The NY Literary Magazine runs poetry contests and short story writing contests. Winners of our writing contests win an award seal and will be published in our print and digital magazine.
Visit this page to see all our past poetry contest winners.

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Current & Upcoming Contests for Writers

Poetry Contests

BLAZE – Best Love Poetry Contest (Free to enter!)
Start date: May 1st, 2017
End date: December 1st, 2017
Winners will be announced on February 30th, 2018.
Prizes: Publication and award seals.
Join this poetry contest!

Best Inspirational Poetry Contest (Free to enter!)
Start date: May 1st, 2017
End date: December 1st, 2017
Winners will be announced on February 30th, 2018.
Prizes: Publication and award seals.
Join this poetry contest!

Best Deep Poems about Life Competition (Free to enter!)
Start date: May 1st, 2017
End date: December 1st, 2017
Winners will be announced on February 30th, 2018.
Prizes: Publication and award seals.
Join this poetry competition!

Short Story Writing Contests

Coming soon.

Past Contests

FLAMES – Hottest Erotic Poetry Contest (No Entry Fee!)
Start date: October 1st, 2016
End date: April 1st, 2017
Winners will be announced on June 1st.
Prizes: Publication and award seals.

TEARS – Best Dark & Sad Poetry Contest (No Entry Fee!)
Start date: December 1st, 2016
End date: April 1st, 2017
Winners will be announced on June 1st.
Prizes: Publication and award seals.

SPARKS – Best Love Poetry Contest 2016
Contest winners have been announced here.

AWAKE – International Poetry Contest 2016
Poetry contest winners have been announced here.

NY Literary Magazine’s Best Poetry of September 2016 Contest
Winners have been announced here.

UNSPOKEN – Best Free-to-Enter Poetry Competition
Winners have been announced here.

WHISPERS – NY Literary Magazine’s 2016 International Poem Contest 
Winners have been announced here.

Writing Contest Winner Awards

If you have won any of our poetry contests or writing contests, you may download and use the appropriate award seal below.
The NY Literary Magazine only publishes excellent literary achievements. If you were chosen to be published in our magazine or on our website you are awarded the “5 Star Writer” award.
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