Saturday, October 24, 2009

Published Poetry For Children Deadline: Dec. 01, 2009

International Reading Association
2010 IRA Lee Bennett Hopkins Promising Poet Award

Submission Period: Deadline: 12/01/09

Eligible Entry: published poetry for children copywrited from 2007-2009

Open to: poets cannot have published more than 2 books of poetry

Entry Fee: none

Prize: $500

Friday, October 16, 2009

Poetry Chapbook Contest Deadline: Nov. 30, 2009

Fence Books
2011 Motherwell Prize

Submission Period: 11/01/09 - 11/30/09

Eligible Entry: 48 - 80 pages of original poetry

Open to: women

Entry Fee: $25

Prize: $1,000 and publication in Spring 2001

Monday, October 12, 2009

Poetry Chapbook Contest Deadline: Nov. 15,2009

Nightboat Books
2009 Nightboat Poetry Prize

Submission Period: Deadline: 11/15/09

Eligible Entry: 48 - 70 pages, no more than one poem per page

Open to: entrants must not be affiliated with Nightboat Books or have a personal relationship with the judge

Entry Fee: $25

Prize: $1,000, standard royalty contract, 25 free copies of the book

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Poetry Chapbook Contest Deadline: Dec. 22, 2009

Poetry Society of America
Robert H. Winner Memorial Award

Submission Period: Deadline: 12/22/09

Eligible Entry: 10 poems of up to 20 pages

Open to: mid-career poet who has not had substantial recognition

Entry Fee: free for members; $15 for non-members

Prize: $2,500

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Poetry Chapbook Contest Deadline: Nov. 30, 2009

Bear Star Press
Dorothy Brunsman Poetry Prize

Submission Period: Deadline: 11/30/09

Eligible Entry: 50 - 65 pages of original poetry

Open to: poets in the Mountain and Pacific time zones plus Hawaii and Alaska

Entry Fee: $20

Prize: $1,000 and publication

Monday, October 5, 2009

Poetry Chapbook Contest Deadline: Jan. 14, 2010

Colorado State University
Colorado Prize for Poetry

Submission Period: 10/01/09 - 1/14/10

Eligible Entry: unpublished, book-length collection of poems, 48 - 100 pages

Open to: Close friends and former students of the judge, Donald Revell, are ineligible.

Entry Fee: $25

Prize: $1,500 and publication

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Poem Contest Deadline: Nov. 01, 2009

Anderbo.com
2009 Anderbo Poetry Prize

Submission Period: Deadline: 11/01/09

Eligible Entry: up to six unpublished poems

Open to: People who have been published on anderbo.com and current or former students of William Logan are not eligible.

Entry Fee: $10

Prize: $500 & publication on anderbo.com

Friday, October 2, 2009

Poetry Chapbook Contest Deadline: Oct. 31, 2009

The University of Arkansas Press
Miller Williams Poetry Prize

Submission Period: Deadline: 10/31/09

Eligible Entry: unpublished manuscript of 60 - 90 pages of poetry

Open to: Friends and former students of the editor, Enid Shomer, asked not to submit entries.

Entry Fee: $25

Prize: $5000 plus publication
up to 3 finalists will be published

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Poetry Chapbook Contest Deadline: Dec. 01, 2009

The Waywiser Press
The Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize 2009

Submission Period: Deadline: 12/01/09

Eligible Entry: 50 - 100 pages of poetry

Open to: 18 years old or older who have not published more than one collection of poetry

Entry Fee: $25 for residents of the USA, £15 for entrants in the rest of the world

Prize: $3,000 or £1,750

Monday, September 28, 2009

Poetry Chapbook Contest Deadline: Dec. 15, 2009

Gival Press
The 11th Annual Gival Press Poetry Award

Submission Period: Deadline: 12/15/09

Eligible Entry: unpublished manuscript of at least 45 pages of poetry

Open to: everyone

Entry Fee: $20

Prize: $1,000, publication by Gival Press, and 20 copies of the book

Poetry Chapbook Contest Deadline: Oct. 31, 2009

Ohio University Press and Swallow Press
The Hollis Summers Poetry Prize

Submission Period: Deadline: 10/31/09

Eligible Entry: 60 to 95 pages of poetry

Open to: No restrictions indicated.

