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    Southwest Review
    David Nathan Meyerson Fiction Prize

    Deadline: May 1,2014
    Entry Fee: $25
    Website: http://www.smu.edu/southwestreview
    E-mail address: swr@smu.edu

    A prize of $1,000 and publication in Southwest Review is given annually for a short story by a writer who has not published a book of fiction. Submit a story of up to 8,000 words with a $25 entry fee by May 1. All entries are considered for publication. Send an SASE, call, or visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Southwest Review, David Nathan Meyerson Fiction Prize, P.O. Box 750374, Dallas, TX 75275. (214) 768-1037. Jennifer Cranfill, Senior Editor.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (5/1/2014 5:11:00 AM) Post reply

    Wick Poetry Center
    Stan and Tom Wick Poetry Prize

    Deadline: May 1,2014
    Entry Fee: $28
    Website: http://www.kent.edu/wick
    E-mail address: jjewell2@kent.edu

    A prize of $2,500 and publication by Kent State University Press is given annually for a first poetry collection. The winner also gives a reading at Kent State University with the judge, who this year is Jane Hirshfield. Using the online submission system, submit a manuscript of 50 to 70 pages with a $28 entry fee by May 1. Send an SASE, call, or visit the website for complete guidelines.
    Wick Poetry Center, Stan and Tom Wick Poetry Prize,301 Satterfield Hall, P.O. Box 5190, Kent State University, Kent, OH 44242. (330) 672-2067. Jessica Jewell, Program Manager.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (5/1/2014 5:10:00 AM) Post reply

    Leapfrog Press
    Fiction Award

    Deadline: May 1,2014
    Entry Fee: $30
    Website: http://www.leapfrogpress.com
    E-mail address: fictioncontest@leapfrogpress.com

    A prize of $1,150 and publication by Leapfrog Press is given annually for a short story collection, a novel, or a novella. Mark Brazaitis and the editors will judge. Using the online submission system, submit a manuscript of at least 22,000 words with a $30 entry fee by May 1. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Leapfrog Press, Fiction Award, P.O. Box 505, Fredonia, NY 14063. Lisa Graziano, Managing Editor.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (4/30/2014 3:37:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    Stan and Tom Wick Poetry Prize

    Deadline: 1st May 2014
    Prizes: $2,500 and publication
    Fee: $28 to Wick Poetry Center
    Judge: Jane Hirshfield
    Notify: late summer

    Book manuscript: The competition is open to poets writing in English who have not yet published a full-length collection of poems (a volume of 50 or more pages published in an edition of 500 or more copies) . $25 reading fee. Checks should be made payable to the Wick Poetry Center. Submissions must consist of 50 to 70 pages of poetry, typed on one side only, with no more than one poem included on a page. Only clean, legible copies are acceptable. The poet's name is not to appear on the manuscript. Two title pages should be included. The first must include the poet's name, address, e-mail, telephone number, and the title of the manuscript; the second should list the title of the manuscript only. Entries are judged anonymously. The manuscript may be submitted simultaneously to other publishers, but the poet must notify the Wick Poetry Center immediately if the manuscript is accepted for publication elsewhere. All manuscripts will be recycled after judging. For notice of receipt, enclose SASP. For notice of winner, enclose SASE. Manuscripts must be postmarked between February 1 and May 1. Submit electronically or by mail. No late entries will be read.


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    • Silver Star - 3,426 Points Uma Pochampalli (4/30/2014 11:13:00 PM) Post reply

      What if it was published before, less than 100 copies, self published, and self bought?

