Battery Pack Volume Three is now open for submissions. If you have a tiny but brilliant story, send it in! Submissions Now Open Battery Pack is our palm-sized anthology of microfiction, with each tiny story weighing in at less than seventy words. Previous editions featured sentient teabags, school bullies, ghosts, cannibals and unexpected birthday presents. Right now, […]

Award-Winning Poems: Spring 2018 Welcome to my spring selection of award-winning poems, highlights from our contest archives, and the best new resources we’ve found for writers. These quarterly specials are included with your free Winning Writers Newsletter subscription. In this issue: “Sous mon lit de métal” by Cato Fortin, illustrated by Julian Peters. —Jendi Reiter, Editor […]

POETRY KIT SPRING COMPETITION 2018 This year’s competition is for poetry on any subject. Closing 16th April. There are no style or length restrictions but it should be stressed that a short poem is just as likely to be selected as a longer one. 1st prize is £100. 2nd prize is £50 Entry fees are as […]

POETRY KIT NEWSLETTER March 2018 CAUGHT IN THE NET – Featured Poet Book of the Month _________________________ POETRY KIT SPRING COMPETITION 2018 This year’s competition is for poetry on any subject. Closing 16th April. There are no style or length restrictions but it should be stressed that a short poem is just as likely to be […]

Kia ora koutou Don’t miss your opportunity to nominate your pick of our finest writers for the 2018 Prime Minister’s Awards for Literary Achievement. Every year New Zealanders are invited to nominate writers who have made a notable contribution to New Zealand literature in the categories of non-fiction, poetry or fiction. $60,000 is awarded in each genre. New Zealand […]

Enter your haiku in the Fourth Annual Best Hooked on Haiku™ Contest now– details at http://www.hookedonhaiku.net.  You may order the prior Annuals there too in paperback or eBook.

Our 17th annual Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest welcomes your entry through April 1. There’s no fee to enter. Jendi Reiter will judge, assisted by Lauren Singer Ledoux. We’ll award $2,250 in prizes, including a top prize of $1,000. Winners are published on our website. This contest welcomes published and unpublished work. Your poem may have up to 250 lines. One […]