Entry Fee: $20

Prize: $1,000 and publication by Ohio University Press

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Poetry Chapbook Contest for Women Deadline: Nov. 15, 2009

Perugia Press
Perugia Press Prize for a 1st or 2nd Book by a Woman

Submission Period: Deadline: 11/15/09

Eligible Entry: unpublished chapbook of 48 - 72 pages

Open to: US residents with no more than one previously published chapbook (I also assume that it is only open to women as indicated by the title of the contest even though the rules don't seem to include this.)

Entry Fee: $22

Prize: $1,000 plus publication

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Haiku Chapbook Competition Deadline: Dec. 01, 2009

Turtle Light Press
Haiku Chapbook Competition

Submission Period: Deadline: 12/01/09

Eligible Entry: 12 - 24 pages of haiku on a theme, two haiku per page maximum

Open to: no restrictions indicated

Entry Fee: $30

Prize: 10 free copies and publication contract for 10% royalties

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Poetry Chapbook Contest Deadline: Nov. 30, 2009

Concrete Wolf
2009 Chapbook Contest

Submission Period: Deadline: 11/30/09

Eligible Entry: 16 - 26 pages of poetry, themed collections preferred

Open to: No restrictions indicated.

Entry Fee: $20

Prize: 100 copies of the chapbook

Monday, September 21, 2009

Poetry Chapbook Contest Deadline: Oct. 01, 2009

Caketrain
2009 Caketrain Chaobook Competition

Submission Period: Deadline: 10/01/09

Eligible Entry: 20 - 50 pages of original poetry in English, individual poems may be previously published, but the chapbook manuscript must be unpublished

Open to: people with personal or business relationships with Michael Burkard or any Caketrain Journal and Press staff member are not eligible

Entry Fee: $15 reading fee or U.S. entrants can pay $20 for reading fee plus a copy of the winning chapbook

Prize: $250 and 25 copies of the chapbook

Friday, September 18, 2009

Poetry Chapbook Contest Deadline: Dec. 31, 2009

Amsterdam Press
Poetry Chapbook Contest

Submission Period: Deadline: Dec. 31, 2009

Eligible Entry: chapbook of original poetry, no page guidelines

Open to: No restrictions indicated.

Entry Fee: $15

Prize: $150 and publication
2 runners up are also published

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Poetry Contest Deadline: Oct. 01, 2009

Mid-American Review
The James Wright Poetry Contest

Submission Period: Deadline: 10/01/09

Eligible Entry: 3 unpublished poems

Open to: No restrictions indicated.

Entry Fee: $10

Prize: $1,000 plus publication

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Poetry Contest Deadline: Nov. 01, 2009

Reed Magazine
Edwin Markham Prize for Poetry

Submission Period: Deadline: 11/01/09

Eligible Entry: 3-5 unpublished poems

Open to: Employees and board members of the National Steinbeck Center, REED Magazine, or the Center for Steinbeck Studies are not eligible

Entry Fee: $10

Prize: $500 and publication in Reed Magazine

All entrants receive a copy of Reed Magazine.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Poetry Chapbook Contest Deadline: Dec. 01, 2009

Slipstream Press
Annual Poetry Contest

Submission Period: Deadline: 12/01/09

Eligible Entry: up to 40 pages

Open to: No restrictions indicated.

Entry Fee: $20

Prize: $1,000 and 50 copies of the chapbook

All entrants receive a copy of the winning chapbook and an issue of Slipstream magazine.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Poetry & Fiction Contest Deadline: Oct. 15, 2009

Dogwood Journal of Poetry & Prose
Poetry Prize

Submission Period: Deadline: 10/15/09

Eligible Entry: up to 3 unpublished poems (10 page maximum) or 25 pages of unpublished fiction for the Fiction Award

Open to: No restricitons indicated

Entry Fee: $15

Prize: $1,000 & publication for the Poetry & Fiction Awards

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Poetry Chapbook Contest Deadline: Dec. 31, 2009

Pavement Saw Press
Poetry Chapbook Contest

Submission Period: entries accepted and considered until Dec. 31, 2009

Eligible Entry: 32 pages of original poetry

Open to: No restrictions indicated

Entry Fee: $15 for mailed U.S. entries; $18 for mailed entries from overseas; $21 for electronic entries

Prize: $500 and 50 copies of the chapbook
2nd place: publication with standard royalty contract

