Welcome to our Women Poetry Contest!

Promoting Inspirational Poetry Written By Women! Submit your poetry today!

1st Place Winner receives $500US, a radio interview and publishing opportunities!

6th Women Inspirational Poetry Contest

Cash Prizes

1st Place Winner receives $500 US (Est. $626 CDN)

2nd Place Winner receives $100 US (Est. $125 CDN)

3rd Place Winner receives $50 US (Est. $62 CDN)

Additional Prizes

1st place winner will be interviewed on the The Boss Lady Chronicles radio show with radio host Ericka Monique Williams.

All winners:
1. Will receive an interview with a Wipc Editor that will be published in our Blog section.

2. Will have their poems published online in our Blog section.
3. Will have their poems published online at Raven and Rhyme.

Submit your poetry today. 

Judges are WIPC Editors

Submit in English, original and unpublished poems in any form to our Women Poetry Contest through our submission form. You may use a character depiction, or a triumphant situation; or you can surprise us with your creativity and talent. You can attach your name on the submission however our contest is blind judging. Winners will be notified in July 2018 by Wipc Editors; and their poems will be published on our website.

All poems remain the property of the writer.

We received US submissions from Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Los Angeles, Michigan, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, West Virginia, and Texas.

We received Canadian submissions from Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec.

Submit the poems that will change your life!

***thanks for the continued submissions. unfortunately we are closing our contest and all paid submissions will be refunded***

Promoting inspirational poetry written by women.

How to submit?

Submit your poems online through our submission form.

Pay your submission fee(s) online securely with Paypal.

WIPC will confirm your submission has been received.

WIPC reserves the right to cancel your submission without notice and with no further liability or obligation to you besides the refund for the submission fee paid.

Submission fees

$6.00 US 1 poem submission.

$17.00 US 3 poem submission.

$22.00 US 4 poem submission.

Deadline: April 12, 2018

Win a poetry contest and build your readership! Submit your poetry today. 

Poem Submission Fees

Share your comments with the winners from the 5th Women Inspirational Poetry Contest!

1st place: “Stolen Innocence” by Melodi Gawryletz (Can)

2nd Place: “Live and Learn” by Poetic Daisy (US)

3rd Place: “If I Were To Write As Someone Else” by Emily Vieweg (US)


  • “I was truly thrilled to hear that these words had resonated with Oneal and the contest editors, especially because of the disturbing content. I strongly believe that one of the purposes of the artist, musician, and writer is to speak to issues we collectively face. Thank you WIPC for providing this platform for us to share our creative expressions!”

    Melodi Gawryletz

Previous Winners of WIPC

  • 2017

    1st place: “Stolen Innocence”
    by Melodi Gawryletz (CAN)

    2nd Place: “Live and Learn”
    by Poetic Daisy (US)

    3rd Place: “If I Were To Write As Someone Else”
    by Emily Vieweg (US)

  • 2016

    1st place: “Of Youth and War”
    by Ellen Black (US)

    2nd Place: “I Go Back to Work for My Purse”
    by Ellen Black (US)

    3rd Place: “He can break your heart for $30 at the Nordegg general store”
    by Renée Francoeur (CAN)

  • 2011

    1st place: “Capsules”
    by Hadassh Broscova (US)

    2nd Place: “Flirt”
    by J. Alexanderson (US)

    3rd Place: “That Is To Say”
    by Hadassh Broscova (US)

  • 2010

    1st Place: “Upon a Wing and a Smile”
    by Lynda Anaya (US)

    2nd Place: “Sister Moon”
    by Alison Clarke (CAN)

    3rd Place: “Cisterns of Love”
    by Kimberlee Edgecom (US)

  • 2009

    1st Place: “One Of Us”
    by Alison Clarke (CAN)

    2nd Place: “The Big Bad Woolf”
    by G. Arntt (US)

    3rd Place: “First Lady”
    by Susan Martin (US)