$8.00
The 2017 Youth Poetry Contest judging panel of three judges, will be headed up by Irish poet Caroline Bracken. The winner will receive a $400 Amazon Gift Card.
Deadline September 27, 2017.
  • applicants must be under 18 by 12/31/2017
  • all submissions must be in English
  • submissions must be no more than 50 lines
  • author's name cannot appear on manuscripts (ms with author name included will be disqualified.)
  • international submissions allowed
  • previously unpublished work only
  • $8 reading fee per poem



The 2017 Shirley McClure Poetry Contest judges are former Santa Clara Poet Laureate Sally Ashton, and Irish poet. The winner will receive a $600 cash prize.
Deadline September 26, 2017.
  • applicants must be over 18 years of age
  • all submissions must be in English
  • submissions must be no more than 50 lines
  • author's name cannot appear on manuscript (ms with author name included will be disqualified.)
  • international submissions allowed
  • previously unpublished work only
  • $10 reading fee per poem



$15.00
The 2017 Short Story Contest shortlist will be judged by Mike McCormack, award-winning Irish author Solar Bones. The winner will receive a $1,000 cash prize. Deadline September 26, 2017.
    • fiction only
    • 5000 word count maximum
    • all submissions must be in English
    • standard formatting: 12 point font, double-spaced.
    • author's name cannot appear on ms. ms with author name included will be disqualified.
    • international submissions allowed
    • previously unpublished work only
    • $15 reading fee per story