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Massachusetts State Poetry Society Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, December 13, 2011, In : Contest 
Massachusetts State Poetry Society Contest

OF THEE I SING CONTEST
 
Deadline:  January 15
Subject:  Praise of Someone - Someplace - Something (human - vegetable - animal - mineral - flora, etc.)
Form:  Poet's Choice  Line Limit:  40 Lines
Prizes:  $50     $25     $10
Poems must NOT have been previously published or won ANY prize.
Contests are open to all poets.
Poets may enter as many poems as they wish but only one prize may be w...

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Gemini Magazine Poetry Open

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, December 8, 2011, In : Contest 
 
 
GRAND PRIZE: $1000
2nd PLACE : $100
3rd PLACE : $50
HONORABLE MENTION (3)
ENTRY FEE: $5 (up to three poems)
DEADLINE: January 3, 2012
 
All Six Finalists Will Be Published in the March 2012 Issue of Gemini
 
prose poem free verse ballad
ballade rhyme haiku haibun
sonnet lyric elegy limerick
narrative pastoral acrostic
cinquain quatrain allegory...
 
Doesn't matter what it's called as long as it mo...

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Angels & Devils Poetry Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, December 5, 2011, In : Contest 
Angels & Devils Poetry Competition
http://hollandparkpress.co.uk/magazine_detail.php?magazine_id=124&language=English
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NO ENTRY FEE
You are asked to write a poem of no more than 30 lines about family relationships. You can write in English or Dutch. We are looking for poems that look at one's relatives in an original way; we are especially interested in poems that use a personal experience to create general empathy. The author of the winning poem will receive £100 plus the winning poem will b...

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Franklin-Christoph Poetry Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, December 1, 2011, In : Contest 
Franklin-Christoph Poetry Prize
http://www.franklin-christoph.com/Writing/PoetryContest.html   

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NO ENTRY FEE
We will award $2,500 in total prizes, including the $1,000 cash grand prize. 10 Merit Award Winners will receive $150 Franklin-Christoph writing instruments. Deadline December 31, 2011. Original, unpublished poem of any theme. Limit of two entries per contestant. Entries should not exceed 100 lines each.

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SPS Studios Poetry Card Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, November 29, 2011, In : Contest 
SPS Studios Poetry Card Contest
 
Announces Its Nineteenth Biannual Poetry Card Contest
Deadline: December 31, 2011
1st prize: $300 * 2nd prize: $150 * 3rd prize: $50
 
In addition, the winning poems will be displayed on our website sps.com.
 
Entry is Free
 
Poetry Contest Guidelines:
Poems can be rhyming or non-rhyming, although we find that non-rhyming poetry reads better. We suggest that you write abou...

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Little Red Tree - International Poetry Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, November 27, 2011, In : Contest 
Little Red Tree - International Poetry Prize
 
Little Red Tree Publishing is proud to announce the launch of the second International Poetry Prize, with a first prize of $1,000, runner-up $250 with $50 to 5 finalists. The prizewinner, runner-up and third place will feature prominently, with full biography, in a special collection called The Little Red Tree International Poetry Prize 2011 Anthology. The...

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SouthWest Writers 2011 Sixth Bi-Monthly Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, November 17, 2011, In : Contest 
 
SouthWest Writers 2011 Sixth Bi-Monthly Writing Contest
A Poem about the Southwest
 
 
You don't necessarily have to write "about" the Southwest. You just have to make sure there is at least some Southwestern imagery in the poem. No word or page limit.
 
Postmark deadline: December 31, 2011. Please include your contact information (address, phone and email) and permission to publish or not on a separate sheet. Do not include a...

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2011 Anderbo Poetry Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, November 13, 2011, In : Contest 
2011 Anderbo Poetry Prize
http://www.anderbo.com/anderbo1/anderprize2011.html

Submit up to six unpublished poems
Postmark Deadline: December 15
 
from: www.winningwriters.com


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Springfield Poets & Friends 12th Annual Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, October 28, 2011, In : Contest 

Springfield Poets & Friends 12th Annual Poetry Contest
http://christwriters.info/springfield-poets-and-friends-poetry-contest.php

Categories: Free Verse, Formal Verse, Contemporary Forms, Humorous, Haiku or Senryu

40 lines limit

$1.00 per poem entry fee. Enter up to 3 unpublished poems in each category.

Prizes: $25, $15, or $10 + 3 Honorable Mentions

Deadline: November 30, 2011.


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Adanna 2011 Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, October 23, 2011, In : Contest 
 
Adanna 2011 Poetry Contest
http://adannajournal.blogspot.com/p/poetry-contest.html

a Collection of Contemporary Love poetry
Open to all writers: (National and International submissions in English)
-         $100 cash prize for 1st place with centerfold placement
-         This collection will be limited to 50 of the best love poems
-         Adanna’s collection of love poetry will be a perfect bound print book publication
-         All winners will rece...

