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    The New Zealand Poetry Society’s 27th Annual Poetry & Haiku competition closes on 31st May.
    Entry forms are available on the website www.poetrysociety.org.nz

    Cash prizes include $500 for the top poem (judged by Tim Jones) and $100 each for the top 5 haiku (judged by John O’Connor) , plus an extra $150 from the Jeanette Stace Poetry Trust for the First Prize winning haiku. There are also junior sections for both types of poem, with top prizes of $200 (verse) and $150 (haiku) .

    Prize-winning poems will be published in the NZ Poetry Society's annual poetry anthology, to be released in November 2014. All entries are eligible for selection for the anthology, which will be carried out by an independent editor. Poems are selected on literary merit and purchase of the anthology is not a requirement for having a poem included. see http://www.poetrysociety.org.nz/2014competition

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    Shot Through the Heart - Southbank Centre Poetry Film Competition

    Closing date: 31st May 2014

    Calling all poets and filmmakers (both adults and children) - love is in the air this summer at Southbank Centre and we want you to create poetry films that explore the joy of first love, the pain of lost love, the confusion of displaced love, the purity of platonic love, or any other kind of love. Shortlisted films will be shown in the Purcell Room, Southbank Centre on Friday 18th July and the winning adult + winning children's films will each receive £500 to be shared between poet and filmmaker, as well as a pair of tickets each to Poetry International's Gala Reading. Both winning films will be shown at 2014's Berlin's Zebra Poetry Film Festival.

    Entry Fee: £10 per entry (max.3 entries per person)

    Contact: For full terms and conditions, how to enter, and where to send your films, please visit the competition page here: www.southbankcentre.co.uk/poetryfilm

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    Closing Date: 31-May-2014
    For original, previously unpublished poems in English Language, on any subject, in any style up to 50 lines long. This competition is open to all poets regardless of nationality, living anywhere in the world.

    Judge: Dominic James.
    Prizes: £200 (First) , £75 (Second) , £50 (Third) , £20 x 3 (High Commendation) .
    The winners and commended poems will receive first publication in Sentinel Literary Quarterly magazine.

    Fees: £4/1, £7/2, £9/3, £11/ 4, £12/5, £16/7, and £22 for 10 poems.
    Enter online and pay securely by PayPal or print out an Entry Form for postal entries at:

    Or send your poems with a cover note titled ‘Sentinel Literary Quarterly Poetry Competition May 2014’, together with a cheque/postal order for the applicable payment in favour of SENTINEL POETRY MOVEMENT to: Sentinel Poetry Movement, Unit 136,113-115 George Lane, South Woodford, London E18 1AB, United Kingdom

  • Poemhunter Moderator (5/15/2014 1:45:00 AM) Post reply

    New England Poetry Club Contests

    Closing date: 31st May 2014
    Prizes: $1,000 and less
    Fee: $10 to New England Poetry Club
    Notify: September–October

    Poems: Non-members may enter by paying $10 for up to 3 entries and $3 per additional entry. Only one poem per contest. Lots of contests; see site. Judges are well-known poets and sometimes are winners of previous NEPC contests. Mark the name or names of the contest(s) entered on the envelope before mailing; check addres for specific contests.


  • Poemhunter Moderator (5/15/2014 1:43:00 AM) Post reply

    Stanley Kunitz Memorial Prize

    Closing date: 31st May 2014
    Prizes: $1,000 and publication
    Fee: $15 to The American Poetry Review
    Judges: editors
    Notify: July 1

    3 poems: Poets may submit one to three poems per entry (totaling no more than three pages) with a $15 entry fee. No limit on number of entries per poet. Poets must be under 40 years of age. All entries must be previously unpublished poems. Do not include any identifying information on subsequent pages except for the title of the work. Enclose SASE for contest results. Multiple entries are acceptable; however each entry must be accompanied by a reading fee. All entrants will receive a copy of the magazine.

