Poetry Contests


# Sponsor and Award Awards and Fees Application Deadline
Entry Fee Award
1 Cider Press Review
Editors Prize Book Award

A prize of $1,000, publication by Cider Press Review, and 25 author copies is given annually for a first or second poetry collection. The editors will judge. Submit a ... Read complete »
$ 26.00 $ 1,000.00 06/30/2017
2 Bauhan Publishing
May Sarton New Hampshire Book Prize

A prize of $1,000, publication by Bauhan Publishing, and 100 author copies is given annually for a poetry collection. Jennifer Militello will judge. Submit a manuscript ... Read complete »
$ 25.00 $ 1,000.00 06/30/2017
3 Comstock Review
Muriel Craft Bailey Award

A prize of $1,000 and publication in Comstock Review is given annually for a poem. Ellen Bass will judge. Submit a poem of up to 40 lines with a $5 entry fee by July 1. ... Read complete »
$ 5.00 $ 1,000.00 07/01/2017
4 Bellevue Literary Review
Prizes in Poetry and Prose

Three prizes of $1,000 each and publication in Bellevue Literary Review are given annually to a poet, a fiction writer, and a creative nonfiction writer for works about ... Read complete »
$ 20.00 $ 1,000.00 07/01/2017
5 Literal Latté
Poetry Award

A prize of $1,000 and publication in Literal Latté is given annually for a poem or group of poems. Submit up to six poems totaling no more than 2,000 words each with a ... Read complete »
$ 10.00 $ 1,000.00 07/15/2017
6 National Poetry Review Press
Book Prize

A prize of $1,000 and publication by National Poetry Review Press is given annually for a poetry collection. C. J. Sage will judge. Submit via e-mail a manuscript of 45 ... Read complete »
$ 27.00 $ 1,000.00 06/30/2017
7 Parlor Press
New Measure Poetry Prize

A prize of $1,000 and publication by Parlor Press in the Free Verse Editions series is given annually for a poetry collection. Marianne Boruch will judge. Using the ... Read complete »
$ 28.00 $ 1,000.00 06/30/2017
8 Autumn House Press
Literary Prizes

Three prizes of $1,000 each and publication by Autumn House Press are given annually for a poetry collection, a book of fiction, and a book of creative nonfiction. Each ... Read complete »
$ 30.00 $ 1,000.00 06/30/2017
9 Fairy Tale Review
Awards in Poetry and Prose

Two prizes of $1,000 each and publication in Fairy Tale Review are given annually for a group of poems and a work of fiction or creative nonfiction influenced by fairy ... Read complete »
$ 10.00 $ 1,000.00 07/15/2017
10 Mudfish
Poetry Prize

A prize of $1,200 and publication in Mudfish is given annually for a poem. Philip Schultz will judge. Submit up to three poems of any length with a $20 entry fee ($3 for ... Read complete »
$ 20.00 $ 1,200.00 07/15/2017
11 Ledbury Poetry Festival
Poetry Competition

A prize £1,000 (approximately $1,250) and a course at Ty Newydd, the National Writers Centre of Wales, is given annually for a poem. The winner is also invited to read at... Read complete »
$ 6.00 $ 1,250.00 07/13/2017
12 Barrow Street Press
Book Prize

A prize of $1,500 and publication by Barrow Street Press is given annually for a poetry collection. Patricia Spears Jones will judge. Submit a manuscript of 50 to 80 ... Read complete »
$ 25.00 $ 1,500.00 06/30/2017
13 Crab Orchard
First Book Award

A prize of $2,500, publication by Southern Illinois University Press, and a $1,500 honorarium to give a reading at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale is given ... Read complete »
$ 20.00 $ 2,500.00 07/10/2017
14 Omnidawn Publishing
First/Second Poetry Book Prize

A prize of $3,000, publication by Omnidawn Publishing, and 100 author copies is given annually for a first or second poetry collection. Myung Mi Kim will judge. Submit a ... Read complete »
$ 27.00 $ 3,000.00 06/30/2017
15 Key West Literary Seminars
Emerging Writer Awards

Three prizes valued at $4,000 each are given annually for a group of poems, a short story, and a novel-in-progress by writers who have not published a book with a major ... Read complete »
-- $ 4,000.00 06/30/2017
16 University of Canberra
Vice-Chancellors Poetry Prize

A prize of $15,000 AUD (approximately $11,600) and publication in an e-book anthology is given annually for a poem. A second-place prize of $5,000 AUD (approximately ... Read complete »
$ 26.00 $ 15,000.00 06/30/2017
17 Griffin Trust for Excellence in Poetry
Griffin Poetry Prize

Two prizes of $65,000 CAD (approximately $50,000) each are given annually for poetry collections by a Canadian poet or translator and by an international poet or ... Read complete »
-- $ 50,000.00 06/30/2017
18 Claremont Graduate University
Kingsley & Kate Tufts Poetry Awards

The $100,000 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award is given annually to honor a book of poetry by a midcareer U.S. poet. The winner spends one week in residence at Claremont ... Read complete »
-- $ 100,000.00 07/01/2017
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