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Lucidity Poetry Journal Clarity Awards

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, October 18, 2011, In : Contest 
Lucidity Poetry Journal Clarity Awards
http://lucidityjournal.00books.com
Deadline: Oct. 31, 2011

Twice-yearly neutral free contest offers prizes of $100, $50, and $25 for poems about the human experience. No entry fee. Authors must be 18+. Editor Ted Badger says: "Seeking poetry that deals with people, relationships, life issues and events, written in clear and concise English. Form of the poem is open but it must have something to say without resorting to v...

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Poetry Society of Oklahoma

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, October 15, 2011, In : Contest 
Poetry Society of Oklahoma

http://www.angelfire.com/poetry/pso/Contest_Rules.html

Postmark deadline: November 30, 2011.

Entry fee: $3 per contest entry. 9 cateogreis to enter including Your Favorite Biblical Character.

Prizes range from $5 to $40.



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Soul-Making Literary Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, October 14, 2011, In : Contest 
Soul-Making Literary Competition
 
Categories: poetry, short story, creative nonfiction, novel excerpt, prose poem, flash fiction, memoir, humor, and essay.
 
Prizes in each category, $100, $50, and $25.
 
Entry fee: $5 per entry. Postmark deadline: November 30, 2011.


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Illinois State Poetry Society Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, October 5, 2011, In : Contest 

Illinois State Poetry Society Poetry Contest for 2011 (18th Annual) 
http://www.illinoispoets.org/contest.htm 

Categories: 1) free verse, 2) formal verse--please identify form, 3) a poem on Personal Growth (physical, mental, emotional or spiritual). Prizes $50, $30, $10 & three Hon. Mention.

Maximum length one standard page. Type size 12 or 14 pt. Original poems in English only.

Submit two copies of each poem; first copy with ID (name/address/e-mail or ph.) and category in upper left ha...


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Zocalo Public Square Poetry Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, October 2, 2011, In : Contest 
ZOCALO PUBLIC SQUARE POETRY PRIZE
http://zocalopublicsquare.org/thepublicsquare/2011/06/26/zocalo-public-square-poetry-prize/read/poems/
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NO ENTRY FEE
The Zócalo Public Square Poetry Prize is awarded annually to the U.S. poet whose poem best evokes a connection to place. "Place" may be interpreted by the poet as a place of historical, cultural, political or personal importance; it may be a literal, imaginary or metaphorical landscape. We are looking for one poem that offers our readers a fres...

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High Prairie Poets

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, December 5, 2009, In : Contest 
High Prairie Poets New Mexico State Poetry Society Bi-Monthly Contests
 
Open to all poets
 
ELIGIBILITY: ALL POETS, U.S. and foreign. Poems must be in English, aligned on left margin of paper, (do not center poem on page), 12 point font is a must. DON’T “CAP” Titles.
DEADLINE: POSTMARKED BY the 20th of January, 2010. 
LINE LIMIT: There is a 32 line limit.
ENTRY FEE: $3.00 entry fee for the first poem and $1.00 each for additional poems. No email entries.
PRIZES: $25.00 1ST $10.00 2N...

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Poetry Society of Oklahoma

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, September 16, 2009, In : Contest 
$3 entry fee per poem for nonmembers. Prizes range from $5 - $40 for 21 categories, including poems based on a favorite Bible story.
 
Postmark deadline: November 30, 2009
 
More details at: http://www.angelfire.com/poetry/pso/09rules.html 

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Redrock Writers Chaparral Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, September 14, 2009, In : Contest 
http://www.redrockwriters.org/contest.htm

$3 per poem ENTRY FEE
Cholla Division: First Prize $200, Second Prize $100, Third Prize $50. Any subject, any form, 40 lines or less.
 
Chaqueta Division: First Prize $100, Second Prize $50, Third Prize $25. Southwest Theme: nature, people, history, etc.--any form, 40 lines or less.
 
Chimera Division: First Prize $100, Second prize $50, Third Prize $25. Imaginative or absurd/humorous--40
lines or less.
 
Chaparejos Division: First Prize $100, Second Prize...

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Massachusettes State Poetry Society

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, September 2, 2009, In : Contest 
http://mastatepoetrysociety.tripod.com/id14.html

ANNUAL POET'S CHOICE CONTEST
 
Deadline:  November 1
Subject and Form:  Poet's Choice
Line Limit:  40 Lines
Prizes:  $50     $25     $15
Poems entered must NOT have been published or won ANY prize.
Entry fee: $3

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World Haiku Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, August 29, 2009, In : Contest 
http://lyricalpassionpoetry.yolasite.com/2009-world-haiku-competition.php

$2 ENTRY FEE
Seeking high quality haiku poetry pertaining to fall/winter.

