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    Prole Laureate 2015 Annual Poetry Writing Competition

    Closing date: 31st January,2015.
    Prizes: The winner will receive £200 and publication in Prole 16, due out in April 2015; There are two runners up prizes of £50 each and possible publication in Prole 16. The winner and runners up will be showcased on our website. Prizes are paid by PayPal.
    Entry fee: £3.00 for first entry, £2.00 for subsequent entries. Email your entry, including the text and PayPal transaction number within the body of the email, to: poetrycompetition@prolebooks.co.uk
    All work must be the original work of the submitting author and be previously unpublished. (If your poem has been up on a personal blog or similar, it's fine to submit, so long as it is removed first.)
    Judge: Helen Ivory.

    Website: prolebooks.co.uk/page6.html

  • Poemhunter Moderator (1/2/2015 9:36:00 AM) Post reply

    Bronte Society Creative Competition

    Closing date: 31st January,2015.
    Prizes: each category, £500, £250 and £100.
    Entry fee: £10.
    For poetry, fiction, and illustration inspired by the Brontes. Short story: a new story featuring a minor character from one of the Bronte novels, up to 3,000 words.
    Poetry: a poem in any style offering a new perspective on one of the novels, up to 50 lines.
    Illustration: up to four scenes from one of the Bronte novels, in black and white.

    Email: s.fermi@ntlworld.com
    Website: www.bronte.org.uk

  • Poemhunter Moderator (1/2/2015 9:36:00 AM) Post reply

    British Haiku Awards

    Closing date: 31st January,2015.
    Prizes: £125 for two winning haiku, £50 for two runners-up; £125 for one winning tanka, £50 for runner-up, £100 for one winning haibun.
    Publication in the May issue of Blithe Spirit.
    Entry fee: £5 ($8) for up to three haiku or tanka, £1 ($1) thereafter; £5 ($8) per haibun.

    Website: http://www.britishhaikusociety.org.uk

  • Poemhunter Moderator (1/2/2015 9:35:00 AM) Post reply

    Northern Writers Awards

    Closing date: 17th January,2015.
    Prizes: up to £40,000 in awards.
    Free entry.
    For works in progress by new writers in Yorkshire, the North East and North West. whether poetry, prose, children's prose, biography, life writing, or literary non-fiction.
    Submit up to 5,000 words or 30 poems.

    Email: awards@newwritingnorth.com
    Website: newwritingnorth.com

  • Poemhunter Moderator (12/31/2014 8:45:00 AM) Post reply

    Before Columbus Foundation
    American Book Awards
    Deadline: December 31,2014
    Website: http://www.beforecolumbusfoundation.com
    E-mail address: info@beforecolumbusfoundation.com
    Awards are given annually for books published in the United States during the previous year that make contributions to American multicultural literature. Submit two copies of a book or galley published in 2014 by December 31. There is no entry fee. Send an SASE, call, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines.
    Before Columbus Foundation, American Book Awards, Raymond House,655 13th Street, Suite 302, Oakland, CA 94612. (510) 268-9775.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (12/31/2014 8:44:00 AM) Post reply

    Cleveland Foundation
    Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards
    Deadline: December 31,2014
    Website: http://www.anisfield-wolf.org
    E-mail address: submit@anisfield-wolf.org
    Prizes of $10,000 each are given annually for books of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction (including creative nonfiction) published during the previous year that " contribute to our understanding of racism or appreciation of the rich diversity of human cultures." Submit five copies of a book published in 2014 by December 31. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

    Cleveland Foundation, Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards,1422 Euclid Avenue, Suite 1300, Cleveland, OH 44115. (216) 861-3810. Karen R. Long, Contact.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (12/31/2014 8:44:00 AM) Post reply

    Money for Women/Barbara Deming Memorial Fund
    Individual Artist Grants for Women
    Deadline: December 31,2014
    Entry Fee: $25
    Website: http://demingfund.org
    Grants of up to $1,500 are given twice yearly to feminist writers who are citizens of the United States or Canada. The current round of grants will be awarded to fiction writers. Using the online submission system, submit a short story or novel excerpt of up to 20 pages, a project description, a budget, and a résumé with a $25 entry fee during the month of December. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

    Money for Women/Barbara Deming Memorial Fund, Individual Artist Grants for Women, P.O. Box 309, Wilton, NH 03086. Susan Pliner, Executive Director.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (12/31/2014 8:43:00 AM) Post reply

    PEN Center USA
    Literary Awards
    Deadline: December 31,2014
    Entry Fee: $35
    Website: http://www.penusa.org/awards
    E-mail address: awards@penusa.org
    Prizes of $1,000 each are given annually for books of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and translation published in 2014 by authors residing west of the Mississippi River. The winners will also receive a one-year PEN Center USA membership and two tickets to the Literary Awards Gala, to be held in Beverly Hills, California, in the fall of 2015. Submit four copies of a book with a $35 entry fee by December 31. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

    PEN Center USA, Literary Awards,269 South Beverly Drive, #1163, Beverly Hills, CA 90212. (323) 424-4939, ext.206. Stacy Valis, Contact.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (12/30/2014 8:54:00 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 (12/30/2014 8:54:00 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

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