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  • Poemhunter Moderator (8/14/2014 7:45:00 AM) Post reply
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    The Manchester Poetry Prize 2014

    Details:

    Closing Date: 29-Aug-14
    First Prize: £10,000 'It's a delight to give money to poets! ' National Poet for Wales Gillian Clarke, Judge 2008 'Asking for a batch of poems rather than a single entry allows judges to look beyond competency and control in writing and to reward other virtues, such as risk-taking, inventiveness and sustained achievement.' Simon Armitage, Chair of Judges 2010 Under the direction of Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy, the Manchester Writing School at Manchester Metropolitan University runs the annual Manchester Poetry Prize - a major international literary competition, celebrating excellence in creative writing.
    Entry Fee: £ £17.50

    Contact:

    The 2014 Manchester Poetry Prize will award a cash prize of £10,000 to the writer of the poems submitted. All entrants are asked to submit a portfolio of three to five poems (total maximum line length: 120) . The poems can be on any subject, and in any style, but must be new work, not previously published or currently under consideration elsewhere.

    If you have any queries, or would like to be sent a printed entry pack for postal submission, contact the Manchester Writing School at MMU, on: +44 (0) 161 247 1787/1797; writingschool@mmu.ac.uk.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (8/14/2014 7:44:00 AM) Post reply

    Saveas Writers' International Writing Competition 2014 - Reflections on the Great War

    Details:

    Closing Date: 23rd August 2014
    This year marks the centenary of the outset of the Great War and entries are invited of short works of poetry or prose 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. Poetry judge: Marilyn Donovan. First Prize £50, Second Prize £30, Third Prize £20. Poems: maximum length 50 lines. Your name must not appear on your hard copies but please include a covering letter with your name, contact details, and titles of the entries.
    Entry Fee: £2 per poem

    Contact:
    Send hard copies to: Luigi Marchini, Chairman, SaveAs Writers,35 Spillett Close, Faversham, Kent, ME13 8QP. Payment to be sent to the above address. Cheques payable to 'SaveAs Writers.' Electronic entries to be sent to saveas@hotmail.co.uk
    and headed 'poetry' or 'prose.' Electronic payments to be made via Paypal and to incur 50p administration charge. For more details visit: www.saveaswriters.co.uk

  • Poemhunter Moderator (8/14/2014 7:42:00 AM) Post reply

    Buzzwords Open Poetry Competition

    Details:
    Closing Date: 17th August 2014
    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.
    Entry Fee: ££4; £10/3 (postal entries): £4.35; £8.70/2; £11/3 (Paypal) .

    Contact:
    Online entry at http://tinyurl.com/buzzwords-competition or
    SEND SAE to Buzzwords Open Poetry Competition, Butlers, Western Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 3RN for
    details

  • Poemhunter Moderator (8/14/2014 7:41:00 AM) Post reply

    Torbay Open Poetry Competition 2014

    Details:
    Closing Date: 15th August 2014
    Judge: R. V. Bailey. First prize: £700, plus free weekend at the Poetry Festival, including accommodation and Festival Pass. Second prize: £400, plus a free Festival Pass. Third prize: £200, plus free ticket for the Festival supper for two. Poems not to exceed 50 lines. Please make cheques payable to Torbay Poetry.
    Entry Fee: £4 per poem, or 4 poems for £15
    Contact: Send entries and cheques to The Administrator, c/o 6 The Mount, Brixham, South Devon, TQ5 8QY. Alternatively, see www.torbaypoetryfestival.co.uk/competition for how to enter online, plus full terms and conditions

  • Poemhunter Moderator (8/12/2014 11:07:00 AM) Post reply

    SENTINEL LITERARY QUARTERLY POETRY COMPETITION
    Closing Date: 31-August-2014
    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.
    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.
    Enter online and pay securely by PayPal or print out an Entry Form for postal entries at:
    www.sentinelquarterly.com/competitions/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 (8/12/2014 11:07:00 AM) Post reply

    The Manchester Poetry Prize 2014
    The 2014 Manchester Poetry Prize will award a cash prize of £10,000 to the writer of the poems submitted. All entrants are asked to submit a portfolio of three to five poems (total maximum line length: 120) . The poems can be on any subject, and in any style, but must be new work, not previously published or currently under consideration elsewhere.
    First Prize: £10,000 Entry Fee: £ £17.50
    If you have any queries, or would like to be sent a printed entry pack for postal submission, contact the Manchester Writing School at MMU, on: +44 (0) 161 247 1787/1797; writingschool@mmu.ac.uk.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (8/12/2014 11:06:00 AM) Post reply

    Saveas Writers' International Writing Competition 2014 - Reflections on the Great War
    Entries are invited of short works of poetry or prose 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. Poetry judge: Marilyn Donovan. First Prize £50, Second Prize £30, Third Prize £20. Poems: maximum length 50 lines. Your name must not appear on your hard copies but please include a covering letter with your name, contact details, and titles of the entries.
    Entry Fee: £2 per poem
    Send hard copies to: Luigi Marchini, Chairman, SaveAs Writers,35 Spillett Close, Faversham, Kent, ME13 8QP. Payment to be sent to the above address. Cheques payable to 'SaveAs Writers.' Electronic entries to be sent to saveas@hotmail.co.uk
    and headed 'poetry' or 'prose.' Electronic payments to be made via Paypal and to incur 50p administration charge. For more details visit: www.saveaswriters.co.uk

  • 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/

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