Prose Poem Contests

Call for Submissions: 5th Annual Free 6-Month Fellowship to theOffice

Looking for a writer’s sanctuary? A place where you can leave the distractions of life behind and just sit down in peace to put words on the page? That’s what we offer here at theOffice – a quiet, communal workspace on the westside of Los Angeles. We have a roster filled with A-list screenwriters, novelists and more, but sometimes the cost of membership can be too much for up-and-coming writers. That’s why five years ago we started our free fellowship to theOffice. And we’re happy once again to offer it to you. Announcing our 5th Annual Free 6-Month Fellowship to theOffice. It works like this: You send us an example of your best piece of writing along with a paragraph or two explaining why this fellowship would help you. We select one winner who will receive 6 months of free 24/7* access to the space. This is equivalent to a Premium Membership, the highest level of membership we offer, worth upwards of $2500. Winner gets his/her own door code to the space with the ability to come and go even when staff isn’t here. You wanna write at 2AM on a Wednesday night? The space is all yours. You also get all the other perks of membership including unlimited, free coffee & tea, wifi, ergonomic workstations with Aeron chairs, a small reference library and all the peace and quiet you can handle. The fellowship starts May 1st and goes through October 31st, 2015. It is completely free to enter. Winner will be announced the last week of April. Contest is open to all new/aspiring/struggling writers who are looking to kick their productivity into overdrive. Think of this as your very own writer’s retreat right here in the city. Here’s what we need from you: An email with your contact information: Full name, phone, and email address. We will contact the winner via email. In the body of the email, please explain why you need this fellowship and what you hope to gain from it. (200 words or less, please) A 10 page .pdf writing sample of your work. Attach this to the email. Your best 10 pages. Do not submit pages that need to be set up or explained. Send 10 pages that stand alone. Only pdf submissions. All other attachments will be deleted. Email to: theOfficeFellowship(at)gmail(dot)com by April 15, 2015. That’s it. You’re done! Some important points to remember: Do your research on theOffice. Don’t submit if you’re not local, if you’re not sure you’ll be available, if you don’t like writing in a room with others. Be honest, if you live in Pasadena and won’t want to drive across town to write every day, then this fellowship isn’t for you. If you don’t flourish in...

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4th Women Inspirational Poetry Contest

4th Women Inspirational Poetry Contest This poetry contest is a celebration of inspirational women. Our journey as people and writers is to recognize those who display great attributes, those who endure through diverse challenges, and those who enrich us with their words. This contest is dedicated to all those women who have added to our lives, and made it easier for us to have hope. We encourage all writers to commemorate their loving memories of a phenomenal woman. This is a call to all poets who write about WOMEN. Write about someone who inspires you. You may use a character depiction, a triumphant situation; can surprise us with your talent. ALL writers welcome; written in english, original and unpublished entries. Winners will be notified in August 2015 by Oneal Walters; their names and the title of their winning poems will be published on www.wipconline.com. All poems remain the property of the poet. 1st Place $500 US, Interview 2nd Place $300 US 3rd Place $200 US Since writing is your passion, this contest is your chance to create the masterpiece that will showcase your talent for all to read and appreciate. Submission fees $31.00 US 1-2 poem submission. $51.00 US 4 poem submission. $41.00 US 3 poem submission. Don’t miss your chance to be named the 2015, 4th Women Inspirational Poetry Contest Winner! Submit online at contest@wipconline.com Deadline of June 24, 2015 There are two options for the submission fee; through mail by money order or certified cheque, or online through PayPal. Printed mail entries and submission fees mailed to: Women Inspirational Poetry Contest 2 Bloor Street West, Suite 700 Toronto, Ontario, Canada M4W 3R1 Make US money order or certified cheque payable to: Women Inspirational Poetry Contest. Printed on a separate sheet of paper, please include your contact information (name, address, email and number) Contact:  contest@wipconline.com How to enter online, visit:...

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Call for entries! Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest – Summer 2015

The Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest is open to anyone who enjoys expressing innermost thoughts and feelings into the beautiful literary art of poetry or writing a story that is worth telling everyone! Welcome to all having the ability to dream… We are now in the 10th year of our mission to inspire, motivate, and encourage anyone having the desire or love for poetry and writing, to continue doing so without fear of failure or success. Write a poem or short story for a chance to win cash prizes totaling $1275.00! All works must be original. http://www.dreamquestone.com Guidelines: Write a poem, thirty lines or fewer on any subject, style, or form, typed or neatly hand printed. And/or write a short story, five pages maximum length, on any subject or theme, fiction or non-fiction (including essay compositions, diary, journal entries and screenwriting). Also, all entries must be either typed or legibly hand printed. Multiple and simultaneous poetry and short story entries are accepted. Postmark deadline: July 31, 2015 All winners will be announced on September 26, 2015 Prizes: Writing First Prize is $500. Second: $250. Third: $100. Poetry First Prize is $250. Second: $125. Third: $50. Entry fees: $10 per story, $5 per poem To send entries: Include title(s) with your story (ies) or poem(s), along with your name, address, phone#, email, brief biographical info. (Tell us a little about yourself), on the coversheet. Add a self-addressed stamped envelope for entry confirmation. Fees payable to: “DREAMQUESTONE.COM” Mail to: Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest P.O. Box 3141 Chicago, IL 60654 Visit http://www.dreamquestone.com for details on how to enter! No one who achieves success does so without acknowledging the help of others. The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude. “And remember, in whatever you do, it’s okay to dream, for dreams do come true.” –Dream Quest...

