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  • Poemhunter Moderator (4/3/2014 1:58:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    Herald Sponsors Poetry Contest

    Poets may submit one original piece either in Spanish or English that hasn’t been published before and hasn’t previously won awards or prizes.
    Topics must be suitable for a general audience and may not be longer than 30 lines. Any style is permissible.
    The poems will be judged on creativity and artistic quality. Only new, original works that have not been previously published or won awards or prizes are eligible for submission. Poems that do not follow the criteria will be disqualified.

    Mail entries to Poetry Contest, The Brownsville Herald,1135 E. Van Buren, Brownsville, TX,78520. Each poem must include a name, address, daytime telephone number, email address and title of the entry; or submit your poem online here

    The deadline for entries is 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 16. The winning poems will be announced in the Sunday edition of The Brownsville Herald on April 27.
    There will be first, second and third-place prizes awarded.

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  • Poemhunter Moderator (4/3/2014 1:53:00 AM) Post reply

    Youth Poetry Contest

    Deadline: April 19,2014
    Ages: Preschool–Grade 12
    Prizes: 4 Categories for Poetry and Art

    Preschool-Grade 2
    Grades 3-5
    Grades 6-8
    Grades 9-12

    Each year the The Arts Center partners with the Corvallis Fall Festival and Marys Peak Poets to hold the Youth Poetry Contest. Participants sumbit original poetry, Marys Peak Poets jury them, and The Arts Center displays them and awards prizes during the Corvallis Fall Fesival weekend.

    More information and entry form:

  • Poemhunter Moderator (4/2/2014 1:45:00 AM) Post reply

    2 Day Poem Contest

    Registration Deadline: April 4,2014 at Midnight cst
    Contest prizes
    1st place: $500
    2nd place: $300
    3rd place: $150
    Poem entries must be submitted to prior to the deadline. Winners will be notified by June 1,2014 and their names posted on the website.

    This annual contest challenges you to write an original poem in 48 hours — with only one catch. The final poem must include ten words that we provide. These words are released at midnight, Friday April 11th, leaving you 48 hours to use each of them at least once in an original poetry composition. Prizes include cash, publication, and a copy of the issue containing the winners, not to mention a whole weekend of wordy entertainment.

    More information:

  • Poemhunter Moderator (4/2/2014 1:38:00 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

    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

  • Poemhunter Moderator (4/2/2014 1:37:00 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:

  • Poemhunter Moderator (4/1/2014 1:57:00 AM) Post reply

    Spoon River Poetry Review
    Editors' Prize

    Deadline: April 15,2014
    Entry Fee: $20
    E-mail address:

    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 (4/1/2014 1:55:00 AM) Post reply

    Buxton Poetry Competition 2014
    Theme: The Natural World

    Our theme in 2014 is The Natural World. You might like to describe a landscape, an event in nature, or perhaps an animal. You could write about something huge or you could focus on something tiny. You could tell us how you engage with nature, or how the natural world affects you, or you could take us on a journey through the natural world. Or if you have a different take on our theme we would like to read that too! We hope this theme will inspire you to think creatively about The Natural World.

    Closing Date: 7th April 2014
    Categories: Open — 18 and over Youth — 12 - 17 years Children — up to 11 years
    Judge: Helen Mort
    Prizes: Open - £300, £200, £100
    Youth and Children’s - book tokens

    For full details and to download an entry pack:
    Further Information: 01298 70395

  • Poemhunter Moderator (4/1/2014 1:52:00 AM) Post reply

    Chapbook Contest

    Deadline: April 4,2014
    Entry Fee: $18
    E-mail address:

    A prize of $1,000, publication by New Michigan Press, and 25 author copies is given annually for a chapbook of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, or mixed-genre work. Ander Monson will judge. Submit a manuscript of 18 to 48 pages with an $18 entry fee by April 4. Send an SASE, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines.

    DIAGRAM, Chapbook Contest, English Department, P.O. Box 210067, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721. Ander Monson, Editor.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (4/1/2014 1:52:00 AM) Post reply

    Winning Writers
    Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest

    Deadline: April 1,2014
    E-mail address:

    A prize of $1,000 and publication on the Winning Writers website is given annually for a humor poem. Jendi Reiter will judge. Using the online submission system, submit one poem of any length by April 1. There is no entry fee. E-mail or visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Winning Writers, Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest,351 Pleasant Street, PMB 222, Northampton, MA 01060. Adam Cohen, President.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (4/1/2014 1:40:00 AM) Post reply

    Trustees of the Robert Frost Farm
    Frost Farm Prize

    Deadline: April 1,2014
    Entry Fee: $5

    A prize of $1,000 and publication in Evansville Review is given annually for a poem written in a metrical form. The winner also receives an invitation to read at the Hyla Brook Reading Series at the Robert Frost Farm in Derry, New Hampshire, during the summer. Rhina Espaillat will judge. Submit any number of poems with a $5 entry fee per poem by April 1. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Trustees of the Robert Frost Farm, Frost Farm Prize, c/o Robert Crawford,280 Candia Road, Chester, NH 03036.

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