Deadline September 15, 2009.

1st Place Prize -  $110 (US) & Certificate
2nd Place Prize -  $ 50
3rd Place Prize -  $ 20
 
from: www.fundsforwriters.com

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Womens Artistic Network Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, August 25, 2009, In : Contest 
CAROL E. DOERING POETRY CONTEST
http://www.womensartisticnetwork.org/15.html

$5 ENTRY FEE
First prize $100, second prize $75, third prize $50.
Deadline September 30, 2009. Any person is eligible.
Fifty lines maximum.
 
from: www.fundsforwriters.com

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Burning the Midnight Oil Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, August 18, 2009, In : Contest 
Strange name for a poetry contest, right? Maybe, but you know what we mean. You stay up late at night, writing, writing, writing because the words won't leave you alone. Great poems are born at such times. One part angst, another part inspiration. Words that burn right through the paper and into your soul. Words that touch a nerve, twist your emotions. That's what we're looking for. 

Submission Guidelines:

Every poem receives a free critique!

1) Any style or form allowed. Any subject (with ...


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Southwest Writers Quarterly Writing Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, August 13, 2009, In : Contest 
http://southwestwriters.com/quarterlycontest.php

$10 ENTRY FEE
Theme: Anything Goes Poetry. Send us your poetry.. Any style. Any meter. Any subject. Any spacing. Rhymed or unrhymed. Just fit it on one page. Contact information may go on either cover page or the page with the poetry.Cash Prizes: Prizes: $150/1st Prize; $50/2nd Prize; $25/3rd Prize. Deadline: Wednesday, September 30, 2009.
 
from: www.fundsforwriters.com

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High Prairie Poets Bi-Monthly Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, August 12, 2009, In : Contest 
High Prairie Poets New Mexico State Poetry Society Bi-Monthly Contests
 
open to all poets
 
ELIGIBILITY: ALL POETS, U.S. and foreign. Poems must be in English, aligned on left margin of paper, (do not center poem on page), 12 point font is a must. DON’T “CAP” Titles.
DEADLINE: POSTMARKED BY the 20th of September, 2009. 
LINE LIMIT: There is a 32 line limit.
ENTRY FEE: $3.00 entry fee for the first poem and $1.00 each for additional poems. No email entries.
PRIZES: $25.00 1ST $10.00 2ND $5...

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Illinoise State Poetry Society 16th Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, July 31, 2009, In : Contest 
http://www.illinoispoets.org/contest.htm
 
Categories; 1) free verse, 2) formal verse, 3) a poem related to Abraham Lincoln and/or Charles Darwin. Prizes $50, $30, $10. 3 HM. Maximum length: one poem page. Type size 11 pt or higher; no columns. Poems in English only. Submit two copies of each poem, first copy with ID (name/address/e-mail) and category in upper left hand corner; second copy without ID but with category. Entry fee: Non-members, $6.00 for up to 3 poems, $1.00 each additional poem...

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Georgia Poetry Society

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, July 28, 2009, In : Contest 
Georgia Poetry Society annual contesthttp://georgiapoetrysociety.org/contests.htm
 
Deadline: October 15, 2009, $3 per poem to enter, Prizes $25-$75. Variety of contest + publication in their anthology.

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Missouri State Poetry Society

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, July 20, 2009, In : Contest 
http://www.nfsps.com/mo/summer.htm
 
5 categories including: rhymed or blank verse, free verse, humorous verse, Summer, and poet's choice. Entry fee $1 per poem, prizes $10-$25.
 
Deadline: September 1, 2009

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Oregon State Poetry Association

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, July 18, 2009, In : Contest 
http://www.oregonpoets.org/images/Fall2009/ospafallcontest2009.pdf
 
Five contests including: poet's choice, Movies, traditional verse, new poets, & Members only. $4 for each poem to nonmembers. Prizes $20-$50.
 
Deadline: August 31, 2009

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South Dakota State Poetry Society (SDSPS)

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, July 13, 2009, In : Contest 
http://www.sdstatepoetrysociety.com/Site/adult2007contest.html
34TH ANNUAL POETRY CONTEST  Deadline August 1, 2009

FEES: $2.00 per poem for Category 1 from all entrants
ONE $5.00 fee per SDSPS MEMBER for all other categories combined
ONE $10.00 fee per NON-MEMBER for all other categories combined
PRIZES: GRAND SDSPS PRIZE: $75, $50, $25, plus honorable mentions
ALL OTHER CATEGORIES: $25, $15, $10, plus honorable mentions
MONEY-WINNING poems, only, will be published in winter Pasque Petals. N...


