View Full Version : Any *good* poetry contests out there?

glasy depths
08-21-2004, 01:11 AM
Is there any GOOD poetry contests out there that doesn't require anything higher than a $5 entry fee? I googled to death and I can only find "poetry.com" over and over again :bang . Any links are appreciated :D

James D Macdonald
08-21-2004, 01:49 AM
Every magazine out there that accepts poetry has a contest every month. The entry fee is postage; the prize is publication.

08-21-2004, 02:37 AM
There are links to a page about legitimate poetry contests, markets, etc. at the bottom of the SFWA Writer Beware page on vanity anthologies:www.sfwa.org/beware/contests.html#Vanity (http://www.sfwa.org/beware/contests.html#Vanity)

Hope this helps. And thanks to Victoria for putting those links on her page. :hail

P.S. There is a link directly to the links on that page, but I couldn't get it to work. :(

James D Macdonald
08-21-2004, 03:18 AM
Here's a list of magazines.


As always, follow the guidelines to the letter.

08-21-2004, 05:50 AM
Most libraries also post genuine poetry contests. Pop in and have a wee look.

Good luck,

08-22-2004, 07:06 PM
If you swing by the poetry forum I posted a link to the ottakar contest there. In terms of magazines, it depends which genre your poetry is in.

James D. Macdonald
07-29-2005, 09:31 AM
No, Poetry.com isn't one.