Category: Contests (No Entry Fee)

NO FEE contest + editor interview – streetcake writing prize, DEADLINE: Sept. 20, 2021

streetcake is an online magazine founded in 2008 and is currently open for submissions of poetry and short fiction for their writing prize. Prizes include mentoring sessions, email feedback, book bundles, and publication. They publish little “slices” of writing prompts on their Submissions page, so check those out […]

Poetry Super Highway Contest (non-profit), $1/Poem entry fee, DEADLINE: Sept. 18, 2021

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 $751, $450, and $300 for first, […]

NO FEE Jack Grapes Poetry Prize, $2,400 in prizes! – Cultural Daily, DEADLINE: Aug. 31, 2021

Cultural Daily’s 9th annual Jack Grapes Poetry Prize is open! This year they are awarding 3 WINNERS to receive $500 each, plus publication. 9 FINALISTS will receive $100 each, plus publication. Winners and finalists will be announced in mid-October. The contest is free to enter. See my interview […]

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 […]

Trish Hopkinson
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