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Poetry Society of Michigan

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, July 11, 2009, In : Contest 
http://www.nfsps.com/mi/contests.html
 
18 categories to enter your poetry including: relationships, bridges, ancestry, a rural setting, wings, animals, sonnets, moving on, frosty windows, or haikus. $3 per poem entry fee. Prizes $10-$75.
 
Deadline: August 1, 2009

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Massachusetts State Poetry Society Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, July 6, 2009, In : Contest 
http://mastatepoetrysociety.tripod.com/id16.html
 
Deadline: Received no later than August 1, 2009
 
$8.00 for entire contest. Fee covers one or all categories which include: love/loss, mothers, happiness, grandparents, teachers, family, nature, light verse, sonnets, pets, names, humor, poem for children, farming/gardening, and something that lasts.
 
Prizes range from $5-50.

from: www.nfsps.com

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League of Minnesota Poets

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, July 5, 2009, In : Contest 
http://www.mnpoets.org/09contest.pdf
 
18 categories including relationships, bridges real or imagined, ancestry/heritage, rural settings, wings, animals, sonnets, moving on, frosty windows, and haikus.
$1-2 per poem to enter, prizes $10-$125 
 
Deadline: July 31, 2009

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Florida State Poets Association

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, July 3, 2009, In : Contest 
Annual poetry contest:  http://www.floridastatepoetsassociation.com/Contests.php
 
25 different poetry categories including sonnets, haikus, ballads, ekphrastic, scallop, poems about men of the Bible, old ladies, the moon, bottles from the sea, flowers, peace, strong women, teachers, and voices from the grave. 
$1-2 per poem to enter. Prizes $10-$100.
 
Deadline July 15, 2009.

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Tom Howard/John H. Reid Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, June 30, 2009, In : Contest 
Postmark Deadline: September 30, 2009
 
http://www.winningwriters.com/contests/tompoetry/tp_guidelines.php

Now in its seventh year, this contest seeks poems in any style, theme or genre. Both published and unpublished poems are welcome. Prizes of $2,000, $1,000, $500 and $250 will be awarded, plus five High Distinction awards of $200 each and six Most Highly Commended Awards of $100 each. The entry fee is $7 for every 25 lines you submit. Submit online or by mail. Early submission encouraged....

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Garden Verse Poetry Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, June 24, 2009, In : Contest 
Sponsored by Horticulture magazine. Entry deadline: September 1, 2009; 40 lines or less; $15 for first poem, $10 for each additional poem. More details at: http://www.hortmag.com/gardenversecomp 

The names and poems of the first place winners will be printed in an upcoming issue of Horticulture magazine. Afterwards, the names and poem titles of all winners and honorable mentions will be posted on www.hortmag.com
 
Prizes: $250, $100, $50

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Review Fuse August Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, June 23, 2009, In : Contest 
50 lines or fewer. Theme: be a bull fighter; must adhere to clean content policy. Award: $50. No entry fee (must register for free Review Fuse account if you haven't already). Deadline: August 31, 2009.

Info: www.reviewfuse.com/blog/2009/05/poetry-contest-august-2009/;
Email:
support@reviewfuse.com.
 
from: http://www.writers-editors.com/Writers/Contests/contests.htm

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Route 66 Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, June 15, 2009, In : Contest 
http://www.gondwanapress.com/gondwana_iii_003.htm

NO ENTRY FEE
Gondwana Press of Edmond, Oklahoma announces its first annual Route 66 Writing Contest. Submit stories about Route 66, 3,000 to 5,000 words, any genre - short story, essay, poetry, etc., with up to 2 pictures (optional). Prize includes $50 per story and publication in Gondwana Press' upcoming book Tales of Route 66. There is no entry fee and the deadline is September 1, 2009. Submit entries by mail or email.
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Grandmother Earth Nat'l Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, June 14, 2009, In : Contest 
http://www.grandmotherearth.org/id2.html

ENTRY FEE $10 for 1-3 entries. Deadline July 15, 2009.
Published or nonpublished.


Poetry Awards - Any subject, Any form, 50-line limit.
$100 First Prize, $75 Second Prize, $50 Third Prize,$25 Fourth Prize.
 
Prose Awards - Any subject, fiction or non-fiction, 2,000-word limit.
$100 First Prize. $75 Second Prize. $35 Third Prize.
 
Additional Awards:
$50, 1st Place; $35, second place; $25, third place.
1.   Best Haiku, Senryu, or up to 6 lines short form...

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Missouri State Poetry Society Winter contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, January 14, 2012, In : Contest 
Missouri State Poetry Society Winter Contest
 
 
Four categories open to anyone; one more open to members only. Prizes - $25, $15, $10. Entry fee: $2 per poem.
 
