Poetry Contests 2017
We've assembled a comprehensive list which features 77 of the most popular poetry contests in 2017, organized by deadline. Each poetry competition below has a link to the contest submission guidelines so you can learn a bit more about the contest, publisher and choose the poetry competition that's the best fit. We've also included the entry fee and prize money for each of the 2017 poetry contests listed on this page.
What's Included in our 2017 Poetry Contest List?
Whether you're looking for competitions for books of poetry, want to enter your free-verse poems in a contest, or prefer to submit the structured meter of traditional poetic forms ... we hope you'll find something of interest in the large and eclectic list of poetry contests below.
Even if ARDOR is closed for submissions of poetry - we still want to encourage and support writers by providing useful resources and we'll make an effort to edit, update and expand our list of poetry contests and competitions which pay writers each year. If you see that we've missed a poetry contest please email us to let us know and we'll review and add it as soon as we have some time.
If you find this list of 2017 poetry contests useful - please share it with fellow writers so they can find and use this resource as well. Good luck with your poetry contest submissions!
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Please Note - We're updating this list as additional great poetry contests are recommended to us. If there are more than 77 poetry contests please know that we can, in fact, count ... we just assumed you wouldn't mind some extra opportunities!