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  • Poemhunter Moderator (4/14/2014 1:47:00 AM) Post reply

    Nimrod Literary Awards

    Contest Rules
    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)

    No previously published works or works accepted for publication elsewhere. Author's name must not appear on the manuscript. Include a cover sheet containing major title and subtitles, author's name, full address, phone & email. Manuscripts should be stapled, if possible; if not, please bind with a heavy clip. “Contest Entry" should be clearly indicated on both the outer envelope and the cover sheet.

    Include SASE for results only. If no SASE is sent, no contest results will be sent; however, the results will be posted on Nimrod’s website. Manuscripts will not be returned.

    Submitters must be living in the US by October of 2014 to enter the contest.

    Winners will also be brought to Tulsa for the Awards Ceremony in October. All finalists will be considered for publication.

    Entry/Subscription Fee: Each entry must each be accompanied by a $20 fee. Make checks payable to Nimrod. $20 includes both entry fee & a one-year subscription (two issues) .

    More information:

  • Poemhunter Moderator (4/14/2014 1:44:00 AM) Post reply

    The Brownsville Herald 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.

    Contest Rules:

    • Each individual may submit one original poem (English or Spanish) that has not been previously published or has not previously won an award or prize. Poems can be
    illustrated, but that is not required.

    • 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.

    • Poems will be judged on creativity, artistic quality, and previously-stated guidelines. Any poem that does not follow the guidelines will be disqualified.

    • Poems will not be returned. Please keep a copy for yourself.

    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.

    More information and submission form:

  • Poemhunter Moderator (4/14/2014 1:41:00 AM) Post reply

    The First New York State Poetry Unites Contest

    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.
    Include a mailing address or an e-mail address as well as your name in the essay.
    Send essays to, before or on April 15th 2014.
    Four winners will be selected by The Jury, headed by Marie Howe.
    Results will be announced in the beginning of May 2014.
    Films will be produced between May 15th and September 15th,2014.
    The closing event of the contest, with the screening of the films about the winners, will take place in October 2014 in New York City during Poets Forum organized by the Academy of American Poets. All winners will be invited to the event.
    By entering, participants agree to be featured in a film profile produced by Ewa Zadrzynska

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  • Poemhunter Moderator (4/11/2014 2:14:00 AM) Post reply

    Tupelo Press
    First/Second Book Award

    Deadline: April 30,2014
    Entry Fee: $28
    E-mail address:

    A prize of $3,000 and publication by Tupelo Press is given annually for a first or second poetry collection. Submit a manuscript of 48 to 80 pages with a $28 entry fee by April 30. All entries are considered for publication. Send an SASE or visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Tupelo Press, First/Second Book Award, P.O. Box 1767, North Adams, MA 01247. (413) 664-9611. Sarah Russell, Office Manager.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (4/11/2014 2:14:00 AM) Post reply

    Noemi Press
    Book Awards

    Deadline: April 30,2014
    Entry Fee: $25
    E-mail address:

    Two prizes of $1,000 each and publication by Noemi Press are given annually for a poetry collection and a novel or short story collection. The editors will judge. Submit up to 70 pages of poetry or a fiction manuscript of any length with a $25 entry fee by April 30. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Noemi Press, Book Awards, P.O. Box,1330, Mesilla Park, NM 88047. Carmen Gimenez Smith, Publisher.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (4/11/2014 2:13:00 AM) Post reply

    Late Night Library
    Debut-litzer Prizes

    Deadline: April 30,2014
    Entry Fee: $28
    E-mail address:
    Two prizes of $1,000 each are given annually for a book of poetry and a book of fiction published in the previous year. The winners will also be featured on the Late Night Library podcast series. Authors, agents, or publishers may submit two copies of a book published in North America in 2013 with a $28 entry fee by April 30. E-mail or visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Late Night Library, Debut-litzer Prizes,7503 SE Woodstock Boulevard, Portland, OR 97206. Paul Martone, Contact.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (4/11/2014 2:13:00 AM) Post reply

    Poetry on the Lake International

    Closing date: 28th April,2014.
    Prizes: €500, €200, best sonnet €100 Entry fee: £6 or €1 0 per poem (£15 for three, then (5) , add £2 or €3 per poem by email.
    For poetry up to 50 lines, on theme 'weather'.


  • Poemhunter Moderator (4/11/2014 2:12:00 AM) Post reply

    Red Shed Open Poetry Competition

    Closing date: 25th April,2014.
    Prizes: £100, £50, £25 Wakefield prize.
    Entry fee: £3, £2 each subsequent.
    For poems up to 50 lines.


  • Poemhunter Moderator (4/10/2014 1:32:00 AM) Post reply

    Lichfield Poets Open Poetry Competition

    Closing date: 17th April,2014.
    Prizes: £100, £50, £25.
    Entry fee: £3,4 poems for £10.
    Poems up to 30 lines.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (4/10/2014 1:31:00 AM) Post reply

    Poets & Players Competition

    Closing date: 16th April,2014.
    Prizes: £400, £200, £100.
    Entry fee: £3, £10 for four.
    Poems up to 40 lines


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