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  • Victor Septer (6/17/2014 6:11:00 AM) Post reply

    Kindly give me a go ahead on how to post in the Poem Hunter club.

  • Victor Septer (6/17/2014 6:08:00 AM) Post reply

    Terrorism is currently a major concern to the world and AFRICA is facing it rough, especially Nigeria... is it a security lapse or what??

  • Poemhunter Moderator (6/16/2014 8:58:00 AM) Post reply

    THE POETIC BOND IIII, fourth annual anthology, edited by Trevor Maynard

    Details: Three poems per submission, no restriction on subject, form, or line count*. Each poem is made anonymous and read by two of the reading team. Up to fifty poems will be selected for the paperback publication in September/October 2014. Poems are selected from the emerging themes within the pool of submitted work, so each anthology evolves organically with the aim of capturing the contemporary zeitgeist. (*Up to 120 lines are published in the paperback edition with the poet able to include a web-link to the full work) . Feedback, in the form of the readers’ reports to the editor, are available, if requested. Copyright of individual poems always remains with the author; previously published poems can be submitted, as long as the author has retained their copyright.
    Entry Fee: £7 / $12 per submission, three poems per submission

    Contact: Trevor Maynard at poetry@trevormaynard.com
    Full details, including details of all the poets from the past three anthologies, and a click to submit are to be found at http://www.thepoeticbond.com

  • Poemhunter Moderator (6/16/2014 8:57:00 AM) Post reply

    SLO NightWriters 25th Annual Writing Contest
    The 2014 Golden Quill Awards

    Short Story/Memoir – 1,000 word maximum; Poetry – 40 line maximum
    Entries must include the words ‘Déjà vu’ and depict the theme.
    Entry Fee: $15 per entry, multiple entries are allowed in both categories
    Prizes: $750 – First Prize, $400 – Second Prize, for each category, plus Honorable Mentions
    Submissions Accepted: April 1,2014 through June 30th,2014

    Visit our website for more contest details at: www.slonightwriters.org
    Tom Snow, Contest Director
    Contest email: nightwriterscontest@gmail.com
    In association with The Central Coast Writers Conference

  • Poemhunter Moderator (6/16/2014 8:57:00 AM) Post reply

    The McLellan Poetry Prize 2014 closing date 30 June 2014

    Details: for poems up to 80 lines. Judge Michael Laskey.1st prize £1000,2nd £300,3rd £100 and six commendations of £25. All prizewinners will be invited to read at the award ceremony in Brodick, Isle of Arran on 29 August 2014.
    Entry Fee: £5 per poem, £4 each for three or more.
    Contact: The Competition Organiser, McLellan Poetry Award, The Yellowland, Whiting Bay, Isle of Arran KA27 8PZ, UK

    Full details (and downloadable entry form) can be found on our website www.mclellanpoetryprize.co.uk
    or for a competition leaflet send a SAE to the Competition Organiser.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (6/16/2014 8:56:00 AM) Post reply

    ontests for Blue Lyra Review

    (Guidelines and Submission link here http://bluelyrareview.com/submissions/contests/)
    (1) The Blue Lyra Longish Poem Prize – one poem of 2-6 pages, or 2-6 pages of strongly linked shorter poems. Judge: Andrew McFadyen-Ketchum, author of Ghost Gear. $9 per entry, $15 with anthology. May 1 – June 30.

    (2) The Living Earth Creative Nonfiction Prize – 5000 word maximum and must be about nature. Judge: Sharman Apt Russell, author of Standing in the Light: My Life as a Pantheist and Diary of a Citizen Scientist. Guidelines online & Submittable link. Prize: $100 per category. $9 per entry, $15 with anthology. May 1 – June 30.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (6/16/2014 8:55:00 AM) Post reply

    Mslexia Pamphlet Competition 2014

    Prize: Publication of the pamphlet by Seren Books, plus £250,25 complimentary copies of your pamphlet and 10 per cent royalties from subsequent sales.
    Entry fee: £20 for a collection of 18-20 poems of 20-24 pages.
    Closing date: 16 June 2014

