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    Rattle
    Poetry Prize
    Deadline: July 15,2014
    Entry Fee: $20
    Website: http://www.rattle.com
    E-mail address: tim@rattle.com
    A prize of $5,000 and publication in Rattle is given annually for a poem. A Reader's Choice Award of $1,000 is also given to one of ten finalists. Submit up to four poems of any length with a $20 entry fee, which includes a subscription to Rattle, by July 15. All entries are considered for publication. Send an SASE, call, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Rattle, Poetry Prize,12411 Ventura Boulevard, Studio City, CA 91604. (818) 505-6777. Timothy Green, Editor.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (7/12/2014 7:31:00 AM) Post reply

    North Carolina Humanities Council
    Linda Flowers Literary Award
    Deadline: July 15,2014
    Website: http://www.nchumanities.org/content/2014-linda-flowers-award-details-and-guidelines
    E-mail address: dmcknight@nchumanities.org
    A prize of $500 and a weeklong residency at Weymouth Center for the Arts and Humanities in Southern Pines, North Carolina, is given annually for a work of poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction that reflects the people and culture of North Carolina. Submit five copies of a poem or group of poems, a short story, or an essay of up to 2,500 words by July 15. There is no entry fee. Call, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines.

    North Carolina Humanities Council, Linda Flowers Literary Award,122 North Elm Street, Suite 601, Greensboro, NC 27401. (336) 334-4770. Donovan McKnight, Program Officer.

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    Omnidawn Publishing
    First/Second Book Prize
    Deadline: July 15,2014
    Entry Fee: $27
    Website: http://www.omnidawn.com
    E-mail address: submissions@omnidawn.com
    A prize of $3,000, publication by Omnidawn Publishing, and 100 author copies is given annually for a first or second poetry collection. Timothy Donnelly will judge. Submit a manuscript of 40 to 120 pages with a $27 entry fee ($30 to receive a book from the Omnidawn catalogue) by July 15. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Omnidawn Publishing, First/Second Book Prize,1632 Elm Avenue, Richmond, CA 94590. (510) 237-5472. Rusty Morrison and Ken Keegan, Coeditors.

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    The New Guard
    Poetry and Fiction Contest
    Deadline: July 14,2014
    Entry Fee: $15
    Website: http://www.newguardreview.com
    E-mail address: info@newguardreview.com
    Two prizes of $1,000 each and publication in The New Guard will be given annually for a poem and a short story or novel excerpt for the Machigonne Fiction Contest and the Knightvalle Poetry Contest. Tim Seibles will judge in poetry and Joe Wenderoth will judge in fiction. Using the online submission system, submit three poems of up to 150 lines each or no more than 5,000 words of prose with a $15 entry fee by July 14. All entries will be considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

    The New Guard, Poetry and Fiction Contest, P.O. Box 866, Wells, ME 04094. Shanna McNair, Publisher.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (7/11/2014 8:13:00 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 (7/11/2014 8:11:00 AM) Post reply

    Westhope College, Open Poetry Competition.

    Dead line: Friday 1st August 2014
    First prize: £200,2nd £100,3rd £50,4th £25. Entry fee: £4 & £2, no limit
    Poems in English, any subject, up to 40 lines, two copies required please.
    Contact: Entry form if required, available from website - www, westhope.org.uk
    Postal entries to Westhope College, Craven Arms, Shropshire SY7 9JL
    Results night party Wednesday 1st October 2014 at Westhope College.

    Entry form available from website link to: - www.westhope.org.uk
    The poem submission form is on: - http://westhopecollegepoetrycompetition.com/submit.php
    Online payment is via: - http://westhopecollegepoetrycompetition.com/submit.php
    So payment can be made through their website, or by cheque, or by credit card via Westhope 01584 861293.

