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  • Poemhunter Moderator (8/25/2014 4:01:00 AM) Post reply

    Manchester Metropolitan University
    Poetry and Fiction Prizes
    Deadline: August 29,2014
    Entry Fee: $28
    Website: http://www.manchesterwritingcompetition.co.uk
    E-mail address: writingschool@mmu.ac.uk
    Two prizes of £10,000 (approximately $16,592) each are given annually for a group of poems and a short story. Submit three to five poems, totaling no more than 120 lines, or a story of up to 2,500 words with a £17 (approximately $28) entry fee by August 29. E-mail or visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Manchester Metropolitan University, Poetry and Fiction Prizes, HLSS Finance Office, John Dalton Building, Chester Street, Manchester M15 5GD, England.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (8/25/2014 3:50:00 AM) Post reply

    Ealing Autumn Festival Poetry Competition 2014

    Closing date: 8th September 2014.
    Prizes: Category 1: adults (19 years and over) : 1st prize £200,2nd prize £100,3rd prize £50. Category 2: 18 years & under: 1st prize £85,2nd prize £45,3rd prize £20.
    Theme for both categories: Constellations.
    The competition will be judged by George Szirtes.
    Winning poems will be published on the Festival website and winners will be announced and prizes presented 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.
    Entry fee: Category 1: £5 for one poem, £2 for additional poems (maximum 4): Category 2: first poem free, £2 for additional poems (maximum 4) .

    Enquiries to: info@ealingautumnfestival.co.uk or 020 8567 7623.
    Full details at: ealingautumnfestival.co.uk for Competition Rules and to download the Entry Form.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (8/25/2014 3:49:00 AM) Post reply

    The High Sheriff's Cheshire Prize for Literature

    Closing date is 1st September,2014
    1st prize is £2000
    Entry is free
    1500 words for a short story or 100 lines for a poem.
    Theme is children's literature aimed at seven to 14-year old children
    You must be over 18 to enter and live or have lived, work or have worked, study or have studied in Cheshire (to include Wirral, Warrington and Halton) .

    Full details can be found here: chester.ac.uk/literatureprize/

  • Poemhunter Moderator (8/25/2014 3:48:00 AM) Post reply

    Westhope College Poetry Competition

    Closing date: 1st September,2014.
    Prizes: First prize: £200,2nd £100,3rd £50,4th £25. Entry fee: £4 & £2 no limit.
    Entry fee: £4 for first poem & £2 per subsequent poem
    Poems in English, any subject, up to 40 lines, two copies required please.
    Contact: Entry form if required, available from website. Postal entries to Westhope College, Craven Arms, Shropshire SY7 9JL.

    Email entries to info@westhope.org.uk. Phone enquiries: 01584 861293
    More info on website: westhopecollegepoetrycompetition.com/

  • Poemhunter Moderator (8/25/2014 3:48:00 AM) Post reply

    YOUNG CATEGORY (Under 18s)

    Closing date: 31st August 2014
    Prizes: 1st: book tokens,2nd: book tokens,3rd: book tokens
    Entry fee: Free
    Poems, up to 40 lines, in English

    Email: poetry@theportico.org.uk
    For full entry rules and conditions on both Catagories see: theportico.org.uk/prizes/poetry-prizes

  • Poemhunter Moderator (8/25/2014 3:46:00 AM) Post reply

    The Portico Brotherton Poetry Prize 2014

    OPEN CATEGORY (Over 16s)
    Closing date: 31st August 2014
    Prizes: 1st: £250,2nd: £150,3rd: £100.
    Entry fee: £5 for the first poem, £2.50 per extra poem
    Write a poem on 'Conflict and Community'. You may want to focus on particular conflicts and their effect on community or writer from the perspective of an individual experiencing conflict. Poems, up to 40 lines, in English

    Email: poetry@theportico.org.uk

  • Poemhunter Moderator (8/25/2014 3:46:00 AM) Post reply

    Sentinel Literary Quarterly Poetry Competition

    Closing Date: 31st August,2014.
    Prizes: £200 (First) , £75 (Second) , £50 (Third) , £20 x 3 (High Commendation) .
    The winners and commended poems will receive first publication in Sentinel Literary Quarterly magazine.
    Fees: £4/1, £7/2, £9/3, £11/ 4, £12/5, £16/7, and £22 for 10 poems.
    For original, previously unpublished poems in English Language, on any subject, in any style up to 50 lines long. This competition is open to all poets regardless of nationality, living anywhere in the world. Judge: Will Daunt.
    Enter online and pay securely by PayPal or print out an Entry Form for postal entries at:
    sentinelquarterly.com/poetry
    Or send your poems with a cover note titled 'Sentinel Literary Quarterly Poetry Competition August 2014', together with a cheque/postal order for the applicable payment in favour of SENTINEL POETRY MOVEMENT to: Sentinel Poetry Movement, Unit 136,113-115 George Lane, South Woodford, London E18 1AB, United Kingdom.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (8/25/2014 3:45:00 AM) Post reply

    Aesthetica Creative Writing

    Closing date: 31st August,2014.
    Prizes: £500 for winners in each category, publication in Creative Writing Annual.
    Entry fee: £10 for two pieces of one kind.
    Short stories up to 2,000 words, poetry up to 40 lines. Any theme, form or style.

    Email: writing@aestheticamagazine.com
    Website: aestheticamagazine.com

  • Poemhunter Moderator (8/25/2014 3:45:00 AM) Post reply

    Hysteria Writing Competitions

    Closing date: 31st August,2014.
    Prizes: £150 short story, £75 poetry and flash fiction; entry fee: £5 story, £3 poetry and flash fiction
    Entry fee: £3/£5.
    Short stories up to 2,000 words, poetry up to 20 lines, flash fiction 20 words, by women writers.

    info@hysterectomy-association.org.uk
    Website: http://ht.ly/tlczg

  • Poemhunter Moderator (8/25/2014 3:45:00 AM) Post reply

    Manchester Fiction and Poetry Prizes

    Closing date: 29th August,2014.
    Prizes: £10,000 plus web publication.
    Entry fee: £17.
    Portfolio of 3-5 poems.

    Email: j.draper@mmu.ac.uk
    See website for more: manchesterwritingcompetition.co.uk

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