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Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest

Deadline: September 30, 2023

21st year, sponsored by Winning Writers. Win $3,000 for a poem in any style and $3,000 for a poem that rhymes or has a traditional style. Total prizes: $9,000. The top two winners will also receive two-year gift certificates from our co-sponsor, Duotrope (a $100 value). Both published and unpublished work accepted. Winning entries published online. Submit 1-3 poems for a $22 entry fee. Length limit: 250 lines per poem. Final judge: Michal ‘MJ’ Jones. This contest is recommended by Reedsy. Winning Writers is one of the “101 Best Websites for Writers” (Writer’s Digest, 2023). See past winners, advice from the judge, and submit online at winningwriters.com/tompoetrynp23.

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