According to the contest guidelines, all entrants receive Pavement Saw Press titles that are equivalent to the entry fee.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Poetry Contest Deadline: Oct. 01, 2009

Poetry Soup
Poetry Contest

Submission Period: Deadline: 10/01/09

Eligible Entry: an original poem adhering to the content guidelines and Terms & Conditions of PoetrySoup.com

Open to: members of PoetrySoup.com

Entry Fee: None

Prize: $900 in prizes annually
1st Place = 25% of the prize money and certificate
2nd Place = 20% of the prize money and certificate
3rd Place = 15% of the prize money and certificate
4th Place = 10% of the prize money and certificate
5th Place = 10% of the prize money and certificate
6th Place = 10% of the prize money and certificate
7th Place = 10% of the prize money and certificate
8th - 20th = Honorable mention

I have not had any experiences with PoetrySoup.com. Feel free to leave a comment about your experiences (good or bad).


Thursday, September 10, 2009

Poetry Chapbook Contest Deadline: Sept. 30, 2009

California State University
Philip Levine Prize

Submission Period: Deadline: 09/30/09

Eligible Entry: 48 - 80 pages of original poetry unpublished in book form

Open to: faculty, current students and graduates of the MFA Program at California State University, Fresno; and close friends, family or recent students of the judge are not eligible

Entry Fee: $25

Prize: $2,000

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Tanka Contest Deadline: Oct. 30, 2009

Doshisha Women's College of Liberal Arts
8th Tanka Poetry Contest

Submission Period: Deadline: 10/30/09

Eligible Entry: unpublished tanka

Open to: high school students

Entry Fee: none indicated

Prize: 100 winners will receive a certificate, 10,000 yen in card for buying books, and a copy of the whole collection of winning poems

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Tanka Contest Deadline: Oct. 10, 2009

Lyrical Passion Poetry Ezine
World Tanka Contest

Submission Period: Deadline: 10/10/09

Eligible Entry: previously unpublished tanka

Open to: No restrictions indicated

Entry Fee: $2/tanka or $7/5 tanka

Prize: 1st Place Prize - $ 120.00 (US) & Certificate
2nd $ 50.00
3rd $ 20.00

Monday, September 7, 2009

Student Poetry Contest Deadline: Dec. 10, 2009

Creative Communication
Poetry Contest

Submission Period: Deadline: 12/10/09

Eligible Entry: original poem of 21 lines or less

Open to: students in grades K-12 in the United States or Canada

Entry Fee: none indicated in the guidelines

Prize: $50 savings bond, publication in an anthology, a free copy of the anthology

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Poetry & Fiction Contest Deadline: Feb. 15, 2010

Gertrude Press
Poetry and Fiction Chapbook Contest

Submission Period: 8/01/09 - 2/15/10

Eligible Entry: 16-20 pages of poetry or fiction, any subject matter

Open to: no restrictions indicated

Entry Fee: $15

Prize: $50 cash award50 complimentary copies of the chapbook

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Poetry Chapbook Contest Deadline: Sept. 30,2009

Margie The Literary Magazine
"Auntie Anne" Poetry Book Award Contest

Submission Period: Deadline: 09/30/09

Eligible Entry: unpublished manuscript of 48-64 pages of poetry

Open to: no restrictions indicated

Entry Fee: $25

Prize: $1,000 plus 100 author copies of the book

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Poem Contest Deadline: Sept. 30, 2009

Margie The American Journal of Poetry
The 8th Annual Poetry Contest

Submission Period: Deadline: 09/30/09

Eligible Entry: 3 unpublished poems, 60 lines of less for each poem

Open to: no restricitons indicated

Entry Fee: $15 for 3 poems; $5 for each additional poem

Prize: $1,000

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Novel, Poem, and Short Story Contests Deadline: Nov. 30, 2009 (Sept. 30 for Novels)

Birmingham-Southern College
Hackney Literary Awards

Submission Period: Deadline: 11/30/09; 09/30/09 for novels

Eligible Entry: short stories- 5,000 words or less; poetry- 50 lines or less

Open to: writers in the United States

Entry Fee: novels- $25; short stories- $15; poetry- $10

Prize: national and state prizes
1st place: $600
2nd place: $400
3rd place: $250

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Poetry Chapbook Contest Deadline: Oct. 31, 2009

The University of Arkasas Press
Poetry Series Contest

Submission Period: Deadline: 10/31/09

Eligible Entry: 60 - 90 pages of original poetry

Open to: Friends and relatives of the editor as well as her current and former students are ineligible for this poetry chapbook contest.

