Sacred Ground's open mic is the longest running open mic known. We have been serving up fine poetry and good food since 1972 to discerning San Franciscans and their guests. We are a free speech zone and appreciate new voices.
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.