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  • Poemhunter Moderator (4/9/2014 1:35:00 AM) Post reply

    Sixfold
    Poetry and Short Story Awards

    Deadline: April 23,2014
    Entry Fee: $3
    Website: http://www.sixfold.org
    E-mail address: sixfold@sixfold.org

    Two prizes of $1,000 each and publication in Sixfold are given quarterly for a group of poems and a short story. Using the online submission system, submit up to five poems totaling no more than 10 pages or up to 20 pages of prose with a $3 entry fee by April 23. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Sixfold, Poetry and Short Story Awards,28 Farm Field Ridge Road, Sandy Hook, CT 06482. (203) 491-0242. Garrett Doherty, Publisher.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (4/9/2014 1:35:00 AM) Post reply

    Omnidawn Publishing
    Poetry Chapbook Competition

    Deadline: April 22,2014
    Entry Fee: $18
    Website: http://www.omnidawn.com
    E-mail address: submissions@omnidawn.com

    A prize of $1,000, publication by Omnidawn Publishing, and 100 author copies is given annually for a poetry chapbook. Kazim Ali will judge. Submit a manuscript of 20 to 40 pages with an $18 entry fee by April 22. For an additional $2, entrants will receive one chapbook of their choice from the Omnidawn catalogue. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Omnidawn Publishing, Poetry Chapbook Competition,1632 Elm Avenue, Richmond, CA 94805. (510) 237-5472. Rusty Morrison and Ken Keegan, Coeditors.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (4/9/2014 1:34:00 AM) Post reply

    Crab Orchard Review
    Literary Prizes

    Deadline: April 21,2014
    Entry Fee: $23
    Website: http://craborchardreview.siu.edu/dyer.html

    Three prizes of $2,000 each and publication in Crab Orchard Review are given annually for a poem, a short story, and an essay. Using the online submission system, submit a single poem of up to five pages, a short story of up to 6,000 words, or an essay of up to 6,500 words with a $22.50 entry fee, which includes a subscription to Crab Orchard Review, by April 21. All entries are considered for publication. Send an SASE or visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Crab Orchard Review, Literary Prizes, English Department, Mail Code 4503, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL 62901. Jon Tribble, Managing Editor.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (4/8/2014 1:19:00 AM) Post reply

    Lichfield Poetry Competition –2014

    Poems, of a maximum length of 30 lines, on any topic, and in any style are invited, with a first prize of £100, a second prize of £50 and a third prize of £25.
    The competition will be judged by David Calcutt, Author, Playwright and Poet. To find out more about David’s work visit www.davidcalcutt.com

    The closing date for the competition is Thursday April 17th. Entry fees of £3 per poem or £10 for four, with cheques being made payable to The Lichfield Poets.
    Send your poems by post to: The Lichfield Poets’ Open Competition, c/o The Organiser,19, Stowecroft, Lichfield WS13 6TW

    Entries should be accompanied by a separate cover page, which includes your name, address, telephone number and email address, plus a list of the title/s of the poem/s you are submitting.

    Full details, rules and regulations, and information are available from Lichfield. Poets@hotmail.co.uk

  • Poemhunter Moderator (4/8/2014 1:17:00 AM) Post reply

    Poets & Players Poetry Competition 2014

    Judge Vona Groarke will read all entries. 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.

    Prizes: 1st £400
    2nd £200
    3rd£100
    Entry Fee: £3 for 1 poem, £10 for 4 poems

    Contact and full details: http://poetsandplayers.co P-Pcomp@mail.com

  • Poemhunter Moderator (4/8/2014 1:16:00 AM) Post reply

    Spoon River Poetry Review
    Editors' Prize

    Deadline: April 15,2014
    Entry Fee: $20
    Website: http://www.srpr.org/contest.php
    E-mail address: krhotel@ilstu.edu

    A prize of $1,000 and publication in Spoon River Poetry Review is given annually for a poem. Submit two copies of up to three poems totaling no more than 10 pages with a $20 entry fee, which includes a subscription to Spoon River Poetry Review, by April 15. Send an SASE or visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Spoon River Poetry Review, Editors' Prize,4241 English Department, Publications Unit, Illinois State University, Normal, IL 61790. (309) 438-3025. Kirstin Hotelling Zona, Editor.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (4/7/2014 1:14:00 AM) Post reply

    The 36th Nimrod Literary Awards
    The Katherine Anne Porter Prize for Fiction &
    The Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry

    FIRST PLACE: $2,000 and publication
    SECOND PLACE: $1,000 and publication

    Contest Begins: January 1,2014
    Postmark Deadline: April 30,2014
    Poetry: 3-10 pages of poetry (one long poem or several short poems) .
    Fiction: 7,500 words maximum (one short story or a self-contained excerpt from a novel)

    More information: http://www.utulsa.edu/nimrod/awards.html

  • Poemhunter Moderator (4/7/2014 1:13:00 AM) Post reply

    Herald sponsors poetry contest

    The Brownsville Herald is celebrating National Poetry Month with a poetry contest. Anyone 18 or older who lives in The Herald circulation area may enter.
    The deadline for entries is 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 16th and winning poems will be announced with publication on Sunday, April 27th.
    There will be first, second, and third prizes awarded.
    Poets may write on any topic that is suitable for a general audience. Poems must be no more than 30 lines and can be in any style. Poems mailed or dropped off at The Herald office must be typed in plain typeface.

    More information and submission form: http://brownsville.upickem.net/engine/Welcome.aspx?contestid=125604

  • Poemhunter Moderator (4/7/2014 1:09:00 AM) Post reply

    The First New York State Poetry Unites Contest

    Submissions should be made electronically, and should be emailed to poetryunites@poets.org. The deadline for submissions is April 15,2014.
    Contest is open to all New York State residents.
    Write an essay no longer than 600 words in addition to the text of the poem. Attach the text of the poem with the title and the name of the poet. The poem must be written by a poet other than the author of the essay.
    Results will be announced in the beginning of May 2014.
    Films will be produced between May 15th and September 1

    More information and rules: http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/23840#cr

  • Thomas Vaughan Jones (4/5/2014 3:10:00 PM) Post reply Stage

    Following my visit to the men who intend to mess about with my gall bladder


    A Brief Note For My Surgeons

    I shall not mark it as some
    dark depravity
    When you delve deep in my
    abdominal cavity
    Come cut me!
    Slash me!
    Slice me as you will.
    Let those voracious scalpels
    drink their fill.
    But please remember
    when you've done the deed
    to put back any organs I still need

    For this one small advice I must impart
    A poet cannot write without a heart.

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