Category Archives: Poetry Contests

Call For Entries

One of the few independent bookstores left in the country, The York Emporium, located in York, Pa. not far from where I am, is sponsoring a science fiction writing contest. The owner, Jim Lewin, has asked me to help him get the word out. The title of all stories, plays, and poems entered in the…

Enter The Best New Poets Competition

I don’t enter many contests. I generally consider them a waste of time and money. But I might consider entering Best New Poets 2009, for which there is now an open manuscript call. Contest sponsors have been accepting nominations from writing progams and magazines until now. But I just recently received an announcement that open…

Self Publishing Poetry: The Problem With Vanity

The Internet has made self publishing a whole lot easier. In many respects that’s a good thing. Were it not for the ease of use of capable technology, financial accessibility of the platform, and the internal drive to pursue it, I would not be able to write and publish this blog. All poetry bloggers owe…

A Poetry Contest With A Democratic Twist

In response to my question “Who decides whether a piece of literature is good or not“, Poetic Republic is sponsoring a new twist on the poetry contest – a democratic twist. The contest is characterized by rounds where 12 participants vote on each other’s poems and the winners move on to the next round. Those…

My Poetry Contest Rejection Letter

I rarely enter contests. I just think there is something degrading about bearing the soul to strangers for a fee. Because there is always a contest entrance fee. But when I’d heard that Dorianne Laux was to judge The Smoking Poet contest – the first annual – and the entrance fee was only $5, I…

Contest: Performance Poetry Has Hit The Net

The Bookhabit Poetry Contest is accepting submissions. This is a weekly contest with three rounds: Round 1: Ends November 2, 2008. 50 winners each week will proceed to round 2. Round 2: Registered Bookhabit users will select 50 finalists to move on to round 3. Round 3: A judging panel will pick the final winners…

Best Poetry Of The Web And A Book On Critique Groups

Best of the Web 2008. Congratulations. I downloaded this .pdf document from Penguin Group USA that tells poets how to do Internet marketing. Haven’t read it yet. I’ve skimmed it a little and from what I’ve seen there appears to be a basic understanding of the subject, but incomplete. It’s free and I do recommend…

York, Pa. and The Emporium

Sorry I missed my post yesterday. I was afraid that would happen. I was at the Dover Public Library in Dover, Pa. and they closed on me. Evidently, they close at 1 p.m. on Friday. Today I’m posting from The Emporium in York, Pa. The reason I’m in York today is because it’s YorkFest, the…

Poetry Wars, Contests, And Dylan’s Lost Poems

Cool, rare find: War poet’s diary. The Mars Bar poet. The Longfellow Student Poetry Awards. Battle of the Poets. The lost Dylan poems. Don Share on slow poetry.

A Few Poetry Links You’ll Like

Here’s a good review. And it makes me want to read the book. Introduction to sci-fi poetry. The Wergle Flomp winner. PoemTalk (John Ashbery)

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