Entry Fee: $25

Prize: $5000 Miller Williams Poetry Prize & publication

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Poetry Chapbook Contest Deadline: Nov. 15,2009

Perugia Press
Perugia Press Prize for a 1st or 2nd Book by a Woman

Submission Period: Deadline: 11/15/09

Eligible Entry: 48 - 72 pages, no more than one poem per page

Open to: United States resident who has not published more than one book of poetry

Entry Fee: $22

Prize: $1,000 plus publication

Friday, August 28, 2009

Chapbook Contest Deadline: Dec. 22, 2009

Poetry Society of America
PSA Chapbook Fellowship

Submission Period: Deadline: 12/22/09

Eligible Entry: 20 - 30 pages of original poetry, one poem per page

Open to: Residents of the United States

Entry Fee: $12

Prize: $1,000 and opportunity to teach one class at Purchase College for $1,000

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Poetry Chapbook Contest Deadline: Dec. 01,2009

Alice James Books
Beatrice Hawley Award

Submission Period: Deadline: Dec. 01, 2009

Eligible Entry: 50-70 pages

Open to: residents of the United States

Entry Fee: $25

Prize: $2,000 and book publication

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Deadline: Dec. 01, 2009

The Waywiser Press
The Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize

Submission Period: Deadline: 12/01/09

Eligible Entry: 50 - 100 pages of original poetry in English

Open to: poets at least 18 years old who have not published more than one poetry collection

Entry Fee: $25

Prize: $3,000 and publication

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Poetry Chapbook Contest Deadline: Nov. 30,2009

BOA Editions
A. Poulin Jr. Poetry Prize

Submission Period: Deadline: 11/30/09

Eligible Entry: 48-100 pages of original poetry

Open to: citizen or resident of the U.S. over 18 years old who have not yet published a book of poetry

Entry Fee: $25

Prize: $1,500 and book publication

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Chapbook Poetry Competition Deadline: Dec. 01, 2009

The Center for Book Arts
2010 Poetry Chapbook Competition

Submission Period: Deadline: 12/01/09

Eligible Entry: collection of original poems not to excede 500 lines or 24 pages

Open to: no resrictions indicated

Entry Fee: $25

Prize: $1,000, publication of 100 copies, 10 copies for the poet

Friday, August 21, 2009

T.S. Eliot Prize for Poetry Deadline: Oct. 31, 2009

Truman State University
T. S. Eliot Prize for Poetry

Submission Period: Deadline: 10/31/09

Eligible Entry: unpublished manuscript of 60 - 100 pages of original poetry

Open to: Current Truman State University faculty, staff, and students are not eligible

Entry Fee: $25

Prize: $2,000, publication, standard royalty contract

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Greeting Card Poem Contest Deadline: Dec. 31, 2009

Blue Mountain Arts
Poetry Card Contest

Submission Period: Deadline: 12/31/09

Eligible Entry: an original poem written in English that would be suitable for a greeting card

Open to: no restrictions indicated

Entry Fee: none

Prize: 1st prize: $300
2nd prize: $150
3rd prize: $50

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Short Love Poem Contest Deadline: Aug. 31, 2009

Fanstory.com
Short Love Poem Contest

Submission Period: Deadline: 08/31/09

Eligible Entry: Love poem of 15 words or less

Open to: members of the website. Membership for writers is $2.80/month according to the membership information on the website at the time of this blog entry. Membership fee includes a subscription to their ezine (online magazine).