Deadline: February 15, 2012




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Pennsylvania Poetry Society Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, December 15, 2011, In : Contest 
Pennsylvania Poetry Society Annual Contest
 
Deadline: January 15, 2012
 
Prizes range from $20 - $100. Entry fee $2 per poem for nonmembers.
Categories include: free verse, sea and sand, stones, dramatic monologue, sonnet, haiku, PA history, rhymed verse, memories, art & artists.
Poems must be unpublished and not entered in any other contest at the time of entry. 
Poems that win First or Second place will be published in their annual chapbook and winners ...

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Massachusetts State Poetry Society Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, December 13, 2011, In : Contest 
Massachusetts State Poetry Society Contest

OF THEE I SING CONTEST
 
Deadline:  January 15
Subject:  Praise of Someone - Someplace - Something (human - vegetable - animal - mineral - flora, etc.)
Form:  Poet's Choice  Line Limit:  40 Lines
Prizes:  $50     $25     $10
Poems must NOT have been previously published or won ANY prize.
Contests are open to all poets.
Poets may enter as many poems as they wish but only one prize may be w...

Continue reading ...
 

Gemini Magazine Poetry Open

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, December 8, 2011, In : Contest 
 
 
GRAND PRIZE: $1000
2nd PLACE : $100
3rd PLACE : $50
HONORABLE MENTION (3)
ENTRY FEE: $5 (up to three poems)
DEADLINE: January 3, 2012
 
All Six Finalists Will Be Published in the March 2012 Issue of Gemini
 
prose poem free verse ballad
ballade rhyme haiku haibun
sonnet lyric elegy limerick
narrative pastoral acrostic
cinquain quatrain allegory...
 
Doesn't matter what it's called as long as it mo...

Continue reading ...
 

Angels & Devils Poetry Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, December 5, 2011, In : Contest 
Angels & Devils Poetry Competition
http://hollandparkpress.co.uk/magazine_detail.php?magazine_id=124&language=English
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NO ENTRY FEE
You are asked to write a poem of no more than 30 lines about family relationships. You can write in English or Dutch. We are looking for poems that look at one's relatives in an original way; we are especially interested in poems that use a personal experience to create general empathy. The author of the winning poem will receive £100 plus the winning poem will b...

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Franklin-Christoph Poetry Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, December 1, 2011, In : Contest 
Franklin-Christoph Poetry Prize
http://www.franklin-christoph.com/Writing/PoetryContest.html   

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NO ENTRY FEE
We will award $2,500 in total prizes, including the $1,000 cash grand prize. 10 Merit Award Winners will receive $150 Franklin-Christoph writing instruments. Deadline December 31, 2011. Original, unpublished poem of any theme. Limit of two entries per contestant. Entries should not exceed 100 lines each.

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SPS Studios Poetry Card Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, November 29, 2011, In : Contest 
SPS Studios Poetry Card Contest
 
Announces Its Nineteenth Biannual Poetry Card Contest
Deadline: December 31, 2011
1st prize: $300 * 2nd prize: $150 * 3rd prize: $50
 
In addition, the winning poems will be displayed on our website sps.com.
 
Entry is Free
 
Poetry Contest Guidelines:
Poems can be rhyming or non-rhyming, although we find that non-rhyming poetry reads better. We suggest that you write abou...

Continue reading ...
 

Little Red Tree - International Poetry Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, November 27, 2011, In : Contest 
Little Red Tree - International Poetry Prize
 
Little Red Tree Publishing is proud to announce the launch of the second International Poetry Prize, with a first prize of $1,000, runner-up $250 with $50 to 5 finalists. The prizewinner, runner-up and third place will feature prominently, with full biography, in a special collection called The Little Red Tree International Poetry Prize 2011 Anthology. The...

Continue reading ...
 

SouthWest Writers 2011 Sixth Bi-Monthly Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, November 17, 2011, In : Contest 
 
SouthWest Writers 2011 Sixth Bi-Monthly Writing Contest
A Poem about the Southwest
 
 
You don't necessarily have to write "about" the Southwest. You just have to make sure there is at least some Southwestern imagery in the poem. No word or page limit.
 
Postmark deadline: December 31, 2011. Please include your contact information (address, phone and email) and permission to publish or not on a separate sheet. Do not include a...

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2011 Anderbo Poetry Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, November 13, 2011, In : Contest 
2011 Anderbo Poetry Prize
http://www.anderbo.com/anderbo1/anderprize2011.html

Submit up to six unpublished poems
Postmark Deadline: December 15
 
from: www.winningwriters.com


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Springfield Poets & Friends 12th Annual Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, October 28, 2011, In : Contest 

Springfield Poets & Friends 12th Annual Poetry Contest
http://christwriters.info/springfield-poets-and-friends-poetry-contest.php

Categories: Free Verse, Formal Verse, Contemporary Forms, Humorous, Haiku or Senryu

40 lines limit

$1.00 per poem entry fee. Enter up to 3 unpublished poems in each category.

