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  • Poemhunter Moderator (9/11/2014 8:59:00 AM) Post reply
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    Flash 500 Humour Verse Competition

    Closing date: This competition is run quarterly with closing dates of 31st March,30th June,30th September,31st December.
    Prizes: First: £150, £100, £50
    Entry fee: £3 for the first poem, then £2.50 for each poem thereafter
    Line Length: Up to 30 lines. The results will be announced within six weeks of the closing date and the three winning entries will be published on the website.

    Website: flash500.com/humourverse.html

  • Poemhunter Moderator (9/11/2014 8:59:00 AM) Post reply

    Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest

    Closing dates: (Semi-annual) July 31st and December 31st, each year
    Prizes: Writing Contest First Prize is $500. Second Prize: $250. Third Prize: $100.
    Poetry Contest First Prize is $250. Second Prize: $125. Third Prize: $50.
    Entry fees: $5(USD) per poem, $10(USD) per short story

    Guidelines: The Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest is open to anyone who loves expressing innermost thoughts and feelings into the beautiful art of poetry or writing a short story that is worth telling everyone! And to all who have the ability to dream. Write a poem, thirty lines or fewer on any subject, style, or form, typed or neatly hand printed. And/or write a short story, five pages maximum length, on any subject or theme, creative writing fiction or non-fiction (including essay compositions, diary, journal entries and screenwriting) . Also, must be typed or neatly hand printed.
    Multiple poetry and short story entries are accepted.

    For more info: dreamquestone.com

  • Poemhunter Moderator (9/11/2014 8:57:00 AM) Post reply

    Sentinel Short Story and Poetry Quarterly Competition

    Closing dates: 31st Dec,31st March,30th June
    Prizes: £150, £75, £50, three £10 Highly Commendeds in both categories
    Entry fee: short stories, £5, £8 for two, £10 for three, £12 for four; poems, £4; £7 for two, £9 for three, £11 for four, £12 for five.
    The competition is for short stories, up to 1,500 words, and poems up to 50 lines

    Email: competitions@sentinelpoetry.org.uk
    Website: sentinelpoetry.org.uk

  • Poemhunter Moderator (9/10/2014 9:40:00 AM) Post reply


    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 (9/10/2014 9:39:00 AM) Post reply

    Nantwich Words and Music Festival 2nd Open Poetry Competition Adjudicator of shortlist: Luke Wright. Poems of up to 40 lines on any subject

    First Prize £100 Second £50, Third £25 Local prize 2 free gig tickets
    Winners & runners-up will be invited to read their winning poems at the Words and Music festival. Winning poems will be published on the festival website.

    For further details, rules & entry form, visit: info@wordsandmusic.com
    Postal entries to: Words and Music Festival Committee,15 Horton Way, Nantwich Cheshire, CW5 7GD

  • Poemhunter Moderator (9/10/2014 9:39:00 AM) Post reply

    Aquillrelle Poetry Contest 6, Full details can be found at http://www.aquillrelle.com/contestrules.htm

    A few important details:
    - contest ends 15 September 2014.
    - entry fees: 1 poem $5,2 poems $ 8, any poem from 3rd and further at $1.
    - all the entry fees will be re-distributed as prizes.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (9/10/2014 9:39:00 AM) Post reply

    The 25th Annual Reuben Rose Poetry Competition

    Ten honorable mentions are awarded. Prizewinners and all honorable mentions will be published in the Voices Israel 2015 Poetry Anthology.
    Poems should be unpublished.
    Entries may deal with any topic.
    - Focus need not be Jewish or Israeli
    - Challenging, humorous and/or eccentric poetry is welcome but typographical tricks are discouraged.
    Maximum length is 40 lines, including stanza breaks but not including title.
    Poems are judged without the poets' names.
    Submission period: Entries no later than September 15th,2014.

    by email to reubenrosepoetrycompetition@gmail.com
    for more details; http://www.voicesisrael.com/reubenrosecompetition.htm

  • Poemhunter Moderator (9/10/2014 9:38:00 AM) Post reply

    Ealing Autumn Festival Poetry Competition 2014

    Adjudicator: George Szirtes. Winners will be announced at the Festival event on October 21st 7.30pm at Drayton Court Hotel,2 The Avenue, Ealing, London W13 8PH. Winners will be invited to read their poems. Winning poems will be published on the Festival website.
    Category 1: adults (19 years and over)
    First Prize £200, Second Prize £100, Third Prize £50. Entry fee: £5 for one poem, £2 for additional poems
    (max 4) Category 2: 18 years & under First Prize £85, Second Prize £45, Third Prize £20. First poem free, £2 for additional poems (max 4)
    Subject for both categories: Constellations

    For further details, rules & entry form visit www.ealingautumnfestival.co.uk Enquiries to info@ealingautumnfestival.co.uk or ring
    020 8567 7623.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (9/9/2014 10:47:00 AM) Post reply

    Lascaux Review
    Prize in Poetry

    Deadline: September 23,2014
    Entry Fee: $10
    Website: http://www.lascauxreview.com
    E-mail address: lascauxreview@gmail.com

    A prize of $1,000 and publication in the Lascaux Review will be given annually for a poem. Submit up to five poems of any length with a $10 entry fee by September 23. Previously published poems are eligible. All entries will be considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Lascaux Review, Prize in Poetry,4385 Highway 65 South, Clinton, AR 72031.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (9/9/2014 10:46:00 AM) Post reply

    John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation
    Writing Fellowships

    Deadline: September 19,2014
    Website: http://www.gf.org
    E-mail address: fellowships@gf.org

    Guggenheim Fellowships of approx- imately $50,000 each are awarded annually to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers on the basis of achievement and exceptional promise. Residents of the United States and Canada are eligible. Using the online submission system, submit a career summary, a list of publications, contact information for up to four references, and a statement of intent by September 19. Upon request of the foundation, submit up to three published books by November 14. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

    John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, Writing Fellowships,90 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10016. (212) 687-4470.

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