Poetry Contests 2016

Looking for poetry contests with a 2016 deadline? You’ve come to the right place.

Title of contest: Prism Poetry Contest

Deadline: January 15, 2016

Fee (if any): $35 Canadian entries, $40 US entries, $45 Int’l entries (each entry comes with a one-year subscription or extension of the magazine)

Prize (if applicable): $1,500

Qualifications/Restrictions: Submit up to three poems with each entry.

Additional notes: They accept online submissions and they also have a Short Fiction contest with the same deadline (sorry about the late notice)


Title of contest: Junior Authors Poetry Contest

Deadline: March 31, 2016

Fee (if any): None

Prize (if applicable): Publication, signed paperback copy of “Polly Wants to Be a Writer: The Junior Authors Guide to Writing and Getting Published” OR “The Naked Storyteller” (winner’s choice), 30 minute private coaching session OR LTC Insider Plus+ Membership (winner’s choice)

Qualifications/Restrictions: Anyone between the ages of 11-21

Additional notes: I’ve entered and placed in the Short Story Contest so I can vouch for its legitimacy


Title of contest: Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest

Deadline: April 01, 2016

Fee (if any): None

Prize (if applicable): $1,000

Qualifications/Restrictions: Submit one poem, maximum 50 lines

Additional notes: You can submit published or unpublished work

If you plan on submitting, remember to read over the complete rules and guidelines. Good luck!

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