Writing Contests: Over $25,000 to be Won at WinningWriters.com

Five poetry and prose contests now open at WinningWriters.com will award over $25,000 in cash. These include contests for war poems, humor poems, and poems in traditional forms, as well as open contests for poems and stories of all kinds. Winning Writers has been named one of the "101 Best Websites for Writers" by Writer's Digest for five years in a row (2005-2009). Guidelines for all contests are available at http://www.winningwriters.com.

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Jendi Reiter

Jendi Reiter, Vice President of WinningWriters.com and final judge of the War Poetry Contest and the Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest

The Felching of the Oct'pus

Northampton, MA (PRWEB) January 27, 2010

Winning Writers is now accepting entries for five poetry and prose contests on its website. These contests will award over $25,000 in cash prizes. Founded in 2001, Winning Writers is today's leading source for timely literary contest information. It helps writers find the contests that are most suitable for their work, and steers them away from contests that are low-quality or deceptive.

Here are summaries of the contest guidelines:

Tom Howard/John H. Reid Short Story Contest
18th year. Ten cash prizes totaling $5,550. Top prize $3,000. Seeks short stories, essays and other works of prose, up to 5,000 words. Winning entries published online. Both published and unpublished work accepted. Fee per entry is $15. Postmark deadline: March 31. Judges: John H. Reid, Dee C. Konrad. The most recent winner was Gabriela Blandy for "The Buck".

Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest (no fee)
9th annual free contest seeks humor poems. Fifteen cash prizes totaling $3,600 will be awarded. Top prize $1,500. Submit one poem by April 1 deadline. No entry fee. Winning entries published online. Final judge: Jendi Reiter. The most recent winner was Randy Cousteau for "The Felching of the Oct'pus".

War Poetry Contest
9th year. Fifteen cash prizes totaling $5,000 will be awarded. Top prize $2,000. Submit 1-3 unpublished poems on the theme of war. Winning entries published online. Entry fee: $15. Postmark deadline: May 31. Final judge: Jendi Reiter. The most recent winner was Robert Hill Long for "Wolverine and White Crow", "Motivations", and "Insurrection and Resurrection".

Margaret Reid Poetry Contest for Traditional Verse
7th year. Ten cash prizes totaling $5,550 will be awarded. Top prize $3,000. Submit poems in traditional verse forms, such as sonnets and free verse. Winning entries published online. Both published and unpublished work accepted. Entry fee is $7 for every 25 lines. Postmark deadline: June 30. Judges: John H. Reid, Dee C. Konrad. The most recent winner was Judith Goldhaber for "The Bewick's Wren".

Tom Howard/John H. Reid Poetry Contest
7th year. Fifteen cash prizes totaling $5,350 will be awarded. Top prize $2,000. Submit poems in any style or genre. Both published and unpublished work accepted. Winning entries published online. Entry fee is $7 for every 25 lines. Postmark deadline: September 30. Judges: John H. Reid, Dee C. Konrad. The most recent winner was Dawn Raymond for "Ghosts".

About Winning Writers, Inc.:

Since 2001, Winning Writers has taken full advantage of the Internet to make its contests a rewarding experience for poets and writers. All our contests accept entries and fee payments online. Winners enjoy high visibility. Our website serves over one million page views annually, and our free email newsletter goes out to over 30,000 subscribers. Winning Writers has been named one of the "101 Best Websites for Writers" by Writer's Digest for five years in a row (2005-2009). Learn more at http://www.winningwriters.com.

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Adam Cohen is President of WinningWriters.com and Publisher of Poetry Contest Insider

Mr. Cohen is a graduate of Harvard University and former circulation director of The Atlantic Monthly.


Jendi Reiter Jendi Reiter, Vice President of WinningWriters.com and final judge of the War Poetry Contest and the Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest

Jendi Reiter is vice president of Winning Writers, editor of Poetry Contest Insider, and final judge of the Winning Writers poetry contests. Ms. Reiter has been entering and winning literary contests for over 20 years. Her work has appeared in Poetry, The New Criterion, Mudfish, Alligator Juniper, MARGIE: The American Journal of Poetry, First Things, Hanging Loose, Cider Press Review, Southern Poetry Review, Grasslands Review, Best American Poetry, and many other publications. She has won two awards from the Poetry Society of America, first prize for poetry in Alligator Juniper's National Writing Contest, first prize in the Elizabeth Simpson Smith Award for a Short Story (Charlotte Writers' Club), second prize in the Literal Latte Fiction Awards, Lyric Magazine's College Poet of the Year Prize, the Mildred Werba Poetry Prize, the Olay Fine Lines Poetry Contest, and a National Endowment for the Humanities grant for poetry criticism. Turning Point Books published her first book of poetry, A Talent for Sadness, in the fall of 2003, and her chapbook Swallow was published in 2009 by Amsterdam Press. A member of the Advisory Board of The Saint Ann's Review, Ms. Reiter graduated from Harvard University and has a degree from Columbia Law School. See her work at JendiReiter.com.


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Winning Writers was established by the husband-and-wife team of Adam Cohen and Jendi Reiter in 2001. Our expert online poetry contest guide, Poetry Contest Insider, profiles over 750 poetry contests and over 300 top prose contests. We directly sponsor the War Poetry Contest and the Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest. We also assist the Tom Howard/John H. Reid Short Story Contest, the Margaret Reid Poetry Contest for Traditional Verse and the Tom Howard/John H. Reid Poetry Contest.