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    Black River Chapbook Competition

    Closing date: 31st May 2014
    Prizes: $500 and 10 copies
    Fee: $15 to Dzanc Books,
    Judge: Black Lawrence Press editors
    Notify: July 31

    Chapbook manuscript: for an unpublished chapbook of poems or short stories,16–36 pages. Black Lawrence Press now accepts electronic submissions rather than hard copies for our contests. Please include the following in your electronic submission: cover letter with brief bio and contact information including e-mail address(es): .rtf, .doc, or.pdf attachment including title page, acknowledgments page, table of contents, and manuscript with numbered pages. Please submit your $15 entry fee via PayPal.


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    New Letters Poetry Prize

    Closing date: 18th May 2014
    Prizes: $1,500 and publication
    Fee: $15 to New Letters
    Notify: mid-August

    6 poems: Submit by regular post or online. Simultaneous submissions of unpublished entries are accepted with notification upon acceptance elsewhere. $15 for first entry; $10 for every entry after. Entry fee includes a one-year subscription. Make checks payable to New Letters. Two cover sheets: the first with complete name, address, e-mail address, phone number, category, and title(s): and the second with category and title only. Your personal information should not appear anywhere else on the entry. Include SASP for notification of receipt and entry number. Optional SASE for list of winners. All entries considered for publication. Poetry entries may contain up to six poems. They need not be related. Manuscripts will not be returned. No substitutions. No refunds for withdrawn material. Enter online at site.


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    Slapering Hol Press Chapbook Competition

    Closing date: 15th May 2014
    Prizes: $1,000, publication,20 books
    Fee: $20 to The Hudson Valley Writers' Center
    Notify: September

    Chapbook manuscript: This competition is open to poets who have not published a book or chapbook, though individual poems may have already appeared in magazines or anthologies. Entrants should submit a collection of poems, or one long poem, limited to 16-20 pages, single-spaced in standard typeface. Manuscripts should include a title page (title only) , and a separate cover sheet with the title of the work, the author's name, address, phone number, a bio, and acknowledgements. Manuscripts will not be returned. Enclose SASE for results only. Enclose an 8x10 envelope with $2.20 in postage for a previous winning chapbook. Online submissions encouraged.


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    5/15/14 Robert Dana Prize

    Prizes: $2,000, publication, and reading tour of Florida
    Fee: $25/$28 to Anhinga Press
    Judge: TBA
    Notify: November

    Book manuscript: Open to all poets. Entries must be original poetry in English; however, a few translations in a manuscript are acceptable. Poems previously published in journals and anthologies should be accompanied by an acknowledgments page. Authors may submit multiple manuscripts if each one is accompanied by a separate reading fee. Previously submitted manuscripts and manuscripts under consideration by other publishers are also eligible. Should your manuscript be accepted by another press, please notify us as soon as possible. Once we have received a manuscript, we cannot accept alterations or additions to it. Please check your manuscript carefully before you mail it. Each submission must be accompanied by a $25 reading fee, checks payable to Anhinga Press. Do not put your name on your manuscript. Instead, make two title pages—one with the manuscript title, your name, address and phone number, and a second title page with only the manuscript's title. Manuscripts must be 48-80 pages, excluding front matter. They may be single- or double-spaced, and all pages must be numbered. Please do not staple or bind your manuscript. Include a #10 SASE for contest results. Manuscripts will not be returned. $28 fee for online entries.


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    Frogmore Poetry Prize

    Closing date: 31st May,2014.
    Prizes: 250,75 or 50 guineas, plus subscriptions to The Frogmore Papers.
    Entry fee: £3.

    For poems, any theme/style, up to 40 lines

    Email: frogmorepress@gmail.com
    Website: frogmorepress.co.uk

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    George Crabbe Memorial Poetry Competition

    The competition is open to anyone who was either born, educated or resident in Suffolk, or is a Suffolk Poetry Society member.

    Closing date: 31st May,2014.
    Prizes: £500, £150, £100,2 x £25.
    Entry fee: £3.

    Website: suffolkpoetrysociety.org.uk/

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    Sentinel Short Story and Poetry Competitions

    Closing date: 31st May,2014.
    Prizes: £200, £75, £50, three £20 highly commendeds in both categories.
    Entry fee: short stories, £5, £8 for two, £10 for three, £12 for four/poems, £3, £11 for four, £12 for five

    Quarterly competitions for short stories, up to 1,500 words, and poems up to 50 lines.

    Email: competitions@sentinelpoetry.org.uk
    Website: sentinelpoetry.org.uk

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    Birmingham Poetry Prize 2014

    Closing date: 31st May 2014.
    Prizes: £750 + 5 runner up prizes of pamphlet collection.
    Entry fee: £2 per poem. £1 for each subsequent poem.
    For unpublished poems up to 40 lines or fewer on any subject, theme or form.
    Judges: Roy McFarlane & Charlie Jordan.

    The Birmingham Poetry Prize 2014 is organised by The Magpie's Nest, a literary magazine which provides a platform for emerging and established poets and writers. the magazine welcomes submissions of original poetry and short fiction.

    For further information please visit the website. nestmagpie.co.uk

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    Wigtown Poetry Competition

    Closing date: 30th May,2014.
    Prizes: £2,000, £400, Gaelic Prize £250, Scots Prize £250,8 £25 runners-up
    Entry fee: £6.50, £17 for three, £5 after that

    For poems, up to 40 lines in English, Scots or Scots/lrish Gaelic.

    Email: mail@wigtownbookfestival.com
    Website: wigtownbookfestival.com/poetrycomp

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    Mary Charman-Smith May Poetry Competition 2014

    Closing date: 15th May,2014.
    Prizes: 1st £100, and the runner up will receive £25.
    Entry fee: One poem £4, three poems £9, five poems £12.

    Poems must be the entrant's own work and not have been published, self published, published on a website or broadcast.
    Poems can have a maximum of 45 lines, which will not include the title.
    Entries must be in English. They can be on any subject and in any style or poetic form.
    Judge: Mary Charman-Smith.

    For more information visit website. marycharmansmith.co.uk/poetry-competition-may-2014/

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