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5 Poetry & Short Story Writing Contests with Cash Prizes

Are you a talented writer with a great poetry book or short story to share? Check out these cool writing contests we have found which give out cash prizes.

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Poetry Competition with Money Prizes by the University of Canberra

University of Canberra Vice-Chancellor’s Poetry Prize

The University of Canberra runs an annual poetry contest with a large cash prize of $15,000 AUD (approximately $10,650) for the first place winner and $5,000 AUD (approximately $3,550) for the second place.
Both first place and second place winners receive publication in an e-book anthology as well. Poems need to be maximum up to 50 lines.

Poetry Contest Deadline: June 30, 2016
Entry Fee: $20 AUD (approximately $14 USD)

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Canadian Poetry Contest with Cash Prizes for Published Poets

The Griffin Trust for Excellence in Poetry runs an annual poetry contest for published poetry books. The poetry competition is open to both Canadian and International poets and poetry translators. Prizes include two cash prizes of $65,000 CAD (approximately $46,800).

To be eligible to enter this contest, your poetry book must be at least 48 pages long and have been published between January 1 and December 31.
This poetry contest is free to enter!
Submission Deadline:

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