Posts Tagged ‘Poets’

2018 Voices of Lincoln Poetry Contest

14 May 2018

Deadline: July 21, 2018

The 14th Annual Voices of Lincoln Poetry Contest officially began in April, as part of the celebration of National Poetry Month. The theme for this year’s contest is “The Magic of ‘If . . .’ Through the Power of Poetry.” There are five new categories: “If I Could See The Future,” “If I Could Travel Back In Time,” “If I Had A Robot That Knew Everything,” “If I Believed Anything Was Possible,” “If Money Grew On Trees.”  Poets may submit a maximum of three poems, no more than one in each of three of the five contest categories.

Everyone is encouraged to enter the contest. Poets do not have to live in Lincoln to be eligible. Young Poets, 18-years of age or under, are encouraged to submit poems and will compete in a special “Young Poets” category. Last year the contest attracted 182 poets from 56 cities in eight (8) states and five (5) countries—the US, England, India, the Philippines, and Singapore. Poets submitted 454 poems. Ninety-six (96) young poets submitted 233 poems. The number of entrants and poems received greatly exceeded the number of poems submitted and poets entering the contest in any previous year.


  1. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners selected in each contest category
  2.  Five (5) categories include: If I Could See The Future, If I Could Travel Back InTime, If I Had A Robot That Knew Everything, If I Believed Anything Was Possible, If Money Grew On Trees.
  3.  Poets may submit a maximum of three (3) poems. Select three (3) of the contest categories and submit one poem from each.
  4.  Poems may be in rhyme, free verse, Haiku, or other accepted poetry forms and of any length, up to a maximum of 60 lines.
  5. Young Poets, 18-years of age or under, are encouraged to submit poems and will compete in a special “Young Poets” category.
  6. Entry Forms and Contest Rules are available in the rack next to Front Desk at the Lincoln Public Library at Contest Deadline: Poems must be received no later than Saturday, July 21, 2018. Early submissions are appreciated.
  7. Questions—contact Alan Lowe at


Organization/Company: City of Lincoln, CA


Location: Lincoln, CA

Deadline: July 21, 2018

How to Apply: Visit

Alabama State Council on the Arts

18 January 2016

Individual Artist Grants

March 1, 2016

Contact: Anne Kimzey

Alabama State Council on the Arts

Individual Artist Grants

201 Monroe Street,

Montgomery, AL 36130

(334) 242-4076



Last Call for Submission: Poetic License 6@6 Reading Series – Deadline: November 20, 2014

19 November 2014
Poetic Theater Productions is seeking submissions for the 6@6 Reading

Series in Poetic License: our 4th annual festival of new poetic

theater, taking place February 2-22, 2015 at Wild Project.

To Submit:

Please fill out the form on our website,, and e-mail a PDF of your play to by Thursday, November 20, 2014 for consideration.

Please include your name and contact information along with the script in .PDF format with the file name LastName_FirstName.PDF (i.e. Doe_John.PDF).

Due to the festival time constraints, scripts should be no more than 75 minutes in length.

17 shows have previously been read in the 6@6 Reading Series. Highlights include: Foreign Bodies by Eboni Hogan, faith by Caroline Rothstein, Ricky’s Way by Maurice Decaul, and Paradox of the Urban Cliché by Craig muMs Grant Poetic Theater Productions seeks to define the modern genre of “poetic theater” by connecting and fostering a community of artists who are passionately creating relevant and accessible work and reinvigorating a conscious theater of language.  Through a multi-runged platform of developmental programming, Poetic Theater Productions offers resources and opportunities for poets, playwrights, and theater artists to develop new work and see it through to production. PTP seeks out and creates opportunities to connect with communities affected by the issues of topic within our productions, in NYC and nationwide, through collaborative projects and exchanges of art and ideas.

Visit the website:


2 February 2014

No entry fee.

The Japan Creative Artist Residencies Program awards up to five three-month residencies,

each of which includes a monthly stipend of $20,000 for living expenses, housing, and professional support.

Open to published U.S. poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers to live in Japan and pursue creative projects.

Each residency also includes a travel grant of up to $2,000.

Writers who have published a book or at least 20 poems in five or more journals,

or five stories or essays in two or more journals are eligible. 

Gemini Magazine is now accepting entries for its fourth annual Poetry Open competition.

25 October 2013
The grand prize is $1,000. Second place wins $100 and four honorable mentions will each receive $25. All six finalists will be published online in the March 2014 issue of Gemini. The entry fee is $5 for each batch of three poems.
Deadline: January 2, 2014
We are open to any type of poetry, any subject matter, any length. Scroll down the Poetry Open page to see the broad range of work from previous winners and finalists.
Coming late October (possibly early November): results of our fifth annual Flash Fiction Contest.
In the meantime, please enjoy the August issue of Gemini featuring the winners of our Short Story Contest and more. Plenty of great reading with back issues a click away.


2 April 2013


Final day of Ojai WordFest needs helpers at Libbey Bowl event

(Ventura, CA – April 1, 2013) Volunteers are needed to help in a variety of positions for “A Celebration of Words,” the daylong finale of Ojai WordFest on Saturday, April 13. Scheduled festivities will include stage readings and performances by authors, poets, and songwriters. There will be a create workshop for children, a poetry panel discussion and a special presentation of “I Sing Walt Whitman!” by actor/playwright John Slade.
A “Book Fair at the Bowl” will be held on the lawn above the bowl featuring authors and poets with books and other literary items for sale. The event is free to the public and will run from 10 am to 5 pm.
There are several ways to assist:

Stage Manager: Will work with the authors, poets and emcee to bring people to the staging area, escort on stage and monitor the sound system. We would like one person but could split morning and afternoon duties.

Move in or Move out: Starting at 8 AM, we need people to direct the exhibitors where to unload their cars and where to set up their tables. Starting at 4 PM, we need a second shift to direct traffic at the Bowl’s loading dock as they pack up and move out.

Welcomers: We will position two people to stand near the entrance arch and welcomes people to the event, answers questions, and hands out programs. There will be a third person at the top of the bowl to direct people and oversee water distribution. These will go in two-hour shifts.

Table Sitters: Several of our authors are both speaking and exhibiting. We need people to sit at their exhibit table while they are reading on stage.

Help with Anything: There will always be places where we need a person to sit or direct people, help exhibitors find their tables, etc. Good-natured people required to move from one position to another.

To learn more visit: and click on Volunteers at the top or contact Kate Sexton, Event Coordinator, at

Spoon River Poetry Review Editors’ Prize Contest

6 March 2013

SRPR Editors’ Prize Contest


First Place Prize: $1,000, publication, and introduction written by prominent outside judge

Entry Fee: $20, includes one-year subscription to SRPR (two issues).

Deadline: April 15, 2013 (postmark)

Submission: ONLINE as well postal

SRPR (Spoon River Poetry Review) is pleased to announce the opening of our annual Editors’ Prize Contest! One winning poem will be awarded $1,000, two runners up will be awarded $100 each, and three-five honorable mentions will be selected. All winning poems, honorable mentions, and several finalists are published in the winter issue of SRPR. Please note that we are now accepting online submissions.

Recent judges include David Baker, C.S. Giscombe and Jeanne Marie Beaumont. Judges are announced after winners are selected. Please check our new website in August for announcement of winners.

For full guidelines, please visit our website: