Poetry Contests & Competitions

Writer’s Digest Poetry Awards

Calling all poets! We’re on the look out for poems of all styles–rhyming, free verse, haiku, and more–for the 9th Annual Writer’s Digest Poetry Awards! This is the only Writer’s Digest competition exclusively for poets. Enter any poem 32 lines or less for your chance to win $1,000 in cash.

The deadline to enter this year’s Poetry Awards is November 21, 2014.

Wondering what’s in it for you?

  • A chance to win $1,000 in cash
  • Get your poem published in Writer’s Digest and promoted on WritersDigest.com
  • Receive a copy of the 2015 Poet’s Market

How to enter: register and pay online or download a printable entry form. (Entry fees are $20 for the first poem; $10 for each additional poem submitted during the same transaction.)

 

Deadline: November 21, 2014

 

One First Place Winner will receive:

  • $1,000 in cash
  • Your poem published in Writer’s Digest‘s July/August 2015 issue and promoted on WritersDigest.com
  • A copy of the 2015 Poet’s Market

The Second Place Winner will receive:

  • $250 in cash
  • Recognition in Writer’s Digest‘s July/August 2015 issue and promoted on WritersDigest.com
  • A copy of the 2015 Poet’s Market

The Third Place Winner will receive:

  • $100 in cash
  • Recognition in Writer’s Digest‘s July/August 2015 issue and promoted on WritersDigest.com
  • A copy of the 2015 Poet’s Market

Fourth through Tenth Place Winners will receive:

  • $100 gift certificate for Writer’s Digest Books
  • Recognition in Writer’s Digest‘s July/August 2015 issue and promoted on WritersDigest.com
  • A copy of the 2015 Poet’s Market

Eleventh through Twenty-Fifth Place Winners will receive:

  • $50 gift certificate for Writer’s Digest Books
  • A copy of the 2015 Poet’s Market

 

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