Poetry Contests

3 FREE Contests, $10 – $100 Cash Prizes – Wax Poetry & Art, 1st DEADLINE: Nov. 30, 2016

waxPoets, don’t miss this opportunity to submit your poetry to Wax Poetry and Art! They are running 3 FREE contests between now and March 2017.

  • The first is open to all poets with no theme with a deadline of Nov. 30, 2016.
  • The second is restricted to poets under the age of 25 with a deadline of Dec. 4 2016.
  • The third is open to all poets with a theme of socially engaged and a deadline of Mar. 31, 2017.

IMPORTANT: No simultaneous submissions are allowed for these free contests. 


Click here for Submission Guidelines – Poetry Contest #12

FREE contest open to all poets. There are no themes or restrictions. Poets may submit up to 3 poems of any length. Prizes range from $10 – $100 and includes a specific prize for the top Canadian poet of $20. Winners also receive publication in 2017.

DEADLINE: November 30, 2016

ENTRY FEE: Free

SIMULTANEOUS SUBMISSIONS: No

THEME: None

PRIZES:

First Place: $100 CAD
Second Place: $20 CAD
Third Place: $10 CAD
Top Canadian: $20 CAD


Click here for Submission Guidelines – Under 25 Poetry Contest #1

FREE contest open to poets under the age of 25. No theme. Poets may submit up to 3 poems of any length. Prize of $50 goes to one winner. Winners also receive publication in 2017.

DEADLINE: December 4, 2016

ENTRY FEE: Free

SIMULTANEOUS SUBMISSIONS: No

UNDER 25: “Young people are the most engaged, passionate, and inventive minds in
our society. The creativity of young poets needs to be celebrated and
showcased.”

PRIZE: $50 CAD


Click here for Submission Guidelines – Socially Engaged Poetry Contest #2

FREE contest open to all poets and has a socially engaged theme. Poets may submit up to 3 poems of any length, but only the first poem is free to submit. The second and third poems require a fee should you want to enter more than one. Prizes range from $10 – $70. Winners also receive publication in 2017.

DEADLINE: March 31, 2017

ENTRY FEE: 1st poem free (2 poems, $3 CAD / 3 poems, $5 CAD)

SIMULTANEOUS SUBMISSIONS: No

THEME: “Poetry has a role to play in shaping the discourses around the most
pressing issues of our time.”

PRIZES:

First Place: $79 CAD
Second Place: $20 CAD
Third Place: $10 CAD


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