    https: //americanpoetryreview.submittable.com/submit/11755

  • Poemhunter Moderator (5/15/2014 1:41:00 AM) Post reply

    Black River Chapbook Competition

    Closing date: 31st May 2014
    Prizes: $500 and 10 copies
    Fee: $15 to Dzanc Books,
    Judge: Black Lawrence Press editors
    Notify: July 31

    Chapbook manuscript: for an unpublished chapbook of poems or short stories,16–36 pages. Black Lawrence Press now accepts electronic submissions rather than hard copies for our contests. Please include the following in your electronic submission: cover letter with brief bio and contact information including e-mail address(es): .rtf, .doc, or.pdf attachment including title page, acknowledgments page, table of contents, and manuscript with numbered pages. Please submit your $15 entry fee via PayPal.


  • Poemhunter Moderator (5/15/2014 1:29:00 AM) Post reply

    New Letters Poetry Prize

    Closing date: 18th May 2014
    Prizes: $1,500 and publication
    Fee: $15 to New Letters
    Notify: mid-August

    6 poems: Submit by regular post or online. Simultaneous submissions of unpublished entries are accepted with notification upon acceptance elsewhere. $15 for first entry; $10 for every entry after. Entry fee includes a one-year subscription. Make checks payable to New Letters. Two cover sheets: the first with complete name, address, e-mail address, phone number, category, and title(s): and the second with category and title only. Your personal information should not appear anywhere else on the entry. Include SASP for notification of receipt and entry number. Optional SASE for list of winners. All entries considered for publication. Poetry entries may contain up to six poems. They need not be related. Manuscripts will not be returned. No substitutions. No refunds for withdrawn material. Enter online at site.


  • Poemhunter Moderator (5/15/2014 1:28:00 AM) Post reply

    Slapering Hol Press Chapbook Competition

    Closing date: 15th May 2014
    Prizes: $1,000, publication,20 books
    Fee: $20 to The Hudson Valley Writers' Center
    Notify: September

    Chapbook manuscript: This competition is open to poets who have not published a book or chapbook, though individual poems may have already appeared in magazines or anthologies. Entrants should submit a collection of poems, or one long poem, limited to 16-20 pages, single-spaced in standard typeface. Manuscripts should include a title page (title only) , and a separate cover sheet with the title of the work, the author's name, address, phone number, a bio, and acknowledgements. Manuscripts will not be returned. Enclose SASE for results only. Enclose an 8x10 envelope with $2.20 in postage for a previous winning chapbook. Online submissions encouraged.


  • Poemhunter Moderator (5/15/2014 1:26:00 AM) Post reply

    5/15/14 Robert Dana Prize

    Prizes: $2,000, publication, and reading tour of Florida
    Fee: $25/$28 to Anhinga Press
    Judge: TBA
    Notify: November

    Book manuscript: Open to all poets. Entries must be original poetry in English; however, a few translations in a manuscript are acceptable. Poems previously published in journals and anthologies should be accompanied by an acknowledgments page. Authors may submit multiple manuscripts if each one is accompanied by a separate reading fee. Previously submitted manuscripts and manuscripts under consideration by other publishers are also eligible. Should your manuscript be accepted by another press, please notify us as soon as possible. Once we have received a manuscript, we cannot accept alterations or additions to it. Please check your manuscript carefully before you mail it. Each submission must be accompanied by a $25 reading fee, checks payable to Anhinga Press. Do not put your name on your manuscript. Instead, make two title pages—one with the manuscript title, your name, address and phone number, and a second title page with only the manuscript's title. Manuscripts must be 48-80 pages, excluding front matter. They may be single- or double-spaced, and all pages must be numbered. Please do not staple or bind your manuscript. Include a #10 SASE for contest results. Manuscripts will not be returned. $28 fee for online entries.


  • Poemhunter Moderator (5/14/2014 2:18:00 AM) Post reply

    Frogmore Poetry Prize

    Closing date: 31st May,2014.
    Prizes: 250,75 or 50 guineas, plus subscriptions to The Frogmore Papers.
    Entry fee: £3.

    For poems, any theme/style, up to 40 lines

    Email: frogmorepress@gmail.com
    Website: frogmorepress.co.uk

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