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    Bronte Society Creative Competition

    Closing date: 31st January,2015.
    Prizes: each category, £500, £250 and £100.
    Entry fee: £10.
    For poetry, fiction, and illustration inspired by the Brontes. Short story: a new story featuring a minor character from one of the Bronte novels, up to 3,000 words.
    Poetry: a poem in any style offering a new perspective on one of the novels, up to 50 lines.
    Illustration: up to four scenes from one of the Bronte novels, in black and white.

    Email: s.fermi@ntlworld.com
    Website: www.bronte.org.uk

  • Poemhunter Moderator (1/12/2015 9:18:00 AM) Post reply

    British Haiku Awards

    Closing date: 31st January,2015.
    Prizes: £125 for two winning haiku, £50 for two runners-up; £125 for one winning tanka, £50 for runner-up, £100 for one winning haibun.
    Publication in the May issue of Blithe Spirit.

    Entry fee: £5 ($8) for up to three haiku or tanka, £1 ($1) thereafter; £5 ($8) per haibun.
    Website: http://www.britishhaikusociety.org.uk

  • Poemhunter Moderator (1/12/2015 9:16:00 AM) Post reply

    Northern Writers Awards

    Closing date: 17th January,2015.
    Prizes: up to £40,000 in awards.
    Free entry.
    For works in progress by new writers in Yorkshire, the North East and North West. whether poetry, prose, children's prose, biography, life writing, or literary non-fiction.
    Submit up to 5,000 words or 30 poems.

    Email: awards@newwritingnorth.com
    Website: newwritingnorth.com

  • Rookie - 441 Points Karan Pratap Singh (1/10/2015 3:40:00 PM) Post reply

    Please go through my poem as I write somewhat about the pretty women, that surrounds us but none.
    http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/a-beauty-undescribed/

  • Poemhunter Moderator (1/10/2015 8:54:00 AM) Post reply

    JBWB Poetry and Short Story Competitions

    Prizes: £150 for a short story, £100 for a poem.
    Stories up to 2,500 words based on the three pictures on the website, poems up to 30 lines.
    Entry fees: £4 per story, £3 per poem.

    For more information go to website. www.jbwb.co.uk

  • Poemhunter Moderator (1/10/2015 8:53:00 AM) Post reply

    Envoi International Open Poetry Competitions

    Deadline for submissions – 20th February,20th June and 20th October each year.

    Prizes: 1st prize £150,2nd prize £100,3rd prize £50. Each winner and three runners up win a complimentary copy with their poem. The three runners up are also awarded an annual subscription worth £15. Entry fee: £3 per poem or five poems for £12. Poems can be in any style, on any theme up to 40 lines. More details on website. Cinnamonpress.com/

  • Poemhunter Moderator (1/10/2015 8:53:00 AM) Post reply

    The Poetry Kit Poetry Competition

    Prizes: The prize is publication on the front page of Poetry Kit where it will be seen by the 10 thousand visitors we have each day, there will also be a few other goodies to show our thanks, but no cash prize. There is no set fee to enter but there is a catch! There will be six competitions over the year, each one of two months duration. Entry fee: Donation to the Liverpool Methodist Youth Exchange programme. See website for details. Literaturetraining.com/

  • Poemhunter Moderator (1/10/2015 8:52:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest

    Closing dates: (Semi-annual) July 31st and December 31st, each year
    Prizes: Writing Contest First Prize is $500. Second Prize: $250. Third Prize: $100.
    Poetry Contest First Prize is $250. Second Prize: $125. Third Prize: $50.
    Entry fees: $5(USD) per poem, $10(USD) per short story

    Guidelines: The Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest is open to anyone who loves expressing innermost thoughts and feelings into the beautiful art of poetry or writing a short story that is worth telling everyone! And to all who have the ability to dream. Write a poem, thirty lines or fewer on any subject, style, or form, typed or neatly hand printed. And/or write a short story, five pages maximum length, on any subject or theme, creative writing fiction or non-fiction (including essay compositions, diary, journal entries and screenwriting) . Also, must be typed or neatly hand printed.
    Multiple poetry and short story entries are accepted.

    For more info: dreamquestone.com

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    • Veteran Poet - 2,977 Points Ayesha. S Sultana (1/12/2015 12:59:00 PM) Post reply

      HI.....I will surely participate in this contest, I hope it will suit your test and i will surely win your contest. I will submit the poem shortly in the topic of the innermost feeling that is somet ... more

  • Poemhunter Moderator (1/10/2015 8:51:00 AM) Post reply

    Sentinel Short Story and Poetry Quarterly Competition

    Closing dates: 31st Dec,31st March,30th June
    Prizes: £150, £75, £50, three £10 Highly Commendeds in both categories
    Entry fee: short stories, £5, £8 for two, £10 for three, £12 for four; poems, £4; £7 for two, £9 for three, £11 for four, £12 for five.
    The competition is for short stories, up to 1,500 words, and poems up to 50 lines

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

  • Poemhunter Moderator (1/9/2015 10:06:00 AM) Post reply

    Magma Poetry 2014 Competition.

    Magma’s Poetry Competition has two contests, one for short poems of up to 10 lines, and one for poems of 11 to 50 lines. Poems of 11 to 50 lines will be judged by Jo Shapcott for the Judge’s Prize. Poems of up to 10 lines will be entered for the Editors’ Prize and, reflecting Magma’s unique rotating editorship, will be judged by a panel of Magma editors.

    Magma Judge’s Prize Jo Shapcott was awarded the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry in 2011. She has a string of prizes to her name, including the Costa Prize for her latest collection, Of Mutability (Faber 2010) . Jo teaches creative writing at Royal Holloway and also for the Faber Academy.

    First Prize £1,000 Second Prize £300 Third Prize £150

    Magma Editors’ Prize This celebrates the short poem and is open to poems of up to 10 lines. The Magma Editors’ Prize reflects the magazine’s unique rotating editorship and poems of up to 10 lines will be judged by a panel of Magma Editors who will select a range of poems for ‘special mentions’ as well as choosing first and second prize winners.

    First prize £1,000 Second Prize £300 Plus 10 Special Mentions £15 each

    In addition to receiving attractive cash prizes, winners will be invited to read at Magma’s prize-giving event in Spring 2015. All winning entries will be published in the magazine.

    For further details see; http://magmapoetry.com/competition/

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