Entry Fee: free to website members

Prize: 1st prize: $100 pre-paid VISA card
2nd prize: 25 member dollars
3rd prize: 10 member dollars

I'm not a member of this website. They seem to have several short story and poetry contests. You'll have to be the judge of whether you think the website is worth the membership fee.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Poetry Chapbook Contest Deadline: Oct. 16, 2009

Quercus Review
Annual Book Award 2009

Submission Period: 6/09 - 110/16/09

Eligible Entry: 48-96 pages of original poetry

Open to: anyone

Entry Fee: $20 fee or $25 to also receive the winning book

Prize: $1,000, book publication, and 50 copies of the book

Monday, August 17, 2009

Sonnet Contest Deadline: Nov. 15, 2009

Measure
Howard Nemerov Sonnet Award

Submission Period: Deadline: 11/15/09

Eligible Entry: sonnet contest, no specific restrictions on the type of sonnet are mentioned in the guidelines, sonnets must be unpublished

Open to: no restrictions indicated

Entry Fee: $3 per sonnet

Prize: $1,000 and publication in the Measure

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Renku Contest Deadline: Sept. 15, 2009

The Haiku Society of America

The HSA Bernard Lionel Einbond Renku Competition


Submission Period: Deadline: 09/15/09

Eligible Entry: the renku may consist of 36, 20, or 12 stanzas (kasen, nij├╗in, junicho or shisan forms) written by two or more persons, must be unpublished

Open to: no restrictions indicated

Entry Fee: $10

Prize: 1st Prize: Up to $150 and publication in Frogpond and on the HSA Web site

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Ongoing Techie Haiku Contest

ThinkGeek
Techie Haiku Contest

Submission Period: ongoing

Eligible Entry: a haiku written with the 5-7-5 syllable count per line that has a techie subject (I know haiku don't have to have 5-7-5 syllable pattern, but they do for this contest.)

Open to: anyone

Entry Fee: none

Prize: $50 gift certificate (by email) to ThinkGeek.com

Friday, August 14, 2009

Poetry Chapbook Contest Deadline: Oct. 15,2009

National Federation o State Poetry Societies
Stevens Poetry Manuscript Contest

Submission Period: Deadline: 10/15/09

Eligible Entry: unpublished manscript of 48-70 pages of poetry

Open to: no restrictions indicated

Entry Fee: $20 for members, $25 for nonmembers

Prize: $1,000, publication, and 50 copies of the chapbook

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Christian Poetry Contest Deadline: Aug. 31, 2009

Utmost Christian Writers
Poetry Contest

Submission Period:
Deadline: 08/31/09

Eligible Entry: up to 5 poems, up to 60 lines

Open to: Christians

Entry Fee: $20/poem

Prizes:

FIRST PRIZE: $500.00

SECOND PRIZE: $300.00

THIRD PRIZE: $200.00

HON. MENTIONS (7): $100.00 each

BEST RHYMING POEM: $200.00

BEST TRADITIONAL RHYMING POEM: $100.00


I'm a bit leery of this one, considering the contest entry fee is high for a single poem entry. If someone wants to enter their maximum of 5 poems, that's a $100 entry fee.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Poetry & Short Story Contest Deadline: Sept. 15, 2009

The Greesnboro Review
Robert Watson Literary Prizes

Submission Period:
Deadline 09/15/09

Eligible Entry: an unpublished poem or short story 7,500 words or less

Open to: no restrictions indicated

Entry Fee: None

Prize: $500 and publication in The Greensboro Review

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Poetry Chapbook Contest - Deadline: Sept. 30 2009

The National Poetry Review
The TNPR Book Prize Series

Submission Period:
Deadline: 09/30/09

Eligible Entry: 45-80 pages of poetry

Open to: no restrictions indicated

Entry Fee: $25

Prize: $1,000 plus publication and 15 copies of the book

Monday, August 10, 2009

Prose Poem Contest - Deadline: Nov. 30, 2009

National League of American Pen Women
Kathryn Handley Prose Poem Prize

Submission Period:
Deadline: 11/30/09

Eligible Entry: Prose poem contest entry can have up to 3 poems

Open to: no restrictions indicated

Entry Fee: $5

Prize: 1st prize: $100
2nd prize: $50
3rd prize: $25

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Poetry Contest for Poets Under 40 Deadline: November 15, 2009

Yale Press
The Yale Series of Younger Poets



Submission Period: 10/01/09 - 11/15/09

Eligible Entry: 48-64 numbered pages of original poety, each new poem must start on a new page

Open to: American citizens under the age of 40 who have not published chapbooks with more than 300 copies

Entry Fee: $15

Prize: publication and royalties from the published chapbook

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Poetry & Short Story Contest Deadline Oct. 01, 2009

University of Southern Mississippi
The Mississippi Review Prize


Submission Period:
Deadline: 10/01/09

Eligible Entry: short story 1,000-5,000 words or 3 poems totaling 10 pages or less

