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  • Poemhunter Moderator (8/12/2014 11:05:00 AM) Post reply

    Buzzwords Open Poetry Competition

    Sole Judge: Jonathan Davidson (will read all entries) .
    Closing date AUGUST 17TH
    Poems up to length: 70 lines.
    Prizes: £600, £300, £50 x 5 commended.
    The Gloucestershire Prize- £200 (residents only) .
    Fee: £4; £10/3 (postal entries):
    £4.35; £8.70/2; £11/3 (Paypal) .
    Online entry or
    SEND SAE to Buzzwords Open Poetry Competition, Butlers, Western Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 3RN

    http://tinyurl.com/buzzwords-competition

  • Poemhunter Moderator (8/12/2014 11:04:00 AM) Post reply

    2014 Mind Magazine INSIGHT Poetry Prize Competition. $300 for first prize, $150 for second prize, and $50 each for three honorable mentions. Winners will be published in Mind Magazine's top talent showcase section. All poems submitted will be considered for standard publication. Submit 1–3 unpublished poems, up to three pages each. Entry fee $10, check or money order to Mind Magazine, PO Box 387, O’Brien, OR 97534; or via PayPal to mindmagazinestore@gmail.com Deadline for all entries is August 15th. Winner will be announced in September,2014. The Mind Magazine 2014 INSIGHT Poetry Prize Competition will be judged by award winning poet Michael Spring and Editor-in-chief Rich Norman. For more information visit http://www.mindmagazine.net

  • Poemhunter Moderator (8/12/2014 11:04:00 AM) Post reply

    Please submit manuscripts between 20 – 50 pages in length. Ideally, poems should all be connected in some tangible way.
    Preference is for well edited poetry with strong imagery and a distinct voice.
    There are no subject guidelines. Winner will receive a $100 minimum cash prize after signing a publishing contract and 20 copies of their book upon publication. The prize amount will vary based on number of entries received, but it will not be less than $100.
    There is a $12 entry fee.
    All entrants will receive a copy of the winning submission.
    Winner will be announced in September.
    http://ctspress.com/new/contest/

  • Poemhunter Moderator (8/12/2014 11:04:00 AM) Post reply

    Nottingham Open Poetry Competition

    Closing date: 12th August 2014
    Prizes: 1st £300,2nd £150,3rd £75, + ten Merit prizes of £10 each
    Sole Adjudicator: Helen Mort
    Length: up to 40 lines
    Fees: £3 per poem, £10 for 4 poems. Cheques payable to Nottingham Poetry Society

    Entries to: The Competition Secretary,38 Harrow Road, West Bridgford, Nottingham NG2 7DU
    Further details from: viv.apple@ntlworld.com

  • Poemhunter Moderator (8/11/2014 7:42:00 AM) Post reply

    Sentinel Literary Quarterly Poetry Competition

    Closing Date: 31st August,2014.
    Prizes: £200 (First) , £75 (Second) , £50 (Third) , £20 x 3 (High Commendation) .
    The winners and commended poems will receive first publication in Sentinel Literary Quarterly magazine.
    Fees: £4/1, £7/2, £9/3, £11/ 4, £12/5, £16/7, and £22 for 10 poems.
    For original, previously unpublished poems in English Language, on any subject, in any style up to 50 lines long. This competition is open to all poets regardless of nationality, living anywhere in the world. Judge: Will Daunt.
    Enter online and pay securely by PayPal or print out an Entry Form for postal entries at:
    sentinelquarterly.com/poetry
    Or send your poems with a cover note titled 'Sentinel Literary Quarterly Poetry Competition August 2014', together with a cheque/postal order for the applicable payment in favour of SENTINEL POETRY MOVEMENT to: Sentinel Poetry Movement, Unit 136,113-115 George Lane, South Woodford, London E18 1AB, United Kingdom.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (8/11/2014 7:41:00 AM) Post reply

    Aesthetica Creative Writing

    Closing date: 31st August,2014.
    Prizes: £500 for winners in each category, publication in Creative Writing Annual.
    Entry fee: £10 for two pieces of one kind.
    Short stories up to 2,000 words, poetry up to 40 lines. Any theme, form or style.

    Email: writing@aestheticamagazine.com
    Website: aestheticamagazine.com

  • Poemhunter Moderator (8/11/2014 7:41:00 AM) Post reply

    Hysteria Writing Competitions

    Closing date: 31st August,2014.
    Prizes: £150 short story, £75 poetry and flash fiction; entry fee: £5 story, £3 poetry and flash fiction
    Entry fee: £3/£5.
    Short stories up to 2,000 words, poetry up to 20 lines, flash fiction 20 words, by women writers.

    info@hysterectomy-association.org.uk
    Website: http://ht.ly/tlczg

  • Poemhunter Moderator (8/11/2014 7:40:00 AM) Post reply

    Manchester Fiction and Poetry Prizes

    Closing date: 29th August,2014.
    Prizes: £10,000 plus web publication.
    Entry fee: £17.
    Portfolio of 3-5 poems.

    Email: j.draper@mmu.ac.uk
    See website for more: manchesterwritingcompetition.co.uk

  • Poemhunter Moderator (8/11/2014 7:40:00 AM) Post reply

    The Bigger Picture - Reflections on the Great War

    Closing date: 23rd August 2014.
    Prizes: First Prize - £50, Second Prize - £30, Third Prize - £20.
    Entry fee: £2 per poem
    This year marks the centenary of the outset of the Great War and entries are invited of short works of poetry written in response to any work of art associated with World War One. " Work of art" in this context can be a painting, a song, a poem, even a film or a soundtrack to a film. The interpretation of the term is entirely up to the entrant. Maximum lines-50.

    email address: saveas@hotmail.co.uk
    For more details see website: saveaswriters.co.uk/

  • Poemhunter Moderator (8/11/2014 7:40:00 AM) Post reply

    Buzzwords Open Poetry Competition

    Closing date: 17th August 2014.
    Prizes: £600, £300, £50 x 5 commended.
    Fee: £4; £10/3 (postal entries): £4.35; £8.70/2; £11/3 (Paypal) . The Gloucestershire Prize- £200 (residents only) .
    Poems up to length: 70 lines.
    Sole Judge: Jonathan Davidson (will read all entries) .

    Online entry or send an SAE to Buzzwords Open Poetry Competition, Butlers, Western Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 3RN buzzwords-competition

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