One Sentence Poetry Contest

Edition III of our One Sentence Poetry Contest is underway.  Winners of this popular contest will appear in the Summer Issue of the magazine in June.

Poetry of a single sentence has a long history in literature.  John Keats’ Bright star, would I were steadfast, Ezra Pound’s In a Station of the Metro, William Carlos Williams’ The Red Wheelbarrow, Linda Paston’s The New Dog, to name a few.

The Simple Rules: Each poem should have a title and should consist of a single English sentence with conventional punctuation. There is no limit on length.

You may include up to 3 one sentence poems in your entry, which must be a single spaced .doc or .docx file. Do not include any identifying information within the body of the document. Multiple entries are allowed.

Open for entries from February 15th  to May 15th, 2019

The Money: $50 will be awarded to three winning poems. Our editors will also choose at least 10 additional entries for publication. Winners and all entries selected for publication will receive a print copy of the issue (an $11 value).

The entry fee of $5 must be paid via credit card or Pay Pal through Submittable. All entries will receive a PDF copy of the contest issue (a $5 value), so the net cost of your first entry is $ZERO.


In Late November

Our Winter issue includes poems from our Second Ever One Sentence Poetry Contest, including this one, one of three winning poems chosen by our editors from among the nearly three hundred poems that were entered.  We’re already looking forward to our Third Ever One Sentence Poetry Contest, beginning in Mid-February.