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  • Poemhunter Moderator (12/18/2014 8:50:00 AM) Post reply
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    The Poetry Box Halloween Poetry Annual Award 2014

    Halloween-Themed Annual Poetry Award. Prizes: First Prize Winner will receive an elegant and engraved Glass Trophy, a decorative 'First Prize Winner Award' Certificate for framing, publication in a 2015 Edition of 'The Poetry Box Dark & Horror Poetry Magazine' - plus - publication on The Poetry Box website, on a specially created 'Winners' page. The 2nd and 3rd Prize Winners will receive £100.00 and £50.00 respectively - plus - beautiful and decorative 'Second Prize' and 'Third Prize' Award-Winning Certificates for framing - and publication as per the First Prize Winner above. There will also be a number of 'Judge's Special Commendation Awards' and 'Highly Commended Awards' awarded for outstanding poems entered for this year's Annual Award - and these Award-Winners will receive beautiful and decorative Award-Winning Certificates - and - publication as per the Prize-Winners above.

    £6 for 1 poem, £15 for 3 poems, £20 for 4 poems

    Entry Forms and Submission Rules may be downloaded from The Poetry Box website: www.ThePoetryBox.co.uk. To Request An Entry Form via Post - Please email your postal address to: FairytaleRhymes@aol.com.
    Poem Entries may be sent via Email to: FairytaleRhymes@aol.com - OR - via Post - together with the completed Entry Form (or the same details may be typed on a separate sheet of A4 paper and submitted with poem entries) .

  • Poemhunter Moderator (12/18/2014 8:49:00 AM) Post reply

    Guernsey's International Poetry Competition 2014

    Deadline is 31.December 2014.
    We are fortunate to have Sir Andrew Motion as our judge this year, while last year's judge Candy Neubert (who is also the senior reader poetry for the Bridport Prize, and a Guernseywoman) stays on as filter judge.
    Maximum length for poems is 14 lines, and poems can be submitted by email or post. For the young people's category (12-17 years old) submissions are free.
    Please find attached the new competition leaflet.

    You can also download it online at www.guernseyliteraryfestival.com

  • Poemhunter Moderator (12/18/2014 8:47:00 AM) Post reply

    The Dream Quest One Poetry Contest is international, open to anyone who enjoys expressing one's innermost thoughts and feelings into the beautiful literary art of poetry. Welcome to everyone having the ability to dream...

    Write a poem,30 lines or fewer on any subject, theme for a chance to win cash prizes totaling $1275.00. All entries must be neatly hand printed or typed. Multiple entries are accepted. All works must be original. Prizes: $250, $125, $50. Entry fee is $5(USD) per poem. Postmark deadline: December 31,2014. Send your name, address, phone#, email address with brief biographical info (Tell us a little about yourself) , on the coversheet. Include a self addressed stamped envelope.

    Make fee(s) payable to: DREAMQUESTONE.COM.
    Mail entri(es) /fee(s) to: Dream Quest One Poetry Contest, P.O. Box 3141, Chicago, IL 60654.
    Visit http://www.dreamquestone.com/rules.html for details on how to enter! And remember, it's okay to dream...

  • Poemhunter Moderator (12/18/2014 8:44:00 AM) Post reply

    Flash 500 Humour Verse Competition

    Closing date: 31st December 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 (12/18/2014 8:43:00 AM) Post reply

    The Ballymaloe International Poetry Prize 2014

    Run in conjunction with The Moth magazine, there are four cash prizes for a single unpublished poem – €10,000 for the overall winner and three runner-up prizes of €1,000. The Prize is open to everyone, as long as the work is original and previously unpublished. The entry fee is €12 per poem, and you can enter as many poems as you like. The winning poems will appear in the spring 2015 issue of The Moth. This year’s judge is Michael Symmons Roberts.

    Further details can be found at www.themothmagazine.com.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (12/18/2014 8:41:00 AM) Post reply

    Publishing Contest 3

    - poems: 10 to 25 poems,
    - poems types: any reasonable length and/or subject, can have been published before
    - period: closing December 22,2014
    Prizes: - winner will be published for free by Aquillrelle and receive 5 free books
    Cost: - no entry fee
    - participants should NOT have had a full book published previously by Aquillrelle, under any form
    - winner agrees to have a collection of his poems published by Aquillrelle, under Aquillrelle's normal publishing conditions
    - winner should have written at least 100 poems of similar quality to be included in the book
    - winner agrees to be published under his/her real name


  • Poemhunter Moderator (12/18/2014 8:40:00 AM) Post reply


    Closing Date: 21 December,2014
    Details: For original, previously unpublished poems in English language, in any style, on any subject, up to 60 lines long.
    Eligibility: Poets of all nationalities living in any part of the world may enter this competition.
    Judge: Roger Elkin.
    Prizes: £700 (1st) , £350 (2nd) , £175 (3rd) , £55 x 5 (High Commendation)
    Fees: £5 per poem (You may enter as many poems as you wish)

    Contact: Enter online or download Entry Form for postal entries at http://www.sentinelpoetry.org.uk/sawc/poetry.html
    Send Cheques/Postal Orders in GB Pound Sterling only, payable to SENTINEL POETRY MOVEMENT to: Unit 136,113 – 115 George Lane, South Woodford, London E18 1AB
    E-mail: competitions@sentinelpoetry.org.uk

  • Poemhunter Moderator (12/15/2014 12:51:00 AM) Post reply

    Gival Press
    Poetry Award
    Deadline: December 15,2014
    Entry Fee: $20
    Website: http://www.givalpress.com
    E-mail address: givalpress@yahoo.com
    A prize of $1,000, publication by Gival Press, and 20 author copies is given annually for a poetry collection. Submit a manuscript of at least 45 pages with a $20 entry fee by December 15. Send an SASE, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Gival Press, Poetry Award, P.O. Box 3812, Arlington, VA 22203. Robert Giron, Editor.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (12/15/2014 12:51:00 AM) Post reply

    Provincetown OuterMost Community Radio
    Joe Gouveia Poetry Award
    Deadline: December 15,2014
    Entry Fee: $15
    Website: http://www.womr.org
    E-mail address: info@womr.org
    A prize of $1,000 is given annually for a single poem. The winner is also invited to be featured on OuterMost Community Radio's Poets Corner program. Marge Piercy will judge. Submit five poems totaling no more than seven pages with a $15 entry fee by December 15. E-mail or visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Provincetown OuterMost Community Radio, Joe Gouveia Poetry Award, P.O. Box 975, Provincetown, MA 02657.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (12/15/2014 12:51:00 AM) Post reply

    Sarabande Books
    Bernheim Writing Residency
    Deadline: December 15,2014
    Website: http://www.sarabandebooks.org/residency
    E-mail address: info@sarabandebooks.org
    A two- to six-week residency at Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest in Clermont, Kentucky, will be given annually to a poet, a fiction writer, or a creative nonfiction writer. The resident will also receive a $500 stipend and lodging in a private cottage, and will be required to give one public reading or discussion during the residency. Submit a writing sample of 10 to 20 pages, a letter of intent, and a curriculum vitae by December 15. There is no application fee. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Sarabande Books, Bernheim Writing Residency,2234 Dundee Road, Suite 200, Louisville, KY 40205.

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