Poetry Contests

FREE Poetry contest by Brightly Press, prizes $50 – $100, DEADLINE: Oct. 31, 2016

This contest is FREE for Brightly Press Facebook followers. Winners take home up to $100 for 1st place, $50 for 2nd, and a copy of the anthology for third. This contest is sponsored by the Brightly Press specifically for their Facebook friends, so make sure to LIKE their page before submitting:

How to enter:

1) Submit one to three poems to brightlypress@gmail.com by October 31st. No theme. Open to all styles.

2) Visit the Brightly Press Facebook page on November 15th to see if you’ve won. Winners will also be posted at our website www.brightlypress.com.

3) If they receive fewer than 30 entries we may extend the submission date.

Prizes – All winners will be published by on the Brightly Press website in addition to the following awards

  • 1st Prize – $100 and a copy of Shake The Tree Volume Two (A $30 book that we sell for $15 to provide affordable access to the voices of our time).
  • 2nd Prize – $50 and a copy of Shake The Tree Volume Two.
  • 3rd Prize – A copy of Shake The Tree Volume Two


Brightly Press is a fledgling press, offering contests and anthologies to both new and seasoned poets. For more information, see their story and other contests on their web site.

DEADLINE: October 31, 2016

PRIZES: 1st = $100 + anthology, 2nd = $50 + anthology, 3rd = anthology 

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