Open to: All writers in English except current or former students or employees of the University of Southern Mississippi

Entry Fee: $15

Prize: $1,000 and publication in the Mississippi Review


Friday, August 7, 2009

Poetry, Creative Nonfiction, & Short Story Contest Deadline: Nov. 01, 2009

The Briar Cliff Review
Poetry, Creative Nonfiction, & Short Story Contest

Submission Period:
Deadline: 11/01/09

Eligible Entry: short story or nonfiction 6,000 words or less or 3 poems

Open to: No restrictions indicated

Entry Fee: $20

Prize: $1,000 First Prize for each category

Each entrant receives a copy of the issue of The Briar Cliff Review with the winning entries.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Poetry Contest Deadline: Aug. 31, 2009

The National Poetry Review
The Laureate Prize for Poetry

Submission Period:
Deadline: 08/31/09

Eligible Entry: up to 3 poems

Open to: No restrictions indicated.

Entry Fee: $15

Prize: $900 plus publication in The National Poetry Review

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Poetry, Novel, & Short Story Contest Deadline: Oct. 31, 2009

Dana Awards
Poetry, Novel, & Short Story Contest

Submission Period:
Deadline: 10/31/09

Eligible Entry: 5 poems, short story 10,000 words or less, or first 50 pages of a novel, entries must be unpublished

Open to: Entrants must be 16 or older

Entry Fee: $15 for poems or short story, $25 for novels

Prize: $1,000 first prize for each category

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Poetry Chapbook Contests Deadline: Oct. 01, 2009

University of Wisconsin Press
Brittingham and Pollak Prize in Poetry

Submission Period:
9/01/09 - 10/01/09

Eligible Entry: 50-80 page, unpublished poetry chapbooks

Open to: No restrictions mentioned in the guidelines.

Entry Fee: $25

Prize: $2,500 ($1,000 cash prize and $1,500 honorarium to cover expenses of reading in Madison)

Monday, August 3, 2009

Poetry Contest Deadline: Sept. 30, 2009

Winning Writers
Tom Howard, John H. Reid Poetry Contest

Submission Period:
Deadline: 9/30/09

Eligible Entry: original poem in any style, must be in English

Open to: any writer

Entry Fee: $7 for every 25 lines

Prize: 1st prize: $2,000
2nd prize: $1,000
3rd prize: $500
4th prize: $250
5 High Distinction awards: $200
6 Most Highly Commended awards: $100

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Poetry Chapbook Contest Deadline: Oct. 31, 2009

American Poetry Review
Honickman First Book Prize

Submission Period:
08/01/09 - 10/31/09

Eligible Entry: 48 or more pages of poetry in English

Open to: any US writer who has not published a book-length poetry collection

Entry Fee: $25

Prize: $3,000 and distribution through Copper Canyon Press

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Fiction, Non-fiction, and Poetry Contest Deadline: Nov. 01, 2009

Middlebury College
Bakeless Literary Prizes

Submission Period: Sept. 15- Nov. 01, 2009

Eligible Entry: 50 pages of poetry, 150-450 pages for short story collections or novels, or 150-300 pages of creative non-fiction; all entries must be unpublished and in English

Open to: new, English-speaking authors

Entry Fee: $10

Prize: publication by Graywolf Press and a fellowship to attend the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference

Friday, July 31, 2009

Poetry Chapbook Contest Deadline: Oct. 31, 2009

The Ledge Magazine
2009 Poetry Contest

Submission Period:
Deadline: 10/31/09

Eligible Entry: 16-28 pages with biographical note and title page

Open to: No restrictions.

Entry Fee: $18

Prize: 1st prize: $1,000, publication, and 25 copies of the chapbook
2nd prize: $250
3rd prize: $100

All entrants will receive a copy of the winning chapbook when it is published in fall 2010.


Thursday, July 30, 2009

Inkwell Annual Poetry Contest Deadline: Oct. 30, 2009

Manhattanville College & Inkwell
Inkwell Annual Poetry Contest

Submission Period:
08/01/09 - 10/30/09

Eligible Entry: up to 5 unpublished poems, 40-line limit per poem

Open to: No restrictions.