    0191 204 8860

  • Poemhunter Moderator (6/16/2014 8:55:00 AM) Post reply

    Mslexia Poetry Competition 2014

    Judge: Wendy Cope
    1st Prize: £2,000 plus optional extras: A mentoring session with the editor of Poetry Review, and a week at the idyllic poets' retreat of Cove Park.
    PLUS Special new prize: £1,000 for the best poem by a previously unpublished woman poet.
    2nd Prize: £400
    3rd Prize: £200
    17 Runners up: £25 each
    Entry Fee: £7 for up to 3 poems
    Closing date: 16 June 2014

    0191 204 8860

  • Poemhunter Moderator (6/12/2014 2:52:00 AM) Post reply

    Auburn Witness Poetry Prize

    Closing date: 30th June 2014
    Prizes: $1,000, (2) $100, and publication
    Fee: $15 to Southern Humanities Review
    Notify: August

    Poems: Each entrant can submit up to three poems of witness, along with a $15 reading fee. In exchange, they will receive a one-year subscription to Southern Humanities Review. All entries will be blind-screened and judged by the editors of SHR. Submit two copies of your submission. Your name, address, e-mail, and phone number should appear on each page of one copy only; the other copy must be free of all identifying information. One winning poem will be awarded $1,000 and publication in SHR. The winner will be invited to read at the Auburn Writer’s Conference in the fall of 2014. Two runners-up will be awarded $100 each. Three to five honorable mentions will also be named. All runners-up and honorable mentions will be considered for publication in SHR. We accept simultaneous submissions. To withdraw your submission, notify us by email at shrsub@auburn.edu. Entries must be unpublished. Your submission will not be returned. Entry fee by check; poems may be e-mailed.

    Southern Humanities Review
    ATTN: Auburn Witness Poetry Prize
    Department of English
    9088 Haley Center
    Auburn University, AL 36849-5202 shrsub@auburn.edu

  • Poemhunter Moderator (6/12/2014 2:50:00 AM) Post reply

    Anabiosis Press Chapbook Contest

    Closing date: 30th June 2014
    Prizes: $100,100 copies, and publication
    Fee: $13 to The Anabiosis Press
    Notify: September 30

    Chapbook manuscript: Submit manuscript of 16-20 pages of poetry, any subject. Include only one poem per page. If a poem continues to a second page, indicate whether or not there is a stanza break. Thirty-five lines equals one page. Divider pages or section titles should be included in the total page count. When determining total line length for each poem, include spaces between stanzas (example: a poem of 5 couplets would equal 14 lines) . Numbers or section breaks (often indicated by a * symbol) should also be included as lines when calculating total line length. Count an epigraph as three extra lines. A line that has more than 60 characters (including spaces and punctuation) should be counted as two lines of your total line count. If lines are staggered like a Ferlinghetti poem, estimate the width of the line and remember that the final chapbook will be printed in 10 point Times New Roman font on pages that are 5 1/2 inches wide. Include the following as separate pages: a biography (this can be included in the cover letter) , a cover page with contact information, table of contents, dedication, acknowledgments for any previous publications, and an inside title page (with no name) . These pages should not be included in the manuscript's total page count. The cover page should include the manuscript title and all contact information (mailing address, email address, home phone, and cell phone if available) . Name should not appear anywhere on the manuscript.Submit manuscript in a 9 X 12 (or 10 X 13) inch non-padded envelope or USPS priority mail envelope. Please do not use paper clips, binder clips, staples, or report folders. Please enclose a 9 X 12 (or 10 X 13) inch SASE with correct postage if you want your whole manuscript returned. For notification of results only, include a #10 inch business SASE. If there is no SASE, notification will be sent via e-mail. If there is no SASE and no e-mail address, there will be no notification. Please notify us of any change of address, as a copy of the winning chapbook will be mailed six to nine months after the announcement. All who enter will receive a copy of the winning chapbook.

    Anabiosis Press Chapbook Contest
    2 South New Street
    Bradford, MA 01835

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