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  • Poemhunter Moderator (10/2/2014 9:51:00 AM) Post reply
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    Venture Award
    Closing date: 17th October,2014.

    Prizes: £1,000 plus publication
    Entry fee: £20
    For poetry collections, unpublished, up to 15 pages
    Enter by email only

    Email: Venture@flippedeye.net
    Website: flippedeye.net/venture/

  • Poemhunter Moderator (10/2/2014 9:51:00 AM) Post reply

    SLAMbassadors UK is the Poetry Society's national youth slam championships, the longest running in the country. Established in 2002 it is committed to finding and nurturing the next generation of spoken word artists. Entries are submitted via filmed poem on the theme of Identity, and will be judged by a panel of artists including Kate Tempest. The 6 final winners will be invited to London to attend a master class led by poet Joelle Taylor, before performing a debut professional set at the Royal Festival Hall on October 31st.
    Open to all 12 -18 year olds resident in England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales.

    Closing date: midnight 10th October,2014.
    Email: jtaylor@poetrysociety.org.uk
    Entry details: slam.poetrysociety.org.uk

  • Poemhunter Moderator (10/2/2014 9:50:00 AM) Post reply

    National Museum of the Royal Navy in Portsmouth Poetry Slam
    6.30pm 9th October,2014

    The NMRN are hosting their first poetry slam evening for visitors to come along to the museum and be inspired by the newly opened 'Hear My Story' galleries to create their own works of poetry based on the theme of war, remembrance and reconciliation.

    It is FREE to enter and there is a prize for the winner judged by a panel in front of an auidence during the evening. Written submissions are also welcome if participants can't attend - these will also be displayed during the evening and afterwards.
    The winner will be announced at the end of the evening.
    Both poetry participants and audience members can book their places for the event by using the contact details below. Spaces are strictly limited and must be booked.
    Contact: 02392 727 595 / community@nmrn.org.uk

  • Rookie - 0 Points Naziya Patel (10/2/2014 9:05:00 AM) Post reply

    i love poems!

  • Poemhunter Moderator (10/1/2014 10:39:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    Troubadour International Poetry Prize 2014

    Sponsored by Cegin Productions

    judged by amy wack & neil astley with both judges reading all poems
    prizes: 1st £5,000,2nd £1,000,3rd £500
    plus 20 prizes of £25 each
    plus a spring 2015 coffee-house-poetry season-ticket
    plus a prize-winners’ coffee-house poetry reading
    with amy wack & neil astley
    on mon 1st dec 2014
    …for all prize-winning poets
    submissions, via e-mail or post, by mon 20th oct 2014

    for further details see website at http://www.coffeehousepoetry.org/prizes/

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  • Poemhunter Moderator (10/1/2014 10:37:00 AM) Post reply

    Negative Capability Press 2014 Poetry Book Competition.

    $25 entry fee.
    Judge: Amy King.

    For details, rules and submission information please visit http://www.negativecapabilitypress.org/contests/

  • Poemhunter Moderator (10/1/2014 10:36:00 AM) Post reply

    SLAMbassadors UK 2014 (For entrants Aged 12-18)

    Poetry Society's national youth slam championships.
    Theme: Identity.
    Judges: A panel of artists including Kate Tempest.
    The 6 final winners will be invited to London to attend a master class led by poet Joelle Taylor, before performing a debut professional set at the Royal Festival Hall on October 31st. Open to all 12-18 year olds resident in England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales.
    Entry Fee: £0

    For more information see website: http://slam.poetrysociety.org.uk

  • Poemhunter Moderator (10/1/2014 10:35:00 AM) Post reply

    Exiled Writers Ink Free Poetry Competition

    Exiled Writers Ink presents the poetry competition for UK refugees, asylum seekers and exiles.
    Free entry.
    First prize: £400 plus assessment of winner's poetry collection by The Literary Consultancy.
    Second Prize: £200,
    Third Prize: £100.
    Free membership of Exiled Writers Ink for a year. A special poetry night at which the winners will be announced and will perform their poetry.
    Judges: Dajit Nagra - Michael Zand - Alev Adil.

    Website: www.exiledwriters.co.uk

  • Poemhunter Moderator (9/30/2014 10:17:00 AM) Post reply

    Amy Lowell Poetry Traveling Scholarship

    Deadline: October 15,2014
    Website: http://www.amylowell.org

    An award of approximately $54,000 is given annually to a U.S. poet for a year of travel and study abroad. Submit two copies of either 40 pages of poetry or a published book and 20 pages of poetry, two copies of a curriculum vitae, and two copies of the required entry form by October 15. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

    Amy Lowell Poetry Traveling Scholarship, c/o Laura Reidy, Choate, Hall & Stewart,2 International Place, Boston, MA 02110.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (9/30/2014 10:16:00 AM) Post reply

    American Antiquarian Society
    Fellowships for Creative Writers

    Deadline: October 5,2014
    Website: http://www.americanantiquarian.org/artistfellowship.htm
    E-mail address: cmcrell@amwa.org

    Fellowships are given annually to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers for monthlong residencies at the American Antiquarian Society in Worcester,
    Massachusetts, to research pre-twentieth-century American history and culture. A stipend of $1,350 and on-campus housing is provided; fellows residing off-campus receive $1,850. The fellowships support research for creative work that informs the general public, such as historical poems and novels. Residencies may take place any time in 2015. Submit 10 copies of up to 25 pages of poetry or prose, a five-page project proposal, a résumé, and two letters of recommendation (sent directly to AAS by the references) by October 5. There is no entry fee. Send an SASE, call, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines.

    American Antiquarian Society, Fellowships for Creative Writers,185 Salisbury Street, Worcester, MA 01609. (508) 471-2131. James David Moran, Director of Outreach.

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