  • Poemhunter Moderator (4/30/2014 3:35:00 AM) Post reply

    Grey Hen Poetry Competition 2014

    This competition is for women over 60. Poems up to 40 lines on any theme.
    Judges: A C Clarke and Eleanor Livingstone.
    Prizes: £100, £75, £25. Entry Fee £3.00 per poem, £10 for 4.
    Rules and entry form (essential) from www.greyhenpress.com or write for further details to Grey Hen Press, PO Box 450, Keighley, W Yorks BD22 9BG
    Closing date 30th April

  • Poemhunter Moderator (4/30/2014 3:32:00 AM) Post reply


    FINAL ADJUDICATOR: Stephen Beattie
    First Prize: £150, Second Prize: £75, Third Prize: £25 (In addition: £25 Humour Prize: £25 Local Prize
    Closing date: 30th April 2014

    RULES: Please read carefully

    1. Poems should bear no identification of the poet. Local entrants (Liverpool and Preston Postcodes) should mark poems with an ‘L’. Humour entries should be marked with an ‘H’. Please enclose a separate A4 sheet of paper with your full contact details and list of titles submitted.

    2. All entries must be typed on A4 paper, in English, and must be the original, unpublished work of the entrant.

    3. Each entry should be accompanied by the appropriate fee of £3 per poem or four poems for £10. Cheques/Postal orders should be in sterling and payable to SOUTHPORT WRITERS’ CIRCLE.

    4. A maximum of 40 lines per poem is allowed.

    5. The closing date for entries will be 30th April 2014

    6. Please keep a copy of your poem(s) as manuscripts cannot be returned.

    7. The adjudicator’s decisions are final and no correspondence will be entered into. Entrants who enclose an S.A.E will receive a copy of the adjudicator’s report.

    No application form is required. Envelopes should be marked ‘POETRY COMPETITION’ and sent to: - Southport Writers’ Circle,15 Mossgiel Avenue, Ainsdale, Merseyside, PR8 2RE please DO NOT send entries by recorded delivery.
    We now also accept entries online please visit www.swconline.co.uk

  • Gold Star - 24,600 Points Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (4/30/2014 3:24:00 AM) Post reply

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  • Poemhunter Moderator (4/30/2014 3:24:00 AM) Post reply

    Poetry London competition

    Closing date: 2nd May 2014
    Judge: Michael Symmons Roberts. Prizes: First Prize £1000, Second Prize £500, Third Prize £200. plus publication in Poetry London. Four Commendations of £75 each. Poems are welcome on any subject.
    Poems must be entrant's original work, unpublished and not already accepted for publication. There is no limit to the number of entries per person.
    Entry Fee: £5 per poem/ £3 subscribers (new subscriptions may be taken out at time of entry)

    Contact: Download form from http://poetrylondon.co.uk/competition and send with poems to Poetry London Competition, The Albany, Douglas Way, Deptford, London SE8 4AG by 2 May 2014.

    Alternatively enter and pay online from the above web link. Cheques payable to Poetry London Competition. Enquiries: admin@poetrylondon.co.uk.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (4/30/2014 3:23:00 AM) Post reply

    Chipping Sodbury Festival Competition 2014

    first prize of £60 will be awarded to the writer of the best poem submitted. Additional prizes of £20 and £10 may be awarded at the judge’s discretion.. f the quality of entries warrants it there will be a prize of £20 for the best poem submitted from a BS37 postcode.

    The competition is open to anyone aged 16 or over.

    The entry fee (Sterling only) is £3 per poem or £10 for five poems. Make cheques payable to Stuart Nunn and write your name and address on the back or pay using PayPal.

    Closing date is 3rd May 2014, and prize winners will be notified by the 31st May 2014. Copyright remains with the authors, but the organisers reserve the right to publish the winning poems and a selection from the short list in print form or on the website.

    Payment can be made by PayPal or snunnpoetry@gmail.com or by cheque made payable to Stuart Nunn. Send together with your entry to: Stuart Nunn,3 Virginia Close, Chipping Sodbury, Bristol, , BS37 6HN

    For mor information see website at; http://www.chippingsodburyfestival.co.uk/poetry.html

  • Rookie - 42 Points Mary Amrutha (4/29/2014 11:08:00 AM) Post reply

    conduct as many contests as u like... but fix the error that the users like me faces.... I am not able to open my profile.... do something as soon as possible... i tht u guys give importance to poems and poets than contests....

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