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Top 26 Literary Contests you Can Participate and Win in 2019



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Below is a list of free online poetry contests for 2019. Poetry contests are held every week and anyone can enter. All competitions are free and you can enter as many contests as you want. You keep copyrights on all of your poems. Some poetry contests even have prizes!

List of Poetry Contests


1. Purple2 Poetry Contest

Rhyme poetry form only.
Deadline: Sunday, February 24, 2019
5 poems of the maximum 36 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: Kevin Shaw

Free verse poetry form only.
Deadline: Wednesday, February 6, 2019
33 poems of the maximum 35 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: Maureen McGreavy

Villanelle poetry form only.
Deadline: Friday, February 8, 2019
31 poems of the maximum 35 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: Nina Parmenter

Deadline: Friday, February 8, 2019
25 poems of the maximum 35 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: Anthony Slausin

Enclosed Rhyme poetry form only.
Deadline: Thursday, February 28, 2019
4 poems of the maximum 50 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: Emile Pinet

Deadline: Monday, January 28, 2019
15 poems of the maximum 35 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: Line Gauthier

Sonnet poetry form only.
Deadline: Thursday, January 31, 2019
30 poems of the maximum 35 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: Gregory R Barden
Rhyme poetry form only.
Deadline: Saturday, February 2, 2019
22 poems of the maximum 35 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: Julia Ward

Deadline: Monday, February 4, 2019
37 poems of the maximum 40 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: John lawless

Deadline: Tuesday, February 5, 2019
22 poems of the maximum 35 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: Caren Krutsinger

Rhyme poetry form only.
Deadline: Tuesday, February 5, 2019
7 poems of the maximum 35 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: Faraz Ajmal

Deadline: Wednesday, February 6, 2019
47 poems of the maximum 50 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: Julie Leigh Rodeheaver

Bio poetry form only.
Deadline: Tuesday, February 12, 2019
11 poems of the maximum 35 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: Dear Heart

Sapphic stanza poetry form only.
Deadline: Wednesday, February 13, 2019
13 poems of the maximum 35 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: craig cornish

Free verse poetry form only.
Deadline: Thursday, February 14, 2019
33 poems of the maximum 35 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: Lu Loo
Free verse poetry form only.
Deadline: Saturday, February 16, 2019
9 poems of the maximum 35 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: John Hamilton

Diminished Hexaverse poetry form only.
Deadline: Saturday, February 16, 2019
28 poems of the maximum 35 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: charles messina

Deadline: Tuesday, February 19, 2019
12 poems of the maximum 35 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: Mark Massey

Acrostic poetry form only.
Deadline: Tuesday, February 19, 2019
17 poems of the maximum 35 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: Bobby May

Clerihew poetry form only.
Deadline: Friday, February 22, 2019
26 poems of the maximum 35 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: Andrea Dietrich

Deadline: Friday, February 22, 2019
7 poems of the maximum 35 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: Chantelle Anne Cooke

Free verse poetry form only.
Deadline: Saturday, February 23, 2019
3 poems of the maximum 35 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: Eve Roper

Monoku poetry form only.
Deadline: Sunday, February 24, 2019
6 poems of the maximum 35 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: Kim Rodrigues

Deadline: Sunday, February 24, 2019
13 poems of the maximum 35 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: Brian Strand

Deadline: Sunday, February 24, 2019
1 poems of the maximum 35 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: Michelle Faulkner

Free verse poetry form only.
Deadline: Sunday, February 24, 2019
0 poems of the maximum 35 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: Edward Ibeh

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