A Day for Writers 2019 - Presenters and Registration form

Sylva, NC, August 24, 2019,

C. Hope Clark, Joseph Bathanti, David Joy, Karen Holmes, Carol Crawford, Pat Vestal, Katie Winkler, Meagan Lucas

9:00 - 4:30, fee includes lunch, coffee, drinks and pastries
Copy registration form and mail with check or money order to:
NCWN-West, % Glenda Beall,
PO Box 843, Hayesville, NC 28904

Register online at www.ncwriters.org before August 19.

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Showing posts with label Poetry Contest. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Poetry Contest. Show all posts

Saturday, December 15, 2018


2018 Crosswinds Poetry Contest.

First Prize: $1,000 and publication.
Second Prize: $250 and publication.
Third Prize:  $100 and publication.
Reading Period:  July 1st – Dec. 31st.
Note: As part of our continuing mission, 10% of contest submission fees will be donated to a Rhode Island non-profit agency. Last year, we donated over $500 to the Rhode Island Community Food Bank.

Our Judge:

Tina Cane serves as the Poet Laureate of Rhode Island, where she lives with her husband and their three children. She is also the founder and director of  Writers-in-the Schools, RI and is an instructor with the writing community, Frequency Providence. Her poems and translations have appeared in numerous publications, including  The Literary Review, Two Serious Ladies, Tupelo Quarterly, Jubliat and The Common. She also produces, with Atticus Allen, the podcast, Poetry Dose.
Cane is the author of The Fifth Thought (Other Painters Press, 2008),  Dear Elena: Letters for Elena Ferrante, poems with art by Esther Solondz (Skillman Avenue Press, 2016) and Once More With Feeling (Veliz Books, 2017). In 2016, Tina received the Fellowship Merit Award in Poetry from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts.

Reading Fees:

$20 for each submission of up to three poems. Two submissions are allowed but require two separate reading fees.


Previously published works and works forthcoming elsewhere cannot be considered. Simultaneous submissions are allowed  but the entry fee is non-refundable should the submitted work be accepted elsewhere. Poets wishing to withdraw poems under consideration by Crosswinds must do so prior to the December 31st deadline.

How to Submit:

Crosswinds seeks English language poetry with few restrictions as to form or content. Using Submittable, submit poems as word documents. No PDF files please. Any identifying information on the poem itself will disqualify the poem. We very strongly prefer poems of no more than 60 lines, as part of our mission is to publish as many poets as possible. Please keep in mind our formatting limit of sixty-six characters per line, which includes letters, punctuation, and spaces. Poems exceeding sixty six characters (based on 12 point font) will nearly always be turned down as it requires us to alter your line breaks and ask you to resubmit the poem for consideration.

Please Include:

  • Name
  • Postal mailing address
  • Titles for each poem
  • Brief bio of not more than 120 words. We and our readers enjoy learning just a bit about you beyond your publishing credits, so keep your “publishing resume” to what you consider highlights. That said, telling us about yourself is optional. We judge only the poems.


Winners will receive their awards from Crosswinds in the form of a check sent to their postal mailing address no later than March 10th of each year following the contest deadline. Contest winners and the fifteen honorable mentions agree to allow Crosswinds to publish their names on this website, in other forms of advertising, and in Poets and Writers Magazine.

Please Note:

We receive a large number of poems and carefully review all submissions. We do our best to respond within 3 months. Final decisions on publication will be made by February 1st for poems submitted during the later periods of our reading period.  Contest results will be posted by March 1st.
Thank you for supporting Crosswinds with your work.


Dave Dragone

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Prize in Southern Poetry offered by White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails, Atlanta, GA

Rules for Submission

  1. The contest is open to all poets who currently reside in and have had residency in one of the following states for a minimum of 12 consecutive months: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia. (Residency will be verified before prize winner is announced.)
  2. Writers who have published 2 or more full-length collections of poetry or who do not meet the residency requirements are NOT eligible
  3. Translations and manuscripts in languages other than English are not acceptable, however manuscripts that occasionally use words from other languages are perfectly fine
  4. All poems submitted will become the property of White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails and can be published without further approval of author
  5. Manuscripts must be received prior to February 4, 2018
  6. The submitted poems will not be returned
  7. No entry fee required
  8. Poem Guidelines:
        - Only one submission per author
        - 40-line limit
        - Must be on the topic of “FAITH”
        - Poem must be typed (single-spaced)
        - Author must include name, address, phone number, email address, word count and manuscript title on the submitted poem
  9. Poems must be submitted by email to info@whiteoakkitchen.com
  10. No revisions of submitted manuscripts will be allowed during the contest
  11. The winner will be announced on February 12, 2018 and contacted to discuss delivery of the $1,500 payment prize

Saturday, December 30, 2017

The Writers' Workshop of Ashville, NC is sponsoring its 29th Annual Poetry Contest, deadline is February 28, 2018

 The Writers’ Workshop of Asheville, NC, is sponsoring its 29th Annual Poetry Contest,  open to any writer regardless of residence.  The guidelines are also posted at theirwebsite, www.twwoa.org.  For questions, email writersw@gmail.com or call 828-254-8111.

29th Annual Poetry Contest

Deadline: Postmarked by Feb. 28, 2018


1st Place: Your choice of a 2 night stay at The Mountain Muse B&B in Asheville; or 3 free online workshops; or 10 poems line-edited and revised by our editorial staff.

2nd Place: Two free workshops; or 8 poems line-edited.

3rd Place: One free workshop, or 5 poems line-edited.

10 Honorable Mentions


All work must be unpublished. Each poem should not exceed two pages.

Multiple entries are accepted.

Your name, address, phone email and title of work should appear on a separate cover sheet.

The entry fee is $25 for every 3 poems. All entries receive comments from the judges.

Enclose self-sealing SASE for comments and winners' list, and mail to: 

Poetry Contest, 387 Beaucatcher Road, Asheville, NC 28805

Emailed submissions may be sent to writersw@gmail.com with "Poetry Contest" in the subject.

Entry fee is payable online at www.twwoa.org.

Karen Ackerson, Exec. Director
The Writers' Workshop
387 Beaucatcher Rd.
Asheville, NC 28805