Entry Fee: $10 for the 1st poem, $5 for each additional poem

Prize: $1,000 and publication in Inkwell


Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Lynda Hull Memorial Poetry Prize Deadline: Dec. 20, 2009

Lynda Hull Memorial Poetry Prize
Crazyhorse

Submission Period:
09/01 - 12/20 Information on website about the poetry contest is last year's guidelines. Email crazyhorse@cofc.edu for current information.

Eligible Entry: unpublished, original poems

Open to: No restrictions mentioned.

Entry Fee: $16 per manuscript for new entrants; include a one-year (2 issue) subscription to Crazyhorse

Prize: $2,000 and publication in Crazyhorse

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

The Green Rose Prize Deadline: Sept. 30 2009

The Green Rose Prize in Poetry
New Issues Poetry & Prose and Western Michigan University

Submission Period:
Deadline: 09/30/09

Eligible Entry: English, book-length collections of poetry

Open to: Poets who have published one or more full-length collections of poetry

Entry Fee: $20

Prize: $2,000 and publication

Monday, July 27, 2009

2009 Robert Frost Award Deadline: Sept. 15, 2009

2009 Robert Frost Award
The Robert Frost Foundation

Submission Period:
March 01, 2009 - Sept. 15, 2009

Eligible Entry: up to 3 poems written "in the spirit of Robert Frost" (published or unpublished)

Open to: No Restrictions.

Entry Fee: $10 per poem

Prize: $1,000




Erskine J. Poetry Prize Deadline: Aug. 15, 2009

Erskine J. Poetry Prize
SmartishPace

Submission Period:
deadline: 08/15/09

Eligible Entry: 3 original poems

Open to: No restrictions.

Entry Fee: $5 for 3 poems, $1 for each additional poem; maximum of 15 poems

Prize: $200 and publication in Smartish Pace
2nd & 3rd Place: publication in Smartish Pace

All submissions are considered for publication in Smartish Pace.

2009 Gerald Cable Book Award Deadline: Oct. 15, 2009

2009 Gerald Cable Book Award
Silverfish Review Press

Submission Period:
May 01, 2009- Oct. 15, 2009

Eligible Entry: book length manuscript, at least 48 pages, of original poetry

Open to: No restrictions.

Entry Fee: $20

Prize: $1,000, publication, 25 copies of the book

Art Affair Poetry Contest Deadline: Oct. 01, 2009

Art Affair Poetry Contest
Shadetree Creations

Submission Period:
postmarked by 10/01/09

Eligible Entry: a single, original poem, 60 lines or less

Open to: any writer

Entry Fee: $3 per poem

Prize: 1st place- $40
2nd place- $25
3rd place- $15
Winning poems are published on the website.

The Patricia Bibby First Book Award Deadline: Oct. 31, 2009

The Patricia Bibby First Book Award
Tebot Bach, Inc.

Submission Period:
Poetry chapbook contest entries must be postmarked by 10/31/09.

Eligible Entry: 50-84 pages of original poetry

Open to: People who have not published collections of poetry of at least 36 poems with a run of 400 copies or more. Does not accept entries for poetry contests for students, past and present, of Loyola Marymount University. Employees and volunteers of Tebot Bach are not eligible.

Entry Fee:
$25

Prize: $1,000 and book publication

The St. Lawrence Book Award Deadline: Aug. 31, 2009

Black Lawrence Press

Submission Period:
entries must be postmarked by 8/31/09

Eligible Entry: unpublished collection of short stories or poetry

Open to: Contest rules mention no exclusions for participants.

Entry Fee: $25

Prize: 1st Prize: $1,000, book publication, and 10 copies of the book
Some finalists may be offered publication

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Chapbook Contest Deadline: July 15, 2009

Pearl Magazine Chapbook Contest
Pearl Magazine

Submission Period: May 1st- July 15th

Eligible Entry: 48-64 pages of poetry

Open to: all poets except students and friends of the judge

Entry Fee: $20, includes copy of the winning book

Prize: $1000, publication of chapbook, foreword from the judge, and 25 copies of the book

Monday, February 2, 2009

New Women's Voices Chapbook: Feb. 15, 2009

New Women's Voices Chapbook Competition
Finishing Line Press


Eligible Entry: up to 26 pages of poetry

Open to: Women who have not published a full-length poetry collection

Entry Fee: $25

Prize: 1st Prize: $1000 & publication
Top 10 finalists are offered publication