Publishing … and Other Forms of Insanity is the blog and writing resource site by writer Erica Verrillo. Her site is loaded with great articles for writers and the writing life, including listings of publishers, agents, where to get reviews, submission calls, free contests, writing conferences and more.
This list of 50 no entry fee writing contests includes 25 poetry contests all with deadlines in March, 2018. Verrillo notes, “With 50 to choose from, March is a great month for free writing contests. As always, every form and genre is represented. There are prizes for novel manuscripts, poetry, short stories, essays, works of nonfiction, children’s books and more. Some of these contests have age and regional restrictions, so be sure to check submission guidelines before submitting.”
Erica Verrillo has written seven books and published five. She doesn’t know why anyone with an ounce of self-preservation would ever want to publish. But, if you insist on selling your soul to the devil, learn how to do it right: marketing, literary agents, book promotion, editing, pitching your book, how to get reviews, and … most important of all … everything she did wrong. She’s a member of PEN, and in the interest of protecting the 1st Amendment, she did not vote for Trump.