The Writers’ Workshop of Asheville – 26th Annual Poetry Contest

9 January 2016

The Writers’ Workshop of Asheville is sponsoring its 26th Annual Poetry Contest, open to any writer regardless of residence.

The deadline is: postmarked or emailed by Feb. 28, 2016.


1st Place: Your choice of a 2 night stay at our Mountain Muse B&B; or 2 free workshops (in person or on-line); or 10 poems line-edited and revised by our editorial staff.

2nd Place: Two free workshops, in person or on-line; or 8 poems line-edited.

3rd Place: One free workshop; or 5 poems line-edited.

10 Honorable Mentions


– All work must be unpublished.

– Your name, address, email and title of work should appear on the first page. The entry fee is $25 ($20 for Workshop members) for up to three poems. Multiple entries are accepted. Each poem should not exceed two pages.

– Enclose legal size self-sealing SASE for critique and list of winners. Do not use Fedex, certified mail, etc.  Make check or money order payable to The Writers’ Workshop, and mail to:  Annual Poetry Contest, 387 Beaucatcher Road, Asheville, NC  28805. Entry fee is payable online at

– Emailed submission may be sent to, with “Poetry Contest” in the subject.

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