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  • Jayne Harris Rookie - 1st Stage (3/3/2014 11:22:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    hi how do i enter the contest for poem /lyrics

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  • Poemhunter Moderator (3/3/2014 9:56:00 AM) Post reply

    University of Nebraska Press
    Prairie Schooner Book Prizes

    Deadline: March 15,2014
    Entry Fee: $25
    E-mail address:

    Two prizes of $3,000 each and publication by University of Nebraska Press are given annually for collections of poetry and short fiction. Submit a manuscript of at least 50 pages of poetry or 150 pages of fiction with a $25 entry fee by March 15. Send an SASE, call, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines.

    University of Nebraska Press, Prairie Schooner Book Prizes,123 Andrews Hall, P.O. Box 880334, Lincoln, NE 68588-0334. (800) 715-2387. Marianne Kunkel, Managing Editor.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (3/3/2014 9:55:00 AM) Post reply

    Ahsahta Press
    Sawtooth Poetry Prize

    Deadline: March 10,2014
    Entry Fee: $25
    E-mail address:

    A prize of $1,500, publication by Ahsahta Press, and 25 author copies is given annually for a poetry collection. Current and former students of Boise State University are ineligible. Mei-mei Berssenbrugge will judge. Submit a manuscript of 50 to 100 pages with a $25 entry fee by March 10. All entries are considered for publication. Send an SASE, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Ahsahta Press, Sawtooth Poetry Prize, English Department, Boise State University,1910 University Drive, Boise, ID 83725. Janet Holmes, Director.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (2/27/2014 8:59:00 AM) Post reply

    CCWWP Writing Awards

    The CCWWP holds bi-annual writing competitions in the same academic years as the CCWWP conference. Entries will be accepted for previously unpublished work in each of the following categories:
    Poetry: 50 line limit
    Fiction: 3,500 word limit
    Nonfiction: 3,500 word limit
    Prize: $500.00, COURTESY OF CCWWP

    Entries should be ORIGINAL AND UNPUBLISHED to a maximum of 3500 words (or 50 lines for poetry) .

    More information and the rules:

  • Poemhunter Moderator (2/27/2014 8:53:00 AM) Post reply

    INTO and Poetry Ireland Poetry Competition in Memory of Séamus Heaney

    The INTO is proud of its tradition in supporting the Arts. We were privileged to share the company of one of our most eminent poets Séamus Heaney at the Consultative Conference on Education in Athlone in 2011. In honour of his memory the INTO, in collaboration with Poetry Ireland, is launching a poetry competition for members. All members, North and South, are eligible to submit a poem. Entries are limited to one poem per member, which can be in Irish or in English. Closing date is 31 March 2014. The decision of the judges is final. The winner will be announced at Congress 2014. The INTO will publish the winning poem in InTouch.

    More information:|+24+February+2014

    All entries must be accompanied with an entry form and posted to Poetry Competition, Áras Vere Foster,35 Parnell Square, Dublin 1.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (2/27/2014 8:28:00 AM) Post reply

    The Philip Larkin Society & East Riding Poetry Prize 2014

    Celebrated poet, Don Paterson, will be judging this year's Philip Larkin Society and East Riding Poetry Prize, in addition to East Riding Young Poet's Prize.


    First £1000
    Second £500
    Third £200
    Five commendations of £20
    East Riding Prize £100
    East Riding Young Poet’s Prize £100
    Closing Date: 14 April 2014

    Rules and more information: East-Riding-Poetry-Prize-2014-page-5.html

    The Philip Larkin Society and East Riding Poetry Prize, in association with Wordquake, East Riding Libraries and The Philip Larkin Society

  • Poemhunter Moderator (2/26/2014 7:44:00 AM) Post reply

    Torriano Poetry Competition 2014.

    Deadline: February 28th 2014
    First prize £250.00 Second prize £150.00 Third Prize £75.00
    Summary: No entry form required. Judged by Angela Kirby, who will read all entries., Poems should be written in English up to a maximum of 40 lines, typed on a single side of A4 paper. They should be original, unpublished and not accepted for publication. No translations. A separate sheet of A4 should contain the titles of poems, name and e-mail or postal address and phone number of entrant. Entry fees: £3 one poem, £5 for two, £10 for five. Cheques payable to the Torriano Support Fund. (Proceeds to the Torriano Meeting House Support Fund) A booklet of the winning poems will be produced. The winning poets will be offered a reading at the Torriano Meeting House on 30th March 2014.

    Enquiries June English 01304 380866
    Send to Patricia Griffin,4 Cundishall Close, Whitstable, Kent CT5 4DA

  • Poemhunter Moderator (2/26/2014 7:41:00 AM) Post reply

    Graffiti Magazine Poetry Competition Rules
    2014 is the year of Dylan Thomas and we are looking for poems inspired by Dylan – his life, poetry, Swansea, Laugharne, the Chelsea Hotel etc.

    1. Closing date 28 February 2014
    2. Entries must be in English and be the writer’s own unpublished work. They must not be on offer for publication or entered in any other current competition.
    3. Maximum length 30 lines.
    4. Each piece of work, with its title, must be in clear type on one side of A4 sheet(s) . Details of the writer must not appear on this sheet.
    5. The name and address of the writer and the titles of all entries should be typed on a separate sheet of A4 paper.
    6. The prize-winner will be notified by post, if SAE provided, or by email if email address is provided.
    7. Entries are only accepted by post. Please keep a copy of your work, as entries will not be returned.
    8. The fee is £2.50 per poem. Cheques/Postal Orders in sterling only, should be made payable to: Catchword Writing Group
    9. All entries that arrive on time will be considered by the adjudicator, whose decision is final. No correspondence will be entered into concerning the result.
    10. Competitors wishing to be informed of the results should enclose an SAE marked ‘Results’ or provide an email address.

    Send entries to: Graffiti Magazine Writing Competition, C/o 33 Sandford Leaze, Avening, Glos, GL8 8PB
    Prize: £20

    The winning entry and short listed poems will be published in Graffiti.
    Also include a short piece on what Dylan Thomas and his writing mean to you

  • Poemhunter Moderator (2/25/2014 8:28:00 AM) Post reply

    'In Memoriam' poetry competition (positive, celebratory, comforting, inspiring)

    Closing date: February 28th 2014

    Poems up to 40 lines.
    To be judged by members of the Thynks Publications team.
    1st prize £100 plus publication, runners up –publication.
    Entry Fee: £4 per poem
    Further details on the website: -

  • Poemhunter Moderator (2/25/2014 8:24:00 AM) Post reply

    CLPE Poetry Award 2014

    Deadline: 28th February 2014
    Entry is free

    Publishers and poets are invited to submit books of children's poetry by a single poet or collections of children's poetry published in 2013. Judges: Anne Harvey, Chris McCabe, Charlotte Hacking and the Chair for the Award will be Roger McGough CBE.

    For more information on how to enter see website:
    Telephone: 020 7401 3382/3

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