Poets & Patrons Contest
Two Chicagoland poetry contests now open to all! Poets & Patrons, a historic Chicago poetry organization, is again sponsoring its traditional contest with 14 themed categories, plus a free sonnet contest with 2 categories (traditional and modern). Cash prizes include a top prize of $300 for the theme of "Single Parents". Other categories include free verse, formal verse, humorous, social conscience, miniature poem, nature, healthcare workers, telephones, historical events, aches, pets, and ekphrastic poetry.
Both the sonnet contest and the regular contest are open to anyone living anywhere, except for the category of "Chicago Area Nature Trails", which is open only to members of Poets & Patrons or those living within 100 miles of Chicago. We encourage email submissions this year. Visit our website for details and guidelines.