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  • Poemhunter Moderator (10/11/2014 2:48:00 AM) Post reply

    Amy Lowell Poetry Traveling Scholarship
    Amy Lowell Poetry Traveling Scholarship
    Deadline: October 15,2014
    Website: http://www.amylowell.org
    An award of approximately $54,000 is given annually to a U.S. poet for a year of travel and study abroad. Submit two copies of either 40 pages of poetry or a published book and 20 pages of poetry, two copies of a curriculum vitae, and two copies of the required entry form by October 15. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.
    Amy Lowell Poetry Traveling Scholarship, c/o Laura Reidy, Choate, Hall & Stewart,2 International Place, Boston, MA 02110.

  • Rookie - 45 Points Joan Averso (10/10/2014 6:59:00 PM) Post reply

    The Lines on My Face By Joan Averso

    As I look in the mirror and see the lines on my face
    I'm realizing old age isn't so easy to embrace.
    Where is that younger woman I used to know?
    Oh my goodness gracious where did she go?
    Another day and another grey hair is on my head.
    I'm not liking that too much so I'll dye it instead.
    I buy so many creams that never ever work,
    but I keep on getting them like a big jerk.
    As you get older it's harder to shed those pounds
    and your body starts making all sorts of sounds!
    Moans and groans and your stomach is growling.
    You start to sound like a lone wolf howling!
    Your eyesight starts to go and so does your hearing.
    Now that doesn't sound all that endearing.
    Aches and pains and some arthritis too,
    what's an aging person supposed to do?
    Your memory isn't as sharp as it used to be.
    I forgot what I was writing about, there you see.
    We're all like machines that will get old and broken down.
    Just continue to smile because there's no need to frown.
    Consider yourself Blessed to reach those golden years.
    Be positive, stay strong, and tuck away those fears.
    So while you're aging do it with dignity and grace
    and never you mind about those lines on your face!

  • Poemhunter Moderator (10/10/2014 9:38:00 AM) Post reply

    The 2014 National Poetry Competition

    This year the judges are Glyn Maxwell, Roddy Lumsden and Zoë Skoulding and the prizes are £5,000 for the overall winner, £2,000 for the second, £1,000 for the third, with seven commendations of £100. The top three winners are also published in the Poetry Society's leading international journal, The Poetry Review. The deadline is 31 October and you can enter online now or download an entry form from the Poetry Society website.
    Since its launch in 1978, the Poetry Society’s National Poetry Competition has marked a milestone in the careers of many of today’s leading poets. Previous winners include Philip Gross, Jo Shapcott, Tony Harrison, and the Poet Laureate, Carol Ann Duffy.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (10/10/2014 9:37:00 AM) Post reply

    RHINO Poetry 2015 Founder’s Prize

    1st Prize - 1 winner will receive $300 and publication in the 2015 issue.
    2nd Prize - 2 runners-up will receive $50 and publication in the 2015 issue.
    The poems selected will be posted to our website. Send up to 5 unpublished poems (no more than 5 pages total) .
    Submission Dates: September 1 - October 31 — MUST BE POSTMARKED OR TIMESTAMPED.
    $10 Entry Fee.
    Submissions must include a cover letter listing your name, address, email address and/or telephone number as well as titles of the poems.
    No identifying information should be on the poems.
    Manuscripts will not be returned.
    If mailing, include a SASE for notification of each.
    Label your contest submission: “Founders’ Contest.”
    All contest submissions will also be considered for regular publication in the 2015 edition of RHINO.
    Winner and runners-up will be announced on our website: www.rhinopoetry.org

    RHINO, The Poetry Forum
    P.O. Box 591
    Evanston, IL 60204
    E-SUBMISSIONS www.rhinopoetry.org

