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    Beatons Tearooms & Bookshop Second Poetry Competition 2014

    Closing Date: 27-Nov-14

    Adjudicators: Beatons House Poet, Liz Darcy Jones; Jon Amos, Nick Kelly.
    Prize-giving at Beatons Blandford Forumand recital Sat 13th Dec when winners invited to recite their poems publicly (or nominate reader in their stead)
    Theme: 'Restoration'.
    Prizes: First Prize £50 Beatons voucher and poem framed/displayed in Beatons Blandford Forum; Young Aspiring Wordsmith Winner (13 - 17 year olds) £25 Beatons Voucher and poem framed/displayed in Beatons Blandford, adult runner up £25 junior £10 Beatons Vouchers respectively.
    Entry Fee: £0

    Contact: For further details, rules & entry see website:

  • Poemhunter Moderator (10/28/2014 10:49:00 AM) Post reply

    War Poetry for Today

    Closing Date: 27-Nov-14


    Theatre Cloud, in conjunction with the Touring Consortium Theatre Company and their new UK touring production of Pat Barker's Regeneration, is making a call out for you to write POETRY ABOUT WAR and BECOME A WAR POET OF TODAY.
    We want your response to images of war in poetry.
    We are looking for the war poets of TODAY.
    1st prize: £500,2 runners up will each win £250.
    All three poems will also receive a public reading of their poem during the last week of Regeneration.
    Entry Fee: £0

    Contact: For more information and to enter the competition go to http://theatrecloud.com/education/creative-projects/1000-in-prizes-in-our-war-poetry-for-today-competition. If you have any questions please contact creativeprojects@theatrecloud.com.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (10/28/2014 10:48:00 AM) Post reply

    The Charles Causley Poetry Competition 2014

    Closing Date: 06-Nov-14


    Judge: Kathryn Simmonds.
    Prizes: First prize £2000, Second prize £250, Third prize £100.
    There will also be 5 Highly Commended Awards of £30 each.
    Maximum 40 lines.
    Entry Fee: £7 for first poem, £4 for subsequent entries

    Contact: http://thecharlescausleypoetrycompetition.wordpress.com/to-contact-the-competition/
    See website for further information and entry form:

  • Poemhunter Moderator (10/28/2014 10:47:00 AM) Post reply

    John Ruskin Poetry Prize | Closing Date: 01-Nov-14

    Inaugural Ruskin Prize recently launched by the University of Roehampton's Poetry Centre.
    The works, which must be new, unpublished and not submitted for any other competitions, can be on any subject but must be no longer than 40 lines.
    Classical, rhyming or urban poetry submissions would all be welcomed from first time writers, students and established authors.
    Prize: Three prizes worth a total of £600 are on offer, and the first, second and third best works will appear in Poem magazine.
    Judge: Fiona Sampson

    Entry Fee: £5 for first entry, with subsequent poems at £3 each.

    Contact: Submissions can be made online at Roehampton's estores webpage. A shortlist will be announced in mid-November and winners will be announced at an event hosted by the University of Roehampton at a London venue in December. Find out more at www.roehampton.ac.uk/Research-Centres/The-Roehampton-Poetry-Centre/

  • Poemhunter Moderator (10/28/2014 10:47:00 AM) Post reply

    Ariadne's Thread Competition

    Closing Date: 31-Oct-14

    120 lines maximum, no minimum, the title is not included in the word count. Lines between text/stanzas are not counted. All entries are judged anonymously: do not include your name on the document. All entries submitted can be on any subject, and written in any style or form.
    Entrants may enter up to 5 poems per entry but they are allowed to submit any number of separate entries. Entrants may withdraw entries from the competition by notification in writing; entry fees will not be refunded.
    The first prize is £600; the deadline for entries to the prize is the midnight of 31/10/2014; besides the first prize, there will be 3 honourable commendations who will receive a free one year subscription of the magazine; all winners and short-listed poems will be published in the magazine.

    Entry Fee: £4 for non subscribers or £3 for magazine subscribers

    Contact: Read rules, access the entry forms to enter by post or pay via paypal and enter through our online system http://www.ariadnethread.net/index.php/atpp2

  • Poemhunter Moderator (10/28/2014 10:38:00 AM) Post reply

    Bare Fiction Prize 2014

    Closing Date: 31-Oct-14

    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.
    Entry Fee: £5 / £3 for subscribers

    Contact: For more details, including competition rules, to enter online or download an entry form, please visit Bare Fiction Prize 2014 for Poetry, Flash Fiction and Short Story

  • Poemhunter Moderator (10/28/2014 10:36:00 AM) Post reply

    National Poetry Competition 2014 | Closing Date: 31-Oct-14

    The Poetry Society National Poetry Competition is an award for individual poems that are previously unpublished. Each entry remains anonymous throughout the judging process. Judges: Roddy Lumsden, Glyn Maxwell and Zoë Skoulding. First prize: £5,000. Second Prize: £2000. Third Prize: £1000. Seven Commendations: £100. The top-three winning poems are published in the Spring issue of The Poetry Review. The winners will be invited to appear at various events and festivals around the country, including Ledbury Poetry Festival.

    Entry Fee: £6 for your first poem; £3.50 for each subsequent entry. Free second entry for Poetry Society members

    Contact: For online entry, to download a postal entry form and to see full terms and conditions please visit: http://www.poetrysociety.org.uk/content/competitions/npc/

  • Poemhunter Moderator (10/27/2014 11:23:00 AM) Post reply

    Ohio University Press
    Hollis Summers Poetry Prize

    Deadline: October 31,2014
    Entry Fee: $30
    Website: http://

    A prize of $1,000 and publication by Ohio University Press is given annually for a poetry collection. Submit a manuscript of 60 to 95 pages with a $30 entry fee by October 31. Call or visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Ohio University Press, Hollis Summers Poetry Prize,215 Columbus Road, Suite 101, Athens, OH 45701. (740) 593-1158.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (10/27/2014 11:22:00 AM) Post reply

    Persea Books
    Lexi Rudnitsky First Book Prize

    Deadline: October 31,2014
    Entry Fee: $25
    Website: http://www.perseabooks.com
    E-mail address: poetry@perseabooks.com

    A prize of $1,000 and publication by Persea Books is given annually for a first poetry collection by a woman who is a U.S. citizen. The winner also receives a six-week, all-expenses-paid residency at the Civitella Ranieri Center in Umbria, Italy. Submit a manuscript of at least 40 pages with a $25 entry fee by October 31. E-mail or visit the website for complete guidelines.
    Persea Books, Lexi Rudnitsky First Book Prize, P.O. Box 1388, Columbia, MO 65205. (212) 260-9256. Gabriel Fried, Poetry Editor.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (10/27/2014 11:22:00 AM) Post reply

    Truman State University Press
    T. S. Eliot Prize

    Deadline: October 31,2014
    Entry Fee: $25
    Website: http://tsup.truman.edu
    E-mail address: tsup@truman.edu

    A prize of $2,000 and publication by Truman State University Press is given annually for a poetry collection. Submit a manuscript of 60 to 100 pages with a $25 entry fee by October 31. Send an SASE, call, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Truman State University Press, T. S. Eliot Prize,100 East Normal Avenue, Kirksville, MO 63501. (660) 785-7336. Barbara Smith-Mandell, Coordinator.

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