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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
[email protected]
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.

PLAYA Artist Residencies Deadline @ PLAYA
Mar 1 all-day

March 1, 2018 is the deadline to submit applications for residencies of two or four weeks at PLAYA during August – December 2018. Go to to apply and for more details, or call

International Welsh Poetry Competition – DEADLINE May 27, 2018 @ International Welsh Poetry Competition 2018
May 27 @ 2:00 am

The 12th International Welsh Poetry Competition 2018 is seeking talented poets from all over the world. Judge – Sally Spedding. Cash prizes and publication in a future anthology. All details, rules, entry etc. on our website:


Maria W. Faust Sonnet Contest – DEADLINE 6/1/2018
Jun 1 @ 12:00 am

Dear State President/NFSPS State Society,

As sponsor and Director of the GRSF/Maria W. Faust Sonnet Contest, for the past several years I have made it a point to contact all State Presidents for whom an email address is available through the NFSPS.

Our contest, based in Winona, MN, in cooperation with our well-known Great River Shakespeare Festival, has grown wonderfully across the United States, as well as internationally, and we have received quality sonnet submissions. I am a member of the Minnesota Society, and would be pleased if you are able to publicize the event among your members.

Submissions are now open for the 2018 Contest, with entries accepted until June 1.

All submission guidelines are available at

Ted Haaland
[email protected]

Our mailing address is:
Maria W. Faust Sonnet Contest
PO Box 1111
Winona, Mn 55987