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    Eric Gregory Trust Fund Awards

    Closing date: 31st October,2014.
    Prizes: A share of up to £24,000
    Free entry
    For a published or unpublished volume of no more than 30 poems by a UK author under the age of 30 on 31 March 2014

    Tel: 020 7373 6642
    Email: info@societyofauthors.org
    Website: societyofauthors.org

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    Cannon Poets Sonnet or not

    Closing date: 31st October,2014.
    Prizes: £400, £200, £100.
    Entry fee: £4, subsequent entries £2.50.
    For 14-line poems that in some way reflect the sonnet form, or not.

    Website: cannonpoets.co.uk

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    Ariadne's Thread Poetry Prize

    Closing date: 31st October,2014.
    Prizes: £600.
    Entry fee: £4/£3 for subscribers.
    Poetry up to 120 lines.

    Website: ariadnethread.net

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    Rubies in the Darkness Annual Poetry Competition 2014 | Closing Date: 01-Nov-14

    An open poetry competition. Poems of any length on any subject, which must be typed. Judge: poet and editor of 'Rubies in the Darkness' Peter Geoffrey Paul Thompson. Book prizes for top three. Your name and address should not appear on the poems but should be enclosed, with the titles of your entries, on a separate sheet of paper marked 'Annual Competition.' Cheques for entry fee payable to P. G. Thompson and crossed 'not transferable.' The top three poems are guaranteed publication in 'Rubies in the Darkness' poetry magazine, and there will be an 'Honours List' of the top ten poems. Also Highly Commended and Commended listings. Results available in December. For notification of results please send SAE marked 'Results' in the top left hand corner.
    Entry Fee: £3 per poem
    Contact: Send entries to 115 Green Lane, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL3 6HG

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    Bare Fiction Prize 2014 | Closing Date: 31-Oct-14

    Bare Fiction Magazine has launched its inaugural Bare Fiction Prize with awards for Poetry, Flash Fiction, and Short Story with a total prize fund of £2500. All winners will be published in the Spring 2015 issue of Bare Fiction Magazine and on the magazine's website, with the prizes to be awarded at the Spring launch reading in London in March 2015. Judges: Adam Horovitz (poetry) and Angela Readman (flash fiction) will read all entries in their categories. Short story judges Tania Hershman & Rachel Trezise will select winners from a longlist of 50 writers chosen by filter judge Penny Thomas (fiction editor at Seren Books) . Prizes (in each category) 1st Prize: £500,2nd Prize: £200,3rd Prize: £100 plus 4 Highly Commended Awards of £25.
    Entry Fee: £5 / £3 for subscribers
    Contact: For more details, including competition rules, to enter online or download an entry form, please visit Bare Fiction Prize 2014 for Poetry, Flash Fiction and Short Story


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    Ariadne's Thread Competition | Closing Date: 31-Oct-14

    120 lines maximum, no minimum, the title is not included in the word count. Lines between text/stanzas are not counted. All entries are judged anonymously: do not include your name on the document. All entries submitted can be on any subject, and written in any style or form. Entrants may enter up to 5 poems per entry but they are allowed to submit any number of separate entries. Entrants may withdraw entries from the competition by notification in writing; entry fees will not be refunded. The first prize is £600; the deadline for entries to the prize is the midnight of 31/10/2014; besides the first prize, there will be 3 honourable commendations who will receive a free one year subscription of the magazine; all winners and short-listed poems will be published in the magazine.
    Entry Fee: £4 for non subscribers or £3 for magazine subscribers
    Contact: Read rules, access the entry forms to enter by post or pay via paypal and enter through our online system here.

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    National Poetry Competition 2014 | Closing Date: 31-Oct-14

    The Poetry Society National Poetry Competition is an award for individual poems that are previously unpublished. Each entry remains anonymous throughout the judging process. Judges: Roddy Lumsden, Glyn Maxwell and Zoë Skoulding. First prize: £5,000. Second Prize: £2000. Third Prize: £1000. Seven Commendations: £100. The top-three winning poems are published in the Spring issue of The Poetry Review. The winners will be invited to appear at various events and festivals around the country, including Ledbury Poetry Festival.
    Entry Fee: £6 for your first poem; £3.50 for each subsequent entry. Free second entry for Poetry Society members
    Contact: For online entry, to download a postal entry form and to see full terms and conditions please visit: http://www.poetrysociety.org.uk/content/competitions/npc/

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    Troubadour International Poetry Prize 2014 | Closing Date: 20-Oct-14

    Judges: Amy Wack & Neil Astley. Prizes: 1st £5,000,2nd £1,000,3rd £500, plus 20 prizes of £25 each, a spring 2015 coffee-house-poetry season-ticket plus a prize-winners' coffee-house poetry reading with Amy Wack & Neil Astley on Monday 1st December 2014 for all prize-winning poets.
    Entry Fee: £5 per poem
    Contact: For further information and entry see website: http://www.coffeehousepoetry.org/prizes/

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    Flipped Eye Publishing
    Venture Award
    Deadline: October 17,2014
    Entry Fee: $34
    Website: http://www.flippedeye.net/venture
    E-mail address: venture@flippedeye.net
    A prize of £1,000 (approximately $1,680) and publication by Flipped Eye Publishing will be given annually for a poetry chapbook. Tara Betts will judge. Submit a manuscript of up to 15 pages via e-mail with a £20 (approximately $34) entry fee by October 17. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Flipped Eye Publishing, Venture Award, P.O. Box 43771, London W14 8ZY, United Kingdom.

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    Comstock Review
    Chapbook Contest
    Deadline: October 15,2014
    Entry Fee: $30
    Website: http://www.comstockreview.org
    E-mail address: poetry@comstockreview.org
    A prize of $1,000, publication by Comstock Writers Group, and 50 author copies will be given biennially for a poetry chapbook. The editors will judge. Submit a manuscript of 25 to 34 pages with a $30 entry fee, which includes a copy of the winning chapbook, by October 15. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Comstock Review, Chapbook Contest,4956 St. John Drive, Syracuse, NY 13215. Betsy Anderson and Michael A. Sickler, Managing Editors.

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