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Order Poetry Contest Insider1/2 K Prose-Poem/Short-Short Prize (Indiana Review)

49th Parallel Poetry Award


Abbie M. Copps Poetry Competition

Academi Cardiff International Poetry Competition

Agha Shahid Ali Prize in Poetry                                   

Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize

Akron Poetry Prize

The Alberta Prize

The Aldrich Poetry Competition

Alfred G. Bailey Prize for Poetry

Alice Fay Di Castagnola Award (Poetry Society of America)

Allegheny Review Award in Poetry

Allen Ginsberg Poetry Awards                           

Alligator Juniper's National Writing Contest

All Nations Press Chapbook Contest

Al Savard Memorial Poetry Contest

The Alsop Review Poetry Competition

American Literary Review Poetry Contest

American Poet Prize

American Poetry Review/Honickman First Book Prize               

American-Scandinavian Foundation Translation Prizes

Amy Award

Anabiosis Press Chapbook Contest

Andres Montoya Poetry Prize

Anhinga Prize for Poetry

Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards

Ann Arlys Bowler Student Poetry Contest                                

Annie Finch Prize for Poetry

Ann Stanford Poetry Prize

Annual Merit Book Awards

Anthology Poetry Contest
Anthony Abbott Poetry Competition

Antietam Review Literary Award

A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize

Appalachian Poetry Competition                                         

Arizona Literary & Book Awards

Arizona State Poetry Society Annual Contests

Art Cooperative Fellowship in Poetry

Art in the Air Poetry Contest

Artisan Poetry Contest

Arts & Letters Awards

Arts & Letters Prize in Poetry

Asinine Poetry Contest                                                      

ASLA Writing Competition

Autumn House Press Poetry Contest


Bacchae Press National Poetry Chapbook Contest

Backwaters Prize

The Bakeless Contest

Balticon SF Poetry Contest                                              

Baltimore Review Poetry Contest

Banff Center Bliss Carman Poetry Award

Bank Street Writers Competition

Barbara Mandigo Kelly Peace Poetry Awards

Barnard College New Women Poets Prize

Barrow Street Press Book Contest

Bay Area Book Reviewers Association (BABRA) Awards            

Bay Area Poets Coalition Contest

B.C. High School Writing and Design Contest

Beatrice Hawley Competition

Beginnings Poetry & Fiction Contest

Belmont Poetry Prize

Benjamin Saltman Poetry Award

Bernard F. Conners Prize

Best of Ohio Writers Writing Contest                               

Betsy Colquitt Award for Poetry

The Betty Drevniok Award

Beverly Hopkins Memorial Poetry Contest for High School Students

Big City Lit Poetry Contest

The Binghamton University Milton Kessler Poetry Book Award

Black Zinnias First Book Award for Poetry

Blue Light Poetry Prize                                            

Blue Lynx Poetry Prize

Bluestem Poetry Award

Blue Unicorn Poetry Contest

Boardman Tasker Prize

Bob Snyder Poetry Awards

Bordighera Poetry Prize

Boston Authors Club Book Awards                                       

Boston Review Poetry Contest

The bp Nichol Chap-Book Award

The Briar Cliff Review Fiction, Poetry & Creative Nonfiction Competition

Brick & Mortar Review Poetry Contest

The Bridport Prize

Bright Hill Press Poetry Book Competition

Bright Hill Press Poetry Chapbook Competition

Brittingham and Pollak Poetry Prizes                                      

Broadway Poetry Prize

Brodine/Brodinsky Poetry Competition

Burnaby Writers' Society Annual Competition

ByLine Press Chapbook Contest

Byron's Quill Award for Poetry


CAA Jack Chalmers Poetry Award                                      

Cafe Poetica Fast Track Contest (Poem Train)

Caketrain Chapbook Competition

California Book Awards

California State Poetry Society Annual Contest

Campbell Corner Poetry Prize

Canadian Poetry Association Annual Poetry Contest

The Carlyle Prize in Poetry                                             

Carolina Wren Press Poetry Chapbook Contest

Cave Canem Poetry Prize

CBC Literary Awards

Cecil Hemley Memorial Award (Poetry Society of America)