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Rat’s Ass Review Call for Submissions

Rat’s Ass Review is back in business and once again soliciting submissions. Submissions info is at:  http://ratsassreview.net/ Submissions are to be sent to:  ratsassreview@gmail.com The info which you showed before remains correct: Editor plans to publish poetry that he likes.   No theory, no themes, just his personal taste.   Also no pay.   Online only. Visit the website: ...

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Indiana Review 2015 Poetry Prize

Indiana Review 2015 Poetry Prize FINAL JUDGE: EDUARDO C. CORRAL Winner receives $1000 and publication in Indiana Review plus a scholarship to attend Adrian Matejka’s workshop at this year’s Indiana University Writers’ Conference. All entries are considered for publication. We look forward to reading your work! Submissions Deadline: March 15, 2015 EDUARDO C. CORRAL Eduardo C. Corral is a CantoMundo fellow. He holds degrees from Arizona State University and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. His poems have appeared in Best American Poetry 2012, Beloit Poetry Journal, Huizache, Jubilat, New England Review, Ploughshares, Poetry, Poetry Northwest, and Quarterly West. His work has been honored with a “Discovery”/The Nation Award, the J. Howard and Barbara M. J. Wood Prize from Poetry, and writing residencies to the MacDowell Colony and Yaddo. He has served as the Olive B. O’Connor Fellow in Creative Writing at Colgate University and as the Philip Roth Resident in Creative Writing at Bucknell University. Slow Lightning, his first book of poems, was selected by Carl Phillips as the 2011 winner of the Yale Series of Younger Poets competition. The recipient of a Whiting Writers’ Award and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, he currently lives in New York City. Reading Fee: $20 USD—Includes a one-year subscription The winner of our contest will receive $1,000 and publication in Indiana Review. The winner will also receive a scholarship to attend Adrian Matejka’s poetry workshop at this year’s Indiana University Writers’ Conference. All entries are considered for publication. All entries are considered anonymously. Previously published works and works forthcoming elsewhere cannot be considered. Simultaneous submissions are okay, but the fee is non-refundable if accepted elsewhere. Multiple entries are okay, as long as a separate reading fee is included with each entry. Further, IR cannot consider work from anyone currently or recently affiliated with Indiana University or the prize judge. Guidelines: Send up to 3 poems per submission (a single submission should not exceed 8 pages) As of September 2014 we no longer accept hard-copy submissions. Entrant’s name must not appear on the submission. Cover letter must include name, address, phone number, and title. Entrant’s name should appear ONLY in the cover letter. Each fee entitles entrant to a one-year subscription, an extension of a current subscription, or a gift subscription. Please indicate your choice and enclose complete address information for subscriptions. International addresses, please add $12 for postage ($7 for addresses in Canada). Be sure to select the genre “Poetry Prize” on the submission form. How to enter, visit: ...

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Annual Spirit First Poetry Contest

Annual Spirit First Poetry Contest Deadline: January 31, 2015  First Prize: $200  Second Prize: $150  Third Prize: $100 Complete Guidelines:  Spirit First is pleased to announce its Sixth Annual Meditation Poetry Contest. Poetry submissions may be of any length and any style but must have a theme of Meditation, Mindfulness, Silence, Stillness, or Solitude (we are referring to peaceful solitude—not loneliness). Poems may reflect any discipline, any faith, or none. Poems must be previously unpublished.  Enter up to three submissions. Sending more than three poems will lead to those poems being disqualified.  Please submit your poems by email unless you do not have access to the Internet. Poems will be accepted by U.S. Postal Service for those who do not have Internet access. All others are requested to be emailed. Poems sent by U.S. Postal Service will not be returned. Poems must be received by January 31, 2015.  Please submit your poems all in one file or inside the body of an email (rather than three poems in three separate files). Be sure to include the author’s name, address, telephone number, and email address. There is no cost to enter this contest. Submissions must be received no later than January 31, 2015. Please note: We are sorry to say we are unable to provide personal evaluations/reviews of individual poems (we receive many requests for this).  Winners will be announced on or before April 30, 2015, on the Spirit First website at www.spiritfirst.org . Winning poems will be published on the Spirit First website, the Spirit First Facebook page, the Spirit First blog, and in a Spirit First newsletter (authors retain full rights to their poems). How to submit: By email: send to meditate@spiritfirst.org  By U.S. Postal Service (for those without Internet access): send to the following address:  Spirit First Poetry Contest PO Box 8076 Langley Park, MD 20787 Visit the website for entry details:  http://www.spiritfirst.org/poetry_contest2015entry.html  To all our participating poets, thank you for your beautiful words. We look forward to reading your...

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