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    Rattle
    Poetry Prize

    Deadline: July 15,2014
    Entry Fee: $20
    Website: http://www.rattle.com
    E-mail address: tim@rattle.com

    A prize of $5,000 and publication in Rattle is given annually for a poem. A Reader's Choice Award of $1,000 is also given to one of ten finalists. Submit up to four poems of any length with a $20 entry fee, which includes a subscription to Rattle, by July 15. All entries are considered for publication. Send an SASE, call, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Rattle, Poetry Prize,12411 Ventura Boulevard, Studio City, CA 91604. (818) 505-6777. Timothy Green, Editor.

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    Fairy Tale Review
    Awards in Poetry and Prose

    Deadline: July 15,2014
    Entry Fee: $10
    Website: http://www.fairytalereview.com
    E-mail address: ftreditorial@gmail.com

    Two prizes of $1,000 each and publication in Fairy Tale Review will be given annually for a group of poems and a work of prose influenced by fairy tales. Ilya Kaminsky will judge in poetry, and Sarah Shun-lien Bynum will judge in prose. Submit up to five poems totaling no more than 10 pages or up to 8,000 words of fiction or nonfiction with a $10 entry fee by July 15. All entries will be considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Fairy Tale Review, Awards in Poetry and Prose, c/o Kate Bernheimer, English Department, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721. Kate Bernheimer, Editor.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (7/1/2014 7:06:00 AM) Post reply

    The Elmet Trust - Young People's Prize

    Closing date: 25th July 2014.
    Prizes: First prize in each category - £100, Runners up - £50
    Entry fee: Free.
    Judges: Katrina Naomi

    For further information please visit the website: theelmettrust.org/competitions

  • Poemhunter Moderator (7/1/2014 7:06:00 AM) Post reply

    Fenton Aldeburgh First Collection Prize

    Closing date: 25th July,2014.
    Prizes: £2,000, an invitation to read at Aldeburgh Poetry Festival.
    Entry fee: None stated.
    A first full poetry book collection published between 1 August 2013 and 31 July 2014.

    Email: info@thepoetrytrust.org
    Website: thepoetrytrust.org/aldeburgh-first-collection-prize/

  • Poemhunter Moderator (7/1/2014 7:05:00 AM) Post reply

    Tethered by Letters' Fall Poetry Contest

    Deadline: 15th July,2014.
    Prize: $100 and publication in the quarterly journal
    Entry Fee: $5 per entry OR $12 for three entries
    We are currently accepting poetry submissions of all genres and styles-from traditional form to free verse. Length requirements are no more than three pages per poem, single spaced with double spacing between stanzas. The poetry contest winner will be published as the featured poem in the Fall 2014 Quarterly Journal. Three finalists will be considered for subsequent quarterly journal publications or a TBL monthly poetry feature. Each finalist will also receive free professional edits on their submission. International submissions welcome.

    Contact Info: Alison Auger, AAuger@tetheredbyletters.com
    Website: tetheredbyletters.com/submissions/

  • Poemhunter Moderator (7/1/2014 7:05:00 AM) Post reply

    Ledbury Poetry Festival Poetry Competition 2014

    Closing date: 10th July,2014
    Prizes: Adults: First Prize: £1000 and a week at Ty Newydd; Second Prize £500; Third Prize £250. See website for details of Young People and Children's competition section. Winners have the opportunity to read their poems at the 2015 Ledbury Poetry Festival.
    Entry fee: first poem £5, for each subsequent poem £3. Children and Young People enter their first poem free.
    Judge: Ian McMillan.

    For more information visit website. poetry-festival.co.uk/poetry-competition.html

  • Poemhunter Moderator (7/1/2014 7:04:00 AM) Post reply

    Poets Meet Painters 2014

    Closing date: 1st July 2014.
    Prizes: One cash prize of €250, for any poem in the competition. All shortlisted poems will be featured at a reading at Mill Cove Gallery on 4 August 2013; all winning and commended poems will be published in a printed anthology and/or on the Hungry Hill Writing website.
    Entry fee: €8 per entry is payable via Paypal on website.
    Theme: Poems must be about, or inspired by, any work or works of art (a) exhibited at Mill Cove Gallery and Sculpture Garden or Mill Cove Gallery Kenmare, or (b) displayed on the website www.millcovegallery.com
    Each poem must not exceed 40 lines, and should be typed single-spaced. Please identify the work of art to which each poem relates. Up to three poems may be submitted per entry. You may submit as many entries as you wish.

    Full details at: hungryhillwriting.com

  • Poemhunter Moderator (7/1/2014 7:03:00 AM) Post reply

    The Battle of the Books Prose/Poetry Competition

    Run by Swift Satire Festival, Trim, County Meath, Ireland.
    Closing date: 1st July,2014
    Prize: €500
    Entry fee: €5,3 for €10.

    Stories/poems that (very) loosely come under the heading of Travel or Journey.
    Fully entry rules and conditions at swiftsatirefestival.com

  • Poemhunter Moderator (6/30/2014 3:30:00 AM) Post reply

    2014 Wasafiri New Writing Prize

    The prize is open to anyone worldwide who has not published a complete book.
    Three categories: Poetry, Fiction and Life Writing.
    Fees: £6 for one category, £10 for two categories and £15 for three categories.
    To enter, simply fill in the entry form and send it to us with your entry and fee in UK Sterling.
    The closing date is 5pm GMT on 25 July 2014.
    A maximum of 5 poems can be entered and the word limit for Fiction and Life Writing is 3000. Other terms and conditions apply.
    £300 will be awarded to the winner in each category and their work will be published in Wasafiri.
    ENTRY FORMS: NWP 2014 entry form (Word doc) NWP 2014 entry form (PDF)

    Our judges this year are:
    Susheila Nasta MBE (Chair) Editor of Wasafiri and Professor of Modern Literature at the Open University
    Bidisha Writer and broadcaster who has published with many leading newspapers and presented on the BBC
    Inua Ellams Award-winning poet, playwright and performer who has appeared both nationally and internationally
    Monique Roffey Award-winning writer and memoirist, author White Woman on the Green Bicycle and Archipelago

  • Poemhunter Moderator (6/30/2014 3:28:00 AM) Post reply

    Tethered by Letters' Fall Poetry Contest

    We are currently accepting poetry submissions of all genres and styles—from traditional form to free verse. Length requirements are no more than three pages per poem, single spaced with double spacing between stanzas. The poetry contest winner will be published as the featured poem in the Fall 2014 Quarterly Journal. Three finalists will be considered for subsequent quarterly journal publications or a TBL monthly poetry feature. Each finalist will also receive free professional edits on their submission. International submissions welcome.
    Deadline: July 15,2014
    Prize: $100 and publication in the quarterly journal
    Entry Fee: $5 per entry OR $12 for three entries

    URL: http://tetheredbyletters.com/submissions/contest-submission
    Contact Info: Alison Auger, AAuger@tetheredbyletters.com

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