Current Contests

Stone Soup Magazine
September 2018

‘Swan and Shadow’ by John Hollander (1969)

Concrete Poetry Contest

Length: You may submit a packet of 1-3 concrete poems per entry.

Deadline: September 15, 11:59 p.m. (Pacific time).

Results: We will select three winners.

Prizes: We will award Amazon vouchers to three winning entries:

  • First place $50
  • Second place $25
  • Third place $10

Publication: We will consider all poems submitted to the contest for potential publication.

More details on our blog.


Book Writing Contest (Secret Kids contest)

Categories: There are three entry categories, based on the author/illustrator’s age. Entry age is based on your age as at September 1, 2018.

  • Elementary: Grades 1-5 (ages 5-10)
  • Middle school: Grades 6-8 (ages 11-13)
  • High school: Grades 9-12 (ages 14-18)

Length: Dependent on type of book and target audience. See details at the contest entry page.

Deadline: January 1, 2019, 11:59 p.m. (Pacific time).

Results: One winner in each category, announced June 15, 2019.

Prizes: The following prize will be awarded to the winner in each categories:

  • A book publishing deal from publisher MacKenzie Press.
  • A cash prize of $1,000
  • A one-year subscription to Stone Soup

More details on our blog.

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