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    The New Guard
    Poetry and Fiction Contest
    Deadline: July 14,2014
    Entry Fee: $15
    Website: http://www.newguardreview.com
    E-mail address: info@newguardreview.com
    Two prizes of $1,000 each and publication in The New Guard will be given annually for a poem and a short story or novel excerpt for the Machigonne Fiction Contest and the Knightvalle Poetry Contest. Tim Seibles will judge in poetry and Joe Wenderoth will judge in fiction. Using the online submission system, submit three poems of up to 150 lines each or no more than 5,000 words of prose with a $15 entry fee by July 14. All entries will be considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

    The New Guard, Poetry and Fiction Contest, P.O. Box 866, Wells, ME 04094. Shanna McNair, Publisher.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (7/11/2014 8:13:00 AM) Post reply

    Nottingham Open Poetry Competition

    Closing date: 12th August 2014
    Prizes: 1st £300,2nd £150,3rd £75, + ten Merit prizes of £10 each
    Sole Adjudicator: Helen Mort
    Length: up to 40 lines
    Fees: £3 per poem, £10 for 4 poems. Cheques payable to Nottingham Poetry Society
    Entries to: The Competition Secretary,38 Harrow Road, West Bridgford, Nottingham NG2 7DU

    Further details from: viv.apple@ntlworld.com

  • Poemhunter Moderator (7/11/2014 8:11:00 AM) Post reply

    Westhope College, Open Poetry Competition.

    Dead line: Friday 1st August 2014
    First prize: £200,2nd £100,3rd £50,4th £25. Entry fee: £4 & £2, no limit
    Poems in English, any subject, up to 40 lines, two copies required please.
    Contact: Entry form if required, available from website - www, westhope.org.uk
    Postal entries to Westhope College, Craven Arms, Shropshire SY7 9JL
    Results night party Wednesday 1st October 2014 at Westhope College.

    Entry form available from website link to: - www.westhope.org.uk
    The poem submission form is on: - http://westhopecollegepoetrycompetition.com/submit.php
    Online payment is via: - http://westhopecollegepoetrycompetition.com/submit.php
    So payment can be made through their website, or by cheque, or by credit card via Westhope 01584 861293.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (7/11/2014 8:08:00 AM) Post reply

    The John Betjeman Poetry Competition for Young People

    The John Betjeman Poetry Competition for Young People is open to children aged 10 to 13 years. Our aim is to encourage children to look at their surroundings more keenly as well as to be inspired by reading and writing poetry.
    Each child is invited to send in (by post or online) a poem on the sense of ‘place’. They can choose anywhere that is important to them – from their bedroom to a larger landscape, from their local park to their favourite building. The subject of their poem could be a city or a garden or a beach or a street – whatever moves them to write. We are asking them to capture in words what that place means to them
    The first prize is a £1000 (£500 to the winner and £500 to the English department of their school) as well as four Eurostar tickets. £50 book tokens are awarded to commended entrants. Junior/primary schools entering a whole class will receive a copy of The Puffin Book of Modern Children’s Verse on receipt of entries and secondary/senior schools, The Rattle Bag. We organise eight poet visits a year to schools entering the competition.
    Winners of the poetry competition are invited to read their poems aloud to an audience of judges, entrants, teachers and parents as well as sponsors and press, at a prize giving held on National Poetry Day, Thursday 2nd October, on the concourse of St Pancras station, next to the bronze statue of John Betjeman by Martin Jennings.
    The judges are the National Poet of Wales, Gillian Clarke, and the founder of Gifford Circus, Nell Gifford.
    The competition is free to enter and closes on 31st July.

    Please see website www.betjemanpoetrycompetition.com for details and an online entry form.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (7/11/2014 8:08:00 AM) Post reply

    The Dream Quest One Poetry Contest

    This contest is international, open to anyone who enjoys expressing one's innermost thoughts and feelings into the beautiful art of poetry. Welcome to everyone having the ability to dream... Write a poem,30 lines or fewer on any subject, theme or form. Must be neatly hand printed or legibly typed. Multiple entries are accepted. All works must be original.
    Prizes: $250, $125, $50. Entry fee is $5(USD) per poem.
    Postmark deadline: July 31,2014.
    Send your name, address, phone#, email address with brief biographical info (Tell us a little about yourself) , on the coversheet. Include a self addressed stamped envelope. Make fee(s) payable to: DREAMQUESTONE.COM. Mail entri(es) /fee(s) to: Dream Quest One Poetry Contest, P.O. Box 3141, Chicago, IL 60654.

