Here are 7 upcoming poetry contests with cash prizes.
Good luck, talented poets!

Comstock Review – Muriel Craft Bailey Award
Annual poetry contest with a prize of $1,000 and publication in Comstock Review.
Entry fee is $8.
Submssion Deadline is July 1st 2016.
Submit poems here:


Cultural Center of Cape Cod – Poetry Competition
Annual poetry contest with a cash prize of $1,000.
Submit up to three poems that have not won a national competition, totaling no more than five pages.
Entry free is $15.
Submission Deadline is June 20th, 2016.
Submit your poetry through their website.


Coffee-House Poetry – Troubadour International Poetry Prize

First place wins a cash prize of £5,000 and second-place receives £1,000. Both first place and second place get published on the Coffee-House Poetry website and an invitation to give a reading at the Troubadour in London in October.
Poets can submit any number of poems of up to 45 lines each with a $8 entry fee per poem.
Submission Deadline is June 21st, 2016.
Entry Fee is $8.
Submit your poetry:
Literary Arts – Oregon Literary Fellowships
Have you written a collection of poems? Enter this annual poetry contest for a chance to win the grand prize of $1,000 and publication by Barrow Street Press.
Submit around 50 to 80 pages.
Entry fee: $28 for electronic submissions and $25 for SASE submissions.
Deadline: June 24, 2016
Submit your poetry here:


Parlor Press – New Measure Poetry Prize
Annual poetry contest with a prize of $1,000 and publication by Parlor Press in the Free Verse Editions series.
Entry fee: $28
Submission Deadline: June 30th, 2016.
Submit poems here:
National Poetry Review Press – Book Prize
Annual poetry competition for the best poetry collection with a cash prize of $1,000 and publication by National Poetry Review Press.
Entry fee: $27
Submission Deadline: June 30th, 2016.
Submit poetry here:


Mexico – FIL Prize in Romance Languages
This poetry contest is not open to individuals, only educational institutions or groups may nominate a candidate.
A grand cash prize of $150,000 is given annually to honor a poet, a fiction writer, or a creative nonfiction writer who writes in Catalan, French, Galician, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian, or Spanish. The prize is awarded by a consortium of Mexican government agencies, banks, and universities.
Educational institutions need to submit the writer’s curriculum vitae and a letter of support by June 22nd, 2016.
No entry fee.
Go here complete guidelines:

Amanda Graham

Amanda Graham

Editor at NY Literary Magazine
Amanda holds an M.A. in History. She loves well-written poetry and romance novels. Amanda has 2 cats and a 3-year-old son.
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