Poetry Contests


# Sponsor and Award Awards and Fees Application Deadline
Entry Fee Award
1 Yale University Press
Yale Series of Younger Poets

An award of publication by Yale University Press is given annually for a poetry collection by an early-career poet who has not published a full-length book of poetry. ... Read complete »
$ 25.00 -- 11/15/2018
2 Sixfold
Short Story and Poetry Awards

Two prizes of $1,000 each and publication in Sixfold are given quarterly for a group of poems and a short story. Using the online submission system, submit up to five ... Read complete »
$ 5.00 $ 1,000.00 10/24/2018
3 Finishing Line Press
Open Chapbook Competition

A prize of $1,000 and publication by Finishing Line Press is given annually for a poetry chapbook. Submit a manuscript of up to 35 pages with a $15 entry fee by October ... Read complete »
$ 15.00 $ 1,000.00 10/31/2018
4 Reed Magazine
Edwin Markham Prize for Poetry

A prize of $1,000 and publication in Reed Magazine is given annually for a poem or group of poems. Using the online submission system, submit up to five poems with a $20 ... Read complete »
$ 20.00 $ 1,000.00 11/01/2018
5 Perugia Press
Poetry Prize

A prize of $1,000 and publication by Perugia Press is given annually for a first or second poetry collection by a woman. Submit a manuscript of 45 to 85 pages with a $27 ... Read complete »
$ 27.00 $ 1,000.00 11/15/2018
6 Coffee-House Poetry
Troubadour International Poetry Prize

A prize of £2,000 (approximately $2,600) is given annually for a poem. A second-place prize of £1,000 (approximately $1,300) is also given. Both winners receive ... Read complete »
$ 8.00 $ 2,600.00 10/22/2018
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