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    Gregory O’Donoghue International Poetry Competition

    This prize for a poem under 40 lines, welcomes international submissions.
    Deadline: November 30,2014
    Prizes: First prize is 1,000 Euro (on 7 October 2014 approx. USD 1263 or GBP 784) , a week-long writer’s retreat at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre and publication in Southword Literary Journal. The MLC will subvent travel costs for the winner up to 600 Euro and provide hotel accommodation and meals for three days during the Cork Spring Poetry Festival. The author who takes first prize will have the chance to read the winning poem at the Cork Spring Poetry Festival in February 2014. There will be a second prize of E500, third prize of E250, and ten runners-up will each have their poems published and receive Southword’?s standard fee of E30.
    Entry Fee: €5 per poem, or 5 poems for €20.

    URL: http://munsterlit.ie/Gregory%20ODonoghue%20International%20Poetry%20Competition.html
    Contact Info: info@munsterlit.ie

  • Poemhunter Moderator (11/19/2014 10:14:00 AM) Post reply

    The Baltimore Review’s winter contest is “Work.”

    Why?Whether you live to work or work to live, work consumes much of our lives. And it’s a great excuse to do some research about how others live. Writers like to do that, right?So get to work and submit your poems, short stories, and creative nonfiction online to our Submittable Contest category. Three winners will be selected from among all entries.
    All submissions considered for publication.
    Prizes are $500, $200, and $100. Entry fee is $10.
    Deadline is November 30,2014.

    Visit us at www.baltimorereview.org to learn more.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (11/19/2014 10:13:00 AM) Post reply

    The Magic Oxygen Literary Competition

    Our short story and poetry competition has an incredible prize fund of £3,000, which will be awarded to each category as follows:
    First Prize – £1,000
    Second Prize – £300
    Third Prize – £100
    Two Highly Commended – £50
    In addition, we will be planting a tree in Kenya for each entry, so every entrant is a winner! When the contest closes we will email the GPS co-ordinates of your tree to you.
    You may submit as many entries as you wish
    £5 per entry
    Closing date midnight 30th November 2014

    for full details and to enter see http://www.magicoxygen.co.uk/competition/

  • Poemhunter Moderator (11/19/2014 10:13:00 AM) Post reply


    Closing Date: 30 November,2014
    Details: For original, previously unpublished poems in English language, in any style, on any subject, up to 50 lines long.
    Eligibility: Poets of all nationalities living in any part of the world may enter this competition.
    Judge: Mandy Pannett
    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 and £22/10 poems

    Contact: Enter online or download Entry Form for postal entries at http://www.sentinelquarterly.com/competitions
    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

  • Poemhunter Moderator (11/19/2014 10:12:00 AM) Post reply

    Cafe Writers Competition 2014

    Prizes: 1st £1000,2nd £300,3rd £200,
    Six Commended Prizes of £50, Funniest Poem not winning another prize £100, Norfolk Prize £100 awarded to the best poem from a permanent Norfolk resident not winning another prize. Judge: David Morley. Maximum of 40 lines per poem (excluding title) on one side of A4
    Entry £4 per poem; or £10 for 3 poems and £2 per poem thereafter

    website: cafewriters.co.uk/home/news-2/poetry-competition

  • Poemhunter Moderator (11/19/2014 10:12:00 AM) Post reply

    Beatons Tearooms and Bookshop 2nd Annual Poetry Competition

    Adjudicators: Liz Darcy Jones; Jon Amos; Nick Kelly. Winners announced 5th Dec - public recital of winning poems on Sat 13 Dec 2014. New category for 2014! Young Aspiring Wordsmith for 13 - 17 year olds. The competition particularly aims to encourage those who may not have considered writing poetry before. Darcy Jones is known to appreciate work that is accessible and displays an ear for rhythm. Winning poems will be published on Beatons website - copyright remains with winners.

    For further details and rules e-mail competitions@beatontearooms.co.uk or visit www.beatonstearooms.co.uk

    Theme: Restoration
    First Prize £50 Beatons Voucher and poem framed/displayed
    at Beatons Blandford Second £25 Beatons Voucher
    Young Aspiring Wordsmith 1st Prize £25 Beatons Voucher with poem framed/displayed
    at Beatons Blandford Second £10 Beatons Voucher
    entry FREE

  • Poemhunter Moderator (11/19/2014 10:11:00 AM) Post reply

    War Poetry for Today

    Theatre Cloud, in conjunction with the Touring Consortium Theatre Company and their new UK touring production of Pat Barker's Regeneration, is making a call out for you to write POETRY ABOUT WAR and BECOME A WAR POET OF TODAY. We want your response to images of war in poetry.

    We are looking for the war poets of TODAY.1st prize: £500,2 runners up will each win £250. All three poems will also receive a public reading of their poem during the last week of Regeneration, entry is free.

    For more information and to enter the competition go to http://theatrecloud.com/education/creative-projects/1000-in-prizes-in-our-war-poetry-for-today-competition.
    If you have any questions please contact creativeprojects@theatrecloud.com.

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  • Poemhunter Moderator (11/18/2014 9:17:00 AM) Post reply

    White Pine Press
    Poetry Prize

    Deadline: November 30,2014
    Entry Fee: $20
    Website: http://www.whitepine.org
    E-mail address: wpine@whitepine.org

    A prize of $1,000 and publication by White Pine Press is given annually for a poetry collection by a U.S. citizen. Submit a manuscript of 60 to 80 pages with a $20 entry fee by November 30. Send an SASE, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines.

    White Pine Press, Poetry Prize, P.O. Box 236, Buffalo, NY 14201. Elaine LaMattina, Managing Director.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (11/18/2014 9:16:00 AM) Post reply

    University of North Texas
    Rilke Prize

    Deadline: November 30,2014
    Website: http://english.unt.edu/creative-writing/poetryprize
    E-mail address: lisa.vining@unt.edu

    A prize of $10,000 is given annually for a book published in the previous year by a mid-career poet. The winner also receives airfare and lodging to give readings at the University of North Texas and the Dallas–Fort Worth Metroplex in April 2015. U.S. poets who have published at least two previous poetry collections are eligible. The poetry faculty of the University of North Texas will judge. Authors, editors, or publishers may submit two copies of a book published between November 1,2013, and October 31,2014, by November 30. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

    University of North Texas, Rilke Prize, English Department, University of North Texas,1155 Union Circle #311307, Denton, TX 76203. Lisa Vining, Contact.

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