Poetry Contest

Join Before June 15th, 2017 to Enter Our Next Contest

Seattle Writing Contest hosts a twice-yearly poetry competition. 33 lines maximum, no style restrictions. Don’t forget to print your name and work title legibly on each entered work!

Prize Breakdown

medal

ONE FIRST PLACE SUBMISSION

$350 Cash Prize

Priority consideration by literary agents

Free submission code for any of our competitions

TWO RUNNER UP SUBMISSIONS

$55 Cash Prize

Consideration by literary agents

TWO HONORABLE MENTION SUBMISSIONS

Exposure to literary agents

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ALL FINALISTS WILL RECEIVE:

  • Protected publishing/copyrights
  • Seattle Writing Contest memorabilia
  • Certificate of participation
  • Results notification within 45 days from competition end

How it Works

A simple break-down of our process.

First, all works go through a point-based screening matrix which narrows the entries down to the finalists.

Then we bring in industry professionals - literary agents, editors, publishers... to review the finalists and reach a consensus on the winners.

The winner is announced, awarded the prize, and connected directly with these literary gatekeepers.

Competition Guidelines

  • All submissions must be received by the deadline to receive consideration (Deadlines: Every 15th of June and December).
  • No style restrictions
  • The format length is a maximum of 33 lines, submissions which logically break this length will be disqualified (i.e. font smaller than size 11).
  • Your name and work title must be clearly printed on each work entered.
  • All submissions must be original, unpublished works at the time of submission. Plagiarism to any degree will result in disqualification.
  • Submissions with grammar or spelling errors may be penalized.
  • One entrant is allowed to enter multiple submissions. Any work entered without full entry fee will be disqualified.
  •  All entry fees must be paid full in USD and are non-refundable.
  • For additional information on the screening/judging process see the FAQ

Join Before June 15th, 2017 to Enter Our Next Contest

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