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    The John Betjeman Poetry Competition for Young People

    The John Betjeman Poetry Competition for Young People is open to children aged 10 to 13 years. Our aim is to encourage children to look at their surroundings more keenly as well as to be inspired by reading and writing poetry.
    Each child is invited to send in (by post or online) a poem on the sense of ‘place’. They can choose anywhere that is important to them – from their bedroom to a larger landscape, from their local park to their favourite building. The subject of their poem could be a city or a garden or a beach or a street – whatever moves them to write. We are asking them to capture in words what that place means to them
    The first prize is a £1000 (£500 to the winner and £500 to the English department of their school) as well as four Eurostar tickets. £50 book tokens are awarded to commended entrants. Junior/primary schools entering a whole class will receive a copy of The Puffin Book of Modern Children’s Verse on receipt of entries and secondary/senior schools, The Rattle Bag. We organise eight poet visits a year to schools entering the competition.
    Winners of the poetry competition are invited to read their poems aloud to an audience of judges, entrants, teachers and parents as well as sponsors and press, at a prize giving held on National Poetry Day, Thursday 2nd October, on the concourse of St Pancras station, next to the bronze statue of John Betjeman by Martin Jennings.
    The judges are the National Poet of Wales, Gillian Clarke, and the founder of Gifford Circus, Nell Gifford.
    The competition is free to enter and closes on 31st July.

    Please see website www.betjemanpoetrycompetition.com for details and an online entry form.

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    The Dream Quest One Poetry Contest

    This contest is international, open to anyone who enjoys expressing one's innermost thoughts and feelings into the beautiful art of poetry. Welcome to everyone having the ability to dream... Write a poem,30 lines or fewer on any subject, theme or form. Must be neatly hand printed or legibly typed. Multiple entries are accepted. All works must be original.
    Prizes: $250, $125, $50. Entry fee is $5(USD) per poem.
    Postmark deadline: July 31,2014.
    Send your name, address, phone#, email address with brief biographical info (Tell us a little about yourself) , on the coversheet. Include a self addressed stamped envelope. Make fee(s) payable to: DREAMQUESTONE.COM. Mail entri(es) /fee(s) to: Dream Quest One Poetry Contest, P.O. Box 3141, Chicago, IL 60654.

    Visit http://www.dreamquestone.com/rules.html for details on how to enter

  • Poemhunter Moderator (7/11/2014 8:06:00 AM) Post reply

    Library of Congress Seeks Nominations for Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt National Poetry Prize

    The Library of Congress is accepting nominations from publishers for the Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry. The 2014 prize will be awarded in the fall.
    The prize, which carries a $10,000 award, is given biennially. It will be presented to an American poet for the best book published during the previous two years,2012 and 2013, or for lifetime achievement in poetry. Publishers may submit entries for the best book; the lifetime achievement awarding is at the sole discretion of the prize jury and the Librarian of Congress.
    Applications must be postmarked by July 31,2014. Guidelines for submission, as well as a list of previous winners, can be found at www.loc.gov/poetry/prize-fellow/bobbitt.html.

    The Poetry and Literature Center at the Library of Congress fosters and enhances the public’s appreciation of literature. The center administers the endowed chair, U.S. Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry; coordinates an annual season of readings, performances, lectures and symposia; and sponsors prizes and fellowships for literary writers. For more information, visit www.loc.gov/poetry/.

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    Bradford on Avon Arts Festival Poems-on-a-Beermat Poetry Competition.

    Closing date: July 30,2014
    Adjudicator: Martin Malone. Prize giving will be on Wednesday September 3rd
    2014 at the Bradford on Avon Arts Festival. All 10 shortlisted entrants will be invited to read their winning poems at the event, which will also feature a reading by Martin Malone. Winning poems will be published on the Festival website.

    First Prize £200 Second £50, Third £25. All 10 shortlisted entrants will have their poems printed on beermats to be widely distributed in pubs in Bradford on Avon during the town's Arts Festival in September, and will receive prizes of 25 beermats printed with their own poem and name.
    Entry fee £4, or £10 for three poems, with subsequent entries at £3.
    For further information, rules & entry details, visit www.boaartsfestival.com

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