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  • Poemhunter Moderator (4/10/2014 1:19:00 AM) Post reply
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    Mesa County Libraries

    April is National Poetry Month, and to celebrate, we’re doing another Poetry Contest! We encourage those 18+ to submit an original poem by April 19th,2014. The top three poems will be awarded prizes and will be featured on our website during the month of May.

    Poems can only be submitted online using the form below. No poems will be accepted in person, in any format, at any library branch.
    Poems must be the original, previously unpublished work of the submitter.
    Length of poems cannot exceed 40 lines.
    Poems must be suitable for a general audience, e.g. no profanity, vulgarity, etc.
    There is a limit of 2 poems per entrant, up to 40 lines each. Please use a separate form for each entry.
    Contest is open to Mesa County Libraries cardholders 18+.
    Deadline for entries is Saturday, April 19th at 6pm.
    By submitting a poem, you agree to let Mesa County Libraries use your poem on our website. The copyright is retained by the author.
    Poems will be judged on originality, creativity, grammar, artistic quality and adherence to the length limit of 40 lines. The decision of the judge is final.
    Names will be taken off each submission when judging to ensure impartiality.
    Staff of Mesa County Libraries are not eligible for entry.
    Prizes: the top three poets will receive a $10, $15 or $20 gift card to Downtown Grand Junction.

    The contest will be judged by Dr. Randy Phillis, professor of English at CMU, and author of the poetry collections: A Man Explains His Posture and Kismet, Colorado.

    Please call 970-243-4442 or email ask@mcpld.org with any questions.
    More information: http://mesacountylibraries.org/poetry-contest/

  • Poemhunter Moderator (4/9/2014 1:35:00 AM) Post reply

    Arrowhead Regional Arts Council
    Fellowships and Grants

    Deadline: April 25,2014
    Website: http://www.aracouncil.info
    E-mail address: info@aracouncil.org

    Individual Artist Fellowships of $5,000 are given annually to Minnesota writers, and Career Development Grants of up to $3,000 are given twice a year to Minnesota writers to pursue a specific arts opportunity. Poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers who are U.S. citizens, at least 18 years of age, and have lived in Aitkin, Carlton, Cook, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake, or St. Louis counties in northeastern Minnesota for at least six months are eligible. Students enrolled full-time in a degree-granting program are ineligible for the Individual Artist Fellowships; students enrolled full-time in a degree-granting program related to the arts are ineligible for the Career Development Grants. For both awards, submit up to 15 pages of poetry or prose, a description of the work sample, an application, a project description of up to three pages, and a résumé of up to two pages by April 25. There is no entry fee. Call, e-mail, or visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

    Arrowhead Regional Arts Council, Fellowships and Grants, Marshall Professional Building,1301 Rice Lake Road, Suite 120, Duluth, MN 55811. (800) 569-8134. Robert DeArmond, Executive Director.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (4/9/2014 1:35:00 AM) Post reply

    Sixfold
    Poetry and Short Story Awards

    Deadline: April 23,2014
    Entry Fee: $3
    Website: http://www.sixfold.org
    E-mail address: sixfold@sixfold.org

    Two prizes of $1,000 each and publication in Sixfold are given quarterly for a group of poems and a short story. Using the online submission system, submit up to five poems totaling no more than 10 pages or up to 20 pages of prose with a $3 entry fee by April 23. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Sixfold, Poetry and Short Story Awards,28 Farm Field Ridge Road, Sandy Hook, CT 06482. (203) 491-0242. Garrett Doherty, Publisher.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (4/9/2014 1:35:00 AM) Post reply

    Omnidawn Publishing
    Poetry Chapbook Competition

    Deadline: April 22,2014
    Entry Fee: $18
    Website: http://www.omnidawn.com
    E-mail address: submissions@omnidawn.com

    A prize of $1,000, publication by Omnidawn Publishing, and 100 author copies is given annually for a poetry chapbook. Kazim Ali will judge. Submit a manuscript of 20 to 40 pages with an $18 entry fee by April 22. For an additional $2, entrants will receive one chapbook of their choice from the Omnidawn catalogue. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Omnidawn Publishing, Poetry Chapbook Competition,1632 Elm Avenue, Richmond, CA 94805. (510) 237-5472. Rusty Morrison and Ken Keegan, Coeditors.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (4/9/2014 1:34:00 AM) Post reply

