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    Robert and Adele Schiff Award in Poetry

    Closing date: July 15,2014
    Prizes: $1,000, publication
    Fee: $20 toThe Cincinnati Review
    Judge: editors
    Notify: October 1

    Poems: One winning poem and prose piece (fiction or creative nonfiction) will be chosen for publication in our 2014 prize issue, and winning authors will receive $1000 each. All entries will be considered for publication in The Cincinnati Review. Submit up to 8 pages of poetry or 40 pages of prose, per entry. Previously published manuscripts, including works that have appeared online (in any form) will not be considered. There are no restrictions as to form, style, or content; all entries will be considered for publication. Simultaneous submissions are acceptable under the condition that you notify us if your manuscript is accepted elsewhere. Entry fee is $20, which includes a one-year subscription to The Cincinnati Review. Submissions only through our online submission manager; pay the fee through that system. Please do not include the writer’s name or any identifying information in the manuscript file. Instead, insert a cover letter with the writer’s name, mailing address, telephone number, email, and the title(s) of the work(s) submitted in the “comments” section of the online submission manager. All entries will receive equal consideration. Submissions will be accepted through our online submission manager from June 1 to July 15. October 1 announcement will appear on our website.

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    Rattle Poetry Prize

    Closing date: July 15,2014
    Prizes: $5,000, (15x) $100, publication, and $1,000 Readers’ Choice prize
    Fee: $20 to RATTLE
    Judge: editors
    Notify: September 15

    Poems: Entry fee of $20 includes a one-year subscription to RATTLE. Open to writers, worldwide; poems must be written in English (no translations) . International entrants MUST submit via email and credit card. Pay the entry fee via PayPal. You may submit up to four poems per entry. After paying the entry fee online, send an email to prize@rattle.com. Write the PayPal transaction ID of your subscription in the subject line. Attach one file, that includes the cover sheet and all of the poems you’re submitting in a single document. Do not attach more than one file. Only.TXT, .RTF, .DOC, .DOCX, or.PDF extensions will be opened. You will receive an auto-response immediately to let you know that your submission was received—if there are any problems with the file or process we will let you know within a week or two. Also please note that if you send multiple entries, you’ll only receive the auto-reply for the first.

    12411 Ventura Blvd.
    Studio City, CA 91604

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    Literal Latté Poetry Awards

    Closing date: July 15,2014
    Prizes: $1,000, $300, $200
    Fee: $10 to Literal Latté

    Poems: Send unpublished poems,2,000 word max. All styles and subjects welcome. Name, address, telephone number on cover page only. Please put poem titles/first lines on cover page as well. Include SASE or e-mail address for reply. Include $10 Reading Fee for up to 6 poems OR $15 for 10 poems. All Entries Considered For Publication. Include Check or Money Orders made out to Literal Latte.

    200 East 10th Street, Suite 240
    New York, NY 10003 (212) 260-5532

  • Poemhunter Moderator (7/8/2014 8:35:00 AM) Post reply

    Suffolk Young Poets

    Closing date: 31st July,2014.
    Prizes: Book tokens and the chance to perform at Aldeburgh Poetry Festival.
    Any poem by a child living in Suffolk.
    Entry fee: Free entry.

    Email: info@thepoetrytrustorg
    Website: thepoetrytrust.org

  • Poemhunter Moderator (7/8/2014 8:34:00 AM) Post reply

    Wells Festival of Literature

    Closing date: 31st July,2014.
    Prizes: £500, £200, £100 for poetry and short stories; £100 and reading by agent and publisher for crime novel. Local prize £100.
    Entry fee: £5.
    Poetry, up to 40 lines.

    See website for more: wellsfestivalofliterature.org.uk

  • Poemhunter Moderator (7/8/2014 8:33:00 AM) Post reply

    Foyle Young Poets of the Year

    Closing date: 31st July,2014.
    Prizes: Publication in an anthology, mentoring, Arvon writing residency.
    Free entry.
    Poetry from writers aged 11-17.

    Email: fyp@poetrysociety.org.uk
    Website: foyleyoungpoets.org

  • Poemhunter Moderator (7/8/2014 8:33:00 AM) Post reply

    The Elmet Trust - The Elmet Poetry Prize

    Closing date: 25th July 2014.
    Prizes: First Prize - an Arvon course at Lumb Bank, Second prize - Weekend retreat at Ted's House, Mythrolmroyd, Third prize - £50
    Entry fee: £5 per person
    Judges: Lucy Burnett

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

  • Poemhunter Moderator (7/8/2014 8:32:00 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 (7/8/2014 8:32:00 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 (7/8/2014 8:31:00 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/

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