POETDELPHIA is the brainchild of writers Dawn Manning, Kelly McQuain, and Valerie Fox. We host quarterly readings and salon-style discussions, as well as maintain an online community through this site. At Poetdelphia, we focus on all things poetic, including reviews, writing prompts, a calendar of tri-state area writing events, and even the occasional poem or prose piece by writers featured in our reading series. We are not a poetry journal and therefore not open to unsolicited submissions, but if you know of writers who attract a following and/or would be good to showcase in our reading series, please let us know. We can be reached through email at firstname.lastname@example.org, but the best way to get to know us is by coming to one of our events. See you there!
Find details about every creative writing competition—including poetry contests, short story competitions, essay contests, awards for novels, grants for translators, and more—that we’ve published in the Grants & Awards section of Poets & Writers Magazine during the past year. We carefully review the practices and policies of each contest before including it in the Writing Contests database, the most trusted resource for legitimate writing contests available anywhere.