Deadline: September Get instant access to our database of the best free literary contests — subscribe to our free newsletter. Targeting the right publisher for your kind of work is the key to improving your poetry contest odds and advancing your career as a writer. If you were looking for a job, you wouldn't mass-mail your resume to every listing in the classifieds, yet too many beginning writers will pick up a contest directory and do just that. Fortunately, it's possible to bring some rationality to this confusing process by following a few simple guidelines.
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Deadline: September Get instant access to our database of the best free literary contests — subscribe to our free newsletter. We suggest you avoid the following contests and organizations. Many appear to be disguised vanity publishers, whose goal is to sell you expensive personalized products and attract you to conferences. Others may charge you membership or service fees for which the benefits are questionable, or which can be obtained elsewhere for free.
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Pondering your National Poetry Competition entry? Every year the judges, and the staff in the office, feel a palpable excitement; last year saw over 11, poems submitted and the winners and commendations reflected the thrill of new discoveries. How do you help your poem put its best foot forward in such company?
Introducing the poetry of, teacher, writer and self confessed bitch. Everyone knows exactly where they were when the little girl died. Shortlisted for both the Bridgeport Prize and Southword Journal. Kitty's poems have been widely published in magazines and anthologies.