The Villanella Contest – Closed

Calling all poets to participate in this villanelle writing contest and win yourself a place in our next publication!

How??? Read on!

What’s a Villanelle?

A villanelle is a poem of nineteen lines, and which follows a strict form that consists of five tercets (three-line stanzas) followed by one quatrain (four-line stanza). Villanelles use a specific rhyme scheme of ABA for their tercets, and ABAA for the quatrain.

In a villanelle, the rhyme scheme is ABA ABA ABA ABA ABA ABAA. This means that the final word in the first and third lines in every tercet rhyme together, and the middle lines also rhyme with each other.

Here’s an example:

So, here’s the challenge. Submit your original and fresh villanelles using the participation link below and get published in our next beautiful poetry book!

Make sure you read the submission guidelines.


  • Author eligibility: Writers of age 16 and above, from all across the globe
  • All entries must be in English
  • Only original works that have not been published in print, digital or online publications will be considered
  • Writers cannot publish the poem elsewhere during and after the contest.
  • Submission fee: Rs.150/- (which is equivalent to ~$2); to be paid using the payment button below
  • Submit using the participation link at the bottom of this post. Do NOT send us email submissions!
  • Deadline: March 30, 2023. Extended till April 5, 2023


Results will be announced on our website. Winners will be contacted via email.

Sign up to receive notifications of all new announcements on our website:

Upto 50 winning poems will be published in a book to be released thereafter. Winners will get a e-certificate from WriteFluence.

Happy WriteFluencing!

Categories: Uncategorized

Tags: , , , ,

%d bloggers like this: