Top Six Love Poetry Contests 2017

Top Six Love Poetry Contests 2017

If you have a great love poem that you want to share, these contests are for you. Whether it is romance, friendship, or heartbreak, these contests cover it all, and they want your work. If there is something or someone you love, then here's your chance to write about it. These contests are a great way to exercise your writing skills and also compete in a fun way. Check these out and you might even win some great prizes!


1. BLAZE—Free to Enter Best Love Poetry Contest by the NY Literary Magazine

About: This poetry contest is open to all kinds of love poetry. The NY Literary Magazine is looking for a meaningful and emotional poem to win this contest. It is also open to any age, nationality or gender. Writers also can submit up to 5 poems to this contest!

Entry Fee: Free to enter

Prize: Publication in both print and digital poetry magazine and award seals.

Deadline: December 1st, 2017


2. 31st Biannual Poetry Card Contest by Blue Mountain Arts

About: Blue Mountain Arts is looking for any poetry that discusses real emotions that you may have about a person or place. Anyone is welcome to submit to their contest, and writers can submit as many poems as they like.

Entry Fee: Free to enter

Prize: First place will win $350, second place will win $200, and third place gets $100. In addition, they will also be published on their website.

Deadline: December 31st, 2017


3. Love Poem Poetry Contest by FanStory

About: This contest is looking for any kind of poetry dealing with love. It can be real or fictional, it can be funny or it can be sad, as long as it is a love poem.

Entry Fee: Free to enter

Prize: Winner will get $100, and all writers will receive feedback on their submissions.

Deadline: October 22nd, 2017


4. Poetry Contest by Love Poems and Quotes

About: This is a monthly contest in which writer may submit their love poems. The theme is positive, romantic love poetry that will leave readers feeling happy after reading it. Love Poems and Quotes is looking for a feel good poem to be the winner of their contest. No negativity here. 

Entry Fee: Free to enter

Prize: Publication to the website as well as promotion in their monthly newsletter

Deadline: The end of every month (winners are picked at the start of the month based on previous month’s submissions)


5. Romantic Poetry Writing Contest by Franklin Arts Institute Grant

About: The Franklin Arts Institute and Writers Views are hosting a love poetry contest. Writers can submit any kind of poetry as long as it is between 500 and 2,500 words. Writers can only submit one poem, and that poem must be an original work, by an amateur writer. The contest will start on August 20th, 2017.

Entry Fee: Free to enter

Prize: First place gets $1,000 and an offer for a paid writing internship with the Franklin Arts Institute. Second place will get $500, and third place will receive $200.

Deadline: February 1st, 2018


6. SaveAs Writers’ International Competition 2017 by SaveAsWriters

About: As this year is the bicentenary of the death of Jane Austen, this competition is dedicated to her. Writers are asked to write poems that relate to her and her works, under the theme of love and friendship. Poems can be modern versions of her classics, they can give voice to a character, or really anything that touches on anything Jane Austen. The only specification is that poems must be 60 lines max.

Entry Fee: £3 per poem or £8 for three

Prize: £100 for first place, £50 for second place, and £25 for third.

Deadline: August 31st, 2017

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