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  • Poemhunter Moderator (6/30/2014 3:23:00 AM) Post reply
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    The Battle of the Books,

    International poetry and prose competition with a prize of €500, run by the annual Swift Satire Festival, Trim, County Meath, Ireland.

    Closing date for entries 1st July 2014.
    Entry fee €5, a bargain 3 entries for €10.
    Judged by Niamh Boyce, poet and novelist.
    Unusual rule: previously published material is WELCOME.


  • Poemhunter Moderator (6/30/2014 3:22:00 AM) Post reply


    Closing date: 30th June 2014
    Prizes: 1st: £250
    2nd: £100; 3rd: £50
    publication for winners and runners
    up in prizewinners’ anthology.
    Fee: £5; 2 entries for the price of one: Friends of Poetry Space Members
    Shorter poems preferred. No specific line limit.
    Judge: Alison Brackenbury.
    Over 16s only

    Email entries or
    SEND SAE: Poetry Space Competition 2012,21 Davis Close,
    Barrs Court, Bristol BS30 7BU
    susan@poetryspace.co.uk www.poetryspace.co.uk

  • Poemhunter Moderator (6/30/2014 3:21:00 AM) Post reply

    Earlyworks Press with Circaidy Gregory Poetry Collection Competition 2014
    Earlyworks Press

    Closing date: June 30th 2014
    1st prize: £100 advance and royalty contract for winner's collection
    Runners up: Anthology publication for runners up
    Entry fee: £15

    Judging panel includes Catherine Edmunds, Marilyn Francis, Nigel Humphreys, Sarah James and Mandy Pannett. Mandy will be editor for the winner's collection, Circaidy Gregory Press the pubilsher.
    Email or paper entries, max 3000wds of work in the first instance

    Full details on website at
    or by sending a stamped SAE to Earlyworks Press, Creative Media Centre,45 Robertson Street, Hastings Sussex TN34 1HL

  • Poemhunter Moderator (6/30/2014 3:20:00 AM) Post reply

    The Poetry Box International Silver Cup Trophy Annual Poetry Award 2014

    Theme: Dark, Gothic, Supernatural, Romantic, Surreal, Fantasy, Speculative, Satire Poems
    Categories: All Ages
    Judge: LK Robinson - Editor: The Poetry Box Dark & Horror Poetry Magazine Monthly
    Prizes: 1st Prize - The beautiful and engraved Silver Cup Trophy, a Decorative Award-Winner Certificate, Publication and Free Copy of the Special ‘Winners & Finalists Edition’ of the Magazine, Publication on a Special ‘Winners’ page on The Poetry Box website.2nd and 3rd Prizes £50 and £30 respectively, Decorative Award-Winner Certificate, Publication and Free Copy as 1st Prize above. There will also be several ‘Judge’s Special
    Commendation Awards’ and ‘Highly-Commended Awards’ also receiving Decorative Award-Winner Certificates and Publication and Free Copy as per 1st Prize.
    Entry: 1 x Poem = £5.00,3 x Poems = £10.00,4 x Poems = £14.00 – Entry Fee Payable by Cheque To: LK Robinson - or via Paypal.

    For full details and to print out an Entry Form: www.ThePoetryBox.co.uk

  • Poemhunter Moderator (6/30/2014 3:19:00 AM) Post reply

    The London Magazine's Poetry Competition 2014.
    Judged by Hugh Dunkerley and Michael O’Neill.

    1st Prize: £200 (and published in a future issue of The London Magazine)
    2nd Prize: £150 (and published on The London Magazine website)
    3rd Prize: £100 (and published on The London Magazine website)

    Entry fee: £5 - entries by 30th June 2014
    Winning entries will be invited to a TLM event to announce the winners. For further details, rules and entry form visit: http://thelondonmagazine.org/tlm-competition/the-london-magazines-poetry-competition-2014/

  • Poemhunter Moderator (6/30/2014 3:19:00 AM) Post reply

    2014 CALYX Flash Fiction Contest (No Entry Fee)

    Submission Deadline: June 30,2014
    theme: Make Us Laugh

    CALYX Press is devoted to promoting fine art and literature by women writers. We ask that all submissions be from women-identified writers who are 18+, please.
    The theme is considered a launch point, not a strict prompt. Wild interpretation is encouraged.
    Submissions must be 250 or less. Poetry, prose, monologues and plays are all accepted.
    This is an online competition, so there’s no need to send a hardcopy manuscript. Just visit the submissions site at calyxpress.org to enter.
    The submissions must be new and unpublished.
    The writer will retain all property and copyright laws concerning their submitted work.
    By entering this contest, writers understand that they are granting CALYX Press temporary publishing rights and electronic archiving rights.
    Multiple entries are accepted.
    Submissions will be accepted until June 30,2014 at midnight.
    The top 3 contestants will be published on our site. All participants will receive the satisfaction of contributing to the world of amazing art created by powerful women.

    For full guidelines, visit calyxpress.org, or email us at info@calyxpress.org with the subject " Online Contest"

  • Poemhunter Moderator (6/27/2014 9:36:00 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 (6/27/2014 9:35:00 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 (6/27/2014 9:33:00 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 (6/27/2014 9:32:00 AM) Post reply

    Flash 500 Competitions

    Closing dates: 30th June,2014 and quarterly.
    Prizes: Flash fiction: £300, £100 and £50; £150, £100 and £50 for humorous verse.
    Entry fee: flash fiction £5, £8 for two; humorous verse £3, £2.50 each extra.
    Quarterly competitions for flash fiction, up to 500 words, and humorous verse, from limerick to 32 lines.

    Email: info@flash500.com
    Website: www.flash500.com

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