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