  • Poemhunter Moderator (10/10/2014 9:37:00 AM) Post reply

    Bare Fiction Prize 2014
    Bare Fiction Magazine has launched its inaugural Bare Fiction Prize with awards for Poetry, Flash Fiction, and Short Story with a total prize fund of £2500.
    All winners will be published in the Spring 2015 issue of Bare Fiction Magazine and on the magazine’s website, with the prizes to be awarded at the Spring launch reading in London in March 2015.
    Judges: Adam Horovitz (poetry) and Angela Readman (flash fiction) will read all entries in their categories. Short story judges Tania Hershman & Rachel Trezise will select winners from a longlist of 50 writers chosen by filter judge Penny Thomas (fiction editor at Seren Books) .
    Prizes (in each category)
    1st Prize: £500 2nd Prize: £200 3rd Prize: £100
    plus 4 Highly Commended Awards of £25.
    Cost per entry:
    Flash Fiction Entries: £6 / £4 for subscribers
    Short Story Entries: £8 / £6 for subscribers
    Poetry Entries: £5 / £3 for subscribers
    For more details, including competition rules, please visit: http://www.barefictionmagazine.co.uk/competitions

  • Poemhunter Moderator (10/10/2014 9:36:00 AM) Post reply

    Remarque Prize - premier event form The Artistic Horde: 25 Oct Frontline Club on theme of " Conflict" .

    Judges: writer Sebastian Faulks, contemporary poets Anthony Anaxagorou and Roundhouse winner Hibaq Osman.
    Open to 16-25 y.o in 3 categories: written work, performance poetry (inc hip-hop) and art.
    Set up by a 17 y.o to challenge negative media stereotypes of young people and run for and by young people in social enterprise The Artisitc Horde. Supported by Forward Arts Foundation, Malorie Blackman and poet Ian Macmillan. Please encourage young people to submit work to showcase breadth of talent. UK wide, some funding available to help shortlisted candidates travel if unable to do so. See http://presswire.com/content/1321993/remarque-prize-new-performance-poetry-and-photography-competition-16-25-yr-olds and

    Entries via: https: //theremarque.submittable.com/submit

  • Poemhunter Moderator (10/10/2014 9:35:00 AM) Post reply

    Troubadour International Poetry Prize 2014

    Sponsored by Cegin Productions

    judged by amy wack & neil astley with both judges reading all poems
    prizes: 1st £5,000,2nd £1,000,3rd £500
    plus 20 prizes of £25 each
    plus a spring 2015 coffee-house-poetry season-ticket
    plus a prize-winners’ coffee-house poetry reading
    with amy wack & neil astley
    on mon 1st dec 2014
    …for all prize-winning poets
    submissions, via e-mail or post, by mon 20th oct 2014
    for further details see website at http://www.coffeehousepoetry.org/prizes/

  • Poemhunter Moderator (10/10/2014 9:35:00 AM) Post reply

    Negative Capability Press 2014 Poetry Book Competition.

    $25 entry fee. Judge: Amy King.
    For details, rules and submission information

    please visit http://www.negativecapabilitypress.org/contests/

  • Poemhunter Moderator (10/9/2014 7:48:00 AM) Post reply

    Elixir Press
    Poetry Awards
    Deadline: October 31,2014
    Entry Fee: $30
    Website: http://www.elixirpress.com
    E-mail address: info@elixirpress.com
    A prize of $2,500 and publication by Elixir Press is given annually for a poetry collection. A second prize of $1,500 and publication is also awarded. Sarah Kennedy will judge. Submit a manuscript of at least 48 pages with a $30 entry fee by October 31. Send an SASE, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Elixir Press, Poetry Awards, P.O. Box 27029, Denver, CO 80227. Dana Curtis, Editor.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (10/9/2014 7:47:00 AM) Post reply

    Dana Awards
    Dana Awards
    Deadline: October 31,2014
    Entry Fee: $15
    Website: http://www.danaawards.com
    E-mail address: danaawards@gmail.com
    Three prizes of $1,000 each are given annually for a group of poems, a short story, and a novel or novel-in-progress. Submit five poems of no more than 100 lines each with a $15 entry fee, a short story of up to 10,000 words with a $15 entry fee, or the first 40 pages of a novel with a $25 entry fee by October 31. Send an SASE, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Dana Awards,200 Fosseway Drive, Greensboro, NC 27455. Mary Elizabeth Parker, Chair.

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