(3/7/2012 1:51:00 AM)
Awel Aman Tawe Poetry Competition on ‘Climate Change’
for adults and children
Deadline: 31 March,2012
Awel Aman Tawe is a community energy charity committed to tackling climate change.
The competition is for poems up to 40 lines on theme of Climate Change. Judges are Carol Ann Duffy for English entries and Elin ap Hywel for Welsh entries.
Prizes: Adults: 1st £500; 2nd £100; 3rd £50. Children: 1st £50; 2nd £30; 3rd £20.
For more information and submission details: http: //www.awelamantawe.co.uk/
(2/27/2012 4:12:00 AM)
Call for Submissions: Women's Studies Quarterly - Fashion Issue
Women's Studies Quarterly (WSQ) a publication of The Feminist Press at the City University of NY, is a peer-reviewed interdisciplinary journal published in June and December. Along with scholarship from multiple disciplines, it showcases fiction and creative nonfiction, poetry, book reviews, and the visual arts.
WSQ is seeking submissions of unpublished poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, artwork, and scholarly articles. The theme of this issue is fashion and its intersection with political, economic, cultural, and feminist issues.
If submitting academic work, please send articles by March 15,2012 to FashionIssue@gmail.com.
Poetry submissions should be sent to WSQ's poetry editor, Kathleen Ossip, at WSQpoetry@gmail.com by March 15,2012.
Fiction, essay, and memoir submissions should be sent to WSQ's fiction/nonfiction editor, Nicole Cooley, at WSQCreativeProse@gmail.com by March 15,2012
Art submissions should be sent to Margot Bouman at WSQArt@gmail.com by March 15,2012.
See website for other details:
(2/13/2012 8:28:00 AM)
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Clinic Poetry Competiton
Deadline: February 24,2012
Are you a brilliant poet looking for a platform to get your words out to the world?
Each winner will have one poem each published in Clinic's 2011 Anthology and will perform at the Anthology launch party at the beginning of the year. Enter two poems, no longer that 200 words each.
Details and guidelines on: http: //www.ideastap.com/Opportunities/Brief/e5a83d1c-a4dc-4fa5-a0ee-9fe500c1a6c2#Overview
(2/10/2012 6:18:00 AM)
Ploughshares Emerging Writer's Contest
Deadline: April 2,2012
Forty-year-old literary journal Ploughshares began accepting entries for a new writing contest open to unpublished poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers. The Emerging Writer's Contest will award one thousand dollars and publication to a writer in each genre.
In order to be considered emerging, writers should not have published a book or chapbook in any form (self-published works included) .
Details and guidelines: http: //www.pshares.org/submit/Emerging-Writers-Contest.cfm
(2/7/2012 6:26:00 AM)
Anthologise: A National Poetry Anthology Competition for Secondary Schools
Deadline: 1 March 2012
This competition aims to encourage the wider reading, appreciation and enjoyment of poetry by pupils in schools. Open to all schools in the UK, groups of any size are invited to work together to create an anthology of poetry.
The anthology will be published by Picador, with a foreword by HRH The Duchess of Cornwall and Carol Ann Duffy The Poet Laureate.
Find guidelines and advice from poets and links for teachers on
(2/3/2012 7:45:00 AM)
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The Fish Poetry Competition 2012
Deadline: 30 March 2012, Judge: Billy Collins
First Prize: 1,000
Fish Publishing has been running a poetry contest since 2006.
Fish Publishing is an independent publishing company based in the West of Ireland. It has been running writing contests since 1994. It is the aim of Fish Publishing to encourage and promote new writers.
2012 Fish Poetry Prize opens for entries Aug 2011. Billy Collins (Poet Laureate USA 2001-2003) will be judging. He will select 10 poems to be published in the 2012 Fish Anthology.
Rules and other details about the contest on
(1/29/2012 7:34:00 PM)
PSSMS – Olympic Themed Micropoetry Contest
Deadline: 31 March 2012, Entry fee: free
PSSMS, The Poetry Society of Social Media & SMS, proudly announce the launch our first Micropoetry contest. Due to our excitement of the approaching London 2012 Olympics, our chosen theme is “The Olympics”. Micropoems can be no longer than 160 characters and MUST be about the Olympics in some way. Entrants can submit a maximum of 5 poems. First prize is a Kindle ebook. Contest ends 31/3/2012
Prize: Kindle ebook reader
Details and guidelines on: http: //pssms.com/olympics-2012-micropoetry-competition.html
(1/28/2012 1:41:00 AM)
Nazim Hikmet Poetry Competition
Deadline: February 3,2012
Nazim Hikmet Poetry Competition is accepting submissions through February 3,2012. The selected poems will be published on-line at the Festival web site as well as in the Festival Chapbook, and the poets will be invited to read their winning poems and introduce their poetry at the Festival. Each finalist will receive an award of $100.
Additional information and previous years' winning poems can be found at the festival web site. Previous festival chapbooks are available at Amazon.com.
Web site: www.nazimhikmetpoetryfestival.org
Poetry Selection Committee:
Greg Dawes, Professor, Foreign Languages an Literatures, NCSU
Joseph Donahue, Poet & Senior Lecturing Fellow, Duke University
Dorianne Laux, Poet & Professor of English, NCSU
Murat Nemet-Nejat, Poet, Translator, and Essayist
Tanya Olson, Poet & Instructor, Vance-Granville Community College & Vice-President, Carolina Wren Press
Hatice Orun Ozturk, Poet & Teaching Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, NCSU
For further information:
Twitter: http: //twitter.com/nhpf
Facebook: http: //www.facebook.com/#! /pages/Nazim-Hikmet-Poetry-Festival/183973494954447
(1/24/2012 8:15:00 AM)
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(1/24/2012 3:09:00 AM)
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Swanezine Poetry Competition
Swanezine is accepting entries for the Winter 2012 Poetry Competition
Deadline 31 January 2012
Entries are only accepted by E-mail, entry is free.
The three winning and the six short-listed entries will be announced on the Swanezine Poetry Collection page on February 3rd 2012 and their Poems will be published within two weeks.
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