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  • Freshman - 538 Points Pamela Leschevin D'ere (2/18/2015 5:50:00 AM) Post reply
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    Panmelys wud like to enter competions, how to obtain entry forms. Thanks for replying, I've read the posting rules, but don't seem to be able to get forms. Panmelys

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    Poets & Players Poetry Competition 2015

    Closing Date: 9th March 2015.
    Prizes: 1st - £400; 2nd - £200 3rd; £100.
    Entry Fee: £3 for 1 poem, £10 for 4 poems.
    Poems in English, any subject, maximum of 40 lines. An application form is required, available from our website. Send postal entries to Poets & Players Poetry Competition, Poetry Dene,16 Clifton Street, Bury, Lancashire, BL9 5DY.
    Judge: Paul Muldoon.

    Email: P-Pcomp@mail.com
    Website: poetsandplayers.co/competition/

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  • Poemhunter Moderator (2/17/2015 10:36:00 AM) Post reply

    The Fresher Writing Prize 2015

    Closing date: 8th March,2015.
    Prizes: These are designed to help new writers get their work more widely recognized and include: a one-to-one with a top literary agent; personal advice on taking your own book to market; a professional podcast and a rehearsed reading of your script. Plus a free theatre pass; book vouchers and more! The final shortlist will see their entries published in the Fresher Writing 2015 anthology, and will be special guests at the book's launch and Fresher Writing Awards, held in Bournemouth at the end of May.
    Entry fee: £5 per entry.
    There are various categories to enter, from the short story to poetry and scriptwriting to creative non-fiction. Every entry will be carefully assessed by the judging panel, and the final decisions will be made by influential figures from the publishing world, including Gemma Rostill from Penguin, literary agent Madeleine Milburn, author Claire Fuller and publishing consultant Ed Peppit.

    Website: fresherpublishing.co.uk/

  • Poemhunter Moderator (2/17/2015 10:35:00 AM) Post reply

    Grace Dieu Writers' Circle Short Story and Poetry Competition

    Closing date: 28th February,2015.
    Prizes: £500, £200, £100, £75, £50 in each category.
    Entry fee: poems, £5, £12 for three, £3 for each additional; short stories, £6, then £4 for each additional.
    For poems up to 40 lines, and short stories, up to 2,000 words, each on any subject or theme.

    Website: gracedieuwriterscircle.co.uk

  • Poemhunter Moderator (2/17/2015 10:35:00 AM) Post reply

    Sentinel Literary Quarterly Poetry Competition

    Closing Date: 28 February 2015.
    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. Enter online and pay securely by PayPal or print out an Entry Form for postal entries on website. Or send your poems with a cover note titled 'Sentinel Literary Quarterly Poetry Competition February 2015, 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.
    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: Dominic James.

    Visit website to print off entry form: sentinelquarterly.com/competitions/poetry

  • Poemhunter Moderator (2/17/2015 10:35:00 AM) Post reply

    Tethered by Letters' Winter Poetry Contest

    Closing date: February 28,2015.
    Prizes: $150 and publication in the quarterly journal.
    Entry fee: $7 per entry OR $15 for three entries.
    Further details: We are currently accepting poetry submissions of all genres and styles-from traditional form to free verse. Length requirements are no more than three pages per poem, single-spaced with double spacing between stanzas. The poetry contest winner will be published as the featured poem in the Fall 2015 Quarterly Journal. Three finalists will be considered for subsequent quarterly journal publications or a TBL monthly poetry feature. Each finalist will also receive free professional edits on their submission. International submissions welcome.

    Email: jreinis@tetheredbyletters.com
    Website: tetheredbyletters.com/submissions/

  • Poemhunter Moderator (2/17/2015 10:34:00 AM) Post reply

    Christopher Tower Poetry Competition

    Closing date: 27th February,2015.
    Prizes: £3,000, two x £500.
    Free entry.
    Poems by poets aged 16 to 18.

    Website: towerpoetry.org

  • Poemhunter Moderator (2/14/2015 7:27:00 AM) Post reply

    Utmost Christian Poetry Contest

    Closing date: 28th February 2015
    Prize: $1,000, $500, (10x) $100, + more, and publication
    Fee: $20 per poem to Utmost Christian Writers
    Judge: committee
    Notify: April 9

    Poems: This contest is open only to Christians. Up to 5 poems, rhymed or free verse, up to sixty (60) lines, but must not have been published previously or have won any prize in any previous competition of any kind. No simultaneous submissions. Poems will be judged by an independent committee of poets under the administration of Utmost Christian Writers Foundation director, Barbara Mitchell. Use entry form. No e-mail entries, but fees may be paid online.

    Utmost Christian Writers Poetry Contest
    121 Morin Maze
    Edmonton, Alberta T6K 1V1

  • Poemhunter Moderator (2/14/2015 7:26:00 AM) Post reply

    Donald Hall Prize in Poetry

    Closing date: 28th February 2015
    Prize: $5,500 and publication
    Fee: $30 to AWP
    online entry
    Judge: Crystal Williams
    Notify: September
    Book manuscript: poetry—48 pages minimum text. Original works in English. No mixed-genre manuscripts can be accepted. Each manuscript must include a title page with the manuscript title only. If the author’s name appears
    anywhere on the manuscript, the submission will be disqualified. Do not add a page with acknowledgement of previous publications or a biographical note.Manuscripts must be in.pdf format. Poetry manuscripts may be single-spaced.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (2/14/2015 7:18:00 AM) Post reply

    Fence Modern Poets Series

    Closing date: 28th February 2015
    Prizes: $1,000 and publication
    Fee: $28
    online only
    Judges: TBA

    Book manuscript: Open to poets of any gender and at any stage in their publishing career. The 2016 Fence Modern Poets Series will be open for submissions during the month of February,2015. A prize of $1,000 and publication by Fence Books will be given. Using the online submission system, submit a manuscript of 48 to 80 pages with your $28 entry fee, which includes a subscription to Fence.


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