Celtic Voice Writing Contest

The Center for Book Arts Poetry Chapbook Competition

Chelsea Award for Poetry

Cherrybite Open Poetry Competition                                       

Chicago Literary Awards

Chicano/Latino Literary Prize

Chistell Writing Contest

Cider Press Review Book Award

Circle Magazine Poetry Contest

The Claremont Review Poetry Contest

Clark College Poetry Contest                                                 

Claudia Ann Seaman Poetry Award

Cleveland Poets Series

Cleveland State University First Book Competition

Cleveland State University Open Competition

CNW/FFWA Florida State Writing Competition

Colorado Prize for Poetry

Columbia Journal Poetry Contest

Common Ground Review Poetry Contest                                     

Concrete Wolf Poetry Chapbook Contest

Conference on Christianity & Literature Poetry Contest

Connecticut River Review Annual Poetry Contest

Contemporary Poetry Series (For First Books)

Contemporary Poetry Series (For Subsequent Books)

Corneliu M. Popescu Prize for European Poetry Translation

Crab Orchard Series in Poetry - First Book Prize Award                  

Crab Orchard Series in Poetry - Open Competition Award

Cream City Review Poetry Contest

Creating Reality Haiku Competition

Creating Reality Open Poetry Competition

Creativity Unlimited Press Poetry Competition


dA Center for the Arts Poetry Contest                                           

Daily News Prize (The Caribbean Writer)

Daily Telegraph Arvon International Poetry Contest

Dallas Poets Community - Open Poetry Contest

Dana Awards in Poetry

Dancing Poetry Contest

Dan Sullivan Memorial Poetry Contest

Davoren Hanna Poetry Competition

Delirium Poetry Contest                                                     

Del Sol Press Poetry Prize

Dense Growth: Writing the Pacific Northwest

Diagram Chapbook Contest

Diana Brebner Prize

Dicey Brown Chapbook Prize

DINER Poetry Contest

'Discovery'/The Nation: The Joan Leiman Jacobson Poetry Prizes            

Dr. Maximilian Tundra Memorial Poetry Prize and Short Speculative Fiction Contest

Dogwood Poetry Contest

Donald Hall Prize in Poetry: AWP Award Series

Don Russ Poetry Prize

Dorothy Brunsman Poetry Prize

Dorothy Daniels Honorary Writing Award

Dream Horse Press National Poetry Chapbook Prize                               

Dreams & Nightmares Poetry Competition

Dry Ground: Writing the Desert Southwest


Eastern Rainbow Open Poetry Competition

Ed & Fay Phillips Memorial Prize in Poetry

EDDA Poetry Chapbook Competition for Women

The Editions Poetry Prize (WordTech Editions)

El Dorado Writers' Guild Annual Writing Contest                              

Election 2004 Political Satire Poetry Contest

Electronic Poetry Review's Discovery Award

Elinor Benedict Poetry Prize

Elixir Poetry Awards

Ellipsis Award

Emily Dickinson Award in Poetry

Envoi Poetry Competition                                                         

Ernest Sandeen Prize in Poetry

Erskine J. Poetry Prize

Euphoria Annual Poetry Contest


FCCJ Writers' Festival Poetry Contests (Florida Community College at Jacksonville)

Feile Filiochta International Poetry Competition

Fence Modern Poets Series                                                          

Fernando Rielo World Prize for Mystical Poetry

FIELD Poetry Prize

Fineline Competition International Poetry Competition

Five Fingers Review Awards

Five Points James Dickey Prize for Poetry

Flash!Point Poetry Competition

Floating Bridge Press Poetry Chapbook Award                                

The Florida Review Editors' Awards

Flume Press Poetry Chapbook Contest

Flying Corn Press Poetry Prize

Flyway Sweet Corn Prize

The Foley Poetry Contest

Foreign Ground: Travelers' Tales

Foster City International Writer's Contest                                       

Four Way Books Intro Series Poetry Prize

Four Way Books Levis Poetry Prize

The Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award

Frances Locke Memorial Poetry Award

Frank O'Hara Award Chapbook Competition

FreeFall Magazine's Fiction & Poetry Contest

Free Lunch Poetry Contest                                                        

FreeXpresSion Poetry Contest

Fresh Meadows Poets Annual Poetry Competition

Frith Press Open Poetry Chapbook Competition

Fugue Annual Contest in Prose and Poetry

Funny Paper Open Poetry Contest


Galway Kinnell Poetry Contest

Gannon University's High School Poetry Contest                                  

George Bogin Memorial Award (Poetry Society of America)

