On Saturday I shared a free poetry contest that could win you some money and name recognition. Today, I am filling in for David and have another contest for you. Only this one requires a $15 entry fee, but I think I remember some of you having war poems. Here are the details:
Guidelines for the War Poetry Contest
Now in its ninth year, this contest seeks today’s best poems on the theme of war. We will award $5,000 in prizes. Click here to read winning entries from the past.
What to Submit
1-3 original, unpublished poems on the theme of war. Their combined length should not exceed 500 lines. Contestants may enter once per year.
First Prize, $2,000 cash and publication on WinningWriters.com (over one million page views per year)
Second Prize, $1,200 cash and publication on WinningWriters.com
Third Prize, $600 cash and publication on WinningWriters.com
Twelve Honorable Mentions, $100 cash each and publication on WinningWriters.com
$15, payable to Winning Writers. We welcome both online submissions with payment by credit card and submissions by mail with payment by check or money order. We also accept PayPal. Your $15 fee is not per poem, but covers your complete submission of up to 3 poems. Please note: Generally entry fees are not refundable. However, if you believe you have an exceptional circumstance, please contact us within one year of your entry.
May 31, 2010. Your entry must be postmarked or submitted online by this date.
Preparing Your Entry
Submit one copy of your poems online or by mail. No handwritten entries, please. Do not put your name or contact information on your poems, not even on the backs of pages. Provide your contact information on our online form, or on a separate cover sheet if submitting by mail. If your poem contains complex formatting, such as centered text or italic type, we recommend submitting by mail. Please make your entry easy to read — no illustrations, fancy fonts or decorative borders.
How To Submit
Click here to submit online (credit card)
Click here to submit by mail (check or money order)
Click here to submit via PayPal
Announcement of Winners
We are pleased to present the winners of our eighth contest here. The winners of our ninth contest will be announced on November 15, 2010.
All Entrants Receive
All entrants to our War Poetry Contest receive immediate free access to our Poetry Contest Insider online database for three months, a $6.95 value. Search our profiles of over 750 poetry contests for the ones that fit you best. Current Poetry Contest Insider customers will have their subscriptions extended by three months.
Your entry fee is a one-time charge. When your subscription to Poetry Contest Insider expires, you will receive an invitation to renew, but you are under no obligation to do so. Your decision will not affect your entry in any way.
Entries Must Be Original and Unpublished
Your entries must be original, written by you, unpublished (either in print or in an online journal), and not have received a monetary award or high honors from any other contest. Self-published work is not eligible. Exceptions: Poems posted to the web outside of online journals, such as to a bulletin board, email list, personal web page, blog, critique site or public forums are eligible for entry. Our goal is to recognize work that has not yet received honors or wide publication. Please email us if you’re unsure of eligibility.
Simultaneous Submission Allowed
You may submit your poems simultaneously to this contest and to other contests and publishers. Please notify us if one of your poems wins an award in another contest or is published elsewhere.