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    The 8th International Welsh Poetry Competition,2014

    Closing date: 15th June,2014.
    Prizes: 1st Prize - £400,2nd Prize - £200 and 3rd Prize - £100, plus 17 runners-up will be published on our web site and in a future anthology!
    Entry fee: £4.

    Compose a poem, in English, of less than 50 lines and send to the competition organizers.
    For more information visit website. welshpoetry.co.uk

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    Segora Poetry Competition 2014

    Closing date: 15th June,2014.
    Prizes: First prize: £150; Second: £50; Third: £30

    Entry fee: £4, adding £2 per subsequent entry, no limit.
    Poems may be on any theme, in free verse or any form to a maximum of 50 lines.

    For full entry rules and conditions see website. poetryproseandplays.com

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    Welsh Poetry Competition 2014

    Closing date: 15th June,2014.
    Prizes: £400, £200, £100, plus anthology and web publication for 17 runners-up.
    Entry fee: £4, £5 PayPal.

    The competition is for poems, up to 50 lines.

    Email: info@welshpoetry.co.uk
    Website: welshpoetry.co.uk

  • Poemhunter Moderator (6/3/2014 1:47:00 AM) Post reply

    New Millennium Writing Awards

    Closing date: 17th June 2014
    Prizes: $1,000 and publication
    Fee: $20 to New Millennium Writings
    enter online

    3 poems: No restrictions as to style, content or number of submissions. Enter as often as you like. Send between now and midnight of June 17 (postmark OK) . Simultaneous & multiple submissions welcome. Previously published material welcome if under 5,000-circulation or if previously published online only. Each fiction or nonfiction piece is counted as a separate entry, and should total no more than 6,000 words except Short-Short Fiction (no more than 1,000 words) . Each poetry entry may include up to three poems, not to exceed five pages total per entry. All poetry Honorable Mentions will be published. Save cover sheet or letter with the submission you'll be uploading and send as one file. Should you forget to include such covers, however, it's OK, as contact information is automatically forwarded to us when you pay online. Payment is $20 per submission in order to cover our many expenses and reserve your book. To apply online: Each entry must be in a separate file (up to 3 poems in a file for poetry) . Many file formats are accepted. Payment will be by credit card or echeck through PayPal. Include cover letter in the same file with each entry.


  • Poemhunter Moderator (6/3/2014 1:25:00 AM) Post reply

    Vermont Studio Center Fellowship Competition
    Vermont Studio Center

    Closing date: 15th June 2014
    Prize: residencies/fellowships
    Fee: $25 to Vermont Studio Center
    Notify: within 8 weeks

    10 pages: Applications must be received, not postmarked, by the application deadline. Full Fellowships, awarded on the basis of merit, enable artists and writers to come to VSC for four weeks at no fee. VSC offers over 50 Full Fellowships a year, which are open to all artists and writers. To apply for a VSC Fellowship, based on merit, for 4 weeks at no fee, submit your application for the jury reviews VSC holds 3 times a year. The 3 Full Fellowship application deadlines are February 15, June 15, and October 1. The Admissions office suggests that applications be submitted six months prior to the desired Residency start date. To Apply: Fill out the application form and include the following: Portfolio or manuscript, Resume, $25 application fee*, Copy of tax form (for need-based award and aid) , References: names, addresses and telephone numbers of three people who know your work. Writers: 2 copies of a manuscript without your name on any of the pages; clip a cover sheet with your name, address and the title of the piece (if applicable) to the manuscript. Manuscript length: Poets: up to 10 pages, all others: 10-15 pages. *For some Restricted Fellowship Awards, the application fee may be waived. The full fee for a 4 week residency is $3,500. Artists and writers who come as Contributing Residents and can pay the full fee to help support VSC and greatly increase the Studio Center's ability to provide Residencies for artists and writers with limited finances. Full Fellowships, awarded on the basis of merit, enable artists and writers to come to VSC for four weeks at no fee. VSC offers Partial Fellowships in grants and work exchange aid that reduces Residency fees.

    80 Pearl Street
    Box 613
    Johnson, VT,05656 802-635-2727

  • Poemhunter Moderator (6/3/2014 1:22:00 AM) Post reply

    Guy Owen Prize
    Southern Poetry Review

    Closing date: 15th June 2014
    Prizes: $1,000 plus publication
    Fee: $20 to Southern Poetry Review

    3–5 poems: Publication in Southern Poetry Review and $1,000 will be awarded to the poem selected by a nationally-ranking poet. Send a SASE along with 3-5 previously unpublished poems (10 pp. max) . Include an SASE for reply only, and a check for $20 payable to Southern Poetry Review. We consider poems published online or posted there to be " previously published" work. Please indicate simultaneous submissions. All entries will be considered for publication. We cannot accept electronic submissions. Manuscripts will not be returned. The entry fee includes a one-year subscription to the journal.

