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  • Poemhunter Moderator (5/21/2014 1:57:00 AM) Post reply

    Bridport Arts Centre
    Bridport Prize

    Deadline: May 31,2014
    Entry Fee: $15
    Website: http://www.bridportprize.org.uk

    Two prizes of £5,000 (approximately $8,354) each and publication in the Bridport Prize anthology are given annually for a poem and a short story. A second-place prize of £1,000 (approximately $1,690) and publication is given in each category. A prize of £1,000 (approximately $1,690) and publication is also given for a work of flash fiction. Liz Lochhead will judge in poetry, Andrew Miller will judge in fiction, and Tania Hershman will judge in flash fiction. Submit a poem of up to 42 lines, a story of up to 5,000 words, or a short short story of up to 250 words by May 31. The entry fee is £8 (approximately $13) for poetry, £9 (approximately $15) for fiction, and £7 (approximately $12) for flash fiction. Send an SASE or visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

    Bridport Arts Centre, Bridport Prize, P.O. Box 6910, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 9BQ, England.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (5/20/2014 6:24:00 AM) Post reply

    String Poet
    Poetry Competition

    Deadline: May 20,2014
    Entry Fee: $15
    Website: http://www.stringpoet.com
    E-mail address: editor@stringpoet.com

    A prize of $1,000 and publication in String Poet will be given annually for a poem. Composer Judith Shatin will also compose an original piece of music inspired by the winning poem, to be performed at the awards ceremony. David Yezzi will judge. Submit up to five poems of no more than 40 lines each with a $15 entry fee by May 20. All entries will be considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

    String Poet, Poetry Competition, The Long Island Violin Shop,8 Elm Street, Huntington, NY 11746. Annabelle Mosley, Founder.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (5/20/2014 6:23:00 AM) Post reply

    Dylan Thomas Centre
    Dylan Thomas Prize

    Deadline: May 30,2014
    Website: http://www.swansea.ac.uk/dylan-thomas-prize
    E-mail address: dtprize@swansea.ac.uk

    A prize of £30,000 (approximately $49,473) is given annually for a book of poetry or fiction published in the preceding year that " displays creative, imaginative, and innovative use of the English language" by a writer under 39. Publishers may submit three copies of a book published between June 1,2013, and September 1,2014, by May 30. There is no entry fee. E-mail or visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

    Dylan Thomas Centre, Dylan Thomas Prize, c/o Dr. Elaine Canning, Research Institute for Arts and Humanities, Keir Hardie Building, Room 405c, Swansea University, Singleton Park, Swansea, SA2 8PP, England.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (5/20/2014 6:23:00 AM) Post reply

    The Writer's Center
    Emerging Writer Fellowships

    Deadline: May 30,2014
    Website: http://www.writer.org
    E-mail address: laura.spencer@writer.org

    Three fellowships are given annually to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers. Fellows who live within a 250-mile radius of the Writer's Center in Bethesda, Maryland, receive a $250 honorarium each, and others receive $500 each. Fellows will also be invited to give a reading at the center. Poets who have published no more than three books and prose writers who have published no more than two books are eligible. Submit up to 10 pages of poetry or 16 pages of prose, a curriculum vitae, and a letter of interest by May 30. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

    The Writer's Center, Emerging Writer Fellowships,4508 Walsh Street, Bethesda, MD 20815. (301) 654-8664. Laura Spencer, Office Manager.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (5/20/2014 6:23:00 AM) Post reply

    New England Poetry Club
    Daniel Varoujan Award

    Deadline: May 31,2014
    Entry Fee: $10
    Website: http://www.nepoetryclub.org/contests.htm
    E-mail address: contests@nepoetryclub.org

    A prize of $1,000 is given annually for a poem in honor of Daniel Varoujan, an Armenian poet killed in the genocide in Turkey in 1915. Submit a poem with a $10 entry fee by May 31. Send an SASE, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines.

    New England Poetry Club, Daniel Varoujan Award, c/o Contest Coordinator,376 School Street, Watertwon, MA 02472. ?

  • Poemhunter Moderator (5/20/2014 6:23:00 AM) Post reply

    Oberlin College Press
    FIELD Poetry Prize

    Deadline: May 31,2014
    Entry Fee: $28
    Website: http://www.oberlin.edu/ocpress
    E-mail address: oc.press@oberlin.edu

    A prize of $1,000 and publication by Oberlin College Press is given annually for a poetry collection. Using the online submission system, submit a manuscript of 50 to 80 pages with a $28 entry fee, which includes a subscription to FIELD: Contemporary Poetry and Poetics, during the month of May. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Oberlin College Press, FIELD Poetry Prize,50 North Professor Street, Oberlin, OH 44074. (440) 775-8408. David Walker and David Young, Coeditors.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (5/20/2014 6:22:00 AM) Post reply

    River Styx
    International Poetry Contest

    Deadline: May 31,2014
    Entry Fee: $10
    Website: http://www.riverstyx.org
    E-mail address: bigriver@riverstyx.org

    A prize of $1,500 and publication in River Styx is given annually for a poem. Joan Murray will judge. Submit up to three poems totaling no more than 14 pages with a $10 entry fee, which includes a copy of the winning issue (a $20 entry fee includes a subscription to River Styx) , by May 31. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

    River Styx, International Poetry Contest,3547 Olive Street, Suite 107, St. Louis, MO 63103. Richard Newman, Editor.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (5/16/2014 4:01:00 AM) Post reply

    David Burland Poetry Prize 2014

    For poems in French and English.1st Prize £500, (plus recording/ enregistrement) 2nd Prize £100,3rd Prize £30.
    Entry Fee: £8 (first poem)
    Contact: Information: www.davidburlandpoetryprize.com
    Michel François: www.michel-francois.com
    Or contact: annaburland@btconnect.com

  • Poemhunter Moderator (5/16/2014 3:59:00 AM) Post reply

    Roundel, a Poetry Society Stanza based in Tonbridge, is holding its first poetry competition.

    Judge: Abegail Morley
    Closing Date: 31st May
    First prize: £100, Second: £50, Third: £25
    Cost: £3 per poem

    Full details: www.roundelpoetrytonbridge.com

  • Poemhunter Moderator (5/16/2014 3:50:00 AM) Post reply

    The New Zealand Poetry Society’s 27th Annual Poetry & Haiku competition closes on 31st May.
    Entry forms are available on the website www.poetrysociety.org.nz

    Cash prizes include $500 for the top poem (judged by Tim Jones) and $100 each for the top 5 haiku (judged by John O’Connor) , plus an extra $150 from the Jeanette Stace Poetry Trust for the First Prize winning haiku. There are also junior sections for both types of poem, with top prizes of $200 (verse) and $150 (haiku) .

    Prize-winning poems will be published in the NZ Poetry Society's annual poetry anthology, to be released in November 2014. All entries are eligible for selection for the anthology, which will be carried out by an independent editor. Poems are selected on literary merit and purchase of the anthology is not a requirement for having a poem included. see http://www.poetrysociety.org.nz/2014competition

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