The NY Literary Magazine runs FREE to enter poetry contests and short story writing contests. Winners of our writing contests are honored with an award seal and publication in our print and digital magazine.
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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: January 1st, 2017
Winners will be announced on May 10th, 2018.
Prizes: Publication and award seals.
Join this poetry contest!


Best Deep Poems about Life Competition (Free to enter!)

Start date: May 10th, 2017
End date: December 10th, 2017
Winners will be announced on May 10th, 2018.
Prizes: Publication and award seals.
Join this poetry competition!

Short Story Writing Contests

FREE to Enter Best Short Fiction Story 2017 Contest 
Start date: May 10th, 2017
End date: December 10th, 2017
Winners will be announced on May 10th, 2018
Join our flash fiction story contest!

Past Writing Contests

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

TEARS – Best Dark & Sad Poetry Contest (No Entry Fee!)
Start date: December 1st, 2016
End date: April 1st, 2017
Prizes: Publication and award seals.
Winners have been announced here.
TEARS has been published here.


SPARKS – Best Love Poetry Contest 2016

Contest winners have been announced here.
SPARKS has been published here.


AWAKE – International Poetry Contest 2016

Poetry contest winners have been announced here.
AWAKE has been published 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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