September 25th, 2006

Egrets Reading

Poetry Contests

With the end of September approaching, there are some poetry contests with impending deadlines:

DKA Poetry Contest: Deadline 9/30/06 for short poem 25 lines and less. No entry fee. First prize - $75

Shadow Poetry Contests: Deadline 9/30/06. There are two contests. The Little Bitty Poetry Competition. $1.50 entry fee per poem. $40.00 first prize. The Rhyme Time Competition. $2.00 entry fee per poem. $50.00 first prize.

Poetry Super Highway: Deadline 10/13/06. Entry fee $1 per poem, no limit to number of poems a poet can enter. First prize is 50% of the collected entry fees. Second prize is 30% of the collected entry fees. Third prize is 20% of the collected entry fees. (This is a not-for-profit contest). There are miscellaneous donated prizes – chapbooks, poetry journal subscriptions, a membership in the Fort Worth Haiku Society, entrance and a free beer for two at the Bowery Poetry Club in New York City, a copy of the Science Fiction Poetry Handbook, etc, etc. Poetry Super Highway’s goal is for every entrant to receive something but it depends on the number of donated prizes and the number of entries.

San Francisco International Competition: Haiku, Senryu, Tanka. Deadline 10/31/06. Entry fee is $1 per poem. First prize in each category is $100.00

I managed to miss the annual Arizona State Poetry Society Contest this year. The deadline was 9/11/06. I always like to enter it because there's a cinquain category I've won in the past....