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    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 (8/4/2014 8:59:00 AM) Post reply

    Portico Brotherton Poetry Prize

    Two categories: Open (Over 16s) and Young (Under 18s)
    Open Category: First prize: £250 Second prize: £150 Third prize: £100
    Entry fee £5 plus 2.50 per extra poem
    Judges: Professor John Whale, University of Leeds (Open)
    Dr Paul Maddern, University of Leeds (Young)
    Young Category: First, Second and Third Prize: Book Token
    Free entry

    For further details, rules and entry form visit: http://www.theportico.org.uk/prizes

  • Poemhunter Moderator (8/4/2014 8:56:00 AM) Post reply

    The Aesthetica Creative Writing Award is an annual celebration of outstanding poetry and short fiction from around the world. Championing and supporting emerging and established writers and poets, the award provides an opportunity for them to showcase their work to an international audience.

    Deadline for submissions: 31 August 2014
    Short Fiction Winner: £500
    Poetry Winner: £500
    A selection of books for both winners
    Publication in the Aesthetica Creative Writing Annual for both winners and all finalists
    Entry fee: £10 permits the submission of two works into one category.

    see website for details - www.aestheticamagazine.com

  • Poemhunter Moderator (8/4/2014 7:06:00 AM) Post reply

    Off the Grid Press
    Poetry Prize
    Deadline: August 31,2014
    Entry Fee: $25
    Website: http://offthegridpress.net
    E-mail address: offthegridpress@gmail.com
    A prize of $1,000 and publication by Off the Grid Press is given annually for a poetry collection by a poet over the age of 60. Tam Lin Neville and Bert Stern will judge. Submit a manuscript of 50 to 70 pages with a $25 entry fee by August 31. Call, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Off the Grid Press, Poetry Prize,24 Quincy Street, Somerville, MA 02143. (617) 629-2541. Tam Lin Neville, Coeditor.

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    Manchester Metropolitan University
    Poetry and Fiction Prizes
    Deadline: August 29,2014
    Entry Fee: $28
    Website: http://www.manchesterwritingcompetition.co.uk
    E-mail address: writingschool@mmu.ac.uk
    Two prizes of £10,000 (approximately $16,592) each are given annually for a group of poems and a short story. Submit three to five poems, totaling no more than 120 lines, or a story of up to 2,500 words with a £17 (approximately $28) entry fee by August 29. E-mail or visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Manchester Metropolitan University, Poetry and Fiction Prizes, HLSS Finance Office, John Dalton Building, Chester Street, Manchester M15 5GD, England.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (8/4/2014 7:05:00 AM) Post reply

    Indiana Review
    " 1/2 K" Prize
    Deadline: August 15,2014
    Entry Fee: $20
    Website: http://indianareview.org
    A prize of $1,000 and publication in Indiana Review is given annually for a poem or a piece of flash fiction of up to 500 words. Carol Guess will judge. Submit up to three poems or pieces of flash fiction of up to 500 words each with a $20 entry fee, which includes a subscription to Indiana Review, by August 15. All entries are considered for publication. Send an SASE or visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Indiana Review, " 1/2 K" Prize, Ballantine Hall 529,1020 East Kirkwood Avenue, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405. Britt Ashley, Editor.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (8/4/2014 7:05:00 AM) Post reply

    Arcadia
    Ruby Irene Poetry Chapbook Prize
    Deadline: August 15,2014
    Entry Fee: $20
    Website: http://www.arcadiamagazine.org/contests
    E-mail address: arcadia@arcadiamagazine.org
    A prize of $1,000, publication by Arcadia, and 25 author copies is given annually for a poetry chapbook. Submit a manuscript of 15 to 35 pages with a $20 entry fee by August 15. All entries are considered for publication. E-mail or visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Arcadia, Ruby Irene Poetry Chapbook Prize,9616 Nicholas Road, Oklahoma City, OK 73120.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (8/4/2014 7:05:00 AM) Post reply

    PEN Center USA
    Emerging Voices Fellowships
    Deadline: August 11,2014
    Entry Fee: $10
    Website: http://www.penusa.org
    E-mail address: ev@penusa.org
    Fellowships of $1,000 each are given annually to emerging poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers who lack access to financial and creative support. Each fellow participates in an eight-month mentorship in Los Angeles with a professional writer, as well as classes at the UCLA Extension Writers' Program, public readings, and other programming. Housing is not provided. Writers who do not have significant publication credits, are not enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate writing program, and do not hold a graduate writing degree are eligible. Submit up to 10 pages of poetry or 20 pages of prose, a curriculum vitae, a federal tax return summary, and at least two letters of recommendation with a $10 entry fee by August 11. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

    PEN Center USA, Emerging Voices Fellowships,269 South Beverly Drive, #1163, Beverly Hills, CA 90212. (323) 424-4939. Libby Flores, Program Manager.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (8/2/2014 8:33:00 AM) Post reply

    Snake Nation Press
    Violet Reed Haas Prize for Poetry
    Deadline: August 31,2014
    Entry Fee: $25
    Website: http://www.snakenationpress.org
    E-mail address: haasrob@yahoo.com
    A prize of $1,000 and publication by Snake Nation Press is given annually for a poetry collection. Submit a manuscript of 75 to 100 pages with a $25 entry fee by August 31. E-mail or visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Snake Nation Press, Violet Reed Haas Prize for Poetry,110 West Force Street, Valdosta, GA 31601. Roberta George, Founding Editor.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (8/2/2014 8:32:00 AM) Post reply

    Utica College
    Eugene Paul Nassar Poetry Prize
    Deadline: August 31,2014
    Website: http://www.utica.edu/nassarprize
    E-mail address: gleising@utica.edu
    A prize of $2,000 is given annually for a poetry collection by a resident of upstate New York. The winner must also give a reading and teach a master class at Utica College. Submit two copies of a book of at least 48 pages, published between July 1,2013, and June 30,2014, and a curriculum vitae by August 31. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

    Utica College, Eugene Paul Nassar Poetry Prize, School of Arts and Sciences,1600 Burrstone Road, Utica, NY 13502. Gary Leising, Contest Coordinator.

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