    Dept. of Languages, Literature & Philosophy
    Armstrong Atlantic State University
    11935 Abercorn St.
    Savannah, GA 31419-1997 912-927-5289

  • Poemhunter Moderator (6/3/2014 1:19:00 AM) Post reply

    Akron Poetry Prize
    The University of Akron Press

    Closing date: 15th June 2014
    Prizes: $1,500 and publication
    Fee: $25 to The University of Akron Press
    Judge: Maxine Chernoff
    Notify: September 30

    Book manuscript: Manuscripts must be typed and consecutively numbered, for a total length of at least 48 pages. Clear photocopies are acceptable. Please, do not send manuscripts bound or enclosed in covers. Must include a cover page (with author's name, address, phone number, and manuscript title) , a title page (with no biographical information) , and an acknowledgements page listing poems previously published in periodicals (if applicable) . Please do not submit manuscripts that have the author's name on each page. Manuscripts go to the final judge blind. Postmarked between May 1 and June 15 of each year. Simultaneous submissions are permitted, but The University of Akron Press must be notified immediately if the manuscript is accepted elsewhere. An entry fee of $25 is required for each manuscript submission. Make check or money order payable to The University of Akron Press. The canceled check will serve as notification of receipt. Contest results will be posted on our website by September 30. No manuscripts can be returned. Books accepted for the Akron Series in Poetry must exhibit three essential qualities: mastery of language, maturity of feeling, and complexity of thought. The University of Akron Press is committed to publishing poetry that, as Robert Frost said, “begins in delight and ends in wisdom.” Intimate friends, relatives, current and former students of the final judge (students in an academic, degree-conferring program or its equivalent) are not eligible to enter the Akron Poetry Prize competition.

    120 E. Mill Street, Suite 415
    Akron, OH 44308

  • Poemhunter Moderator (6/3/2014 1:16:00 AM) Post reply

    The Rannu Fund for Writers of Speculative Literature

    Closing date: 10th June 2014
    Prizes: C$500 (x2) , $50 (x2)
    Fee: $10/$15
    online only rannufund@gmail.com
    Judges: Ursula K. Le Guin and others
    Notify: September 1

    Poems and Fiction: The Fund offers two awards per year of $500 CDN each, one for fiction, one for poetry, granted to two writers of speculative literature (i.e., science fiction, fantasy, horror, magic realism, surrealism, etc.) , of any nationality/place of residence, at any stage of their career. Two Honourable Mentions in each category will win $50. Submit entries to: rannufund(at) gmail (dot) com, .doc or.rtf only, no personal info in attachment. **Please make sure that your poetry or fiction submission falls into the category of speculative literature.** All entries must be in English. If writing in a language other than English, please provide a translation. Submission period: March 1–May 31. $10.00 CDN or U.S. fee per entry. $15.00 CDN or U.S. to enter both fiction and poetry categories. Payment: Via PayPal to rannufund (at) gmail (dot) com.

    Poetry Award: $500 prize
    • submit up to 5 poems (unpublished work) , not to exceed 10 pages
    • single-spaced
    • plain text format
    • _underlines_ to mark bold or italics
    • include name, address, telephone number and e-mail address
    • include a one-paragraph bio

    Fiction Award: $500 prize
    • submit one short story or a novel excerpt (unpublished work) of no more than 7,000 words
    • double-spaced
    • if submitting a novel excerpt, include a brief synopsis
    • plain text format
    • _underlines_ to mark bold or italics
    • include name, address, telephone number and e-mail address
    • include a one-paragraph bio


  • Poemhunter Moderator (6/3/2014 1:13:00 AM) Post reply

    The MacGuffin National Poet Hunt Contest

    Closing date: 3rd June 2014
    Prizes: $500 and publication
    Fee: $15 to Schoolcraft College
    Judge: Carl Dennis
    Notify: September

    3 poems: Each entrant will receive one FREE issue of The MacGuffin. Staff members and their families are not eligible. An entry consists of three poems. Poems must be typed on sheets of 8½ × 11 paper. Clean photocopies are acceptable. DO NOT place name and address on submissions. Each entrant must include a 3 × 5 index card with poem titles and the contestant’s name, address, and daytime telephone number. Please send $15 check or money order payable to Schoolcraft College. Please do not send cash. Poems must not be previously published and must be the original work of the contestant. Poems may be under consideration elsewhere. The MacGuffin reserves the right to disqualify a work that is accepted elsewhere. No entries will be returned. Entrants wishing to receive a list of winners should send SASE.


  • Poemhunter Moderator (6/2/2014 2:49:00 AM) Post reply

    Canterbury Festival Poet of the Year Competition

    The Winner will be named ‘Canterbury Festival Poet of the Year 2014’ and will receive a book token for £50.00 plus a half case of wine,2nd and 3rd Prize.
    Winners will receive book tokens for £25.00 each, the “Best Read” Prize will be a bottle of sparkling wine and the “People’s Choice” will receive a book token for £20.00.
    Closing date: 20th June 2014
    Entry Fee: £5

    For more information and entry forms please write to; Canterbury Festival,8 Orange Street, Canterbury CT1 2JA

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