Gerald Brady Memorial Award

Gerald Cable Book Award

Gin Bender Poetry Contest

Gival Press Poetry Competition

Glasgow Prize for Emerging Writers

GLCA New Writers Awards (Great Lakes Colleges Association)                  

Governor General's Literary Awards (The Canada Council for the Arts)

Grandmother Earth National Writing Awards

Grasslands Review Editors' Prize in Poetry

Grayson Books Poetry Chapbook Competition

Great Blue Heron Poetry Contest

Green Rose Poetry Prize

Greensboro Award in Poetry                                                      

Greensboro Review Literary Awards

Greg Grummer Poetry Award

The Griffin Prize for Excellence in Poetry

Grolier Poetry Prize

The Grove Review Annual Poetry Contest

GSU Review Annual Writing Contest

Gulf Coast Poetry Prize

Gulf Stream Firsts Contest                                                         

Gumball Poetry Drive

Guy Owen Poetry Prize


Hackney Literary Awards

The Haiku Calendar Competition

Haiku Presence Award

Hard Ground: Writing the Rockies                                               

Harold G. Henderson Awards

Harold Morton Landon Translation Award

Hart Crane Memorial Poetry Award

Hastings International Poetry Competition

Hayden Carruth Award

Hazel Hall Award for Poetry (Oregon Book Awards)

Heaven Bone Press International Chapbook Competition                           

Helen Schaible Shakespearean/Petrarchan Sonnet Contest

Her Mark 2005 Words

Hill-Stead Museum National Poetry Competition

Hollis Summers Poetry Prize

Howard Nemerov Sonnet Award

The HSA Bernard Lionel Einbond Renku Competiton


Idaho Prize for Poetry                                                        Competition

Indiana Review Poetry Prize

Inkwell Magazine Annual Poetry Competition

Inland Empire California Writers Club Short Story, Non-Fiction and Poetry Writing Contest

International Tanka Splendor Award

"In the Beginning Was the Word" Literary Arts Contest

The Iowa Awards                                                                   

Iowa Poetry Prize

Ishar Singh Poetry Contest

Isotope Editors' Prizes


The Jabowski Prize

Jack Kerouac Poetry Prize

Jackson/Phelan Literary Awards                                                   

James Hearst Poetry Prize

James Laughlin Award

James W. Hackett Annual International Award for Haiku

James Wright Poetry Award

Jane Kenyon Poetry Prize

Jane R. Harwood Memorial Poetry Contest

Janice Farrell Poetry Prize

Japanese Literary Translation Prize                                                    

Jerry Labriola & Brian Jud Writing Competitions

Jerwood Aldeburgh First Collection Prize

Jessie Bryce Niles Chapbook Competition

Jim Bosveld Memorial "Give 'Em Shelter" Chapbook Competition

John Ciardi Lifetime Achievement Award in Poetry

The John Ciardi Prize for Poetry

The John Dryden Translation Competition                                              

John Glassco Translation Prize

The Journal Award in Poetry

Joy Bale Boone Poetry Award

'Judge a Book by Its Cover' Writing Competition

Judith Siegel Pearson Award

Julia Peterkin Award

Julia Ward Howe Book Awards (Boston Authors Club)                               

