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  • Poemhunter Moderator (3/31/2014 7:20:00 AM) Post reply

    Fish Publishing
    Poetry Prize
    Deadline: March 31,2014
    Entry Fee: $19
    Website: http://www.fishpublishing.com
    E-mail address: info@fishpublishing.com
    A prize of €1,000 (approximately $1,360) and publication in the Fish Publishing anthology is given annually for a poem. The winner will also be invited to give a reading at the West Cork Literary Festival. Ruth Padel will judge. Using the online submission system, submit a poem of up to 300 words with a €14 entry fee (approximately $19) by March 31. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Fish Publishing, Poetry Prize, Durrus, Bantry, County Cork, Ireland. Clem Cairns, Editor.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (3/31/2014 7:19:00 AM) Post reply

    Black Lawrence Press
    Hudson Prize
    Deadline: March 31,2014
    Entry Fee: $25
    Website: http://www.blacklawrence.com
    E-mail address: editors@blacklawrencepress.com
    A prize of $1,000, publication by Black Lawrence Press, and 10 author copies is given annually for a collection of poems or short stories. The editors will judge. Using the online submission system, submit a poetry manuscript of 45 to 95 pages or a fiction manuscript of 120 to 280 pages with a $25 entry fee by March 31. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Black Lawrence Press, Hudson Prize,326 Bigham Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15211.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (3/31/2014 7:19:00 AM) Post reply

    Elixir Press
    Antivenom Poetry Award
    Deadline: March 31,2014
    Entry Fee: $30
    Website: http://www.elixirpress.com
    E-mail address: info@elixirpress.com
    A prize of $2,000 and publication by Elixir Press is given for a first or second poetry collection. George Kalamaras will judge. Submit a manuscript of at least 48 pages with a $30 entry fee by March 31. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Elixir Press, Antivenom Poetry Award, P.O. Box 27029, Denver, CO 80227.

  • Dean Britton (3/30/2014 8:13:00 PM) Post reply

    A History Museum Reunion

    I was in startled bedazzlement at my tongue tied embarrassment when she approached me from down the hall.

    Fore the girl I once dated who was totally ill fated is now stunning beyond compare.

    With Obvious distraction due to her change in attraction I stutter, I stammer, I swear.
    It’s so good to see you I say with greeted applour, my how you have changed since the class of 84.

    She replies in turn that a long time has past and she is pleased to see me and then she asks,
    Do you work here or is this a visit because I love this place I find it exquisite.

    As a joking remark I state this is my humble abode as I love the inner working of all things old,
    I escort her around relaying stories of days gone by arousing memoires that bring a tear to my eye.

    Once the tour is complete I know I must move fast as this woman has grown and is now a woman of class.

    With hand ringing awkwardness and lost in my foolishness I ask her if she will accompany me dinner,
    she smiles so wide that my heart fills with pride before she utters the words that makes that feeling subside.

    I am afraid I must decline your honourable request for it maybe best that we are not seen together at all.
    When we were young you were handsome and fun but you left me for another girl’s heart.
    Now you are old, you’re all wrinkled and cold and quite frankly you smell like a fart.

    As I watched her walk on with her frame slender but strong it occurred to me that maybe I wrong,
    that in fact she was witch or further more just a bitch and I hope she stays out of my sight.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (3/28/2014 10:53:00 AM) Post reply

    Overton Poetry Prize

    Deadline: March 31,2014
    The prize is for a sequence of poems which will be published in chapbook form.
    It costs £10 to enter.
    The judge is Sarah Jackson, winner of the Heaney Prize.
    The money will be used to give an early-career poet the opportunity to be poet in residence at Loughborough,


  • Poemhunter Moderator (3/28/2014 10:14:00 AM) Post reply

    SAVE THE FROGS! Poetry Contest

    The 2014 SAVE THE FROGS! Poetry Contest will run from January 15th to October 17th,2014. All ages and nationalities are encouraged to enter!

    Amphibian populations worldwide are in the midst of a mass extinction crisis, yet most people are completely unaware! We need your help in getting the word out. This contest will raise awareness of the amphibian extinction problem by getting people involved and interested. The best frog poems will be used in a book of frog poetry that will be sold to raise money for amphibian conservation efforts. This book will feature artwork from our concurrent SAVE THE FROGS! Art Contest.

    More information: http://www.savethefrogs.com/poetry/

  • Poemhunter Moderator (3/28/2014 10:09:00 AM) Post reply

    Buxton Poetry Competition 2014

    Our theme in 2014 is The Natural World. You might like to describe a landscape, an event in nature, or perhaps an animal. You could write about something huge or you could focus on something tiny. You could tell us how you engage with nature, or how the natural world affects you, or you could take us on a journey through the natural world. Or if you have a different take on our theme we would like to read that too! We hope this theme will inspire you to think creatively about The Natural World.

    Theme: The Natural World
    Categories: Open — 18 and over Youth — 12 - 17 years Children — up to 11 years
    Judge: Helen Mort
    Prizes: Open - £300, £200, £100
    Youth and Children’s - book tokens
    Closing Date: 7th April 2014

    For full details and to download an entry pack:
    Further Information: 01298 70395

  • Poemhunter Moderator (3/26/2014 8:59:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    Four Way Books
    Intro Prize in Poetry

    Deadline: March 31,2014
    Entry Fee: $28
    Website: http://www.fourwaybooks.com
    E-mail address: editors@fourwaybooks.com

    A prize of $1,000 and publication by Four Way Books is given biennially for a first poetry collection. The winner will also be invited to participate in a reading in New York City. Brenda Shaughnessy will judge. Submit a poetry manuscript of 48 to 80 pages with a $28 entry fee by March 31. Send an SASE or visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Four Way Books, Intro Prize in Poetry, P.O. Box 535, Village Station, New York, NY 10014. (212) 334-5430.

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  • Poemhunter Moderator (3/26/2014 8:56:00 AM) Post reply | Read 2 replies

    2-Day Poem Contest 2014

    Registration Deadline: April 4,2014 at midnight cst

    This annual contest challenges you to write an original poem in 48 hours — with only one catch. The final poem must include ten words that we provide. These words are released at midnight, Friday April 11th, leaving you 48 hours to use each of them at least once in an original poetry composition. Prizes include cash, publication, and a copy of the issue containing the winners, not to mention a whole weekend of wordy entertainment.

    The 2014 contest will take place April 12-13,2014


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    • Raymond Magabe (3/27/2014 6:56:00 AM) Post reply

      dear moderator, I am new to poem hunter but I am interested in the 2014 contest. how do I get on the list of contestants

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  • Poemhunter Moderator (3/26/2014 8:52:00 AM) Post reply

    Flash 500 Humour Verse Competition

    Closing date: 31st March 2014
    Entry fee: £3 for the first poem, then £2.50 for each poem thereafter
    Line Length: Up to 32 lines
    Prizes will be awarded as follows:
    First: £150
    Second: £100
    Third: £50
    The results will be announced within six weeks of the closing date and the three winning entries will be published on the website.

    Website: http://www.flash500.com/index_files/humourverse.html

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