In honour of National Poetry Month, whip up a poem and send it out!
Title of contest: 2016 CBC Poetry Prize
Type of entry: 400-600 words; unpublished and original obviously
Deadline: May 31, 2016
Fee (if any): $25 CAD
Prize (if applicable): $6,000 if win it all, publication, writing residency
Qualifications/Restrictions: Canadian citizens and/or permanent residents
Additional notes: They also host a short story and creative nonfiction competition every year
Title of contest: Sentinel Literary Quarterly Poetry Competition
Type of entry: Under 50 lines
Deadline: May 31st, 2016
Fee (if any): £4
Prize (if applicable): £200.00
Qualifications/Restrictions: Your poem shouldn’t be considered for publication elsewhere or accepted either
Additional notes: Ensure you haven’t published the piece on your blog
Title of contest: Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest
Type of entry: 250 lines or less; published or unpublished
Deadline: September 30, 2016
Fee (if any): $10 USD per poem
Prize (if applicable): $1,500, publication
Qualifications/Restrictions: None, really
Additional notes: Tom Howard accepts any style or genre; Margaret Reid accepts a poem that rhymes or follows a traditional style
Review the complete rules and guidelines if you plan on submitting. Remember that dates, fees, and prizes are subject to change.
I have no control over anything. If I did I would shower all writers with bills and books. Although the latter might hurt a little.