Juniper Prize for Poetry

Justice Writing Contest


Kate Tufts Discovery Award

Katherine Ward Memorial Awards

Kathryn A. Morton Prize in Poetry

Kathryn Handley Prose Poem Prize

Kay Snow Writing Awards                                                             

Keith Browning Awards in Creative Writing

Kent & Sussex Open Poetry Competition

Kenyon Review Poetry Prize for Young Writers

The Kenyon Review Prize in Poetry

Kick Start Poets Competition

Kimera Poetry Contest

Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award                                                   

Kore Press First Book Award

Koret Young Writer on Jewish Themes Award


LadySixString Lyric Writing Contest

Larry Levis Editors' Prize in Poetry

Laughing Frank Poetry Contest

Laurence Goldstein Poetry Award and Lawrence Prize for Fiction                    

Ledbury Poetry Festival Poetry Competition

The Ledge Poetry Awards

The Ledge Poetry Chapbook Competition

Lee Bennett Hopkins Promising Poet Award

Leicester Poetry Society Open Poetry Competition

Lena-Miles Wever Todd Poetry Series

Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize

Lesbian Writers Fund                                                                      

Levis Reading Prize

Lewis & Clark Discovery Award

Lewis & Clark Expedition Award

Library of Avalon Poetry Competition

Library of Virginia Literary Awards

Litchfield Review Spring Edition Competition

Literal Latte Food Verse Awards                                                      

Literal Latte Poetry Awards

Literary Escape Free Poetry Contest

Literary Sashimi Award

Little Poem Press Chapbook Contest

L.L. Winship Award

The Loella Cady Lamphier Prize for Poetry

Lohmann Poetry Prize                                                                 

Lois Cranston Memorial Poetry Prize

LOL Limerick Contest

Long Poem Contest

Lorine Niedecker Poetry Award

Louis Canepa Song/Lyric Prize

Louise Louis/Emily F. Bourne Student Poetry Award (Poetry Society of America)

The Louisiana Literature Prize for Poetry

Lucille Medwick Memorial Award (Poetry Society of America)                  

Lumina National Poetry Contest

Lush Triumphant Literary Awards Competition

Lynda Hull Memorial Poetry Prize

Lynn DeCaro Poetry Contest

Lyric Poetry Award (Poetry Society of America)

Lyric Recovery Festival at Carnegie Hall


Mad Blood's Literary Arts Contest

Mad Poets Review Competition

The Mail on Sunday/John Llewellyn Rhys Prize

Main Street Rag's Annual Poetry Book Award

Main Street Rag's International Chapbook Contest

Maize Prize for Poetry

Manchester Cathedral Interfaith & Religious Poetry Competition                     

Manifold Competitions

Many Mountains Moving Poetry Book Contest

Margin Annual Poetry Contest

Marie M. Anderson Poetry Award

The Marilyn Jacobs Poetry Award Contest

Marjorie J. Wilson Award

Marlboro Review Poetry Prize

Marsh Hawk Press Poetry Prize                                                                 

Martha C. James Writing Contest

Mary Belle Campbell Poetry Book Publication Award

Mary Roberts Rinehart Awards

Masters Poetry Series Contest

Matt Clark Prize

May Swenson Poetry Award

Melbourne Poets Union Annual National Poetry Competition                             

Meridian Editors' Prizes

Michael E. DeBakey Medical Student Poetry Award

Michigan Quarterly Review Literary Prizes

Middlesex University Poetry Competition

Mid-List Press First Series Award for Poetry

Mikki Griffis Morris Poetry Competition

Milford Fine Arts Council National Poetry Contest

Milton Kessler Memorial Prize for Poetry                                               

Miriam Lindberg Israel Poetry for Peace Award

Mississippi Review Prize

Mona Schreiber Prize for Humorous Fiction & Nonfiction

Moonfire Woman Poetry Competition

The Morton Marr Poetry Prize

Mosaic Poetry Competition

Mudfish Poetry Prize                                                                         

Muriel Craft Bailey Memorial Award

MVP Competition


Naomi Long Madgett Poetry Award

NASCENCE Emerging Writers Contest

NASCENCE Established Woman Poet Contest

National Federation of State Poetry Societies Awards (NFSPS)                       

National Poetry Book Award (Texas A&M University)

National Poetry Competition (The Poetry Society, UK)

National Poetry Review Chapbook Prize

The National Poetry Series

National Translation Award (American Literary Translation Association)

National Undergrad Poetry and Flash Fiction Contests (The Crucible)

