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If you are a poet, do you ever submit poems to (legitimate) poetry contests?

  1. xstatic profile image60
    xstaticposted 5 years ago

    If you are a poet, do you ever submit poems to (legitimate) poetry contests?

    Do you know about or belong to poetry associations? Also, do you ever submit poems to either online or print publications?

  2. rahul0324 profile image84
    rahul0324posted 5 years ago

    I yearn to submit my poems in some contest but I haven't tried my luck so far

  3. mollymeadows profile image79
    mollymeadowsposted 5 years ago

    Yes, Xstatic, I used to enter state association contests all the time. The state poetry associations are a great place to test your wings. They offer both free and fee-to-enter contests for a variety of forms and subjects.

  4. duffsmom profile image60
    duffsmomposted 5 years ago

    I have passed on the contests because too many of them want a fee with entries.  I'm no that hungry for validation that I can spend money like that.  I have submitted and had several poems published but it has been years since I have done so. I don't submit online, no particular reason.

  5. Edgar Arkham profile image77
    Edgar Arkhamposted 5 years ago

    I did once, when I was in high school. It was a National Princeton University Poetry Contest; Never heard a peep from them. Then, when I was in my mid-twenties, I went with a vanity press company and published my first book of poetry. However; I'm not a memeber of any poetry society.

  6. Gypsy Rose Lee profile image85
    Gypsy Rose Leeposted 5 years ago

    Sure have submitted to poetry contests and have had my poems published in big books with others. Haven't won the top prizes though. Haven't done this in a long time because now all the e-mails I get about poetry contests ask for fees and I can't afford to pay. Don't know if there are any contests where you can submit without fees.

  7. Kennedi Brown profile image93
    Kennedi Brownposted 5 years ago

    Only once. I won second place, but I've been too terrified to submit ever again. I have anxiety disorder, and it's nerve-wracking. I even hyperventilate every time I get comments on a poem I've posted as a Hub.

  8. backporchstories profile image79
    backporchstoriesposted 5 years ago

    I did a long time ago.  Turn out to be what is known in the industry as "vanity publications".  They publish you regardless and place your poem in a volume with 10,000 other poems, then charge you 60 bucks for the book!  Most of them are a money making schemes taking advantage of hungry authors.  It is much safer to enter local contest with no entry fee.

  9. ISeeAll profile image62
    ISeeAllposted 5 years ago

    This is hard to find a good contest for poetry, most places say there is a contest but then try to sell you the chance to have a poem in their book!  I can't tell you of any good contest, but your question did inspire me to write a poem called Poetry Thrown to the curb, because I thought of all the world is loosing by not having more stuff for poetry. Please go to hub pages and look up the poem and tell me what you think. I did this kind of quick and only spent about half hour on it , but I wanted to get it out for your question.

  10. ma5ya profile image60
    ma5yaposted 4 years ago

    no never before submit any thing first time any where is here i would like to see if i could a prove to enter a poetry contests i never enter one before i would not say im a poet but i would like other views from people first i think! that if i had a change at it some one in the association would say something ?