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  • Poemhunter Moderator (12/19/2014 9:07:00 AM) Post reply
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    Ballymaloe International Poetry Prize

    Closing date: 31st December,2014.
    Prizes: €10,000, plus 3 runner-up prizes of €1,000. The winning poems will appear in the spring 2015 issue of The Moth and the winners will be invited to read at a special event in Dublin in March 2015.
    Entry fee: €12 per poem
    Judge: Michael Symmons Roberts

    Email: enquiries@themothmagazine.com
    Website: themothmagazine.com

  • Poemhunter Moderator (12/19/2014 9:07:00 AM) Post reply

    Flash 500 Humour Verse Competition

    Closing date: 31st December,2014
    Prizes: £150, £100, £50
    Entry fee: £3 for one poem, £2.50 per poem thereafter
    Open theme, humour verse up to 32 lines.

    More details on flash500.com/

  • Poemhunter Moderator (12/19/2014 9:06:00 AM) Post reply

    Dream Quest One Poetry Contest

    Closing date: 31st December 2014
    Prizes: First Prize(USD) : $250,2nd: $125,3rd: $50.
    Entry fee: $5(USD) per poem submitted. Mail entries/fees along with title(s) of poem(s) , name, address, phone#, and brief bio (tell us a little about yourself) , on the coversheet to: Dream Quest One Poetry Contest, P.O. Box 3141, Chicago Illinois 60654.
    Open to anyone who loves expressing thoughts and feeling into the beautiful literary art of poetry! Write a poem,30 lines or fewer, on any subject or theme, typed or neatly hand printed. Multiple and simultaneous contest entries are accepted. You may enter either online or via postal mail. And don't forget to bring your dreams with you... All contest winners will be announced and published online,25th February 2015.

    Visit dreamquestone.com for details on how to enter!

  • Poemhunter Moderator (12/19/2014 9:06:00 AM) Post reply

    SaveAs International Open Creative Writing Competition

    Closing date: 31st December 2014.
    Prizes: First- £100, Second- £50, Third - £30 plus trophies.
    Entry fee: £3 for one entry, £8 for three.
    Any theme. Open to international entries. Poems maximum 50 lines and short stories maximum 3000 words.

    Email: luigimarchini@hotmail.com
    Website: saveaswriters.co.uk

  • Poemhunter Moderator (12/19/2014 9:05:00 AM) Post reply

    Sentinel Annual Poetry Competition 2014

    Closing Date: 21 December,2014.
    Prizes: £700 (1st) , £350 (2nd) , £175 (3rd) , £55 x 5 (High Commendation) .
    Fees: £5 per poem (You may enter as many poems as you wish) .
    Details: For original, previously unpublished poems in English language, in any style, on any subject, up to 60 lines long.
    Eligibility: Poets of all nationalities living in any part of the world may enter this competition.
    Judge: Roger Elkin.

    Send Cheques/Postal Orders in GB Pound Sterling only, payable to SENTINEL POETRY MOVEMENT to: Unit 136,113 - 115 George Lane, South Woodford, London E18 1AB
    E-mail: competitions@sentinelpoetry.org.uk
    Enter online or download Entry Form for postal entries at sentinelpoetry.org.uk/

  • Poemhunter Moderator (12/18/2014 8:50:00 AM) Post reply

    The Poetry Box Halloween Poetry Annual Award 2014

    Halloween-Themed Annual Poetry Award. Prizes: First Prize Winner will receive an elegant and engraved Glass Trophy, a decorative 'First Prize Winner Award' Certificate for framing, publication in a 2015 Edition of 'The Poetry Box Dark & Horror Poetry Magazine' - plus - publication on The Poetry Box website, on a specially created 'Winners' page. The 2nd and 3rd Prize Winners will receive £100.00 and £50.00 respectively - plus - beautiful and decorative 'Second Prize' and 'Third Prize' Award-Winning Certificates for framing - and publication as per the First Prize Winner above. There will also be a number of 'Judge's Special Commendation Awards' and 'Highly Commended Awards' awarded for outstanding poems entered for this year's Annual Award - and these Award-Winners will receive beautiful and decorative Award-Winning Certificates - and - publication as per the Prize-Winners above.

    £6 for 1 poem, £15 for 3 poems, £20 for 4 poems

    Entry Forms and Submission Rules may be downloaded from The Poetry Box website: www.ThePoetryBox.co.uk. To Request An Entry Form via Post - Please email your postal address to: FairytaleRhymes@aol.com.
    Poem Entries may be sent via Email to: FairytaleRhymes@aol.com - OR - via Post - together with the completed Entry Form (or the same details may be typed on a separate sheet of A4 paper and submitted with poem entries) .

  • Poemhunter Moderator (12/18/2014 8:49:00 AM) Post reply

    Guernsey's International Poetry Competition 2014

    Deadline is 31.December 2014.
    We are fortunate to have Sir Andrew Motion as our judge this year, while last year's judge Candy Neubert (who is also the senior reader poetry for the Bridport Prize, and a Guernseywoman) stays on as filter judge.
    Maximum length for poems is 14 lines, and poems can be submitted by email or post. For the young people's category (12-17 years old) submissions are free.
    Please find attached the new competition leaflet.

    You can also download it online at www.guernseyliteraryfestival.com

  • Poemhunter Moderator (12/18/2014 8:47:00 AM) Post reply

    The Dream Quest One Poetry Contest is international, open to anyone who enjoys expressing one's innermost thoughts and feelings into the beautiful literary art of poetry. Welcome to everyone having the ability to dream...

    Write a poem,30 lines or fewer on any subject, theme for a chance to win cash prizes totaling $1275.00. All entries must be neatly hand printed or typed. Multiple entries are accepted. All works must be original. Prizes: $250, $125, $50. Entry fee is $5(USD) per poem. Postmark deadline: December 31,2014. Send your name, address, phone#, email address with brief biographical info (Tell us a little about yourself) , on the coversheet. Include a self addressed stamped envelope.

    Make fee(s) payable to: DREAMQUESTONE.COM.
    Mail entri(es) /fee(s) to: Dream Quest One Poetry Contest, P.O. Box 3141, Chicago, IL 60654.
    Visit http://www.dreamquestone.com/rules.html for details on how to enter! And remember, it's okay to dream...

  • Poemhunter Moderator (12/18/2014 8:44:00 AM) Post reply

    Flash 500 Humour Verse Competition

    Closing date: 31st December 2014
    Entry fee: £3 for the first poem, then £2.50 for each poem thereafter
    Line Length: Up to 32 lines
    Prizes will be awarded as follows:
    First: £150
    Second: £100
    Third: £50
    The results will be announced within six weeks of the closing date and the three winning entries will be published on the website.
    Website: http://www.flash500.com/index_files/humourverse.html

  • Poemhunter Moderator (12/18/2014 8:43:00 AM) Post reply

    The Ballymaloe International Poetry Prize 2014

    Run in conjunction with The Moth magazine, there are four cash prizes for a single unpublished poem – €10,000 for the overall winner and three runner-up prizes of €1,000. The Prize is open to everyone, as long as the work is original and previously unpublished. The entry fee is €12 per poem, and you can enter as many poems as you like. The winning poems will appear in the spring 2015 issue of The Moth. This year’s judge is Michael Symmons Roberts.

    Further details can be found at www.themothmagazine.com.

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