Native Writer's Circle of the Americas First Book Contest

Nat Turner Poetry Prize                                                                  

The Nature of Nature Environmental Poetry Prize

Nature Poetry Competition

Nebraska Review Awards

Nerve Cowboy Chapbook Contest

New American Press Chapbook Contest

Newark Poetry Society Poetry Competition

New Blind Press Poetry Contest                                                            

Newburyport Art Association Annual Poetry Contest

New Century Writer Awards

The New Criterion Poetry Prize

New Discovery Poetry Contest

New Eden Chapbook Competition

New England/New York Competition

New England Poetry Club Contests                                                              

The New Issues Poetry Prize

New Letters Poetry Award

New Millennium Writings Awards

New Women's Voices Prize in Poetry

New Words Poetry Competition

The New Writer Poetry Prizes

NFSPS Stevens Poetry Manuscript Contest

Nicholas A. Virgilio Memorial Haiku Competition for High School Students     

Nicholas Roerich Poetry Prize

Nightboat Books Annual Poetry Prize

NLAPW International Haiku Contest (National League of American Pen Women)

Nobuyuki Yuasa International English Haibun Contest

No Love Lost Poetry Series

Norfolk Writers Poetry Competition

Norma Farber First Book Award (Poetry Society of America)                     

North Carolina State University Poetry Contest

Northern Ontario Poetry Competition

Nottingham Open Poetry Competition

NWU Local 7 Poetry Contest (National Writers Union)


Oberon Poetry Prize

OCyber! Poetry Chapbook Contest                                                         

Ohioana Poetry Award

The Oklahoma Book Awards

Oliver W. Browning Poetry Competition Summer Poetry Writing Contest Winter Poetry Writing Contest

Oneswan Productions Writing Competition

Open Chapbook Competition (Finishing Line Books)

Open Poetry Booklet Collection Competition                                          

Open Window Poetry Anthology Series

Oregon State Poetry Association Contests

Orphic Prize for Poetry

Oscar Wilde Award

Other Voices Fiction & Poetry Contest

Ottakar's & Faber Poetry Competition

Owl Creek Chapbook Competition                                                         

Owl Creek Poetry Prize


Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry

Painted Bride Quarterly's Poetry Contest

Paris Lake Poetry Contest

The Paris Review Prize in Poetry

Partners Writing Group Open Poetry Competition                                      

Passager Poetry Contest for Writers Over 50

Paterson Poetry Prize

Pat Parnell Poetry Contest

Pauline Ellis Prize for Prose Poetry

Paumanok Poetry Award

Pavement Saw Press Chapbook Award

Peace & Freedom Open Poetry Competition

Pearl Poetry Prize                                                                          

Pebble Lake Review Poetry and Fiction Contest

Pecan Grove National Chapbook Contest

Pecos River Cabin Poetry Prize

PEN Award for Poetry in Translation

PEN Center USA Literary Awards

Pennsylvania Poetry Society Annual Contest

Penumbra Poetry & Haiku Contest                                                  

People Before Profits Poetry Prize

Perelandra Writing Competition

Perugia Press Intro Award

Petra Kenney Poetry Competition

Philbrick Poetry Award

The Philip Levine Prize in Poetry

Phoenix Festival Poetry Contest

Phyllis Smart Young Prize in Poetry                                                       

Pinyon Poetry & Fiction Contest

Pitshanger Poets Competition

Plimpton Prize

Plan B Press Chapbook Contest

Poems Niederngasse Contest

Poetic Licence Contest for Canadian Youth

Poetic Mayhem Poetry Contest                                                         

Poetry 2004 International Poetry Competition (Atlanta Review)

The Poetry Center Book Award

Poetry Center of Chicago Annual Juried Reading

Poetry e-Motion Monthly Audio Poem Competition

Poetry Initiative Poetry Contest

Poetry Life Open Poetry Competition

Poetry London Competition                                                                

Poetry Magazine Awards

Poetry Society of America Chapbook Fellowships

Poetry Society of New Hampshire National Contests

Poetry Society of Virginia (Adult Categories)

Poetry Society of Virginia (Student Categories)

