tue01octAll DayTom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry ContestCategoryPoetryInternationalEntry Fee$22 Max word count250 lines Top Prize$3,500

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Sponsored by Winning Writers and Duotrope, the 22nd annual Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest will award $10,000 in prizes. Special award for poems that rhyme or have a traditional style. Submit published or unpublished work.

  • TOM HOWARD PRIZE: $3,500 for a poem in any style or genre
  • MARGARET REID PRIZE: $3,500 for a poem that rhymes or has a traditional style
  • The top two winners will also receive two-year gift certificates from our co-sponsor, Duotrope (a $100 value)
  • Honorable Mentions: 10 awards of $300 each (any style)
  • Top 12 entries published online

. No restriction on age of author. Authors from all countries eligible except Syria, Iran, North Korea, Crimea, Russia, and Belarus (due to US government restrictions). Final judge: Michal ‘MJ’ Jones, assisted by Briana Grogan and Dare Williams.

We are keen to encourage quality submissions, so suggest writers to check their stories before submitting using Prowritingaid. They have free and paid versions and are the best writing software we know to help improve grammar, readability and check for repetition, ‘sticky’ sentences and suggest alternatives.

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