Poetry Contest from Writer’s Digest

I realize that this blog seems to be geared more towards fiction writers than poets and non-fiction writers, so I decided to talk about a writing contest specifically for poets. This contest is the Poetry Awards by Writer’s Digest. If you’ve a poetic mind and an active pen, please read on!

This contest is not much different from the other Writer’s Digest competitions I’ve discussed; this time it’s just for poetry.

Here are the basics:

  • Poems can be of any form but must be 32 lines or less
  • Early bird deadline is October 2, 2017
  • Normal deadline is November 6, 2017
  • Early bird entry fee is $15 for the first entry and $10 for subsequent entries; normal deadline entry fee is $20 for the first entry and $15 for subsequent entries
  • Prizes are given for first through twenty-fifth place winners
  • First place gets $1,000 in cash, a 20-minute consultation with Poet’s Market editor Robert Brewer, a copy of the 2018 Poet’s Market, and their poem published in the July/August 2018 edition of Writer’s Digest

For more information, follow this link.

If you’ve any unpublished poetry you’d like to share, I highly recommend trying this contest. Good luck to all who enter!

Know of any contests in fiction, poetry, or non-fiction with upcoming deadlines? Share the love and post them in the comments below, or email me at thewritersscrapbin@gmail.com so I can share it in a post on this blog.


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