Poetry West/Eleventh Muse Chapbook Competition

Poet's Corner Award

Poets' Dinner Committee Contest                                                         

Poets on Parnassus Prize

Poets Out Loud Prize

Porter Fleming Competition

Portland Pen Poetry Contest

Portlandia Poetry Chapbook Contest

Posner Poetry Book Award

Potent Prose Ax Poetry Prize                                                           

Prairie Poets Award

Prairie Schooner Prize Book Series: Poetry

Pudding House National Looking Glass Chapbook Competition

Pulse Poetry Prize


The Quentin R. Howard Poetry Prize

Quercus Review Poetry Contest                                                             

Quercus Review Poetry Series Annual Book Award

Quincy Writer's Guild Adult Creative Writing Contest


Ragged Raven Press International Poetry Competition

Raiziss/de Palchi Translation Award

Ralph Gustafson Award for Poetry

Randall Jarrell/Harperprints Poetry Chapbook Competition

Ray Bradbury Creative Writing Contest                                                  

Real Eight Review Poetry Contest

Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry

Red Booth Review Chapbook Contest

Reuben Rose Poetry Competition

Rhea & Seymour Gorsline Poetry Prize

Richard Phillips Poetry Prize

The Richard Snyder Memorial Publication Prize                                       

Richard Wilbur Award

River City Writing Awards

River Styx International Poetry Contest

Robert E. Lee & Ruth I. Wilson Poetry Book Award

Robert Frost Poetry Award

Robert H. Winner Memorial Award (Poetry Society of America)

Robert Lowell Translation Prize

Robert Penn Warren Awards                                                   

Robert Phillips Poetry Chapbook Prize

Robinson Jeffers Tor House Prize for Poetry

Robooth Poetry Competition

Room of One's Own Poetry Contest

Rose Velardi Poetry Showcase

Runes Poetry Award

Ruskin Art Club Poetry Award (formerly the Red Hen Press Poetry Award)

Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowships                                                       

Ruth Stone Prize in Poetry


Sacramento Poetry Center Annual Contest

The St. Louis Poetry Center Contest for Best Poem

Salt Hill Annual Poetry Contest

Sam Ragan Poetry Prize

Samuel French Morse Poetry Prize                                             

San Diego Writers' Cooperative Poetry & Fiction Contest

San Francisco International Competition: Haiku, Senryu, Tanka

San Francisco International Competition: Rengay

Sara Henderson Hay Prize for Poetry

Saturday Writers One-Page Poem Contest

Sawtooth Poetry Prize

Scintilla Open Poetry Competition                                                  

Seattle Review Poetry Contest

Second Wind Poetry Award

SEEDS Chapbook Anthology

Sendero Poetry Contest

Shadows Ink

Shaunt Basmajian Chapbook Award

Sheree Fitch Prize for Writing by Young People

Short Grain Contest                                                                    

Slapering Hol Press Chapbook Competition

Slim Volume Series

Slipstream Poetry Chapbook Competition

Slope Editions: Annual Book Prize

Small Poetry Press Chapbook Contest

Smith/Doorstop Book & Pamphlet Competition

Snake Nation Press: Editors Choice Prize                                          

The Snapshot Press Haiku Collection Competition

The Snapshot Press Tanka Collection Competition

Solo Poetry Contest

So To Speak Poetry Contest

SouthWest Writers Contest

SouthWest Writers: Young Writers Contest

Sow's Ear Poetry Chapbook Competition

Sow's Ear Poetry Competition                                                         

Spanish Moss Literary Competition

Speakeasy Competition

Speakeasy Prize

Spire Annual Poetry Book Competition

Spire Annual Poetry Chapbook Competition

Spirituality Poetry Competition

Split the Lark Poets' Festival: Open Poetry Competition                          

Spokane Prizes

The Spoon River Poetry Review Editors' Prize

SSA Writer's Contest (Society of Southwestern Authors)

Stan and Tom Wick Poetry Prize

Stan and Tom Wick Poetry Scholarship Awards

Steel Toe Books Prize in Poetry

Stephen Dunn Award in Poetry

Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour                                

Strokestown Poetry Prize

Strong Medicine Poetry Contest

Student Writing Contest (The Atlantic Monthly)

subTerrain's Annual Literary Awards Competition

Sue Saniel Elkind Poetry Prize

Summerfield G. Roberts Award

Summer Literary Seminars Poetry Contest (Fence Magazine)

