10 Poetry Contests to Enter Now
These 2023 poetry contests include grand prizes up to $5,000.
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The 2023 Alpine Fellowship Poetry Prize is for the best poetry on the theme of flourishing. The winner will receive a cash prize, and second and third place will receive money for travel to attend a 2023 symposium in Fjällnäs, Sweden from August 10th to 13th.
The Ambroggio Prize is for a book-length poetry manuscript originally written in Spanish with an English translation.
’s Poem of the Year award accepts entries from around the world and gives cash prizes to the winner and the runner-up.
The Fish Poetry Prize was established in 2006. Billy Collins will judge this year’s contest.
Each year between January 1 and April 15, The Florida Review accepts submissions to three Editor’s Prizes in Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, and Poetry.
This year, Frontier Poetry is launching its Hurt and Healing Prize for emerging poets with no more than two full-length collections published at the time of submission. The contest will be judged by Andrés Cerpa.
Kent & Sussex Poetry Society Open Poetry Competition is open to poems from all over the world. This year, the competition will be judged by Jonathan Edwards.
Magma 2022/23 Poetry Competition is open in two categories this year (The Judge’s Prize and The Editors’ Prize). Both have the same deadline and prizes. Victoria Kennefick will judge The Judge’s Prize and a panel of Magma Editors will judge The Editors’ Prize.
($1,239) for first place, £300 ($372) for second place, £150 ($186) for third place.
seeks todays best humor poems. The contest has been held for twenty-two years.
Eliza Harris is an editorial assistant for Catapult, Social Media Manager + Assistant Poetry Editor for DIAGRAM, and Director of Communications for The Speakeasy Project. She grew up in Durham, North Carolina, and is now based in Seattle, Washington. You can find her on Twitter and Instagram @elizaeharris.
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