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14th Annual Writer’s Digest Poetry Awards
Oct 1 all-day
14th Annual Writer’s Digest Poetry Awards

The winning poem will be published in Writer’s Digest magazine’s July/August 2020 issue and to a worldwide readership on The first place winner will also receive a 20-minute consultation with Poet’s Market editor Robert Brewer and a copy of the 2020 Poet’s Market. Twenty-five winners will be selected with varied awards.

Enter any poem 32 lines or less for your chance to win $1,000 cash award.

Contest date: October 1, 2019

To submit: