|2017 SFPA Poetry Contest|
The 2017 contest opens June 1. Winners to be announced by October 1. Mary McMyne is the 2017 Contest Chair. Questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contest Rules: The 2017 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. Entries will be read blind.
Preliminary readers will read the submissions blind, and the finalists will be sent to the judge.
- Online entry form: TBA
- Deadline is August 31.
- Entries should be submitted anonymously. Please do not include any identifying information on the file or filename; enter your name only in the form. The name of the file should be the name of the poem. .rtf preferred. Either submit poems individually via form or send all in one file, separated by ***, with "SFPA Contest" in the subject line to email@example.com and pay treasurer directly.
- Unpublished poems only.
- Enter as many poems as you like, but an entry fee $2 per poem must be paid via PayPal at entry (credit card can be used without a PayPal account). Simultaneous submissions are permitted, but must be immediately withdrawn if accepted elsewhere.
- No PayPal or problems with form? Send poems via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, “SFPA contest” in subject line, .rtf preferred, and send a check payable to SFPA to SFPA Treasurer, PO Box 2472, Dublin CA 94568, 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
2008 Poetry Contest: Energy
2007 Poetry Contest: Sonnets