Sundress Publications Annual Book Contest                                    

Sunken Garden Poetry Festival National Poetry Competition

Sunken Garden Poetry Festival Young Poets Competition

Swan Scythe Press Poetry Chapbook Contest

Swink Editors' Awards for Emerging Writers

Swink Literary Awards


TallGrass Writers' Guild Poetry Contest                                             

Tampa Review Prize for Poetry

Tampa Writers Alliance Writing Contest

Tanka Calendar Competition

Tennessee Writers Alliance Poetry Award

Terminus Chapbook Competition

Terminus Editors' Prize for Poetry and Fiction

Texas Institute of Letters Awards

Texas Laughing Gull Writing Contest                                                 

Thin Air Poetry & Prose Contest

Third Coast Poetry Award

Thomas Merton Poetry of the Sacred Contest

Tickled by Thunder Poetry Contest

Tiger's Eye Poetry Contest

The Times/Stephen Spender Prize for Poetry Translation

Tom Collins Poetry Prize                                                            

Tom Howard/John H. Reid Poetry Contest

Toronto Book Awards

Toronto Poetry Competition

Towson University Prize for Literature

Transcontinental Poetry Award

The Trewithen Poetry Prize

T.S. Eliot Prize                                                                             

T.S. Eliot Prize for Poetry

Tupelo Press Dorset Prize

Tupelo Press Poetry Contest for First Books of Poetry

Tupelo Press Snowbound Series Chapbook Competition

Tusculum Review Contest

Two Rivers Review Poetry Chapbook Prize

Two Rivers Review Poetry Prize

Tyme Gallery Annual Poetry Contest                                                


Uccelli Press Chapbook Competition

United Planet Poetry Contest

Utah Arts Council Original Writing Competition

Utmost Christian Children & Youth Poetry Contest

Utmost Christian Poetry Contest


Vachel Lindsay Poetry Awards

The Vassar Miller Prize in Poetry

Ver Poets Open Competition

Verse Prize

Vickers Poetry Awards

Violet Reed Haas Prize

Virgil Hutton Haiku Memorial Award Chapbook Contest                           

Visions of Poetry

Viz. Youth Awards


W.B. Yeats Society Annual Poetry Competition

Wallace W. Winchell Poetry Contest

Walt Whitman Award

Ware Poets Open Poetry Competition                                                

War Poetry Contest (sponsored by Winning Writers)

Washington Poets Association Annual Poetry Contest

Washington State Book Awards

Water Press & Media Annual First Book Award

Wavelength Poetry Chapbook Contest

Wavelength Poetry Contest

Wednesday Club Poetry Prize (St. Louis)

Weldon Kees Chapbook Prize                                                    

Wells Festival of Literature International Poetry Competition

Wergle Flomp Poetry Contest (sponsored by Winning Writers)

Western Australian Premier's Book Awards

Westmoreland Arts & Heritage Festival Poetry and Short Story Contest

West Town Press Poetry Chapbook Competition

WFNB Individual Poems Prize

W.H. Heinemann Award                                                              

Whiskey Island Annual Poetry Contest

White Eagle Coffee Store Press Chapbook Contest

White Pelican Review Poetry Contest

White Pine Press Poetry Prize

Wick Poetry Chapbook Open Competition

Wick Student Poetry Competition

Willamette Award in Poetry

Willard R. Espy Award                                                                     

Will Hall Chapbook Competition

William Carlos Williams Award (Poetry Society of America)

William Carlos Williams Poetry Competition

William Faulkner/William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition

The William Stafford Prize for Poetry

Willis Barnstone Translation Prize

Winnow Press Chapbook Award in Poetry                                 

Winnow Press First Book Award in Poetry

Winnow Press Open Book Award in Poetry

Witness Emerging Writers Contest

Words of Love Writing Contest

Words Words Words Annual Poetry Contest

Word Works Washington Prize

Word Works Young Poets Competition                                         

World Order of Narrative & Formalist Poets Poetry Contest

The Writer Magazine/Emily Dickinson Award (Poetry Society of America)

Writers at Work Fellowship Competition

The Writers Bureau Poetry Contest

Writer's Challenge Literary Association Poetry Contest

Writer's Digest Self-Published Book Awards

Writers' Forum Poetry Competition

Writers' Haven Open Poetry Contest                                            

Writers inc Writers-of-the-Year Competition

Writers' Workshop Annual Poetry Contest

Writing on Vocation Award

Writing the River


X.J. Kennedy Poetry Prize


Yale Series of Younger Poets

Yorkshire Open Poetry Competition


Zone 3 Rainmaker Awards in Poetry

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