Contests: – Open Call for Writers and Artists and The Writer’s Workshop – Annual Poetry Contest image130


We have a new opportunity that we believe will appeal to your audience, if you have time and room to share.

Open Call for Writers and Artists

Sunspot Literary Journal is seeking articles and essays on working in any creative form. See the full guidelines for examples of the kinds of works we’re interested in.

Payment: $0.01 per word ($50 US maximum per piece) when published.
Open: January 1, 2021
Close: October 31, 2021
To submit, visit


Thank you, as always, for all that you do for the creative community!

The Writer's Workshop

The Writers’ Workshop of Asheville, NC, is sponsoring our Annual Poetry Contest, open to any writer regardless of residence. The awards are:


1ST Place:  Your choice of a 2 night stay at our Mountain Muse B&B in Asheville; or 3 free workshops online; or 10 poems line-edited and revised by our editorial staff

2nd Place: Two free workshops; or 8 poems line-edited

3rd Place:  One free workshop, or 5 pages line-edited

10 Honorable Mentions




Deadline: Postmarked by March 30, 2021


All work must be unpublished. Each poem should not exceed two pages. Multiple entries are accepted. Your name, address, phone email and title of work should appear on the first page. The entry fee is $25 for every 3 poems. All entries receive comments from the judges.

Enclose self-sealing SASE for comments and winners' list, and mail to: Poetry Contest, 387 Beaucatcher Road, Asheville, NC  28805.

Emailed submissions may be sent to with "Poetry Contest" in the subject. Entry fee is payable online at

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