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  • Poemhunter Moderator (1/10/2015 8:51:00 AM) Post reply
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    Sentinel Short Story and Poetry Quarterly Competition

    Closing dates: 31st Dec,31st March,30th June
    Prizes: £150, £75, £50, three £10 Highly Commendeds in both categories
    Entry fee: short stories, £5, £8 for two, £10 for three, £12 for four; poems, £4; £7 for two, £9 for three, £11 for four, £12 for five.
    The competition is for short stories, up to 1,500 words, and poems up to 50 lines

    Email: competitions@sentinelpoetry.org.uk
    Website: sentinelpoetry.org.uk

  • Poemhunter Moderator (1/9/2015 10:06:00 AM) Post reply

    Magma Poetry 2014 Competition.

    Magma’s Poetry Competition has two contests, one for short poems of up to 10 lines, and one for poems of 11 to 50 lines. Poems of 11 to 50 lines will be judged by Jo Shapcott for the Judge’s Prize. Poems of up to 10 lines will be entered for the Editors’ Prize and, reflecting Magma’s unique rotating editorship, will be judged by a panel of Magma editors.

    Magma Judge’s Prize Jo Shapcott was awarded the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry in 2011. She has a string of prizes to her name, including the Costa Prize for her latest collection, Of Mutability (Faber 2010) . Jo teaches creative writing at Royal Holloway and also for the Faber Academy.

    First Prize £1,000 Second Prize £300 Third Prize £150

    Magma Editors’ Prize This celebrates the short poem and is open to poems of up to 10 lines. The Magma Editors’ Prize reflects the magazine’s unique rotating editorship and poems of up to 10 lines will be judged by a panel of Magma Editors who will select a range of poems for ‘special mentions’ as well as choosing first and second prize winners.

    First prize £1,000 Second Prize £300 Plus 10 Special Mentions £15 each

    In addition to receiving attractive cash prizes, winners will be invited to read at Magma’s prize-giving event in Spring 2015. All winning entries will be published in the magazine.

    For further details see; http://magmapoetry.com/competition/

  • Poemhunter Moderator (1/9/2015 10:05:00 AM) Post reply

    The Basil Bunting Poetry Award

    The Basil Bunting Award poetry competition is open internationally to any poet writing in English. Each poem should be no longer than 40 lines.
    The cost of entry is £6 for one poem, £10 for two poems, and and extra £5 per poem beyond that. The maximum number of entries per poet is 10.

    First prize: £1000 Second prize: £750 Third prize: £250
    The closing date for the 2015 competition is: 15th January 2015.
    Entries will be judged by W. N. Herbert.

    Entries can be made via email or by posting hard copies to:
    Newcastle Centre for the Literary Arts,
    Percy Building,
    Newcastle University,
    Newcastle Upon Tyne,
    NE1 7RU

    Payment should be made via the NCLA Webstore or by enclosing a cheque made payable to " Newcastle Centre for the Literary Arts" with your entries. See the rules below for further details.
    If you have any further questions, please email NCLA at ncenla@ncl.ac.uk.
    See http://www.ncl.ac.uk/ncla/competitions/bunting

  • Poemhunter Moderator (1/9/2015 10:01:00 AM) Post reply

    2015 Colorado Prize for Poetry:

    $2,000 honorarium and book publication.
    Submit book-length collection of poems by January 14,2015.
    Final judge is Laura Kasischke.
    The $25 entry fee includes one-year subscription to Colorado Review.
    Obtain complete guidelines by sending SASE or visiting website.

    Colorado Prize for Poetry, Center for Literary Publishing,9105 Campus Delivery, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523-9105.
    coloradoprize.colostate.edu.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (1/8/2015 11:06:00 AM) Post reply

    Sentinel Annual Poetry Competition 2014

    Closing Date: 20th January 2015

    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)

    Entry Fee: £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.htmlSend 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 (1/8/2015 11:06:00 AM) Post reply

    Benchmark Creative Writing Competition

    Closing Date: 19th January 2015

    Details:
    Fundraising collaboration between Willow Burn Hospice and writer Rachel Cochrane, inspired by Rachel's latest drama, Benchmark. Competition Prizes: First Prize is a solid Iroko Dalton 3 seater (1500cm) hardwood bench with personalised plaque. To include an engraved plaque (attached) and delivery within the UK. Kindly donated by Faithful & Gould, Victory Signs and Solid Oak Hardwood Furniture. Second Prize is a Kindle kindly donated by David Ridley. Third Prize is a £30 book token kindly donated by Rachel Cochrane. All winning entries will also be showcased in written form on rachelcochrane.com. This national competition is open to all adults.

