Monthly Writing Contest 

Poetry & Short Stories

 



 

The monthly Poetry & Short Story Writing Contest will run each month from March 1, 2017 and will close on December 31, 2017. Winners will be notified by the 15th of the month proceeding the month of submission,(ex: if submission is for contest in March, winners will be notified by April 15).  First Prize Amount is $200.00, 2nd Prize amount is $125 and 3rd Prize amount is $75. Each submission is $25.00.  Click payment link here:   https://squareup.com/store/the-writers-ball

Email a copy of Poem to: thewritersball@mail.com  with Poetry Contest in the Subject line.

 


 

Before submitting, please make sure you have read and adhered to the following guidelines where applicable:

  1. Only submit ONE poem or Short Story, at a time. Submitting multiple poems will require separate submission fees for each submission and separate submission forms for each submission for each. 
  2. Poem must be 26 lines or less, including stanza breaks but not including the title, and lines may be no more than 70 characters across, including spaces.  Short Stories must be between 1,500 words and 30,000 words.
  3. Poem must adhere to basic rules of capitalization.
    • Do not type poem in all capital letters.
    • Do not capitalize the first letter of every word.
    • Only capitalize words that are proper (i.e. names and places).
    • The first word of each line may be capitalized.
  4. Be sure to proofread your poem for any grammatical errors. Proofread your Short Story for grammatical errors.
  5. Do not use "texting" lingo. Properly spell out all words.
  6. Poems or Short Stories containing language that is vulgar, offensive, or wholly inappropriate will not be accepted.
  7. To ensure proper lineation, please use the "Enter" key to start a new line, indicating all intentional line breaks.
  8. Please be sure to provide submission payment receipt # on the online submission form.
  9. Any Poet and/or Writer can enter this contest.   Email copy of Poem  or pdf of Short Story to: thewritersball@mail.com  with Poetry  or Short Story Contest in the subject line.  

 


Poetry Contest Online Submission Form

PLEASE ENTER CAPTIA ABOVE. IF YOU DO NOT ENTER THE CAPTIA INFORMATION BEFORE CLICKING SUBMIT, WE WILL ONLY SEE A BLANK FORM AND WILL NOT KNOW WHO TO CONTACT. PLEASE COMPLETE THE CAPTIA BEFORE SUBMITTING.

The Contest will run from monthly beginning May 1. First Prize Amount is $200.00, 2nd Prize amount is $125 and 3rd Prize amount is $75.

EMAIL A COPY OF YOUR ORIGINAL POEM TO: THEWRITERSBALL@MAIL.COM