“There’s no money in poetry, but then there’s no poetry in money, either.”–Robert Graves


Glimmer Train Press

Family Matters

Deadline: January 2, 2017

Entry Fee: $18


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A prize of $2,500, publication in Glimmer Train Stories, and 20 copies of the prize issue is given annually for a short story about families of any configuration. Using the online submission system, submit a story of up to 12,000 words with an $18 entry fee by January 2, 2017. Visit the website for complete guidelines.





Gemini Magazine

Poetry Contest

Deadline: January 3, 2017

Entry Fee: $5



A prize of $1,000 and publication in Gemini Magazine is given annually for a poem. The editors will judge. Submit up to three poems of any length with a $5 entry fee by January 3, 2017. Send an SASE, call, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines.

The Writing Contests, Grants, & Awards Database at P&W

The  Writing  Contests,  Grants  &  Awards  database  includes  details about  the  creative   writing contests—including poetry contests,  short  story competitions, essay contests, awards for novels, and more—published in Poets & Writers Magazine during the past year.  P&W reviews  the  practices  and policies  of  each  contest  before  including it, making it one of the most trusted resources for legitimate writing contests available anywhere.

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