Prizes: $25, $15, or $10 + 3 Honorable Mentions

Deadline: November 30, 2011.


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Adanna 2011 Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, October 23, 2011, In : Contest 
 
Adanna 2011 Poetry Contest
http://adannajournal.blogspot.com/p/poetry-contest.html

a Collection of Contemporary Love poetry
Open to all writers: (National and International submissions in English)
-         $100 cash prize for 1st place with centerfold placement
-         This collection will be limited to 50 of the best love poems
-         Adanna’s collection of love poetry will be a perfect bound print book publication
-         All winners will rece...

Continue reading ...
 

Lucidity Poetry Journal Clarity Awards

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, October 18, 2011, In : Contest 
Lucidity Poetry Journal Clarity Awards
http://lucidityjournal.00books.com
Deadline: Oct. 31, 2011

Twice-yearly neutral free contest offers prizes of $100, $50, and $25 for poems about the human experience. No entry fee. Authors must be 18+. Editor Ted Badger says: "Seeking poetry that deals with people, relationships, life issues and events, written in clear and concise English. Form of the poem is open but it must have something to say without resorting to v...

Continue reading ...
 

Poetry Society of Oklahoma

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, October 15, 2011, In : Contest 
Poetry Society of Oklahoma

http://www.angelfire.com/poetry/pso/Contest_Rules.html

Postmark deadline: November 30, 2011.

Entry fee: $3 per contest entry. 9 cateogreis to enter including Your Favorite Biblical Character.

Prizes range from $5 to $40.



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Soul-Making Literary Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, October 14, 2011, In : Contest 
Soul-Making Literary Competition
 
Categories: poetry, short story, creative nonfiction, novel excerpt, prose poem, flash fiction, memoir, humor, and essay.
 
Prizes in each category, $100, $50, and $25.
 
Entry fee: $5 per entry. Postmark deadline: November 30, 2011.


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Illinois State Poetry Society Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, October 5, 2011, In : Contest 

Illinois State Poetry Society Poetry Contest for 2011 (18th Annual) 
http://www.illinoispoets.org/contest.htm 

Categories: 1) free verse, 2) formal verse--please identify form, 3) a poem on Personal Growth (physical, mental, emotional or spiritual). Prizes $50, $30, $10 & three Hon. Mention.

Maximum length one standard page. Type size 12 or 14 pt. Original poems in English only.

Submit two copies of each poem; first copy with ID (name/address/e-mail or ph.) and category in upper left ha...


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Zocalo Public Square Poetry Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, October 2, 2011, In : Contest 
ZOCALO PUBLIC SQUARE POETRY PRIZE
http://zocalopublicsquare.org/thepublicsquare/2011/06/26/zocalo-public-square-poetry-prize/read/poems/
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NO ENTRY FEE
The Zócalo Public Square Poetry Prize is awarded annually to the U.S. poet whose poem best evokes a connection to place. "Place" may be interpreted by the poet as a place of historical, cultural, political or personal importance; it may be a literal, imaginary or metaphorical landscape. We are looking for one poem that offers our readers a fres...

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High Prairie Poets

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, December 5, 2009, In : Contest 
High Prairie Poets New Mexico State Poetry Society Bi-Monthly Contests
 
Open to all poets
 
ELIGIBILITY: ALL POETS, U.S. and foreign. Poems must be in English, aligned on left margin of paper, (do not center poem on page), 12 point font is a must. DON’T “CAP” Titles.
DEADLINE: POSTMARKED BY the 20th of January, 2010. 
LINE LIMIT: There is a 32 line limit.
ENTRY FEE: $3.00 entry fee for the first poem and $1.00 each for additional poems. No email entries.
PRIZES: $25.00 1ST $10.00 2N...

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Poetry Society of Oklahoma

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, September 16, 2009, In : Contest 
$3 entry fee per poem for nonmembers. Prizes range from $5 - $40 for 21 categories, including poems based on a favorite Bible story.
 
Postmark deadline: November 30, 2009
 
More details at: http://www.angelfire.com/poetry/pso/09rules.html 

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Redrock Writers Chaparral Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, September 14, 2009, In : Contest 
http://www.redrockwriters.org/contest.htm

$3 per poem ENTRY FEE
Cholla Division: First Prize $200, Second Prize $100, Third Prize $50. Any subject, any form, 40 lines or less.
 
Chaqueta Division: First Prize $100, Second Prize $50, Third Prize $25. Southwest Theme: nature, people, history, etc.--any form, 40 lines or less.
 
Chimera Division: First Prize $100, Second prize $50, Third Prize $25. Imaginative or absurd/humorous--40
lines or less.
 
Chaparejos Division: First Prize $100, Second Prize...

