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  • Poemhunter Moderator (10/1/2014 10:39:00 AM) Post reply

    Troubadour International Poetry Prize 2014

    Sponsored by Cegin Productions

    judged by amy wack & neil astley with both judges reading all poems
    prizes: 1st £5,000,2nd £1,000,3rd £500
    plus 20 prizes of £25 each
    plus a spring 2015 coffee-house-poetry season-ticket
    plus a prize-winners’ coffee-house poetry reading
    with amy wack & neil astley
    on mon 1st dec 2014
    …for all prize-winning poets
    submissions, via e-mail or post, by mon 20th oct 2014

    for further details see website at

  • Poemhunter Moderator (10/1/2014 10:37:00 AM) Post reply

    Negative Capability Press 2014 Poetry Book Competition.

    $25 entry fee.
    Judge: Amy King.

    For details, rules and submission information please visit

  • Poemhunter Moderator (10/1/2014 10:36:00 AM) Post reply

    SLAMbassadors UK 2014 (For entrants Aged 12-18)

    Poetry Society's national youth slam championships.
    Theme: Identity.
    Judges: A panel of artists including Kate Tempest.
    The 6 final winners will be invited to London to attend a master class led by poet Joelle Taylor, before performing a debut professional set at the Royal Festival Hall on October 31st. Open to all 12-18 year olds resident in England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales.
    Entry Fee: £0

    For more information see website:

  • Poemhunter Moderator (10/1/2014 10:35:00 AM) Post reply

    Exiled Writers Ink Free Poetry Competition

    Exiled Writers Ink presents the poetry competition for UK refugees, asylum seekers and exiles.
    Free entry.
    First prize: £400 plus assessment of winner's poetry collection by The Literary Consultancy.
    Second Prize: £200,
    Third Prize: £100.
    Free membership of Exiled Writers Ink for a year. A special poetry night at which the winners will be announced and will perform their poetry.
    Judges: Dajit Nagra - Michael Zand - Alev Adil.


  • Poemhunter Moderator (9/30/2014 10:17:00 AM) Post reply

    Amy Lowell Poetry Traveling Scholarship

    Deadline: October 15,2014

    An award of approximately $54,000 is given annually to a U.S. poet for a year of travel and study abroad. Submit two copies of either 40 pages of poetry or a published book and 20 pages of poetry, two copies of a curriculum vitae, and two copies of the required entry form by October 15. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

    Amy Lowell Poetry Traveling Scholarship, c/o Laura Reidy, Choate, Hall & Stewart,2 International Place, Boston, MA 02110.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (9/30/2014 10:16:00 AM) Post reply

    American Antiquarian Society
    Fellowships for Creative Writers

    Deadline: October 5,2014
    E-mail address:

    Fellowships are given annually to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers for monthlong residencies at the American Antiquarian Society in Worcester,
    Massachusetts, to research pre-twentieth-century American history and culture. A stipend of $1,350 and on-campus housing is provided; fellows residing off-campus receive $1,850. The fellowships support research for creative work that informs the general public, such as historical poems and novels. Residencies may take place any time in 2015. Submit 10 copies of up to 25 pages of poetry or prose, a five-page project proposal, a résumé, and two letters of recommendation (sent directly to AAS by the references) by October 5. There is no entry fee. Send an SASE, call, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines.

    American Antiquarian Society, Fellowships for Creative Writers,185 Salisbury Street, Worcester, MA 01609. (508) 471-2131. James David Moran, Director of Outreach.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (9/30/2014 10:13:00 AM) Post reply

    Poetry and Prose Writing Contest

    Deadline: October 1,2014
    E-mail address:

    A prize of $500 and publication in Spark: A Creative Anthology will be given quarterly for a poem, a short story, or a personal essay on a theme. The winner will also receive a lifetime membership to Scribophile; a one-year subscription to Duotrope; and a one-year subscription to either American Poetry Review, Poets & Writers Magazine, or the Writer, provided by Spark. The contest theme is " Monsters and Marvels." Using the online submission system, submit a poem of up to 150 lines or a work of fiction or creative nonfiction totaling no more than 12,000 words by October 1. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Spark, Poetry and Prose Writing Contest, Empire & Great Jones Creative Arts Foundation,13024 South 3100 West, Riverton, UT 84065. (480) 442-6747. Brian Lewis, Editor in Chief.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (9/30/2014 10:12:00 AM) Post reply

    Missouri Review
    Editors' Prize

    Deadline: October 1,2014
    Entry Fee: $20
    E-mail address:

    Three prizes of $5,000 each and publication in Missouri Review are given annually for a group of poems, a short story, and an essay. Submit up to 10 pages of poetry or up to 25 pages of prose with a $20 entry fee, which includes a subscription to Missouri Review, by October 1. Send an SASE, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Missouri Review, Editors' Prize,357 McReynolds Hall, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211. Speer Morgan, Editor.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (9/30/2014 10:12:00 AM) Post reply

    Schaffner Press
    Nicholas Schaffner Award for Music in Literature

    Deadline: October 1,2014
    Entry Fee: $25
    E-mail address:

    A prize of $1,000 and publication by Schaffner Press is given annually for a poetry collection, a novel, a short story collection, an essay collection, or a memoir that " deals in some way with the subject of music and its influence." Submit a poetry manuscript of approximately 60 pages, a short story collection of 50,000 to 80,000 words, a novel of 75,000 to 150,000 words, or an essay collection or memoir of 75,000 to 100,000 words with a $25 entry fee by October 1. E-mail or visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Schaffner Press, Nicholas Schaffner Award for Music in Literature, P.O. Box 41567, Tucson, AZ 85717.

  • Peter Mandel Rookie - 1st Stage (9/29/2014 2:47:00 PM) Post reply

    Contribute to a Los Angeles Times Feature on Poetry

    The Los Angeles Times travel section is asking poetry lovers across the U.S., Canada and abroad to send in their favorite poems related to travel, along with a brief explanation of why they like them- -whether it’s Kipling on India, Wordsworth on England's Lake District, Sandburg on Chicago, Elizabeth Bishop on Brazil, or Frost on rural New Hampshire, etc. The most interesting poems and feedback received will be included in a feature in the section. Along with your full name, phone and email, send the titles of favorite travel poems or excerpts, and why you like them, to: Please put " Travel Poetry" in the subject line, and pass the word along to others you think might be interested. Deadline: Oct.31st,2014. Here's a link to the announcement on the paper's website:

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