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  • Thomas Vaughan Jones (4/5/2014 3:10:00 PM) Post reply

    Following my visit to the men who intend to mess about with my gall bladder


    A Brief Note For My Surgeons

    I shall not mark it as some
    dark depravity
    When you delve deep in my
    abdominal cavity
    Come cut me!
    Slash me!
    Slice me as you will.
    Let those voracious scalpels
    drink their fill.
    But please remember
    when you've done the deed
    to put back any organs I still need

    For this one small advice I must impart
    A poet cannot write without a heart.

  • Andre West (4/4/2014 11:48:00 PM) Post reply

    Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest - Summer 2014
    Write a poem,30 lines or fewer on any subject or
    write a short story,5 pages maximum length,
    on any theme for a chance to win cash prizes!
    Awards: Writing: $500, $250, $100:
    Poetry: $250, $125, $50.
    Postmark deadline: July 31,2014.
    Entry fees: $5 per poem, $10 per story.
    Visit http://www.dreamquestone.com website for details on how to enter!

  • Poemhunter Moderator (4/4/2014 2:27:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    Lichfield Poets Open Poetry Competition

    Closing date: 17th April,2014.
    Prizes: £100, £50, £25.
    Entry fee: £3,4 poems for £10.

    Poems up to 30 lines. lichfieldlive.co.uk/competition

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  • Poemhunter Moderator (4/4/2014 2:27:00 AM) Post reply

    Poets & Players Competition

    Closing date: 16th April,2014.
    Prizes: £400, £200, £100.
    Entry fee: £3, £10 for four.
    Poems up to 40 lines

    Email: P-Pcomp@gmail.com
    Website: poetsandplayers.co

  • Poemhunter Moderator (4/4/2014 2:26:00 AM) Post reply

    Deddington Festival Writing Competition

    Closing date: 14th April,2014.
    Prizes: £100, £50, £25 in each category
    Entry fee: £3.
    Fiction up to 1,000 words; poetry 100 words

    email: writerscompetition@deddingtonfestival.org. u k
    Website: deddingtonfestival.org.uk

  • Poemhunter Moderator (4/3/2014 2:03:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    The 36th Nimrod Literary Awards
    The Katherine Anne Porter Prize for Fiction &
    The Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry

    First Place: $2,000 and publication
    Second Place: $1,000 and publication

    Contest Rules

    Contest Begins: January 1,2014
    Postmark Deadline: April 30,2014
    Poetry: 3-10 pages of poetry (one long poem or several short poems) .
    Fiction: 7,500 words maximum (one short story or a self-contained excerpt from a novel)

    More information: http://www.utulsa.edu/nimrod/awards.html

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  • Poemhunter Moderator (4/3/2014 1:58:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    Herald Sponsors Poetry Contest

    Poets may submit one original piece either in Spanish or English that hasn’t been published before and hasn’t previously won awards or prizes.
    Topics must be suitable for a general audience and may not be longer than 30 lines. Any style is permissible.
    The poems will be judged on creativity and artistic quality. Only new, original works that have not been previously published or won awards or prizes are eligible for submission. Poems that do not follow the criteria will be disqualified.

    Mail entries to Poetry Contest, The Brownsville Herald,1135 E. Van Buren, Brownsville, TX,78520. Each poem must include a name, address, daytime telephone number, email address and title of the entry; or submit your poem online here http://brownsville.upickem.net/engine/Welcome.aspx?contestid=125604

    The deadline for entries is 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 16. The winning poems will be announced in the Sunday edition of The Brownsville Herald on April 27.
    There will be first, second and third-place prizes awarded.

    For more information: http://www.brownsvilleherald.com/news/local/article_351d9b50-b6ee-11e3-976c-001a4bcf6878.html

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  • Poemhunter Moderator (4/3/2014 1:53:00 AM) Post reply

    Youth Poetry Contest

    Deadline: April 19,2014
    Ages: Preschool–Grade 12
    Prizes: 4 Categories for Poetry and Art

    Preschool-Grade 2
    Grades 3-5
    Grades 6-8
    Grades 9-12

    Each year the The Arts Center partners with the Corvallis Fall Festival and Marys Peak Poets to hold the Youth Poetry Contest. Participants sumbit original poetry, Marys Peak Poets jury them, and The Arts Center displays them and awards prizes during the Corvallis Fall Fesival weekend.

    More information and entry form: http://theartscenter.net/opportunity/april-9-2014-deadline-youth-poetry-contest/

  • Poemhunter Moderator (4/2/2014 1:45:00 AM) Post reply

    2 Day Poem Contest

    Registration Deadline: April 4,2014 at Midnight cst
    Contest prizes
    1st place: $500
    2nd place: $300
    3rd place: $150
    Poem entries must be submitted to contests@contemporaryverse2.ca prior to the deadline. Winners will be notified by June 1,2014 and their names posted on the website.

    This annual contest challenges you to write an original poem in 48 hours — with only one catch. The final poem must include ten words that we provide. These words are released at midnight, Friday April 11th, leaving you 48 hours to use each of them at least once in an original poetry composition. Prizes include cash, publication, and a copy of the issue containing the winners, not to mention a whole weekend of wordy entertainment.

    More information: http://www.contemporaryverse2.ca/en/contests/2-day-poem-contest

  • Poemhunter Moderator (4/2/2014 1:38:00 AM) Post reply

    Lichfield Poetry Competition –2014

    Poems, of a maximum length of 30 lines, on any topic, and in any style are invited, with a first prize of £100, a second prize of £50 and a third prize of £25.
    The competition will be judged by David Calcutt, Author, Playwright and Poet. To

    find out more about David’s work visit www.davidcalcutt.com

    The closing date for the competition is Thursday April 17th. Entry fees of £3 per poem or £10 for four, with cheques being made payable to The Lichfield Poets.
    Send your poems by post to: The Lichfield Poets’ Open Competition, c/o The Organiser,19, Stowecroft, Lichfield WS13 6TW

    Entries should be accompanied by a separate cover page, which includes your name, address, telephone number and email address, plus a list of the title/s of the poem/s you are submitting.

    Full details, rules and regulations, and information are available from Lichfield.Poets@hotmail.co.uk

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