I found a number different sites on the web which had poetry contests. The ones I responded to were The American Literary Review, which has a $15 dollar fee and a $1000 prize and The Nicholas Schaffner Award for Music in Literature which has a $1000 award and a $25 fee for entry.
What drew me to these contests is that one has a topic-music-and the other one has a relatively low entry fee. The latter is more generic and the first is more costly. These are the ones I pick for now, but I’m still looking. Both of these were found on Poets&Writers.com.
I am nervous and a little edgy. I haven’t written poetry in more than a year but looking over my past writings I was not any good. What constitutes good poetry? Is it OK to pray for better writing skills? These questions and more flit past my heart.