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    2014 CALYX Flash Fiction Contest (No Entry Fee)

    Submission Deadline: June 30,2014
    theme: Make Us Laugh

    CALYX Press is devoted to promoting fine art and literature by women writers. We ask that all submissions be from women-identified writers who are 18+, please.
    The theme is considered a launch point, not a strict prompt. Wild interpretation is encouraged.
    Submissions must be 250 or less. Poetry, prose, monologues and plays are all accepted.
    This is an online competition, so there’s no need to send a hardcopy manuscript. Just visit the submissions site at calyxpress.org to enter.
    The submissions must be new and unpublished.
    The writer will retain all property and copyright laws concerning their submitted work.
    By entering this contest, writers understand that they are granting CALYX Press temporary publishing rights and electronic archiving rights.
    Multiple entries are accepted.
    Submissions will be accepted until June 30,2014 at midnight.
    The top 3 contestants will be published on our site. All participants will receive the satisfaction of contributing to the world of amazing art created by powerful women.

    For full guidelines, visit calyxpress.org, or email us at info@calyxpress.org with the subject " Online Contest"

  • Poemhunter Moderator (6/27/2014 9:36:00 AM) Post reply

    Ledbury Poetry Festival Poetry Competition 2014

    Closing date: 10th July,2014
    Prizes: Adults: First Prize: £1000 and a week at Ty Newydd; Second Prize £500; Third Prize £250. See website for details of Young People and Children's competition section. Winners have the opportunity to read their poems at the 2015 Ledbury Poetry Festival.
    Entry fee: first poem £5, for each subsequent poem £3. Children and Young People enter their first poem free.
    Judge: Ian McMillan.

    For more information visit website. poetry-festival.co.uk/poetry-competition.html

  • Poemhunter Moderator (6/27/2014 9:35:00 AM) Post reply

    Poets Meet Painters 2014

    Closing date: 1st July 2014.
    Prizes: One cash prize of €250, for any poem in the competition. All shortlisted poems will be featured at a reading at Mill Cove Gallery on 4 August 2013; all winning and commended poems will be published in a printed anthology and/or on the Hungry Hill Writing website.
    Entry fee: €8 per entry is payable via Paypal on website.
    Theme: Poems must be about, or inspired by, any work or works of art (a) exhibited at Mill Cove Gallery and Sculpture Garden or Mill Cove Gallery Kenmare, or (b) displayed on the website www.millcovegallery.com
    Each poem must not exceed 40 lines, and should be typed single-spaced. Please identify the work of art to which each poem relates. Up to three poems may be submitted per entry. You may submit as many entries as you wish.

    Full details at: hungryhillwriting.com

  • Poemhunter Moderator (6/27/2014 9:33:00 AM) Post reply

    The Battle of the Books Prose/Poetry Competition

    Run by Swift Satire Festival, Trim, County Meath, Ireland.
    Closing date: 1st July,2014
    Prize: €500
    Entry fee: €5,3 for €10.
    Stories/poems that (very) loosely come under the heading of Travel or Journey.

    Fully entry rules and conditions at swiftsatirefestival.com

  • Poemhunter Moderator (6/27/2014 9:32:00 AM) Post reply

    Flash 500 Competitions

    Closing dates: 30th June,2014 and quarterly.
    Prizes: Flash fiction: £300, £100 and £50; £150, £100 and £50 for humorous verse.
    Entry fee: flash fiction £5, £8 for two; humorous verse £3, £2.50 each extra.
    Quarterly competitions for flash fiction, up to 500 words, and humorous verse, from limerick to 32 lines.

    Email: info@flash500.com
    Website: www.flash500.com

  • Poemhunter Moderator (6/27/2014 9:31:00 AM) Post reply

    Earlyworks Press Poetry Collection Competition

    Closing date: 30th June,2014.
    Prizes: £100, publication and contract.
    Entry fee: £15
    For 10-12 page poetry collections with publication potential.

    Email: services@earlyworkspress.co.uk
    Website: earlyworkspress.co.uk

  • Poemhunter Moderator (6/27/2014 9:30:00 AM) Post reply

    The London Magazine's Poetry Competition 2014

    Closing date: 30th June 2014.
    Prizes: £200, £150, £100 plus publication and invitation to an event.
    Entry fee: £5.
    The competition is for poems, up to 40 lines.

    Email: competition@thelondonmagazine.org
    Website: thelondonmagazine.org/tlm-competition/

  • Poemhunter Moderator (6/26/2014 11:00:00 AM) Post reply

    Flash 500 Humour Verse Competition

    Closing date: 30th June 2014
    Entry fee: £3 for the first poem, then £2.50 for each poem thereafter
    Line Length: Up to 32 lines
    Prizes will be awarded as follows:
    First: £150
    Second: £100
    Third: £50
    The results will be announced within six weeks of the closing date and the three winning entries will be published on the website.

    Website: http://www.flash500.com/index_files/humourverse.html

  • Poemhunter Moderator (6/26/2014 10:58:00 AM) Post reply

    Poetry Pulse is back for our fifth open competition.

    Deadline: June 30th. Judge: Ciarán Parkes First prize: £300, judge 2015 competition. Second prize: £150. Third Prize: £75. Entry fee: £5. Summary: The Poetry Pulse annual open poetry competition,2014, now in its fifth year, is accepting entries. Last year's winner, Ciarán Parkes, is our judge. Winning and commended poems will be published on the Poetry Pulse website on August 31st.


  • Poemhunter Moderator (6/26/2014 10:58:00 AM) Post reply

    THE POETIC BOND IIII, fourth annual anthology, edited by Trevor Maynard

    Details: Three poems per submission, no restriction on subject, form, or line count*. Each poem is made anonymous and read by two of the reading team. Up to fifty poems will be selected for the paperback publication in September/October 2014. Poems are selected from the emerging themes within the pool of submitted work, so each anthology evolves organically with the aim of capturing the contemporary zeitgeist. (*Up to 120 lines are published in the paperback edition with the poet able to include a web-link to the full work) . Feedback, in the form of the readers’ reports to the editor, are available, if requested. Copyright of individual poems always remains with the author; previously published poems can be submitted, as long as the author has retained their copyright.

    Entry Fee: £7 / $12 per submission, three poems per submission
    Contact: Trevor Maynard at poetry@trevormaynard.com

    Full details, including details of all the poets from the past three anthologies, and a click to submit are to be found at http://www.thepoeticbond.com

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