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  • Poemhunter Moderator (9/23/2014 10:03:00 AM) Post reply

    Tethered by Letters' Spring Literary Contests

    Closing date: 30th September,2014.
    Prizes: $100.
    Entry fee: $5 per poem OR $12 for three poems.

    Further information at: tetheredbyletters.com/submissions/ or contact: Joe Reinis, jreinis@tetheredbyletters.com

  • Poemhunter Moderator (9/23/2014 9:53:00 AM) Post reply

    Poetry Kit Summer Poetry Competition 2014

    Closing date: 30th September,2014. Entries received after this time will be discarded.
    Prizes: First prize is £100 and the winning poem plus those selected for special commendation will be published at the Poetry Kit website.
    Entry fee: 1 poem - £3.50; 3 Poems - £8.00; 5 poems - £10.

    Entry is by email to comp@poetrykit.org after an appropriate fee is paid by Pay Pal to the account of info@poetrykit.org
    For more details please go to: poetrykit.org/comp2014.htm

  • Poemhunter Moderator (9/22/2014 10:23:00 AM) Post reply

    Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest

    Judge: To Be Announced

    Tom Howard Prize of $1,000 for a poem in any style or genre

    Margaret Reid Prize of $1,000 for a poem that rhymes or has a traditional style

    Ten honorable mention prizes of $100 (any style)

    Entry fee: $16 for a set of 1-2 poems (any length)

    12th annual contest sponsored by Winning Writers. Submit poems of any length and style. Both published and unpublished work accepted. All entries that win cash prizes will be published on WinningWriters.com (nearly one million page views per year) and announced in the Winning Writers Newsletter, with over 50,000 subscribers. See guidelines, past winners, and enter online at http://www.winningwriters.com/tompoetry

  • Poemhunter Moderator (9/22/2014 10:22:00 AM) Post reply

    Tethered by Letters' Spring 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 Spring 2014 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: September 30,2014

    Prize: $100 and publication in the quarterly journal - $5 per entry OR $12 for three entries

    URL: http://tetheredbyletters.com/submissions/contest-submission

  • Poemhunter Moderator (9/22/2014 10:22:00 AM) Post reply

    Geoff Stevens Memorial Poetry Prize 2014

    Submission: Selection of 10 poems to 36 lines max. Two winners will have a 52 page poetry collection published by Indigo Dreams Publishing and receive 25 copies. Publication (to coincide with Geoff's birth date) June 4th 2015. All entries must be accompanied by cheque to correct amount made payable to 'IDP' or via PayPal.
    Entry Fee: £20 per block of poems

    See full submission rules at www.indigodreams.co.uk/#/competition/4577197527
    Postal submissions to: Geoff Stevens Memorial Poetry Awards, IDP,24 Forest Houses, Halwill, Beaworthy, EX21 5UU

  • Poemhunter Moderator (9/22/2014 10:15:00 AM) Post reply

    Crewe and District Writers’ Circle Golden Anniversary Poetry Competition

    Adjudicator of short list: John Lindley.

    First Prize £100 Second £50, Third £25

    Write poem not exceeding 40 Lines on the theme of celebration

    Send poems plus a separate sheet with contact details to:

    Crewe and District Writer’s Circle,2 Barony Road, Nantwich Cheshire CW5 5 PL.For acknowledgements or results please send an sae or download competition details from the website

    www.CreweDistrictWritersCircle.webstarts.com

  • Poemhunter Moderator (9/22/2014 10:06:00 AM) Post reply

    Skipton Library Poetry Competition 2014

    For poems of up to 40 lines on any subject. 1st prize £100,2nd prize £50,3rd prize £25,5 prizes £10 each,5 Highly commended. Closing date 26 September

    Entry fee £2 per poem. Adjudicator Isobel Thrilling and one other to be appointed.

    Poem to be typed on single sheet of A4 in single spacing, enclose separate sheet with your contact details, name, address, email, telephone number.

    Send entries and cheques or postal orders (payable to North Yorkshire County Council)) to Skipton Library Poetry Competition, Skipton Library, High Street, Skipton, North Yorks, BD23 1JX. Send sae for details to above address.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (9/19/2014 3:47:00 AM) Post reply

    New Criterion
    Poetry Prize
    Deadline: September 30,2014
    Entry Fee: $25
    Website: http://www.newcriterion.com
    E-mail address: letters@newcriterion.com
    A prize of $3,000 and publication by St. Augustine's Press is given annually for a poetry collection that pays close attention to form. Roger Kimball, Alan Shapiro, and David Yezzi will judge. Submit a manuscript of up to 60 pages with a $25 entry fee by September 30. Send an SASE or visit the website for complete guidelines.

    New Criterion, Poetry Prize,900 Broadway, Suite 602, New York, NY 10003.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (9/19/2014 3:46:00 AM) Post reply

    University of Massachusetts Press
    Juniper Prizes
    Deadline: September 30,2014
    Entry Fee: $25
    Website: http://www.umass.edu/umpress/juniper.html
    E-mail address: kfisk@umpress.umass.edu
    Two prizes of $1,500 each and publication by University of Massachusetts Press are given annually for a poetry collection and a book of fiction. In poetry, the award alternates yearly between first and subsequent books. For this year's prize, poets who have published a book-length collection of poetry may submit a manuscript of 50 to 70 pages. Fiction writers may submit a short story collection, a novel, or a novella of 150 to 350 pages. For both prizes, the entry fee is $25, and the deadline is September 30. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

    University of Massachusetts Press, Juniper Prizes, East Experiment Station,671 North Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA 01003. (413) 545-2217. Karen Fisk, Competition Coordinator.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (9/19/2014 3:45:00 AM) Post reply

    New York Public Library
    Cullman Center Fellowships
    Deadline: September 26,2014
    Website: http://www.nypl.org/csw
    E-mail address: csw@nypl.org
    Up to 15 fellowships will be given annually to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers whose work will benefit directly from access to the research collections at the New York Public Library. The fellows will each receive $70,000, an office at the Cullman Center, and full access to the New York Public Library's main branch, the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building in midtown Manhattan, from September 2015 through May 2016. Fellows will be required to work on their projects at the Cullman Center for the duration of the fellowship and give a public talk. Using the online submission system, submit a writing sample of up to 4,500 words, a project proposal of up to 1,500 words, a curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation (submitted directly by the references through the online submission system) , by September 26. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

    New York Public Library, Cullman Center Fellowships, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street, Room 225, New York, NY 10018.

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