Winning Writers Celebrates 10th Year with 5 Contests, Over $25,000 in Prizes

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Established in 2001, Winning Writers will celebrate its 10th year by awarding over $25,000 in five poetry and prose contests. 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 six years in a row (2005-2010). Guidelines for all contests are available at http://www.winningwriters.com.

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Winning Writers celebrates its 10th year

Winning Writers has been named one of the "101 Best Websites for Writers" by Writer's Digest for six years in a row.

(PRWEB) January 5, 2011 -- Founded in 2001, Winning Writers is today's leading source for timely and comprehensive literary contest information. It's celebrating its 10th year in business by hosting five international contests that will award over $25,000 in prizes.

Here are summaries of the contest guidelines:

Tom Howard/John H. Reid Short Story Contest
19th 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 Both published and unpublished work accepted.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 Emily Jiang for "Paper Daughter".

Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest (no fee)
10th 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 Tabitha Bagatha for "A Frivolous Social Event in the USA".

War Poetry Contest
10th 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 Submit 1-3 unpublished poems on the theme of war.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 Gerardo Mena for "So I Was a Coffin".

Margaret Reid Poetry Contest for Traditional Verse
8th 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 Both published and unpublished work accepted.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 Philip Brown for "South Sea Odyssey".

Tom Howard/John H. Reid Poetry Contest
9th year. Ten cash prizes totaling $5,550 will be awarded. Top prize $3,000. 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 Rita McGregor for "Baby Girl".

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. Each contest accepts entries and fee payments online. Winners enjoy high visibility through a website that serves over one million page views annually and a free email newsletter that goes out to over 35,000 subscribers. Winning Writers has been named one of the "101 Best Websites for Writers" by Writer's Digest for six years in a row (2005-2010). Learn more at http://www.winningwriters.com.

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Adam CohenAdam Cohen is president of Winning Writers and publisher of Poetry Contest InsiderMr. Cohen is a graduate of Harvard University and former circulation director of The Atlantic Monthly.Jendi ReiterJendi Reiter is vice president of Winning Writers, editor of Poetry Contest Insider, and the final judge of the Winning Writers poetry contestsJendi Reiter's first book, A Talent for Sadness, was published in 2003 by Turning Point Books. Her poetry chapbook Swallow won the 2008 Flip Kelly Poetry Prize and was published in 2009 by Amsterdam Press. Her chapbook Barbie at 50 won the 2010 Cervena Barva Poetry Chapbook Prize and was published by Cervena Barva Press. Her work has appeared in Poetry, The New Criterion, Mudfish, American Fiction, The Adirondack Review, The Broome Review, FULCRUM, Juked, The Sow's Ear Poetry Review, Clackamas Literary Review, Alligator Juniper, MARGIE: The American Journal of Poetry, Best American Poetry 1990 and many other publications. Awards include a 2010 poetry grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, first prize in the Chapter One Promotions 2008 International Short Story Contest, first prize for poetry in Alligator Juniper's 2006 National Writing Contest, first prize in the 2007 Elizabeth Simpson Smith Award for a Short Story (Charlotte Writers' Club), two awards from the Poetry Society of America, and a National Endowment for the Humanities grant for poetry criticism. Visit her blog at www.jendireiter.com.Winning Writers LogoWinning Writers - Best Resources for Poets and WritersWinning Writers was established by the husband-and-wife team of Adam Cohen and Jendi Reiter in 2001. Its expert online poetry contest guide, Poetry Contest Insider, profiles over 750 poetry contests and over 300 top prose contests. Winning Writers directly sponsors the War Poetry Contest and the Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest. It also assists 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.101 Best Websites for WritersWinning Writers has been selected as one of the "101 Best Websites for Writers" by Writer's Digest for six years in a row (2005-2010)