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  • Poemhunter Moderator (8/27/2014 6:34:00 AM) Post reply
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    Westhope College, Open Poetry Competition.

    Dead line: 1st September 2014
    First prize: £200,2nd £100,3rd £50,4th £25. Entry fee: £4 & £2, no limit
    Poems in English, any subject, up to 40 lines, two copies required please.
    Contact: Entry form if required, available from website - www, westhope.org.uk
    Postal entries to Westhope College, Craven Arms, Shropshire SY7 9JL
    Results night party Wednesday 1st October 2014 at Westhope College.

    Entry form available from website link to: - www.westhope.org.uk
    The poem submission form is on: - http://westhopecollegepoetrycompetition.com/submit.php
    Online payment is via: - http://westhopecollegepoetrycompetition.com/submit.php
    So payment can be made through their website, or by cheque, or by credit card via Westhope 01584 861293.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (8/27/2014 6:33:00 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 (8/27/2014 6:32:00 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 (8/27/2014 6:32:00 AM) Post reply

    Contests for Blue Lyra Review (Guidelines and Submission link here http://bluelyrareview.com/submissions/contests/)

    (3) Blue Lyra Flash Fiction Prize – 1000 word max. Judge: Stefanie Freele, author of Surrounded by Water. $9 per entry, $15 with anthology. July 1 – Aug 31.

    (4) Blue Lyra Poetry Prize – 65 line max. Judge: Katherine E. Young, author of Day of the Border Guards. Guidelines online & Submittable link. Prize: $100 per category. $9/3
    entries, $15 with anthology. $9 per entry, $15 with anthology. July 1 – Aug 31.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (8/27/2014 6:31:00 AM) Post reply


    Closing Date: 31-August-2014
    For original, previously unpublished poems in English Language, on any subject, in any style up to 50 lines long. This competition is open to all poets regardless of nationality, living anywhere in the world. Judge: Will Daunt.
    Prizes: £200 (First) , £75 (Second) , £50 (Third) , £20 x 3 (High Commendation) .
    The winners and commended poems will receive first publication in Sentinel Literary Quarterly magazine.
    Fees: £4/1, £7/2, £9/3, £11/ 4, £12/5, £16/7, and £22 for 10 poems.
    Enter online and pay securely by PayPal or print out an Entry Form for postal entries at:

    Or send your poems with a cover note titled ‘Sentinel Literary Quarterly Poetry Competition August 2014’, together with a cheque/postal order for the applicable payment in favour of SENTINEL POETRY MOVEMENT to: Sentinel Poetry Movement, Unit 136,113-115 George Lane, South Woodford, London E18 1AB, United Kingdom

  • Poemhunter Moderator (8/27/2014 6:31:00 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 (8/26/2014 9:15:00 AM) Post reply

    JBWB Poetry and Short Story Competitions

    Prizes: £150 for a short story, £100 for a poem.
    Stories up to 2,500 words based on the three pictures on the website, poems up to 30 lines.
    Entry fees: £4 per story, £3 per poem.

    For more information go to website. www.jbwb.co.uk

  • Poemhunter Moderator (8/26/2014 9:13:00 AM) Post reply

    Envoi International Open Poetry Competitions

    Deadline for submissions – 20th February,20th June and 20th October each year.
    Prizes: 1st prize £150,2nd prize £100,3rd prize £50.
    Each winner and three runners up win a complimentary copy with their poem.
    The three runners up are also awarded an annual subscription worth £15.
    Entry fee: £3 per poem or five poems for £12.
    Poems can be in any style, on any theme up to 40 lines.

    More details on website. cinnamonpress.com/

  • Poemhunter Moderator (8/26/2014 9:12:00 AM) Post reply

    The Poetry Kit Poetry Competition

    Prizes: The prize is publication on the front page of Poetry Kit where it will be seen by the 10 thousand visitors we have each day, there will also be a few other goodies to show our thanks, but no cash prize.
    There is no set fee to enter but there is a catch!
    There will be six competitions over the year, each one of two months duration.
    Entry fee: Donation to the Liverpool Methodist Youth Exchange programme.

    See website for details. literaturetraining.com/

  • Poemhunter Moderator (8/25/2014 4:04:00 AM) Post reply

    Black Warrior Review
    Writing Contests
    Deadline: September 1,2014
    Entry Fee: $20
    Website: http://www.bwr.ua.edu
    Three prizes of $1,000 each and publication in Black Warrior Review are given annually for a poem, a short story, and an essay. Richard Siken will judge in poetry, Lily Hoang will judge in fiction, and Kiese Laymon will judge in nonfiction. Using the online submission system, submit up to three poems of any length or a story or essay of up to 7,000 words with a $20 entry fee, which includes a subscription to Black Warrior Review, by September 1. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Black Warrior Review, Writing Contests, P.O. Box 870170, Office of Student Media, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487. Kirby Johnson, Editor.

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