Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Five Poetry and Prose Contests at WinningWriters.com

Press release:

Northampton, MA (PRWEB) January 6, 2009 -- Winning Writers is now accepting entries for five poetry and prose contests on its website. These contests will award over $24,000 in cash prizes. Founded in 2001, Winning Writers is today's leading source for timely literary contest information. It helps writers find the contests that are most suitable for their work, and steers them away from contests that are low-quality or deceptive.

Here are summaries of the contest guidelines:

Tom Howard/John H. Reid Short Story Contest

17th year. Fifteen cash prizes totaling $5,350. Top prize $2,000. Seeks short stories, essays and other works of prose, up to 5,000 words. Winning entries published online. Both published and unpublished work accepted. Fee per entry is $15. Postmark deadline: March 31. Judges: J.H. Reid, D.C. Konrad. Complete guidelines: www.winningwriters.com/tomstory

Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest (no fee)

8th annual free contest seeks humor poems. Fifteen cash prizes totaling $3,336.40 will be awarded. Top prize $1,359. Submit one poem by April 1 deadline. No entry fee. Winning entries published online. Judge: Jendi Reiter. Complete guidelines: www.winningwriters.com/wergle

War Poetry Contest

8th year. Fifteen cash prizes totaling $5,000 will be awarded. Top prize $2,000. Submit 1-3 unpublished poems on the theme of war. Winning entries published online. Entry fee: $15. Postmark deadline: May 31. Judge: Jendi Reiter. Complete guidelines: www.winningwriters.com/war

See a special audiovisual presentation of the winning poem from last year's War Poetry Contest, "Unerring Mercy and Pure Grace" by Aliene Pylant of Dallas, TX. You may view it as a Google video (http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=6375237830914706820&hl=en) (17 minutes).

Margaret Reid Poetry Contest for Traditional Verse

6th year. Fifteen cash prizes totaling $5,350 will be awarded. Top prize $2,000. Submit poems in traditional verse forms, such as sonnets and free verse. Winning entries published online. Both published and unpublished work accepted. Entry fee is $7 for every 25 lines. Postmark deadline: June 30. Judges: J.H. Reid, D.C. Konrad. Complete guidelines: www.winningwriters.com/margaret

Tom Howard/John H. Reid Poetry Contest

7th year. Fifteen cash prizes totaling $5,350 will be awarded. Top prize $2,000. Submit poems in any style or genre. Both published and unpublished work accepted. Winning entries published online. Entry fee is $7 for every 25 lines. Postmark deadline: September 30. Judges: J.H. Reid, D.C. Konrad. Complete guidelines: www.winningwriters.com/tompoetry

About Winning Writers, Inc.

Winning Writers is today's leading source for timely and comprehensive literary contest information. Our online database, Poetry Contest Insider, includes complete guidelines and rankings for over 750 poetry contests, plus over 300 of the top fiction and essay contests. Our free email newsletter, with over 25,000 subscribers, offers news about quality free contests and literary resources.

Winning Writers was named one of the "101 Best Websites for Writers" by Writer's Digest in 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008. It was founded in 2001 by the husband-and-wife team of Jendi Reiter and Adam Cohen. Learn more at www.winningwriters.com.

2 comments:

susan said...

Thanks for your commitment to poets.

Contest-Gal said...

Thanks for this post. lot of opportunity to win and to have a great thing to know the contest. Good luck and God bless for the competition:)