The topic of poetry contests, their fees and what a poet receives for a specific fee, is one that it often discussed in the poetry community (here and here on our own blog as examples). However, these contests are not the only ones available to the poetry community.
For example, the Science Fiction Poetry Association is currently offering a free contest with a $50 prize plus publication in three different categories. Check out the details here.
Locally, and more immediately, the Writing Knights Grand Tournament is a FREE contest with both a book prize and chapbook prize for winners. Local poets who have a book or chapbook manuscript ready to go and looking for a publisher should check out the contest here. Rumor has it there are very few entries--many less than expected--this year, so odds are good for publication.
What other contests are folks submitting to? How do folks feel about contests with fees or negligible fees? How about contests that guarantee a prize of sorts?