20 Syllable Poem
Write a poem with exactly 20 syllables.
Monitored by the Contest Entry Compliance Committee. This contest is open to all members. One entry per person.
Deadline: Sunday, February 17, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. EST.
You can structure it anyway you choose and choose the word count. But the total syllable count for the completed poem must have exactly 20 syllables total.
Prize: $100 cash prize. All writers will receive feedback for their submission.
Entrants musty be a U.S. Citizen or resident of the United States for the ten-year period prior to the submission deadline.
Entry fee: FREE
Poets may translate their own work or collaborate with a translator who may or may not be a poet. The poet and translator must share the $1,000 prize.
Deadline: 15th February
Length: The original manuscript in Spanish must be between 48 and 100 pages, typed single-spaced, unless the poems are meant to be presented using nonstandard spacing.
All applicants will be notified of the prize results by email by September 30th.
Judge: Rosa Alcalá.
SENTINEL LITERARY QUARTERLY POETRY COMPETITION
Any subject, in any style.
Length: 50 lines long.
Judge: Mandy Pannett, author of All the Invisibles
Closing: 28 February 2019
Prizes: £250 (1st), £100 (2nd), £50 (3rd), £30 x 3 (High Commendation), £15 x 3 (Commendation), 3 x Special Mentions
Fees: £5/1, £8/2, £10/3, £12/4, £14/5, £16/7, £22/10
All winning and commended poems receive first publication in Sentinel Literary Quarterly (Online & Print)
The Sentinel Literary Quarterly Poetry Competition is open to writers of all nationalities living in any part of the world.
THE CWA MARGERY ALLINGHAM SHORT STORY COMPETITION
Closes: 28 February 2019 at 6pm.
Mission: to find the best unpublished short story – one that fits into legendary crime writer Margery’s definition of what makes a great story:
“The Mystery remains box-shaped, at once a prison and a refuge. Its four walls are, roughly, a Crime, a Mystery, an Enquiry and a Conclusion with an Element of Satisfaction in it.”
The international competition is open to all – both published and unpublished authors from all over the world
The winner receives a generous cash prize of £500 plus two weekend passes to CrimeFest 2020 and a selection of Margery Allingham-related books.
Length: 3,500 words.
The winner is announced at CrimeFest 2019 in Bristol and shortlisted writers can buy tickets just to the ceremony if they prefer, when the CWA Dagger longlists are also announced. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
SNOWBOUND CHAPBOOK AWARD
Deadline: February 28
Final Judge: Cole Swensen
Prize: $1,000 Prize
The Snowbound Chapbook Award includes a cash award of $1,000 in addition to publication by Tupelo Press, 25 copies of the winning title, a book launch, and national distribution with energetic publicity and promotion. Manuscripts are judged anonymously and all finalists will be considered for publication. Please read the complete guidelines before submitting your manuscript.
The Snowbound Chapbook Award is open to anyone writing in the English language, whether living in the United States or abroad.
Translations are not eligible for this prize, nor are previously self-published books.
Fee: $25 (U.S.)
Results will be announced in late spring 2019.
Length: 36 pages