“Where can I find a list of writing contests?”

“Where can I find a list of writing contests?”


Could you suggest books, websites, etc. that have real poetry contests? Not the type that publish your poem and then want you to pay $100 for a copy. Also, where can I find lists of magazines that pay you for poems?



For paying poetry markets, and other markets, you can search our paying markets database here:

We don’t keep a list of contests. However, Hope Clark does on her website. See:


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