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  • Poemhunter Moderator (2/25/2015 10:56:00 AM) Post reply
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    York Literature Festival / YorkMix Open Poetry Competition 2015

    Prizes: £400, £100, £50 (and a prize of £40 to the best York entry, excluding the first, second or third prize winners) . Highly Commended and Commended certificates will also be awarded at the discretion of the judge, multi-award-winning poet Carole Bromley, Poet in Residence at YorkMix.com. All prize-winning, Commended and Highly Commended poems will be featured on YorkMix.com website, and poets invited to read their work at the prize-giving event on Saturday, March 28,2015, at York St John University. Poets may enter as many batches of entries as they wish. Poems may be in any form, but no longer than 40 lines.
    £5 for a single poem entry. Or £10 for up to five poems

    Entry is via the online entry form and PayPal here: http://www.yorkmix.com/things-to-do/poetry/win-400-for-your-poem-in-the-yorkmix-poetry-competition/

  • Poemhunter Moderator (2/25/2015 10:56:00 AM) Post reply

    HAD Poetry Competition

    The title for the poem is 'Honouring the Ancient Dead' (a celebration of the ancestors on display up and down the country - perhaps acknowledging their continuing place within the community) . However, the theme may be interpreted as loosely as the entrant wishes. Free to enter.
    Postal entries should be marked 'Poetry Competition' and sent to: Box 275,8 Shoplatch, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY1 1HF.
    Entries should be sent via email or the Contact form on the HAD website:


  • Poemhunter Moderator (2/25/2015 10:55:00 AM) Post reply

    The Society of Civil and Public Service Writers

    Prizes: 1st £50; 2nd £25. Poems should not be more than 40 lines, with each poem on a separate sheet. Entries should be typed on A4 paper. The competition is open only to SCPSW members. Those eligible include serving or retired members of the Civil Service, Armed Forces, National Health Service, Local Government, the Police Force or any Public Service.
    £2 per poem.
    All entries should bear only the name of the competition being entered, a title, the author's pen name and a separate sheet quoting: the name of the competition being entered, pen name, title, real name and address.

    Entries returned if accompanied by SAE. For details of membership send SAE to Michael Smith,22 Western Drive, Shepperton, TW17 8HL, or email membership@scpsw.co.uk Details at www.scpsw.co.uk

  • Poemhunter Moderator (2/25/2015 10:51:00 AM) Post reply

    Tethered by Letters' Winter Poetry Contest

    We are currently accepting poetry submissions of all genres and styles—from traditional form to free verse. Length requirements are no more than three pages per poem, single-spaced with double spacing between stanzas. The poetry contest winner will be published as the featured poem in the Fall 2015 Quarterly Journal. Three finalists will be considered for subsequent quarterly journal publications or a TBL monthly poetry feature. Each finalist will also receive free professional edits on their submission. International submissions welcome.

    Deadline: February 28,2015
    Prize: $150 and publication in the quarterly journal
    Entry Fee: $7 per entry OR $15 for three entries

    URL: http://tetheredbyletters.com/submissions/contest-submission
    Contact Info: Joe Reinis, jreinis@tetheredbyletters.com

  • Poemhunter Moderator (2/25/2015 10:51:00 AM) Post reply


    For original, previously unpublished poems in English language on any subject, in any style up to 50 lines long.
    Closing Date: 28-Feb-2015
    Judge: Noel Williams
    Prizes: £200 (1st) , £75 (2nd) , £50 (3rd) , £20 x 3 (High Commendation)
    Fees: £4/1, £7/2, £9/3, £11/4, £12/5, £16/7, £22/10

    more details at http://www.sentinelquarterly.com/competitions/poetry/index.htm

  • Poemhunter Moderator (2/25/2015 10:51:00 AM) Post reply

    Christopher Tower Poetry Competition 2015 open for all UK 16-18 year olds.

    Judges Ian McMillan, Helen Mort and Peter McDonald.
    Prize-giving will be on Monday 20th April 2015 at Christ Church, Oxford.
    Festival Winners & runners-up will be invited to read their winning poems at the prizegiving.
    Winning and longlisted poems will be published on the Tower Poetry website
    First Prize £3,000 Second £1,000, Third £500 3-4 commended prizes of £250.
    Prizewinners' schools receive £150 each.
    Free entry

    For further details, rules & entry form visit www.towerpoetry.org.uk/prize

  • Poemhunter Moderator (2/24/2015 10:31:00 AM) Post reply

    Cave Canem Foundation
    Poetry Prize

    Deadline: March 9,2015
    Entry Fee: $15
    Website: http://www.cavecanempoets.org/cave-canem-prize

    A prize of $1,000 and publication by Graywolf Press is given annually for a first poetry collection by a poet of African descent. Nikky Finney will judge. Using the online submission system, submit a manuscript of 48 to 75 pages with a $15 entry fee by March 9. Call or visit the website for complete guidelines.
    Cave Canem Foundation, Poetry Prize,20 Jay Street, Suite 310-A, Brooklyn, NY 11201. (718) 858-0000.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (2/24/2015 10:31:00 AM) Post reply

    Persea Books
    Lexi Rudnitsky Editor's Choice Award

    Deadline: March 5,2015
    Entry Fee: $25
    Website: http://www.perseabooks.com/editorschoiceaward.php
    E-mail address: info@perseabooks.com

    A prize of $1,000 and publication by Persea Books is given annually for a poetry collection by a U.S. poet who has published at least one book of poetry. The winner also receives up to $1,000 for travel expenses and promotional activities. Submit a manuscript of at least 40 pages with a $25 entry fee by March 5. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Persea Books, Lexi Rudnitsky Editor's Choice Award, P.O. Box 1388, Columbia, MO 65205. (212) 260-9256. Gabriel Fried, Poetry Editor.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (2/24/2015 10:30:00 AM) Post reply

    Mississippi Arts Commission
    Literary Artist Fellowships

    Deadline: March 2,2015
    Website: http://www.arts.state.ms.us/grants/artist-fellowship.php
    E-mail address: csoutolearman@arts.ms.gov

    Grants of up to $5,000 each are given in alternating years to Mississippi poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers. This year the fellowships will be offered in creative nonfiction. Applicants must be permanent residents of Mississippi at the time of application and through the duration of the grant. Students enrolled full-time in a degree-granting program are ineligible. Using the online submission system, submit 15 to 20 pages of creative nonfiction, a résumé, a brief biography, and a writer's statement by March 2. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Mississippi Arts Commission, Literary Artist Fellowships,501 North West Street, Woolfolk Building, Suite 1101A, Jackson, MS 39201. (601) 359-6035. Connie Souto Learman, Contact.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (2/24/2015 10:30:00 AM) Post reply

    St. Petersburg Review
    Poetry Contest

    Deadline: March 2,2015
    Entry Fee: $20
    Website: http://www.stpetersburgreview.com

    E-mail address: ehodges@stpetersburgreview.com
    A prize of $1,000 and publication in St. Petersburg Review is given annually for a poem. The editors will judge. Submit up to three poems with a $20 entry fee, which includes a copy of the prize issue, by March 2. All entries are considered for publication. E-mail or visit the website for complete guidelines.

    St. Petersburg Review, Poetry Contest, P.O. Box 2888, Concord, NH 03302. Elizabeth Hodges, Editor.

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