SFPA New Poets Contest
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The Science Fiction Poetry Association is holding a poetry contest with art as its inspiration! The contest is offering cash prizes, and there are no fees to enter. New poets are invited to contribute. Non-members as well as members are eligible. Please read the complete rules [on their website] for theme, submission specifics, etc.
Country of Publication
| United States
Publication Medium & Contest Frequency
|Electronic Publication ||Electronic Publication||One-time contest.
Write a speculative poem inspired by one of these works of art. All forms are welcome — haiku, cinquains, tanka, sonnets, free verse, etc. — but poems must contain one or more of the following elements: science fiction, fantasy, horror, surrealism or straight science. Poems should be appropriate for a general audience.
|Fantasy Fantasy||Open to all/most Subgenres.|
|Horror Horror||Open to all/most Subgenres.|
|Science Fiction Science Fiction||Open to all/most Subgenres.|
- Poetry Forms:
- Open to all/most Forms, including: Cinquain, Free verse, Haiku (or related), Sonnet, Tanka.
- Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary, Surrealist.
|Poem Poem||Up to 20 lines.|
- Winner's Prize:
- We list broad pay categories rather than prize specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
|Semi-pro payment (US$5-49 per poem) Semi-pro payment (US$5-49 per poem).|
| OK|| No|| No|| Unknown|| OK||Text format submissions |
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Last Updated: 24 Apr 2018
Date Added: 21 May 2010
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