Here are two short-form poetry contests, both of which close on December 31st. But don't be lulled into complacency by the far-off deadline... it'll pounce before you know it.
- White Lotus Haiku Competition: This contest accepts unpublished haiku not under consideration elsewhere. Prizes are $100/$50/$25, and the entry fee is $2/haiku, or three entries for $5. Entries can be sent through the mail or online.
- Sketchbook's First International Erotic Tanka Contest: The name says it all. Tanka must be mailed in with the $1 entry fee (per poem) on 3x5 cards. Like the White Lotus competition, this one also boasts prizes of $100/$50/$25, and also will not accept previously published poems or poems being simultaneously submitted.
I'll post both of these contests on the sidebar as the deadline gets closer. If you've got a few spare moments, check out Darrell Lindsey's winning haiku from the 2007 Pinewood Haiku Contest, and a short speculative poem from the current issue of Abyss & Apex by Francis W. Alexander.