    Visit http://www.dreamquestone.com/rules.html for details on how to enter

  • Poemhunter Moderator (7/11/2014 8:06:00 AM) Post reply

    Library of Congress Seeks Nominations for Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt National Poetry Prize

    The Library of Congress is accepting nominations from publishers for the Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry. The 2014 prize will be awarded in the fall.
    The prize, which carries a $10,000 award, is given biennially. It will be presented to an American poet for the best book published during the previous two years,2012 and 2013, or for lifetime achievement in poetry. Publishers may submit entries for the best book; the lifetime achievement awarding is at the sole discretion of the prize jury and the Librarian of Congress.
    Applications must be postmarked by July 31,2014. Guidelines for submission, as well as a list of previous winners, can be found at www.loc.gov/poetry/prize-fellow/bobbitt.html.

    The Poetry and Literature Center at the Library of Congress fosters and enhances the public’s appreciation of literature. The center administers the endowed chair, U.S. Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry; coordinates an annual season of readings, performances, lectures and symposia; and sponsors prizes and fellowships for literary writers. For more information, visit www.loc.gov/poetry/.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (7/10/2014 8:42:00 AM) Post reply

    Bradford on Avon Arts Festival Poems-on-a-Beermat Poetry Competition.

    Closing date: July 30,2014
    Adjudicator: Martin Malone. Prize giving will be on Wednesday September 3rd
    2014 at the Bradford on Avon Arts Festival. All 10 shortlisted entrants will be invited to read their winning poems at the event, which will also feature a reading by Martin Malone. Winning poems will be published on the Festival website.

    First Prize £200 Second £50, Third £25. All 10 shortlisted entrants will have their poems printed on beermats to be widely distributed in pubs in Bradford on Avon during the town's Arts Festival in September, and will receive prizes of 25 beermats printed with their own poem and name.
    Entry fee £4, or £10 for three poems, with subsequent entries at £3.
    For further information, rules & entry details, visit www.boaartsfestival.com

  • Poemhunter Moderator (7/10/2014 8:39:00 AM) Post reply

    2014 Wasafiri New Writing Prize

    The prize is open to anyone worldwide who has not published a complete book.
    Three categories: Poetry, Fiction and Life Writing.
    Fees: £6 for one category, £10 for two categories and £15 for three categories.
    To enter, simply fill in the entry form and send it to us with your entry and fee in UK Sterling.
    The closing date is 5pm GMT on 25 July 2014.
    A maximum of 5 poems can be entered and the word limit for Fiction and Life Writing is 3000. Other terms and conditions apply.
    £300 will be awarded to the winner in each category and their work will be published in Wasafiri.
    ENTRY FORM: http://www.wasafiri.org/assets_cm/files/PDF/nwp2014.pdf

    Our judges this year are:
    Susheila Nasta MBE (Chair) Editor of Wasafiri and Professor of Modern Literature at the Open University
    Bidisha Writer and broadcaster who has published with many leading newspapers and presented on the BBC
    Inua Ellams Award-winning poet, playwright and performer who has appeared both nationally and internationally
    Monique Roffey Award-winning writer and memoirist, author White Woman on the Green Bicycle and Archipelago

  • Poemhunter Moderator (7/10/2014 8:35:00 AM) Post reply

    Tethered by Letters' Fall Poetry Contest

    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.

    Deadline: July 15,2014
    Prize: $100 and publication in the quarterly journal
    Entry Fee: $5 per entry OR $12 for three entries

    URL: http://tetheredbyletters.com/submissions/contest-submission
    Contact Info: Alison Auger, AAuger@tetheredbyletters.com

  • Poemhunter Moderator (7/10/2014 8:32:00 AM) Post reply

    The Dermot Healy Poetry Competition,

    This contest has just been launched by the Five Glens Arts Festival, and which might be of interest to you and your fellow writers.
    The competition is now open for submissions, and will run until 15th July 2014. The prize money is 1,000 euro, and shortlisted entrants will be invited to read their work at the festival. Dermot will be judging the shortlisted poems and will present the prize to the winning poet. A great honour indeed.
    The ceremony will take place over the course of the festival which runs from 22nd – 24th August.
    All the details are listed below, and entry forms, rules and fees (5 euro per poem) are available on our website.


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