- Entries should address the themes of science fiction/fantasy/horror/science.
- 1st prize: $100; 2nd prize: $75; 3rd prize: $50.
- Limit: 3 poems/person, maximum 50 lines each. No entry fee.
- Please no previously published submissions.
- Winners will receive a cash prize, convention membership and be invited to read their winning entries at Balticon. Attendance at Balticon is not required to win.
- Winning poems will be published one time in the BSFAN, the Balticon convention souvenir book. In addition, a pdf version of the winning poems as they appear in the BSFAN will be available on the Balticon Poetry Contest website. Writers retain all rights to their work. By submitting to the contest, entrants agree to these terms.
- Deadline: Mailed entries must be postmarked, and e-mail entries received, by April 1. Entries that do not meet this deadline will be considered for the following year. Please include your name, address, phone & e-mail address and a brief bio with your entry.
- Entries may be e-mailed to poetry at bsfs dot org or mailed to "Balticon Poetry Contest," c/o BSFS, PO Box 686, Baltimore, MD 21203. Info: poetry at bsfs dot org
Entries may also be submitted via the Balticon Poetry Contest Submission Form
(and/or) Join the Poetry Workshop at the Convention!
For Poetry workshop information email poetry at bsfs dot org
Balticon Poetry Contest Winners
Balticon 2013 Poetry Contest Winners.
Balticon 2012 Poetry Contest Winners.
Balticon 2011 Poetry Contest Winners.
Balticon 2010 Poetry Contest Winners.
Balticon 2009 Poetry Contest Winners.
Balticon 2008 Poetry Contest Winners.
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