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    PEN Center USA
    Emerging Voices Fellowships

    Deadline: August 11,2014
    Entry Fee: $10
    Website: http://www.penusa.org
    E-mail address: ev@penusa.org

    Fellowships of $1,000 each are given annually to emerging poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers who lack access to financial and creative support. Each fellow participates in an eight-month mentorship in Los Angeles with a professional writer, as well as classes at the UCLA Extension Writers' Program, public readings, and other programming. Housing is not provided. Writers who do not have significant publication credits, are not enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate writing program, and do not hold a graduate writing degree are eligible. Submit up to 10 pages of poetry or 20 pages of prose, a curriculum vitae, a federal tax return summary, and at least two letters of recommendation with a $10 entry fee by August 11. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

    PEN Center USA, Emerging Voices Fellowships,269 South Beverly Drive, #1163, Beverly Hills, CA 90212. (323) 424-4939. Libby Flores, Program Manager.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (8/5/2014 8:04:00 AM) Post reply

    The Manchester Poetry Prize 2014

    The 2014 Manchester Poetry Prize will award a cash prize of £10,000 to the writer of the poems submitted. All entrants are asked to submit a portfolio of three to five poems (total maximum line length: 120) . The poems can be on any subject, and in any style, but must be new work, not previously published or currently under consideration elsewhere.

    First Prize: £10,000
    Entry Fee: £ £17.50

    If you have any queries, or would like to be sent a printed entry pack for postal submission, contact the Manchester Writing School at MMU, on: +44 (0) 161 247 1787/1797; writingschool@mmu.ac.uk.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (8/5/2014 8:02:00 AM) Post reply

    Saveas Writers' International Writing Competition 2014 - Reflections on the Great War

    Entries are invited of short works of poetry or prose written in response to any work of art associated with World War One. 'Work of art' in this context can be a painting, a song, a poem, even a film or a soundtrack to a film. The interpretation of the term is entirely up to the entrant.
    Poetry judge: Marilyn Donovan.
    First Prize £50, Second Prize £30, Third Prize £20.
    Poems: maximum length 50 lines. Your name must not appear on your hard copies but please include a covering letter with your name, contact details, and titles of the entries.
    Entry Fee: £2 per poem
    Send hard copies to: Luigi Marchini, Chairman, SaveAs Writers,35 Spillett Close, Faversham, Kent, ME13 8QP. Payment to be sent to the above address. Cheques payable to 'SaveAs Writers.' Electronic entries to be sent to saveas@hotmail.co.uk
    and headed 'poetry' or 'prose.' Electronic payments to be made via Paypal and to incur 50p administration charge.

    For more details visit: www.saveaswriters.co.uk

  • Poemhunter Moderator (8/5/2014 8:01:00 AM) Post reply

    Buzzwords Open Poetry Competition

    Sole Judge: Jonathan Davidson (will read all entries) .
    Closing date AUGUST 17TH
    Poems up to length: 70 lines.
    Prizes: £600, £300, £50 x 5 commended.
    The Gloucestershire Prize- £200 (residents only) .
    Fee: £4; £10/3 (postal entries):
    £4.35; £8.70/2; £11/3 (Paypal) .
    Online entry or
    SEND SAE to Buzzwords Open Poetry Competition, Butlers, Western Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 3RN


  • Poemhunter Moderator (8/5/2014 7:57:00 AM) Post reply

    2014 Mind Magazine INSIGHT Poetry Prize Competition.

    $300 for first prize, $150 for second prize, and $50 each for three honorable mentions.
    Winners will be published in Mind Magazine's top talent showcase section.
    All poems submitted will be considered for standard publication.
    Submit 1–3 unpublished poems, up to three pages each.
    Entry fee $10, check or money order to Mind Magazine, PO Box 387, O’Brien, OR 97534; or via PayPal to mindmagazinestore@gmail.com
    Deadline for all entries is August 15th.
    Winner will be announced in September,2014.
    The Mind Magazine 2014 INSIGHT Poetry Prize Competition will be judged by award winning poet Michael Spring and Editor-in-chief Rich Norman.

    For more information visit http://www.mindmagazine.net

  • Poemhunter Moderator (8/5/2014 7:56:00 AM) Post reply

    Please submit manuscripts between 20 – 50 pages in length. Ideally, poems should all be connected in some tangible way.
    Preference is for well edited poetry with strong imagery and a distinct voice.
    There are no subject guidelines. Winner will receive a $100 minimum cash prize after signing a publishing contract and 20 copies of their book upon publication. The prize amount will vary based on number of entries received, but it will not be less than $100.
    There is a $12 entry fee.
    All entrants will receive a copy of the winning submission.
    Winner will be announced in September.


  • Poemhunter Moderator (8/5/2014 7:54:00 AM) Post reply

    Nottingham Open Poetry Competition

    Closing date: 12th August 2014
    Prizes: 1st £300,2nd £150,3rd £75, + ten Merit prizes of £10 each
    Sole Adjudicator: Helen Mort
    Length: up to 40 lines
    Fees: £3 per poem, £10 for 4 poems. Cheques payable to Nottingham Poetry Society
    Entries to: The Competition Secretary,38 Harrow Road, West Bridgford, Nottingham NG2 7DU

    Further details from: viv.apple@ntlworld.com

  • Poemhunter Moderator (8/4/2014 8:59:00 AM) Post reply

    Portico Brotherton Poetry Prize

    Two categories: Open (Over 16s) and Young (Under 18s)
    Open Category: First prize: £250 Second prize: £150 Third prize: £100
    Entry fee £5 plus 2.50 per extra poem
    Judges: Professor John Whale, University of Leeds (Open)
    Dr Paul Maddern, University of Leeds (Young)
    Young Category: First, Second and Third Prize: Book Token
    Free entry

    For further details, rules and entry form visit: http://www.theportico.org.uk/prizes

  • Poemhunter Moderator (8/4/2014 8:56:00 AM) Post reply

    The Aesthetica Creative Writing Award is an annual celebration of outstanding poetry and short fiction from around the world. Championing and supporting emerging and established writers and poets, the award provides an opportunity for them to showcase their work to an international audience.

    Deadline for submissions: 31 August 2014
    Short Fiction Winner: £500
    Poetry Winner: £500
    A selection of books for both winners
    Publication in the Aesthetica Creative Writing Annual for both winners and all finalists
    Entry fee: £10 permits the submission of two works into one category.

    see website for details - www.aestheticamagazine.com

  • Poemhunter Moderator (8/4/2014 7:06:00 AM) Post reply

    Off the Grid Press
    Poetry Prize
    Deadline: August 31,2014
    Entry Fee: $25
    Website: http://offthegridpress.net
    E-mail address: offthegridpress@gmail.com
    A prize of $1,000 and publication by Off the Grid Press is given annually for a poetry collection by a poet over the age of 60. Tam Lin Neville and Bert Stern will judge. Submit a manuscript of 50 to 70 pages with a $25 entry fee by August 31. Call, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Off the Grid Press, Poetry Prize,24 Quincy Street, Somerville, MA 02143. (617) 629-2541. Tam Lin Neville, Coeditor.

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