Contest opens July 1. Submission deadline is August 15, 2013. Winners announced October 1, 2013.
The 2013 SFPA speculative poetry contest is open to all poets, including non-SFPA-members. Prizes will be awarded for best poem in 3 categories: Dwarf (poems 1–10 lines); Short (11–49 lines [prose poems 0–499 words]); Long (50 lines and more [prose 500 words and up]). In each category, a first prize of $100, a second prize of $50, and a third prize of $25 will be awarded. All sub-genres of speculative poetry allowed in any form. An entry fee of $1.00 for members and $2.00 for non-members per poem can be paid via PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please indicate name/e-mail under which poems are submitted if different.
Judge: Jane Yolen.
- Deadline is August 15, 2013.
- Unpublished poems only.
- Submissions by e-mail only to email@example.com.
- Send as many poems as you like, but an entry fee of $1 member/$2 non-member per poem must be paid via PayPal to sfpatreasurer@PayPal.com.
- Poems must be included in the body of the e-mail or sent as .rtf attachments; no other methods will be accepted. If a poem contains unique formatting, please send it in .rtf format. Please use single-spacing; if pasting into e-mail from a .doc, convert your poems to plain text format. In e-mail, indicate indentation with spaces, NOT tabs, and italics with _underlines_.
Confirmation of receipt of your submission
should follow within 3 days.
Announcement of winners will be posted on the SFPA website by October 1, 2013.
Iin each category (Dwarf, Short, Long): $100 First Prize, $50 Second Prize, $25 Third Prize. Publication on Poetry Planet (StarShipSofa.com) podcast magazine and on the SFPA website for winners and runners-up.
Previous SFPA Contests
2010 New Poets Contest: Ekphrasis
2008 Poetry Contest: Energy
2007 Poetry Contest: Sonnets