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Massachusettes State Poetry Society

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, September 2, 2009, In : Contest 
http://mastatepoetrysociety.tripod.com/id14.html

ANNUAL POET'S CHOICE CONTEST
 
Deadline:  November 1
Subject and Form:  Poet's Choice
Line Limit:  40 Lines
Prizes:  $50     $25     $15
Poems entered must NOT have been published or won ANY prize.
Entry fee: $3

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World Haiku Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, August 29, 2009, In : Contest 
http://lyricalpassionpoetry.yolasite.com/2009-world-haiku-competition.php

$2 ENTRY FEE
Seeking high quality haiku poetry pertaining to fall/winter.

Deadline September 15, 2009.

1st Place Prize -  $110 (US) & Certificate
2nd Place Prize -  $ 50
3rd Place Prize -  $ 20
 
from: www.fundsforwriters.com

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Womens Artistic Network Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, August 25, 2009, In : Contest 
CAROL E. DOERING POETRY CONTEST
http://www.womensartisticnetwork.org/15.html

$5 ENTRY FEE
First prize $100, second prize $75, third prize $50.
Deadline September 30, 2009. Any person is eligible.
Fifty lines maximum.
 
from: www.fundsforwriters.com

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Burning the Midnight Oil Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, August 18, 2009, In : Contest 
Strange name for a poetry contest, right? Maybe, but you know what we mean. You stay up late at night, writing, writing, writing because the words won't leave you alone. Great poems are born at such times. One part angst, another part inspiration. Words that burn right through the paper and into your soul. Words that touch a nerve, twist your emotions. That's what we're looking for. 

Submission Guidelines:

Every poem receives a free critique!

1) Any style or form allowed. Any subject (with ...


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Southwest Writers Quarterly Writing Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, August 13, 2009, In : Contest 
http://southwestwriters.com/quarterlycontest.php

$10 ENTRY FEE
Theme: Anything Goes Poetry. Send us your poetry.. Any style. Any meter. Any subject. Any spacing. Rhymed or unrhymed. Just fit it on one page. Contact information may go on either cover page or the page with the poetry.Cash Prizes: Prizes: $150/1st Prize; $50/2nd Prize; $25/3rd Prize. Deadline: Wednesday, September 30, 2009.
 
from: www.fundsforwriters.com

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High Prairie Poets Bi-Monthly Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, August 12, 2009, In : Contest 
High Prairie Poets New Mexico State Poetry Society Bi-Monthly Contests
 
open to all poets
 
ELIGIBILITY: ALL POETS, U.S. and foreign. Poems must be in English, aligned on left margin of paper, (do not center poem on page), 12 point font is a must. DON’T “CAP” Titles.
DEADLINE: POSTMARKED BY the 20th of September, 2009. 
LINE LIMIT: There is a 32 line limit.
ENTRY FEE: $3.00 entry fee for the first poem and $1.00 each for additional poems. No email entries.
PRIZES: $25.00 1ST $10.00 2ND $5...

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Illinoise State Poetry Society 16th Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, July 31, 2009, In : Contest 
http://www.illinoispoets.org/contest.htm
 
Categories; 1) free verse, 2) formal verse, 3) a poem related to Abraham Lincoln and/or Charles Darwin. Prizes $50, $30, $10. 3 HM. Maximum length: one poem page. Type size 11 pt or higher; no columns. Poems in English only. Submit two copies of each poem, first copy with ID (name/address/e-mail) and category in upper left hand corner; second copy without ID but with category. Entry fee: Non-members, $6.00 for up to 3 poems, $1.00 each additional poem...

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Georgia Poetry Society

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, July 28, 2009, In : Contest 
Georgia Poetry Society annual contesthttp://georgiapoetrysociety.org/contests.htm
 
Deadline: October 15, 2009, $3 per poem to enter, Prizes $25-$75. Variety of contest + publication in their anthology.

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Missouri State Poetry Society

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, July 20, 2009, In : Contest 
http://www.nfsps.com/mo/summer.htm
 
5 categories including: rhymed or blank verse, free verse, humorous verse, Summer, and poet's choice. Entry fee $1 per poem, prizes $10-$25.
 
Deadline: September 1, 2009

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Oregon State Poetry Association

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, July 18, 2009, In : Contest 
http://www.oregonpoets.org/images/Fall2009/ospafallcontest2009.pdf
 
Five contests including: poet's choice, Movies, traditional verse, new poets, & Members only. $4 for each poem to nonmembers. Prizes $20-$50.
 
Deadline: August 31, 2009

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South Dakota State Poetry Society (SDSPS)

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, July 13, 2009, In : Contest 
http://www.sdstatepoetrysociety.com/Site/adult2007contest.html
34TH ANNUAL POETRY CONTEST  Deadline August 1, 2009

FEES: $2.00 per poem for Category 1 from all entrants
ONE $5.00 fee per SDSPS MEMBER for all other categories combined
ONE $10.00 fee per NON-MEMBER for all other categories combined
PRIZES: GRAND SDSPS PRIZE: $75, $50, $25, plus honorable mentions
ALL OTHER CATEGORIES: $25, $15, $10, plus honorable mentions
MONEY-WINNING poems, only, will be published in winter Pasque Petals. N...


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Poetry Society of Michigan

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, July 11, 2009, In : Contest 
http://www.nfsps.com/mi/contests.html
 
18 categories to enter your poetry including: relationships, bridges, ancestry, a rural setting, wings, animals, sonnets, moving on, frosty windows, or haikus. $3 per poem entry fee. Prizes $10-$75.
 
Deadline: August 1, 2009

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Massachusetts State Poetry Society Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, July 6, 2009, In : Contest 
http://mastatepoetrysociety.tripod.com/id16.html
 
Deadline: Received no later than August 1, 2009
 
$8.00 for entire contest. Fee covers one or all categories which include: love/loss, mothers, happiness, grandparents, teachers, family, nature, light verse, sonnets, pets, names, humor, poem for children, farming/gardening, and something that lasts.
 
Prizes range from $5-50.

from: www.nfsps.com

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League of Minnesota Poets

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, July 5, 2009, In : Contest 
http://www.mnpoets.org/09contest.pdf
 
18 categories including relationships, bridges real or imagined, ancestry/heritage, rural settings, wings, animals, sonnets, moving on, frosty windows, and haikus.
$1-2 per poem to enter, prizes $10-$125 
 
Deadline: July 31, 2009

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Florida State Poets Association

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, July 3, 2009, In : Contest 
Annual poetry contest:  http://www.floridastatepoetsassociation.com/Contests.php
 
25 different poetry categories including sonnets, haikus, ballads, ekphrastic, scallop, poems about men of the Bible, old ladies, the moon, bottles from the sea, flowers, peace, strong women, teachers, and voices from the grave. 
$1-2 per poem to enter. Prizes $10-$100.
 
Deadline July 15, 2009.

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Tom Howard/John H. Reid Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, June 30, 2009, In : Contest 
Postmark Deadline: September 30, 2009
 
http://www.winningwriters.com/contests/tompoetry/tp_guidelines.php

Now in its seventh year, this contest seeks poems in any style, theme or genre. Both published and unpublished poems are welcome. Prizes of $2,000, $1,000, $500 and $250 will be awarded, plus five High Distinction awards of $200 each and six Most Highly Commended Awards of $100 each. The entry fee is $7 for every 25 lines you submit. Submit online or by mail. Early submission encouraged....

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Garden Verse Poetry Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, June 24, 2009, In : Contest 
Sponsored by Horticulture magazine. Entry deadline: September 1, 2009; 40 lines or less; $15 for first poem, $10 for each additional poem. More details at: http://www.hortmag.com/gardenversecomp 

The names and poems of the first place winners will be printed in an upcoming issue of Horticulture magazine. Afterwards, the names and poem titles of all winners and honorable mentions will be posted on www.hortmag.com
 
Prizes: $250, $100, $50

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Review Fuse August Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, June 23, 2009, In : Contest 
50 lines or fewer. Theme: be a bull fighter; must adhere to clean content policy. Award: $50. No entry fee (must register for free Review Fuse account if you haven't already). Deadline: August 31, 2009.

Info: www.reviewfuse.com/blog/2009/05/poetry-contest-august-2009/;
Email:
support@reviewfuse.com.
 
from: http://www.writers-editors.com/Writers/Contests/contests.htm

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Route 66 Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, June 15, 2009, In : Contest 
http://www.gondwanapress.com/gondwana_iii_003.htm

NO ENTRY FEE
Gondwana Press of Edmond, Oklahoma announces its first annual Route 66 Writing Contest. Submit stories about Route 66, 3,000 to 5,000 words, any genre - short story, essay, poetry, etc., with up to 2 pictures (optional). Prize includes $50 per story and publication in Gondwana Press' upcoming book Tales of Route 66. There is no entry fee and the deadline is September 1, 2009. Submit entries by mail or email.
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Grandmother Earth Nat'l Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, June 14, 2009, In : Contest 
http://www.grandmotherearth.org/id2.html

ENTRY FEE $10 for 1-3 entries. Deadline July 15, 2009.
Published or nonpublished.


Poetry Awards - Any subject, Any form, 50-line limit.
$100 First Prize, $75 Second Prize, $50 Third Prize,$25 Fourth Prize.
 
Prose Awards - Any subject, fiction or non-fiction, 2,000-word limit.
$100 First Prize. $75 Second Prize. $35 Third Prize.
 
Additional Awards:
$50, 1st Place; $35, second place; $25, third place.
1.   Best Haiku, Senryu, or up to 6 lines short form...

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