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Science Fiction & Fantasy Poetry Association (SFPA) Speculative Poetry Contest is open to all poets writing in speculative genres (fantasy, science fiction, etc).

Fees Notice: This project charges fees (or requires purchases) for all submissions.

Country of Publication

United States


Open to a broad Audience.

Publication Medium & Contest Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationAwarded 1 x per year.

Poetry Open Fee-based

Open to poetry submissions through 31 August 2019 (13.7 days from now). 1
Fantasy FantasyOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Horror HorrorOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Science Fiction Science FictionOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Poetry Forms:
Open to all/most Forms, including: Prose poetry, Short poetry.
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary, Surrealist.
Open to all/most Topics.
TypeLength Details
Poem PoemUnlimited number of lines.
Winner's Prize:
We list broad pay categories rather than prize specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Professional payment (US$50 or more per poem) Professional payment (US$50 or more per poem).
OK No No OK OKText format submissions
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Last Updated: 14 Aug 2019
Last Checked: 22 Jul 2019 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 12 Apr 2019 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 14 Aug 2008

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