M E Silverman
(4/16/2014 10:17:00 AM)
Blue Lyra Review announces 4 contests:
The Blue Lyra Longish Poem Prize,2-6 pages, one poem or strongly linked smaller poems. Judge: Andrew McFayden-Ketchum, author of Ghost Gear. Prize: $100 per category. $9 per entry, $15 with anthology. May 1 – June 30.
The Living Earth Creative Nonfiction Prize, must be about nature,5000 word max. Judge: Sharman Apt Russell, author of Standing in the Light: My Life as a Panthiest and Diary of a Citizen Scientist. Guidelines online & Submittable link. Prize: $100 per category. $9 per entry, $15 with anthology. May 1 – June 30.
Blue Lyra Flash Fiction Prize,1000 word max. Judge: Stefanie Freele, author of Surrounded by Water. Prize: $100 per category. $9/3 entries, $15 with anthology. July 1 – Aug 31.
Blue Lyra Poetry Prize,65 line max. Judge: Katherine E. Young, author of Day of the Border Guards. Guidelines online & Submittable link. Prize: $100 per category. $9/3 entries, $15 with anthology. July 1 – Aug 31.
Submit through Submittable, link found on our website.
Winners will be announced in November-December 2014.
Entries ONLY accepted during the above dates.
While we read “blind”, please note our policy on Conflicts of Interest: Students, faculty, staff, associates or administrators currently affiliated with the judges are ineligible for consideration or publication in that category.
(4/16/2014 2:00:00 AM)
Swanwick Writers' School Comps
Closing date: 30th April,2014.
Prizes: Inclusive week at Swanwick Writers' Summer School for each category winner, Writing Magazine Creative Writing manuscript appraisal for second-winners, Writers' & Artists' Yearbook 2014 for third.
Entry fee: £5.
Short stories, poems and writing for children, all on the theme of 'unsung hero'
(4/16/2014 1:59:00 AM)
Poetic Republic Poetry Prize 2014
Closing date: 30th April,2014.
Prizes: £2,000 for a single poem; £1,000 for a portfolio
Entry fee: £7.
For poetry or prose poetry,42 lines maximum. The Poetry Republic Prize has an unusual system of organisation - 'online anonymous peer review' - it is judged by the entran s themselves, The event culminates with a collaborative ebook publication featuring the best poems and comments as chosen by the participants.
(4/16/2014 1:58:00 AM)
Divine Chocolate Poetry Competition
Closing date: 30th April,2014.
Prizes: chocolate, goodies, book tokens.
For poems on the theme 'If I met a cocoa farmer', in three age groups, ages 7-11,12-16 and 17+
More info on website: http://www.divinechocolate.com/uk/poetry
(4/16/2014 1:57:00 AM)
Bomb Poetry Contest
Deadline: 30th April 2014
Prizes: $1,000 and publication
3–5 poems: Manuscripts must include 3–5 poems. No more than 5 poems (max.10 pages) per entry fee. Do not write a name on the actual manuscript, as all entries are considered anonymously. NON-ANONYMOUS ENTRIES WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. Poems must be previously unpublished. Simultaneous submissions OK, but reading fee is not refundable. Reading Fee: $20 inside the US—includes free one-year subscription to BOMB* (addresses outside North America add $12; Canada/Mexico add $6) .
(4/16/2014 1:54:00 AM)
Omnidawn Chapbook Contest
Closing Date: 22nd April 2014
Prize: $1,000,100 copies, and publication
Fee: $18 to Omnidawn Publishing
Chapbook manuscript: Online and postal submissions will be accepted. Open to all writers with no limitations on the amount of poetry a writer has published. The prize includes prominent display advertising for the winning author and the book in American Poetry Review, Poets & Writers, Rain Taxi, and other publications. Poetry chapbook contest submissions should be 20–40 pages of poetry, not including front and back matter (so that this will fit in a 5.5 x 7 inch published chapbook of approximately 50 pages or less) . For $2 extra, entrants who provide a U.S. mailing address may choose to receive any Omnidawn chapbook or the winning chapbook.
(4/15/2014 1:36:00 AM)
14TH INTERNATIONAL POETRY ON THE LAKE POETRY COMPETITION
Closing date: 28th April 2014
Prizes: Silver Wyvern + €500; 2nd €200; €100 best sonnet.
Other prizes.Theme: Weather. Max.50 lines.
Adjudicators Carol Ann Duffy, Gillian Clarke, Imtiaz Dharker.
Postal entries: £6 per poem (£15 x 3, then £5) or €10 (€20 x 3) .2 copies of each poem, both with pen name only, put contact details, titles, fee in sealed envelope with pen name, titles, on front. Only UK cheques/POs accepted (payable to G.Griffin-Hall) . Euro/dollars: Paypal or notes (wrap in silver foil) .
SEND TO: Poetry on the Lake, Isola San Giulio,28016 Orta NO, Italy. Email entries: pay Paypal (Donations button on www.poetryonthelake.org) , note transaction ID with contact details one attachment, poem/s (with pen name) in second attachment £8/€11/$12 per poemmail to email@example.com, subject line: 2014 comp. Results July. Autumn awards. firstname.lastname@example.org
(4/15/2014 1:35:00 AM)
The Colour of Saying - Dylan Thomas Creative Writing Competition
Closing date: 27th April 2014
For ages 10 to adult. Responses invited to the poem 'The Hunchback in the Park'. They can be in poetry, prose-poems, prose, diary form, and letter form. The best of the submissions will be judged by international writers/translators and published in an anthology which will appear on the 27th October 2014, the centenary of Dylan Thomas's birth. The remainder of the submissions will appear in phases on website. Part of the remit of the competition is to encourage trauma or war victims, prisoners, abused wives or husbands, immigrants or refugees to a new country who do not speak the country's language and so entries are welcome in the writer's mother tongue (whatever the language is) or in the writer's dialect, together with (if possible) an English translation. Submissions are limited to one page each for the original and translation. Please see website for full details.
Submissions must be sent to email@example.com
as a word attachment, which should include the age of the entrant and contact details. www.dylandowntheups.org.uk
(4/15/2014 1:33:00 AM)
Red Shed Open Poetry Competition 2014
Closing Date: 25-Apr-14
First prize: £100. Second prize: £50 Wakefield postcode prize: £25.
Adjudicator: Gareth Durasow
Entry £3, subsequent poems £2
For further information and entry see website: http://www.currockpress.com/the-red-shed-poetry-competition-2014.html
(4/15/2014 1:32:00 AM)
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