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Sci-Fi Poetry Contest DL: 8/31

The Science Fiction Poetry Contest runs June 1 - August 31. It's a fundraiser with a $2 per poem entry fee.


The 2016 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. Blind-judged: author identification will be removed before poems are sent to judge.

Submission guidelines:

  • Online entry form: http://bit.ly/SFPoetry2016
  • Deadline is August 31.
  • Unpublished poems only.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).
  • No PayPal or problems with form? Send poems via e-mail to [email protected], .rtf preferred, contact info on manuscript, and send a check payable to SFPA to SFPA Treasurer, PO Box 907, Winchester CA 92596, 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.