Welcome to our Women Inspirational Poetry Contest!

We receive poetry submissions from the United States and Canada. Submit your poetry through our submission form.

1st Place Winner receives $300 US (Est. $438 CDN)! Submit original and unpublished English poems.

Submit four original and unpublished English poems for the low cost of $19USD!

5th Women Inspirational Poetry Contest

Judges Oneal Walters (Author & Founder) and WIPC Editors

We believe in literature about women. We help talented women poets get to the next level.

This is a call to all women poets to write about WOMEN. Write about someone who inspires you. You may use a character depiction, or a triumphant situation; or you can surprise us with your creativity and talent. Submit in English, original and unpublished poems. We’re searching for the next emerging woman poet. Winners will be notified in June 2017 by Oneal Walters (Founder & Author) ; their names and the title of their winning poems will be published on www.wipconline.com. All poems remain the property of the poet. 

We accept submissions worldwide.

TJT Designs and Publications has ended a partnership with WIPC. Failure to reach an agreement. Therefore the first place prize of a book contract with them is no longer available.


$135 US (Est. $180 CDN)

Includes one interview with Oneal Walters, two radio interviews with Ericka Williams of The Boss Lady Chronicles Radio Show

2nd Place Winner receives $81 US (Est. $108 CDN)

3rd Place Winner receives $9 US (Est. $12 CDN)

We’re searching for the next professional woman poet.

Submission fees

$8.00 US 1 poem submission.

$17.00 US 3 poem submission.

How to submit?

Submit your poems online, here.

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

WIPC will confirm your submission has been received.

Poem Submission Fees

We are not accepting submissions.

Previous winners resided in the United States and Canada.
Check out the winning poems from the 2016 Women Inspirational Poetry Contest!

Ellen Black’s 1st place poem called, Of Youth and War.

Ellen Black’s 2nd place poem called, I Go Back to Work for My Purse.

Renée Francoeur’s 3rd place poem called, He Can Break Your Heart for $30 at The Nordegg General Store.


  • “When the Women Inspirational Poetry Contest reached out to let me know I’d won both First and Second Prize in their 2016 contest, I was in such a state of shock that I had a hard time believing the honor was real. Now, I can say only that I’m humbled and grateful.”

    Ellen Black

Previous Winners of WIPC

  • 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)