    Entry Fee: £5 with 40% of that donated to Willow Burn Hospice.

    Contact: For entry and further information see website:
    http://www.rachelcochrane.com/about-benchmark-writing-comp/

  • Poemhunter Moderator (1/8/2015 11:00:00 AM) Post reply

    Magma Editors' Prize 2014

    Closing Date: 19th January 2015

    Details:
    This competition celebrates the short poem and is open to poems of up to 10 lines. The Magma Editors' Prize reflects the magazine's rotating editorship and poems of up to 10 lines will be judged by a panel of Magma Editors who will select a range of poems for 'special mentions' as well as choosing first and second prize winners. First prize £1,000, Second Prize £300, Plus 10 Special Mentions £15 each.

    Entry Fee: £5 for the first poem, £4 for the second and £3.50 for the third and each subsequent poem. Magma magazine subscribers benefit from reduced fees, £4 for the first poem, £3 for the second, and £2.50 for the third and each subsequent poem.

    Contact: For further information and entry see website:
    http://magmapoetry.com/competition/

  • Poemhunter Moderator (1/8/2015 10:59:00 AM) Post reply

    Magma Judges Prize 2014

    Closing Date: 19th January 2015

    Details:
    Poems of 11 to 50 lines will be judged by Jo Shapcott for the Judge's Prize. Prizes: First Prize £1,000, Second Prize £300, Third Prize £150. In addition to receiving cash prizes, winners will be invited to read at Magma's prize-giving event in Spring 2015. All winning entries will be published in the magazine.
    Entry Fee: £5 for the first poem, £4 for the second and £3.50 for the third and each subsequent poem. Magma magazine subscribers benefit from reduced fees, £4 for the first poem, £3 for the second, and £2.50 for the third and each subsequent poem.

    Contact: For further information and entry see website:
    http://magmapoetry.com/competition/

  • Poemhunter Moderator (1/8/2015 9:32:00 AM) Post reply

    Boston Review

    Annual Poetry Contest

    Deadline: June 1,2015
    Judge: Cathy Park Hong
    First Prize: $1,500 and publication

    Complete guidelines:
    The winning poet will receive $1,500 and have his or her work published in the November/December 2015 issue of Boston Review. Submit up to five unpublished poems, no more than 10 pages total. Any poet writing in English is eligible, unless he or she is a current student, former student, relative, or close friend of the judge. Mailed manuscripts must be submitted in duplicate, with a cover note listing the author’s name, address, email, and phone number. No cover note is necessary for online submissions. Names and other identifying information must not be on the poems themselves. Simultaneous submissions are not permitted, submissions will not be returned, and submissions may not be modified after entry. Failure to comply with any contest guidelines may result in your submission being disqualified. A non-refundable $20 entry fee, payable to Boston Review in the form of a check or money order or by credit card, must accompany all submissions. All submitters receive a complimentary half-year subscription (3 issues) to Boston Review. Mailed submissions must be postmarked no later than June 1,2015.

    The winner will be announced in the fall on the Boston Review Web site. All poems submitted to the contest will be considered for publication in Boston Review.

    Mail submissions to:

    Poetry Contest, Boston Review
    PO Box 425786
    Cambridge, MA 02142

    http://www.bostonreview.net/contests

  • Poemhunter Moderator (1/6/2015 11:12:00 AM) Post reply

    PRISM
    Poetry Contest

    Deadline: January 23,2015
    Entry Fee: $40
    Website: http://prismmagazine.ca/contests
    E-mail address: promotions@prismmagazine.ca

    A prize of $1,000 Canadian (approximately $879) and publication in PRISM will be given annually for a poem. Submit up to three poems of any length with a $40 entry fee ($5 for each additional poem) , which includes a subscription to PRISM, by January 23. All entries will be considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

    PRISM, Poetry Contest, Creative Writing Program, University of British Columbia, Buchanan E462,1866 Main Mall, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z1, Canada.

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