Welcome to our Women Poetry Contest!

  • share your truth and give new meaning to readers
  • Send your masterpieces to us by email
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We receive poetry submissions from the United States, Canada, Netherlands and Nigeria. Submit your poetry through our submission form.

1st Place Winner receives $135 US (Est. $175 CDN)! Submit original and unpublished English poems.

Submit 1-2 original and unpublished English poems for the low cost of $8USD!

6th 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 Submit in English, original and unpublished poems to our Women’s Poetry Contest. We’re searching for the next emerging woman poet. Winners will be notified in June 2018 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 accepted 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 accepted Canadian submissions from Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec. 

We accepted submissions from Netherlands and Nigeria.


$135 US (Est. $180 CDN)

Includes an interview with Oneal Walters.

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 1-2 poem submission.

$17.00 US 3 poem submission.

$22.00 US 4 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

Previous winners resided in the United States and Canada.
Check out the winning poems from the 2017 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)