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DEADLINE Jan. 31, 2018: The Poeming Pigeon “In the News” Issue @ The Poetry Box
Jan 31 @ 12:00 am

Theme: “In the News”
Details and Guidelines at

The Poetry Box Chapbook Prize 2018 @ The Poetry Box
Feb 1 – Feb 28 all-day

Announcing our NEW Chapbook Contest for 2018.
Open to writers residing in the United States.
Winners will receive $200 plus 20 copies of their published chapbook.
All Details and Guidelines at

Feb 28 all-day

Ageless Authors, is a nationwide publishing project exclusively for writers age 65 and older, and invites your members to participate in our 2017 writing contest now underway.

The emphasis last year was on form, perfecting essays, short stories and poetry. This year will be the art of storytelling.  The contest deadline is  February 28, 2018.

To learn more or submit your work, go to

Cash prizes will be awarded in each category; $100 for first place, $50 for second place, and $25 for third place. Winners and other outstanding entries will also be published in the second edition of Ageless Authors Anthology. Each submission requires an entry fee of $20 and the deadline for submissions is February 28, 2018.

The first Ageless Authors anthology, with almost 52 outstanding entries, is available on the website, at and from other booksellers.

To learn more about Ageless Authors, contact Larry Upshaw, Editorial Director, at
Larry Upshaw 214 405-5093

Poetry in Motion: VCWC Annual Poetry Contest @ Ventura County Writers Club annual poetry contest
Feb 28 all-day

Poets are invited to submit to our 17th annual poetry contest. We are accepting all genres and subjects of poetry (but no more than 31 lines including the title). Our club has been around since 1933 and the winners are eligible for publication in our bi-annual hardbound anthology, newsletter and on our website. Submissions are only accepted via Go to for more information.