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  • Poemhunter Moderator (8/1/2014 8:21:00 AM) Post reply

    The Bigger Picture - Reflections on the Great War

    Closing date: 23rd August 2014.
    Prizes: First Prize - £50, Second Prize - £30, Third Prize - £20.
    Entry fee: £2 per poem
    This year marks the centenary of the outset of the Great War and entries are invited of short works of poetry written in response to any work of art associated with World War One. " Work of art" in this context can be a painting, a song, a poem, even a film or a soundtrack to a film. The interpretation of the term is entirely up to the entrant. Maximum lines-50.

    email address: saveas@hotmail.co.uk
    For more details see website: saveaswriters.co.uk/

  • Poemhunter Moderator (8/1/2014 8:20:00 AM) Post reply

    Buzzwords Open Poetry Competition

    Closing date: 17th August 2014.
    Prizes: £600, £300, £50 x 5 commended.
    Fee: £4; £10/3 (postal entries): £4.35; £8.70/2; £11/3 (Paypal) . The Gloucestershire Prize- £200 (residents only) .
    Poems up to length: 70 lines.
    Sole Judge: Jonathan Davidson (will read all entries) .

    Online entry or send an SAE to Buzzwords Open Poetry Competition, Butlers, Western Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 3RN buzzwords-competition

  • Poemhunter Moderator (8/1/2014 8:20:00 AM) Post reply

    Nottingham Open Poetry Competition

    Closing date: 12th August,2014.
    Prizes: £300, £150, £75 10 merits of £10.
    Entry fee: £3 or £10 for four.
    Poems up to 40 lines.

    email: viv.apple@ntlworld.com
    Website: nottinghampoetrysociety.wordpress.com/

  • Poemhunter Moderator (8/1/2014 8:20:00 AM) Post reply

    Over The Edge New Writer of The Year Poetry

    Closing date: 6th August,2014.
    Prizes: €1,000 in cash prizes, publication for winner plus readings at Over the Edge.
    Entry fee: €10, €7.50 for each of multiples.
    Send in three poems up to 40 lines or one of 100 lines.

    email: over-the-edge-openreadings@hotmail.com
    Website: overtheedgeliteraryevents.blogspot.com

  • Poemhunter Moderator (7/31/2014 8:58:00 AM) Post reply

    Arcadia
    Ruby Irene Poetry Chapbook Prize

    Deadline: August 15,2014
    Entry Fee: $20
    Website: http://www.arcadiamagazine.org/contests
    E-mail address: arcadia@arcadiamagazine.org

    A prize of $1,000, publication by Arcadia, and 25 author copies is given annually for a poetry chapbook. Submit a manuscript of 15 to 35 pages with a $20 entry fee by August 15. All entries are considered for publication. E-mail or visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Arcadia, Ruby Irene Poetry Chapbook Prize,9616 Nicholas Road, Oklahoma City, OK 73120.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (7/31/2014 8:57:00 AM) Post reply

    PEN Center USA
    Emerging Voices Fellowships

    Deadline: August 11,2014
    Entry Fee: $10
    Website: http://www.penusa.org
    E-mail address: ev@penusa.org

    Fellowships of $1,000 each are given annually to emerging poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers who lack access to financial and creative support. Each fellow participates in an eight-month mentorship in Los Angeles with a professional writer, as well as classes at the UCLA Extension Writers' Program, public readings, and other programming. Housing is not provided. Writers who do not have significant publication credits, are not enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate writing program, and do not hold a graduate writing degree are eligible. Submit up to 10 pages of poetry or 20 pages of prose, a curriculum vitae, a federal tax return summary, and at least two letters of recommendation with a $10 entry fee by August 11. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

    PEN Center USA, Emerging Voices Fellowships,269 South Beverly Drive, #1163, Beverly Hills, CA 90212. (323) 424-4939. Libby Flores, Program Manager.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (7/31/2014 8:57:00 AM) Post reply

    Leeway Foundation
    Art and Change Grants

    Deadline: August 1,2014
    Website: http://www.leeway.org
    E-mail address: info@leeway.org

    Grants of up to $2,500 each are given twice yearly by the Leeway Foundation to women and transsexual, transgender, genderqueer, and Two-Spirit poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers in the Philadelphia area who need financial assistance to work on a project involving art and social change. Writers living in Bucks, Camden, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, or Philadelphia counties who are 18 years of age or older and who are not full-time students in a degree-granting arts program are eligible. Applicants must identify a person, an organization, or a business as a project partner. The deadline for entries is August 1. There is no entry fee. Call, e-mail, or visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

    Leeway Foundation, Art and Change Grants, The Philadelphia Building,1315 Walnut Street, Suite 832, Philadelphia, PA 19107. (215) 545-4078. Sham-e-Ali Nayeem, Program Director.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (7/31/2014 8:57:00 AM) Post reply

    Delaware Division of the Arts
    Individual Artist Fellowships

    Deadline: August 1,2014
    Website: http://www.artsdel.org/grants
    E-mail address: roxanne.stanulis@state.de.us

    Established Professional Fellowships of $6,000 each and Emerging Professional Fellowships of $3,000 each are given annually to Delaware poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers. Writers who have lived in Delaware for at least one year prior to application and who are not enrolled in a degree-granting program are eligible. Submit 15 to 20 pages of poetry or prose by August 1. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

    Delaware Division of the Arts, Individual Artist Fellowships,820 North French Street, Wilmington, DE 19801. Roxanne Stanulis, Coordinator.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (7/31/2014 8:56:00 AM) Post reply

    Stone Canoe
    Literary Awards

    Deadline: July 31,2014
    Website: http://stonecanoejournal.org/submit.html
    E-mail address: stonecanoe@syr.edu

    Three prizes of $500 each are given annually to a poet, a fiction writer, and a creative nonfiction writer who have a connection to upstate New York. A prize of $500 is also given annually to a U.S. military veteran. Writers who have not published a book with a nationally distributed press are eligible. The editors will judge. Submit three to five poems or a short story or essay of up to 10,000 words by July 31. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Stone Canoe, Literary Awards,700 University Avenue, Suite 326, Syracuse, NY 13244. (315) 443-4165. Allison Vincent, Assistant Editor.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (7/26/2014 5:48:00 AM) Post reply

    PEN Center USA
    Emerging Voices Fellowships
    Deadline: August 11,2014
    Entry Fee: $10
    Website: http://www.penusa.org
    E-mail address: ev@penusa.org
    Fellowships of $1,000 each are given annually to emerging poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers who lack access to financial and creative support. Each fellow participates in an eight-month mentorship in Los Angeles with a professional writer, as well as classes at the UCLA Extension Writers' Program, public readings, and other programming. Housing is not provided. Writers who do not have significant publication credits, are not enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate writing program, and do not hold a graduate writing degree are eligible. Submit up to 10 pages of poetry or 20 pages of prose, a curriculum vitae, a federal tax return summary, and at least two letters of recommendation with a $10 entry fee by August 11. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

    PEN Center USA, Emerging Voices Fellowships,269 South Beverly Drive, #1163, Beverly Hills, CA 90212. (323) 424-4939. Libby Flores, Program Manager.

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