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Fall Season of Poetry Contest Deadlines

By August 12, 2009

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If you’ve spent the summer polishing a poem or a chapbook manuscript or even a full-length collection, the time is approaching to pack it up and send it off to one of the many award competitions that do their reading in the fall:

Required reading before you submit to any contests:
What’s Really Wrong with Poetry Book Contests?,” by David Alpaugh
How to put together a poetry manuscript for publication
A Word To the Wise: On entering your poems in competition,” by Kurt Heintz
You Do It Because You Love It,” by S.A. Griffin

Related resources:
More contest links


August 13, 2009 at 8:29 am
(1) Diane says:

Thank you for the great contest list! I wonder if you can also provide a list of non-contest poetry book publishers.

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