Archive for January 24th, 2009

Poetry Scholarship (High School Only)

24 January 2009

If you’re an American high school student, take advantage of this unusual scholarship chance to win a poetry scholarship contest and be the high school poet of the year! Take your place among the members of the unique society known as the Live Poets Society (a slightly oddball takeoff on the well-known movie “Dead Poet Society”), and win a merit scholarship for college.

The National High School Poetry Contest, also known as the Easterday Poetry Scholarships Contest, awards $1,000 to the poet of the year. In addition to this poet, first, second and third place winners will be chosen, and many poets will receive an honorable mention as well. Winners, however, must consent to have their poems published; so if you don’t want your poem published, don’t enter this poetry competition!

You can enter one poem during each poetry scholarship contest period while you remain a high school student. Your poem must be written in English, and you may only use a foreign word or phrase if you also include the translation in your poem. Winning poems will be less than 20 lines in length.

One of the most unusual aspects of this poetry for scholarships contest is that there is no topic or theme about which the poets are expected to write. You’re free to choose the subject of your poetry, no matter how ordinary or how weird that subject might be. Creativity, originality, and quality of artistic and poetic expression are the only other criteria on which the judging is based.

This scholarships foundation allows students entering the scholarships for poetry competition to enter online, or to submit their poem by mail. No entry fee is required, but the entry must be POSTMARKED by the deadline date. Entries received after the deadline date will be accepted only if they were postmarked on or before this date.

The Live Poets Society will hold two poetry scholarships contests this year. The October 31, 2008 deadline for the fall contest has already passed; any poems submitted from now until March 31, 2009 will be entered into the spring poem contest. One Poet of the Year will be selected, and the name of this person will be announced on July 4, 2009.

While winning poems will be published by the society in a poetry anthology, or collection of poems, the persons who entered their work will retain rights to their poetry. The Society believes firmly that artists and writers should retain full rights to their works, so you can submit your poem to other publications at any time.

If you’re looking for an unusual scholarship way to earn money for college, you may find success in entering this unique poetry scholarship contest. You may just be the next T.S. Eliot or Robert Frost for which the committee is looking, so don’t miss out on this exceptional source of college tuition money just because you were too shy to apply. Your oddball humor, sharply witty comments, or your slightly weird perspective may be exactly what the judges are looking for!

Shakespeare’s Monkey Call for Submissions

24 January 2009

The deadline for submissions for the next issue of Shakespeare’s Monkey Revue is approaching. The theme for the issue is “Body” and the deadline is Sunday, January 25th.

Even if you’re not planning to submit to this issue, please consider spreading the word where ever you hang with writing folk. We pay $10 and 2 copies upon acceptance, and we’d love to publish you or one of your friends.

For more information, you can find our guidelines here:

2009 No-contest Contest

24 January 2009

Sheila Bender is reading entries for Writing It Real’s ( first quarter 2009 No-contest Contest. Submissions of poetry (up to three poems) and creative non-fiction (up to six pages double spaced) until March 31st.

Every entry receives detailed response from Sheila Bender via email. First, second and third place winning pieces will be published in Writing It Real with the authors’ permission and each winning author will receive a half-hour phone or email consultation with Sheila Bender about writing and/or publishing.

The entry fee entitles the entrant to a year’s subscription to Writing It Real ($30 dollar value, in-depth instructional weekly articles on writing and publishing) as well as the detailed emailed response.

Contest entry deadline is March 31 (postmarked or uploaded).

Complete guidelines and entry information at: or email

Folded Word Press – Call for Chapbooks

24 January 2009

Folded Word Press is pleased to announce that they are now open to reading chapbooks.

Complete details are on our website at

But basic details are

1-Under 45 pages

2-Any genre

3-$15 reading fee, $10 if your work has been accepted for publication in Shape of a Box

4-Once you have paid your entry fee you will receive instructions on how to email your manuscript.

5-We will read year round

6-No contests at this time

7-Each project will be handled individually but at the very least you will receive 10 free copies and deep discounts on additional copies.

Look forward to reading more fine work by the growing family of readers/writers at Shape of a Box and Folded Word Press!

Poetry Market Call for Reviews

24 January 2009

The Poetry Market Ezine is currently seeking submissions of Poetry Reviews for publication in our free monthly ezine.

The Poetry Market Ezine only accepts poetry book, chapbook or poetry magazine or ezine reviews. We do not publish poems. We only publish reviews somehow related to poetry. Reviews must be unpublished in any form.
Reviews must be written by person submitting review. Reviews may not be a review of the reviewer’s own poetry book or chapbook. Reviews may be up to 800 words or 1 to 1 1/2 pages. Shorter reviews are preferred.
Reviews must include the name of the item reviewed, where to purchase, ISBN if applicable, and author contact info (of both the author of the item if applicable and the author of the review).

Submit reviews in body of email. No attachments. Put “Poetry Review Submission” in the subject line. Include brief bio of 2-4 lines and cover letter. Submit 1-3 reviews at a time. Will consider reprints, but there is no payment for reprints. Responds in 1-2 months.

Email reviews to:

On Angels Magazine Art & Literary Contest, Winter/Spring 2009

24 January 2009

Awards & Grants for Artists, Writers & Poets!

Artistic Modern Interpretations, Stories & Poetry Celebrating Angels & the Angelic World

Entries Close May 31, 2009

On Angels Magazine Art & Literary Contest 2009 is open to several mediums of art and literature. There are six categories of art; Painting (oils, acrylics, watercolors), Computer Graphic Art, Sculpting, Drawing (pencil, charcoal, pen & ink), Mixed Media and Photography. There are three categories of literature; Fictional Short Stories, Non-Fictional Short Stories and Poetry. All categories are welcome, as are entrants from all countries. All entries MUST have an ANGEL theme. Religion will not play a part in any of the judging.

Winners will receive great prize money, as well as a certificate to commemorate your win! The winning entries and artist’s / writer’s profiles will be published in our premier magazine and online.

First Prize (US) $3000 in each category
Second Prize (US) $1500 in each category
Third Prize (US) $500 in each category
Honorable Mention (US) $200 in each category

Deadline for Entries: May 31, 2009
Winners Announced: June 30, 2009