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Since 1994,  Writer’s Relief, an author’s submission service, has been helping writers pinpoint the best markets for their work. Our extensive research capabilities also include finding up-to-the-minute, top-tier opportunities for writers: contests, conferences, residencies, anthologies, calls for submissions for writers of poetry, short stories, essays, novels, memoirs, and nonfiction books, and more!

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WaterSedge Poetry Chapbook Contest

WaterSedge Poetry Chapbook Contest

Deadline: 05/25/2016

  • Starts Reading: 03/22/2016
  • Stops Reading: 05/25/2016
  • Submission Link: WaterSedge Poetry Chapbook Contest
  • Contest Judge: Amit Majmudar, Ohio's first poet laureate
  • Entry Fee: $20
  • First Prize: $500 cash prize; publication of the poetry chapbook in both print and e-book formats; Amazon distribution for Kindle and print; and 25 free copies.
  • Winning Entry Published? Yes
  • Page Count Limit: 24-48 pages
  • Poetry Book Type: Chapbook
  • Eligibility Limits: U.S. residents only are permitted to submit. Current or former clients and employees and their family members, or anyone otherwise affiliated with Writer's Relief and its subsidiaries, are not eligible to enter the WaterSedge Poetry Chapbook Contest.

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Calls For Submissions



WaterSedge Poetry Chapbook Contest

First Prize: $500!

Mom Egg Review

Stops Reading: 08/15/2016

Colgate Writers’ Conference

Registration Due: 06/12/2016

Dickinson House

Location: East Flanders, Belgium

Backwaters Prize

First Prize: $2,000!

The Sonder Review

No admin fee!

Mosaic Literary Conference

Location: Bronx, NY

Bordeneuve Residency

Rolling admissions!

Lucille Clifton Poetry Prize

Deadline: 06/01/2016

Two Hawks

Reads year-round!

Mendocino Coast Writers Conference

Keynote Speaker: Shirin Yim Bridges

Elephant Rock

Application due: 06/12/2016

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