Poetry Contest Description & Theme:

Submit a previously unpublished poem with a winter-related theme.

  • We will accept only ONE poem per submission.
  • Submit poem as a Word Document (.doc or .docx) or as a PDF.
  • The name of the file should be your first and last name as you would like published. However, for anonymity, do not include your name anywhere on the document itself.


Contest Details:

  • Submission fee is $15.
  • Submissions for this contest will end on 12/31/23.
  • Winner will be awarded $300, issued by PayPal, and will be published in our January 2024 edition!
  • We will notify winner by email by January 6th, 2024.


Good luck, and we look forward to seeing your creativity!





***Send us a work of poetry, short story, personal essay, or play!***

  • ​We will accept up to 5 poems per poetry submission.
  • Short stories and personal essays should not exceed 3,000 words.
  • Plays should be 10 minutes or less.

Selected pieces will be published either in the following month's online edition, or in a later edition. You will be notified of the publication date by email.

Visit our website at https://www.theulureview.com/


The Ulu Review is an new online publication, based off of the island of Oahu, Hawaii.

Our goal is to celebrate the way in which storytelling can help to preserve the cultural values of humanity and tradition. 

We’re excited to publish short stories, poems, plays, and personal essays -- especially ones that have a special kind of magic to them.

​Whether it be a mythological flair, or the type of everyday magic found in coincidences and happenstance, we are eager to be a home for tales that give insight into the wonderful and miraculous.


We are accepting new work on a rolling basis. That means submissions are always welcome, and the review intends to publish monthly.

We are excited to announce that our first monthly edition, featuring selected pieces from our first round of submissions, ​was published online in August 2023!


In the future, we will be hosting writing contests, with selected pieces each month receiving a monetary prize. As we become a more established presence, we hope to pay for every piece published.

We’re excited to begin this journey with you -- authors and readers alike!​

The Ulu Review