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  • Poemhunter Moderator (4/30/2014 3:35:00 AM) Post reply

    Grey Hen Poetry Competition 2014

    This competition is for women over 60. Poems up to 40 lines on any theme.
    Judges: A C Clarke and Eleanor Livingstone.
    Prizes: £100, £75, £25. Entry Fee £3.00 per poem, £10 for 4.
    Rules and entry form (essential) from or write for further details to Grey Hen Press, PO Box 450, Keighley, W Yorks BD22 9BG
    Closing date 30th April

  • Poemhunter Moderator (4/30/2014 3:32:00 AM) Post reply


    FINAL ADJUDICATOR: Stephen Beattie
    First Prize: £150, Second Prize: £75, Third Prize: £25 (In addition: £25 Humour Prize: £25 Local Prize
    Closing date: 30th April 2014

    RULES: Please read carefully

    1. Poems should bear no identification of the poet. Local entrants (Liverpool and Preston Postcodes) should mark poems with an ‘L’. Humour entries should be marked with an ‘H’. Please enclose a separate A4 sheet of paper with your full contact details and list of titles submitted.

    2. All entries must be typed on A4 paper, in English, and must be the original, unpublished work of the entrant.

    3. Each entry should be accompanied by the appropriate fee of £3 per poem or four poems for £10. Cheques/Postal orders should be in sterling and payable to SOUTHPORT WRITERS’ CIRCLE.

    4. A maximum of 40 lines per poem is allowed.

    5. The closing date for entries will be 30th April 2014

    6. Please keep a copy of your poem(s) as manuscripts cannot be returned.

    7. The adjudicator’s decisions are final and no correspondence will be entered into. Entrants who enclose an S.A.E will receive a copy of the adjudicator’s report.

    No application form is required. Envelopes should be marked ‘POETRY COMPETITION’ and sent to: - Southport Writers’ Circle,15 Mossgiel Avenue, Ainsdale, Merseyside, PR8 2RE please DO NOT send entries by recorded delivery.
    We now also accept entries online please visit

  • Gangadharan Nair Pulingat Veteran Poet - 3rd Stage (4/30/2014 3:24:00 AM) Post reply

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  • Poemhunter Moderator (4/30/2014 3:24:00 AM) Post reply

    Poetry London competition

    Closing date: 2nd May 2014
    Judge: Michael Symmons Roberts. Prizes: First Prize £1000, Second Prize £500, Third Prize £200. plus publication in Poetry London. Four Commendations of £75 each. Poems are welcome on any subject.
    Poems must be entrant's original work, unpublished and not already accepted for publication. There is no limit to the number of entries per person.
    Entry Fee: £5 per poem/ £3 subscribers (new subscriptions may be taken out at time of entry)

    Contact: Download form from and send with poems to Poetry London Competition, The Albany, Douglas Way, Deptford, London SE8 4AG by 2 May 2014.

    Alternatively enter and pay online from the above web link. Cheques payable to Poetry London Competition. Enquiries:

  • Poemhunter Moderator (4/30/2014 3:23:00 AM) Post reply

    Chipping Sodbury Festival Competition 2014

    first prize of £60 will be awarded to the writer of the best poem submitted. Additional prizes of £20 and £10 may be awarded at the judge’s discretion.. f the quality of entries warrants it there will be a prize of £20 for the best poem submitted from a BS37 postcode.

    The competition is open to anyone aged 16 or over.

    The entry fee (Sterling only) is £3 per poem or £10 for five poems. Make cheques payable to Stuart Nunn and write your name and address on the back or pay using PayPal.

    Closing date is 3rd May 2014, and prize winners will be notified by the 31st May 2014. Copyright remains with the authors, but the organisers reserve the right to publish the winning poems and a selection from the short list in print form or on the website.

    Payment can be made by PayPal or or by cheque made payable to Stuart Nunn. Send together with your entry to: Stuart Nunn,3 Virginia Close, Chipping Sodbury, Bristol, , BS37 6HN

    For mor information see website at;

  • Mary Amrutha Rookie - 1st Stage (4/29/2014 11:08:00 AM) Post reply

    conduct as many contests as u like... but fix the error that the users like me faces.... I am not able to open my profile.... do something as soon as possible... i tht u guys give importance to poems and poets than contests....

  • Boitumelo Oliphant Rookie - 1st Stage (4/29/2014 7:55:00 AM) Post reply

    so how do I get into the contest

  • Poemhunter Moderator (4/29/2014 2:49:00 AM) Post reply

    Academy of American Poets
    James Laughlin Award

    Deadline: May 15,2014
    E-mail address:

    A prize of $5,000 is given annually for a second book of poetry by a U.S. poet. Copies of the winning book are purchased and distributed to approximately 5,000 members of the Academy of American Poets. U.S. publishers may submit four copies of a manuscript that has come under contract and will be published by June 1,2014, by May 15. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

    Academy of American Poets, James Laughlin Award,75 Maiden Lane, Suite 901, New York, NY 10038. (212) 274-0343, ext.13. Patricia Guzman, Programs Assistant.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (4/29/2014 2:49:00 AM) Post reply

    Maine Arts Commission
    Individual Artist Fellowships

    Deadline: May 2,2014
    E-mail address:

    A fellowship of $5,000 is given annually to a poet, a fiction writer, or a creative nonfiction writer who has lived in the state of Maine for at least two years. Using the online submission system, submit up to five poems or up to 20 pages of prose and a résumé by May 2. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

    Maine Arts Commission, Individual Artist Fellowships,193 State Street,25 State House Station, Augusta ME 04333. (207) 287-2710. Julie Richard, Executive Director.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (4/29/2014 2:48:00 AM) Post reply

    Trio House Press
    First/Second Book Award

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

    A prize of $1,000, publication by Trio House Press, and 20 author copies is given annually for a first or second poetry collection. The winner is also asked to serve as a part-time volunteer for Trio House Press for two years after publication. Peter Campion will judge. Submit a manuscript of 48 to 70 pages with a $25 entry fee by April 30. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Trio House Press, First/Second Book Award, P.O. Box 374, Sedalia, CO 80135. (978) 821-1630. Tayve Neese, Executive Editor.

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