Welcome to our Women Inspirational Poetry Contest!

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 Submit original and unpublished English poems.

Submit 1-2 original and unpublished English poems for the low cost of $8USD!

About Us

Here’s our story:

In 2008: Oneal Walters started a Love Poem contest with a literary publication that had experience promoting literary contests. This contest was successful and received the most submissions in the publication’s history.

In 2009: He continued the Love Poem contest. He also started a new contest called, Women Inspirational Poetry Contest. This contest received more submissions than the Love Poem contest. Total prize for WIPC was $200.

In 2010: He parted with the literary publication and added a WIPC editor. The 2nd Annual Women Inspirational Poetry Contest arrived. We received all mailed submissions. One time prize: Winning poems were published online at Chapter and Verse (poetry site).

In 2011: The 3rd Annual Women Inspirational Poetry Contest arrived. We added a second WIPC editor. 1st place winner was interviewed by Oneal Walters (Founder and Author). One time prize: Winning poems were read on the World Poetry Cafe Radio Show: CFRO 100.5 FM.

In 2014: We were online at www.wipconline.com! We created profiles on Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin and Google+. We accepted online payments through Paypal!

In 2015: We launched the 4th Women Inspirational Poetry Contest. We increased the Total prize to $600 (3 times the total of the previous contest!) We had 530 followers on Twitter. We had 353 fans on Facebook.

In 2016: We introduced two new prizes for the 1st Place winner. Ellen Black, 2016 Women Inspirational Poetry Contest winner, will receive a poetry book contract. The contract will be issued by TJT Designs and Publications. Also, Ellen Black was interviewed on The Boss Lady Chronicles Radio Station.

In July 2016: Ellen Black made her debut as a blogger on Wipconline.com.  

In August 2016: Renée Francoeur made her debut as a blogger on Wipconline.com.

In August 2016: Women Poets and Depression, blog entry written by Ellen Black, became the highest shared blog entry (39 shares). 

On September 1st 2016: Black Women, Misogynoir, and Poetry, blog entry written by Ellen Black, became the second highest shared blog entry (23 shares). 

Historical moments in our history:

In 2009: Alison Clarke won 1st place.

In 2010: Alison Clarke won 2nd place.
She became the only winner to accomplish 1st and 2nd placements in two years!

In 2011: Hadassh Broscova won 1st and 3rd place in the same year.
She became the only winner to accomplish two wins in the same year!

In 2016: Ellen Black won 1st and 2nd placements in the same year.
She became the only winner to accomplish 1st and 2nd placements in the same year!

On July 3rd 2016: Of Youth and War, poem written by Ellen Black, is the highest shared content on our website. 46 shares!

On August 10th 2016: The fourth highest was Ellen Black achieved 15 590 page views which is the fourth highest page views in 2016. The third highest in 2016 is 16 282 on October 11th. The second highest in 2016 is 35 968 on October 21st. Renée Francoeur achieved the highest page views in 2016 with 38 069 on October 20th.

On August 31st 2016: Black Women, Misogynoir, and Poetry, blog entry written by Ellen Black, became the most commented blog entry. 

On September 29th 2016: Sorta, kinda going back to school at 27 and a half, blog entry written by Renée Francoeur, tied the most commented blog entry. 

What are your goals?

1. We encourage and promote original literature.
2. We discover and reward talented women poets and bloggers.
3. We showcase inspirational poems about women.
4. We discuss all kinds of issues that affect women, such as employment, abuse, entertainment and lifestyle.
5. We celebrate positive people, entertainment and current events that empower and influence women. 

Testimonial

  • “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)