Contests (No Entry Fee)

Poetry Super Highway Contest (non-profit)–Judges: Trish Hopkinson (me!), M. Brett Gaffney, and Helen Townsend–$1/Poem fee, DEADLINE: Oct. 1, 2016

I’m so excited to be judging this contest this year along with two other talented and wonderful poets, M. Brett Gaffney and Helen Townsend. You can read samples of our work featured in July here. We’ve been receiving some wonderful submissions, so definitely send in your best!

This contest from Poetry Super Highway is a great opportunity for only $1 per poem to enter, especially since you can enter as many poems as you like. And the prize money is not too shabby! Last year the winners (also this year’s judges) took home $450, $270, and $180 for first, second, and third places respectively. There are also several donated books, subscriptions, and such (including the latest issue of Orogeny) that will be distributed to other contest entrants. Their goal is to send something to everyone who enters!

The best part is results will be announced and the winners will be published by the end of October.

This non-profit contest distributes all the entry fees to the winners (except shipping costs for the additional prizes):

First Prize: 50% of the entry fees collected plus winning poem featured on the PSH

Second Prize: 30% of the entry fees collected plus winning poem featured on the PSH.

Third Prize: 20% of the entry fees collected plus winning poem featured on the PSH.

In addition, thanks to sponsor Rolland Vasin, an additional $250, Plus another $20 from an anonymous sponsor, will be added to the entry fees collected and divided with the above percentages among the top three scoring poets.

Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, we are able to supplement the cash prizes with an impressive array of prizes which would be of interest to poets and writers.

The following prizes will be used to bolster first through third prize as well as distributed to other contest entrants.

Our goal is to be able to send every single person who enters the contest something.

Entering is simple, complete the Entry Form, email your poems, and pay the entry fee.

Click here to read complete guidelines.


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