Children’s Writer Poetry or Verse Story Writing Contest

Posted on May 9, 2011


The contest is for a single poem, collection of poems, or verse story for children of any age. Entries may be serious or humorous, and take any poetic form. Winners will be selected based on quality of verse – including rhythm, meter, word choice, wordplay, imagery, and the use of other poetic devices (rhyme, alliteration, assonance, or others). Above all, the winning entries will have appeal for young readers.

Open to:  All writers

Genre:  Poetry or verse

Word length:  300 words or less

1st Place:  $500 plus publication in Children’s Writer
2nd Place:  $250
3rd, 4th, 5th Places:  $100 each

Entry fee:  Free for Children’s Writer subscribers; $15.00 for non-subscribers (includes 8-month subscription)

Deadline:  October 31, 2011

How to submit:  Online entry form or by mail

Contest Rules

For more info:  Children’s Writer Poetry or Verse Story Writing Contest

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