Welcome to Winning Writers, established in 2001. We are one of the "101 Best Websites for Writers" (Writer's Digest, 2015-2016) and one of the "100 Best Websites for Writers" (The Write Life, 2016).
Writers of all ages and nations may enter. The works you submit should be in English. You may submit simultaneously to our contests and to other contests. Please do not submit work that has previously received recognition at Winning Writers.
Poetry, story, and essay submissions (book prize entries may ignore): Please omit your name from your entries. We prefer 12-point type or larger. Please avoid fancy, hard-to-read fonts. Double-spacing is recommended for prose.
Your privacy is assured. We will not rent your information to third parties.
In addition to English, your poem may contain inspired gibberish. You may submit published or unpublished work.
Please submit only one poem to this contest.
You may submit published or unpublished work. This contest accepts multiple entries (submit them one at a time).
For the purpose of the Margaret Reid Prize, a poem in a traditional style employs regular meter and/or rhyme, or is written in a recognized poetic form. This includes traditional Western forms such as ballads, sonnets, and blank verse, and Asian forms such as tanka and haiku.