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CONTEST LISTINGS AND SUBMISSION CALL OPPORTUNITIES

NFSPS Contests

Don't forget the 50-category NFSPS CONTESTS. Your IPA membership (if paid by Mar.1st) entitles you to the "member" rate, which means you can enter 48 poems (or as many categories as your work will fit into) for a total fee of $10.00. Deadline is March 15 postmark. You can print or download the contest brochure from the NFSPS website. Check out all of the NFSPS annual poetry contests as well as all those offered by individual affiliated state associations.


BOOKFOX:
https://thejohnfox.com/2016/05/poetry-submissions/
100+ Best Places to Submit Poetry: A Ranking of Literary Magazines as ranked by The Best American Poetry.

PUBLISHED TO DEATH:
https://publishedtodeath.blogspot.com/p/calls-for-submissions.html
An impressive list of calls for submissions, paying markets and free contests.

THE LUMIERE REVIEW:
https://lumierereview.com/where-to-submit
Monthly posts with hundreds of magazines that want your work.

NEWPAGES:
https://www.newpages.com/classifieds/calls-for-submissions
Literary contests, calls for submissions, news, information, and guides to literary magazines,
independent publishers, creative writing programs, alternative periodicals, indie bookstores, and more.

DUOTROPE:
https://duotrope.com/about/
A subscription-based service for writers and artists that offers an extensive, searchable database of current fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and visual art markets, a calendar of upcoming deadlines, a personal submission tracker, and useful statistics compiled from the millions of data points they've gathered on the publishers and agents listed.

SUBMITTABLE:
https://manager.submittable.com/opportunities/discover?page=1&search=poetry
Search their free marketplace for thousands of opportunities, creative calls, grants, fellowships, scholarships, residencies, contests, and more.

ENTROPY:
https://entropymag.org/category/where-to-submit/
A literary site which provides a 3-month view of upcoming contests, open submissions, etc.

THE COMMUNITY OF LITERARY MAGAZINES AND PRESSES:
https://www.clmp.org/programs-opportunities/calls-for-submissions/?_op_genre=poetry&_op_type_of_publisher=printonlinemagazine
A look at the latest publishing opportunities currently available to writers from the many literary magazines and presses that are members of CLMP. Search is customizable by genre.

POETS & WRITERS:
http://www.pw.org/
Their website includes the Directory of Poets & Writers, which provides contact information, publication credits, and biographical information for more than 9,300 authors; databases of literary magazines and journals, small and independent presses, literary agents, MFA programs, writing contests, and literary places; a national literary events calendar; and select content from Poets & Writers Magazine.

ASSOCIATED WRITING PROGRAMS:
https://www.awpwriter.org/contests/overview
AWP sponsors six contests, and also provides an extensive listing of literary grants, awards, and publication opportunities available from organizations and publishers throughout North America.


Things All Poets Know - Maybe

There are MANY sites where you can share your poems on the internet. Do not forget, a poem placed on the internet is published and cannot be entered as an unpublished poem in contests where this is a requirement.

Rules need to be read carefully and followed exactly. In a few cases kind-hearted contest chairs will overlook your deviations, but most will disqualify poems that ignore one or more guidelines, either intentionally or carelessly. Why waste your time and postage if your submission never gets into the judge's or editor's hands?

SASE means self-addressed stamped envelope and should be included with each request for information/rules and with all contest or potential publication submissions (unless guidelines specifically say "no SASE.") Send a #10 (business-size 9.5"x4.5") envelope.


Sites to sign up to receive a poem a day in your inbox:

Academy of American Poets
http://www.poets.org/

Poetry Daily
http://www.poems.com/

Poetry Foundation
https://www.poetryfoundation.org/

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