Poetry — Seeds of hope.
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Each month Write the World holds a new competition, developed around a particular idea or genre of writing, such as poetry, fantasy, sports journalism, or flash fiction. Competitions encourage you to dig deeper into the writing process, try out new genres and share your work with a sea of eager readers.
And because a first draft is never perfect, you have the chance to receive peer and expert feedback before submitting your final piece.
Free Entry and Cash Prizes: The winning entrant receives $100, and the runner-up and best peer-reviewer receive $50.
Professional Recognition: All three winners will be featured on our blog, with commentary from our guest judge.
Expert Review: Submit a draft in the first week and get feedback from our team of experts—authors, writing teachers, and education professionals.
Guest Judges: From Poet Laureates to The President’s speech writer—our monthly competitions are judged by renowned and respected writers from across the globe.
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