Category: Contests (No Entry Fee)

NO FEE Poetry, Prose & Visual Art Contest (Women of faith) + editor interview – Segullah, DEADLINE: Jan. 31, 2021

Segullah is currently running a poetry and visual art contest free to enter this year. Segullah is an online literary journal and blog designed to encourage literary and artistic talent, provoke thought and promote greater understanding and faith among Latter-day Saint women and other women of faith. They […]

NO FEE contest/submission call + editor interview – Everything in Aspic, DEADLINE: Dec. 31, 2020

Everything in Aspic is a new literary journal published quarterly with a free to enter quarterly poetry contest. They are currently open for their contest and for submissions of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, essays, or hybrid work for their Autumn issue. You can check out their previous issues to […]

NO FEE Sonnet Contest + editor interview – Better Than Starbucks, DEADLINE: Nov. 30, 2020

Better Than Starbucks is “Not your ordinary poetry magazine” and is published in print and electronically. They host regular features categorized by form and genre available on their web site and content is always available to read online for free. They pay $20 for monthly features via paypal […]

Poetry Super Highway Contest (non-profit), $1/Poem entry fee, DEADLINE: Sept. 19, 2020

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 took home $529, $317, and $211 for first, […]

NO FEE Jack Grapes Poetry Prize, $900 in prizes! – Cultural Weekly, DEADLINE: Aug. 31, 2020

Cultural Weekly's 8th annual Jack Grapes Poetry Prize is open! This year they are awarding three winners and six finalists. The three winners will receive $200 each, plus publication. The six finalists will receive $50 each, plus publication. The contest is free to enter and will be judged […]

My new micro-chapbook “Reconstructed Happiness” free printable download

Tremendous thanks to the fine editors of the Origami Poems Project for publishing my micro-chapbook and to Laura Burke for gorgeous artwork “What comes through” on the cover. You can read the poems or download a printable PDF to fold into a 6-page micro-chapbook for free! They have […]

My new micro-chapbook "Reconstructed Happiness" free printable download

Tremendous thanks to the fine editors of the Origami Poems Project for publishing my micro-chapbook and to Laura Burke for gorgeous artwork “What comes through” on the cover. You can read the poems or download a printable PDF to fold into a 6-page micro-chapbook for free! They have […]

CASH PRIZE/NO FEE Poetry contest & editor interview – Origami Poems, DEADLINE: July 15, 2020

Origami Poems is a non-profit organization with a mission of “the encouragement of literature & the arts by bringingĀ Free Poetry to everyone through the printing and distribution (world-wide) of free Origami micro-chapbooks as well as through poetry events, both of which engender increasing awareness of and appreciation for […]

NO FEE Poetry Book Contest, $250 Prize – Broken River Prize (Platypus Press), DEADLINE: July 31, 2020

Every once in a while a new press with new ideas and amazing projects appears on the literary scene. Platypus Press is one of those. I've been nothing but impressed with their creativity and professionalism. They are an independent press based in England and seek to unearth innovative […]

18 NO FEE Poetry Contests – DEADLINES: Dec. 1 – 31, 2019

Below are the details for eighteen free poetry contests in the order of the upcoming deadlines in December 2019. The contests are listed in order of deadline and in two sections: 1) open to most, 2) open to specific region, identity, etc. Also listed are links to other […]

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