    Crab Orchard Review
    Literary Prizes

    Deadline: April 21,2014
    Entry Fee: $23
    Website: http://craborchardreview.siu.edu/dyer.html

    Three prizes of $2,000 each and publication in Crab Orchard Review are given annually for a poem, a short story, and an essay. Using the online submission system, submit a single poem of up to five pages, a short story of up to 6,000 words, or an essay of up to 6,500 words with a $22.50 entry fee, which includes a subscription to Crab Orchard Review, by April 21. All entries are considered for publication. Send an SASE or visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Crab Orchard Review, Literary Prizes, English Department, Mail Code 4503, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL 62901. Jon Tribble, Managing Editor.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (4/8/2014 1:19:00 AM) Post reply

    Lichfield Poetry Competition –2014

    Poems, of a maximum length of 30 lines, on any topic, and in any style are invited, with a first prize of £100, a second prize of £50 and a third prize of £25.
    The competition will be judged by David Calcutt, Author, Playwright and Poet. To find out more about David’s work visit www.davidcalcutt.com

    The closing date for the competition is Thursday April 17th. Entry fees of £3 per poem or £10 for four, with cheques being made payable to The Lichfield Poets.
    Send your poems by post to: The Lichfield Poets’ Open Competition, c/o The Organiser,19, Stowecroft, Lichfield WS13 6TW

    Entries should be accompanied by a separate cover page, which includes your name, address, telephone number and email address, plus a list of the title/s of the poem/s you are submitting.

    Full details, rules and regulations, and information are available from Lichfield. Poets@hotmail.co.uk

  • Poemhunter Moderator (4/8/2014 1:17:00 AM) Post reply

    Poets & Players Poetry Competition 2014

    Judge Vona Groarke will read all entries. Poems in English, any subject, maximum of 40 lines. An application form is required, available from our website. Send postal entries to Poets & Players Poetry Competition, Poetry Dene,16 Clifton Street, Bury, Lancashire, BL9 5DY.

    Prizes: 1st £400
    2nd £200
    3rd£100
    Entry Fee: £3 for 1 poem, £10 for 4 poems

    Contact and full details: http://poetsandplayers.co P-Pcomp@mail.com

  • Poemhunter Moderator (4/8/2014 1:16:00 AM) Post reply

    Spoon River Poetry Review
    Editors' Prize

    Deadline: April 15,2014
    Entry Fee: $20
    Website: http://www.srpr.org/contest.php
    E-mail address: krhotel@ilstu.edu

    A prize of $1,000 and publication in Spoon River Poetry Review is given annually for a poem. Submit two copies of up to three poems totaling no more than 10 pages with a $20 entry fee, which includes a subscription to Spoon River Poetry Review, by April 15. Send an SASE or visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Spoon River Poetry Review, Editors' Prize,4241 English Department, Publications Unit, Illinois State University, Normal, IL 61790. (309) 438-3025. Kirstin Hotelling Zona, Editor.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (4/7/2014 1:14:00 AM) Post reply

    The 36th Nimrod Literary Awards
    The Katherine Anne Porter Prize for Fiction &
    The Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry

    FIRST PLACE: $2,000 and publication
    SECOND PLACE: $1,000 and publication

    Contest Begins: January 1,2014
    Postmark Deadline: April 30,2014
    Poetry: 3-10 pages of poetry (one long poem or several short poems) .
    Fiction: 7,500 words maximum (one short story or a self-contained excerpt from a novel)

    More information: http://www.utulsa.edu/nimrod/awards.html

  • Poemhunter Moderator (4/7/2014 1:13:00 AM) Post reply

    Herald sponsors poetry contest

    The Brownsville Herald is celebrating National Poetry Month with a poetry contest. Anyone 18 or older who lives in The Herald circulation area may enter.
    The deadline for entries is 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 16th and winning poems will be announced with publication on Sunday, April 27th.
    There will be first, second, and third prizes awarded.
    Poets may write on any topic that is suitable for a general audience. Poems must be no more than 30 lines and can be in any style. Poems mailed or dropped off at The Herald office must be typed in plain typeface.

    More information and submission form: http://brownsville.upickem.net/engine/Welcome.aspx?contestid=125604

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