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  • Poemhunter Moderator (8/20/2014 8:23:00 AM) Post reply

    Manchester Metropolitan University
    Poetry and Fiction Prizes

    Deadline: August 29,2014
    Entry Fee: $28
    Website: http://www.manchesterwritingcompetition.co.uk
    E-mail address: writingschool@mmu.ac.uk

    Two prizes of £10,000 (approximately $16,592) each are given annually for a group of poems and a short story. Submit three to five poems, totaling no more than 120 lines, or a story of up to 2,500 words with a £17 (approximately $28) entry fee by August 29. E-mail or visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Manchester Metropolitan University, Poetry and Fiction Prizes, HLSS Finance Office, John Dalton Building, Chester Street, Manchester M15 5GD, England.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (8/20/2014 8:23:00 AM) Post reply

    Off the Grid Press
    Poetry Prize

    Deadline: August 31,2014
    Entry Fee: $25
    Website: http://offthegridpress.net
    E-mail address: offthegridpress@gmail.com

    A prize of $1,000 and publication by Off the Grid Press is given annually for a poetry collection by a poet over the age of 60. Tam Lin Neville and Bert Stern will judge. Submit a manuscript of 50 to 70 pages with a $25 entry fee by August 31. Call, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Off the Grid Press, Poetry Prize,24 Quincy Street, Somerville, MA 02143. (617) 629-2541. Tam Lin Neville, Coeditor.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (8/20/2014 8:22:00 AM) Post reply

    Red Hen Press
    Benjamin Saltman Poetry Award

    Deadline: August 31,2014
    Entry Fee: $25
    Website: http://www.redhen.org

    A prize of $3,000 and publication by Red Hen Press is given annually for a poetry collection. Douglas Kearney will judge. Submit a manuscript of 48 to 96 pages with a $25 entry fee by August 31. Call or visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Red Hen Press, Benjamin Saltman Poetry Award, P.O. Box 40820, Pasadena, CA 91114. (626) 356-4760. Kate Gale, Managing Editor.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (8/20/2014 8:22:00 AM) Post reply

    Utica College
    Eugene Paul Nassar Poetry Prize

    Deadline: August 31,2014
    Website: http://www.utica.edu/nassarprize
    E-mail address: gleising@utica.edu

    A prize of $2,000 is given annually for a poetry collection by a resident of upstate New York. The winner must also give a reading and teach a master class at Utica College. Submit two copies of a book of at least 48 pages, published between July 1,2013, and June 30,2014, and a curriculum vitae by August 31. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

    Utica College, Eugene Paul Nassar Poetry Prize, School of Arts and Sciences,1600 Burrstone Road, Utica, NY 13502. Gary Leising, Contest Coordinator.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (8/20/2014 8:22:00 AM) Post reply

    Snake Nation Press
    Violet Reed Haas Prize for Poetry

    Deadline: August 31,2014
    Entry Fee: $25
    Website: http://www.snakenationpress.org
    E-mail address: haasrob@yahoo.com

    A prize of $1,000 and publication by Snake Nation Press is given annually for a poetry collection. Submit a manuscript of 75 to 100 pages with a $25 entry fee by August 31. E-mail or visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Snake Nation Press, Violet Reed Haas Prize for Poetry,110 West Force Street, Valdosta, GA 31601. Roberta George, Founding Editor.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (8/20/2014 8:21:00 AM) Post reply

    Sustainable Arts Foundation
    Writing Awards

    Deadline: August 31,2014
    Entry Fee: $10
    Website: http://www.sustainableartsfoundation.org

    Up to five awards of $6,000 each and up to five Promise Awards of $2,000 each are given twice yearly to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers with children. Writers with at least one child under the age of 18 are eligible. Using the online submission system, submit up to 10 poems totaling no more than 25 pages or up to 25 pages of prose with a biography, an artist statement, a curriculum vitae, a project statement, and a $10 entry fee by August 31. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

    Sustainable Arts Foundation, Writing Awards,1032 Irving Street #609, San Francisco, CA 94122.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (8/20/2014 8:21:00 AM) Post reply

    Wag's Revue
    Summer Writers' Contest

    Deadline: August 31,2014
    Website: http://www.wagsrevue.com/submit
    E-mail address: editors@wagsrevue.com

    A prize of $1,000 and publication in Wag's Revue is given twice yearly for a poem or group of poems, a short story, or an essay. The editors will judge. Using the online submission system, submit up to 10 pages of poetry or up to 10,000 words of prose with a $20 entry by August 31. All entries are considered for publication. E-mail or visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Wag's Revue, Summer Writers' Contest,313 Sackett Street, #3, Brooklyn, NY 11231. Sandra Allen, Managing Editor.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (8/19/2014 2:19:00 AM) Post reply

    Ealing Autumn Festival Poetry Competition 2014

    Adjudicator: George Szirtes. Winners will be announced at the Festival event on October 21st 7.30pm at Drayton Court Hotel,2 The Avenue, Ealing, London W13 8PH. Winners will be invited to read their poems. Winning poems will be published on the Festival website.
    Category 1: adults (19 years and over)
    First Prize £200, Second Prize £100, Third Prize £50. Entry fee: £5 for one poem, £2 for additional poems
    (max 4) Category 2: 18 years & under First Prize £85, Second Prize £45, Third Prize £20. First poem free, £2 for additional poems (max 4)
    Subject for both categories: Constellations
    For further details, rules & entry form visit www.ealingautumnfestival.co.uk Enquiries to info@ealingautumnfestival.co.uk or ring
    020 8567 7623.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (8/19/2014 2:18:00 AM) Post reply

    Westhope College, Open Poetry Competition.

    Deadline: 1st September 2014
    First prize: £200,2nd £100,3rd £50,4th £25. Entry fee: £4 & £2, no limit
    Poems in English, any subject, up to 40 lines, two copies required please.
    Contact: Entry form if required, available from website - www, westhope.org.uk
    Postal entries to Westhope College, Craven Arms, Shropshire SY7 9JL
    Results night party Wednesday 1st October 2014 at Westhope College.

    Entry form available from website link to: - www.westhope.org.uk
    The poem submission form is on: - http://westhopecollegepoetrycompetition.com/submit.php
    Online payment is via: - http://westhopecollegepoetrycompetition.com/submit.php
    So payment can be made through their website, or by cheque, or by credit card via Westhope 01584 861293.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (8/19/2014 2:16:00 AM) Post reply

    The Aesthetica Creative Writing Award is an annual celebration of outstanding poetry and short fiction from around the world. Championing and supporting emerging and established writers and poets, the award provides an opportunity for them to showcase their work to an international audience.
    Deadline for submissions: 31 August 2014
    Short Fiction Winner: £500
    Poetry Winner: £500
    A selection of books for both winners
    Publication in the Aesthetica Creative Writing Annual for both winners and all finalists
    Entry fee: £10 permits the submission of two works into one category.
    see website for details - www.aestheticamagazine.com

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