Poetry Contests


# Sponsor and Award Awards and Fees Application Deadline
Entry Fee Award
1 Dogfish Head Craft Brewed Ales
Poetry Prize

A prize of $500, publication by Broadkill River Press, and two cases of Dogfish Head craft beer are given annually for a poetry collection written by a poet living in ... Read complete »
-- $ 500.00 08/15/2018
2 Omnidawn Publishing
Single Poem Broadside Poetry Prize

A prize of $1,000 and publication in OmniVerse, Omnidawn Publishing’s online journal, is given annually for a poem. The winner also receives 50 copies of a letterpress ... Read complete »
$ 10.00 $ 1,000.00 08/20/2018
3 TulipTree Publishing
Stories That Need to Be Told Contest

A prize of $1,000 is given annually for a poem, a short story, or an essay that “tells a story.” The winning work will also be published in the contest anthology, Stories... Read complete »
$ 20.00 $ 1,000.00 08/26/2018
4 Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center
Poetry Contest

A prize of $1,000 is given annually for a poem. Winners and finalists will be invited to read at Beyond Baroque in Venice, California, in April 2019. Submit up to four ... Read complete »
$ 20.00 $ 1,000.00 09/01/2018
5 Radar Poetry
Coniston Prize

A prize of $1,000 and publication in Radar Poetry is given annually for a group of poems by a woman. Using the online submission system, submit three to six poems with a ... Read complete »
$ 15.00 $ 1,000.00 09/01/2018
6 Dogwood
Literary Prizes

Three prizes of $1,000 each and publication in Dogwood are given annually for a poem, a short story, and an essay. Submit up to three poems totaling no more than 10 pages... Read complete »
$ 10.00 $ 1,000.00 09/05/2018
7 Red Mountain Press
Poetry Prize

A prize of $1,000 and publication by Red Mountain Press is given annually for a poetry collection. Denise Low will judge. Submit a manuscript of 48 to 72 pages with a $29... Read complete »
$ 29.00 $ 1,000.00 09/15/2018
8 Grid Books
Off the Grid Poetry Prize

A prize of $1,000 and publication by Grid Books is given annually for a poetry collection by a writer over the age of 60. Using the online submission system, submit a ... Read complete »
$ 25.00 $ 1,000.00 08/31/2018
9 Ex Ophidia Press
Poetry Book Contest

A prize of $1,000 and publication by Ex Ophidia Press is given annually for a poetry collection. Richard-Gabriel Rummonds will judge. Submit a manuscript of 64 to 84 ... Read complete »
$ 25.00 $ 1,000.00 08/31/2018
10 Grayson Books
Poetry Prize

A prize of $1,000 and publication by Grayson Books is given annually for a poetry collection. Patrick Donnelly will judge. Submit a manuscript of 50 to 80 pages with a ... Read complete »
$ 25.00 $ 1,000.00 08/15/2018
11 Aesthetica
Creative Writing Award

Two prizes of £1,000 (approximately $1,290) each and publication in the Aesthetica Creative Writing Annual are given annually for a poem and a short story. The winner in ... Read complete »
$ 15.00 $ 1,290.00 08/31/2018
12 New Guard
Poetry and Fiction Contest

Two prizes of $1,500 each and publication in the New Guard are given annually for a poem and a short story. Patricia Smith will judge in poetry and Rick Moody will judge ... Read complete »
$ 22.00 $ 1,500.00 09/24/2018
13 Sustainable Arts Foundation
Writing Awards

http://www.sustainableartsfoundation.org Read complete »
$ 20.00 $ 5,000.00 08/31/2018
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