|2015 SFPA Poetry Contest|
Contest Rules: The 2015 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 [prose poems 0–100 words]); Short (11–49 lines [prose poems 101–499 words]); Long (50 lines and more [prose 500 words and up]). Line count does not include title or stanza breaks. All sub-genres of speculative poetry allowed in any form. Blind-judged: author identification will be removed before poems are sent to judge.
In each category, a first prize of $100, a second prize of $50, and a third prize of $25 will be awarded. No limit on number of poems; entry fee of $1.00 for SFPA members and $2.00 for non-members per poem can be paid via PayPal. Please indicate name/e-mail under which poems are submitted if different.
Judge: Lesley Wheeler
- Deadline is August 31.
- Unpublished poems only.
- Submissions via web form:
SFPA Members: http://bit.ly/2015SFPAMember
- Send as many poems as you like, but an entry fee of $1 member/$2 non-member per poem must be paid via PayPal at entry (credit card can be used without a PayPal account).
- No PayPal? Send poems via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, .rtf preferred, contact info on manuscript, and send a check payable to SFPA to SFPA Treasurer, PO Box 907, Winchester CA 92596, USA.
Confirmation of receipt of your submission
should follow within 3 days.
Announcement of winners will be posted on the SFPA website.
Prizes: In 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 first through third places.
Previous SFPA Contests
2010 New Poets Contest: Ekphrasis
2008 Poetry Contest: Energy
2007 Poetry Contest: Sonnets