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  • Poemhunter Moderator (7/15/2014 8:24:00 AM) Post reply
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    The Elmet Poetry Prize

    The prizes will be awarded by Lucy Burnett on Saturday 25 October at the The Ted Hughes Festival 2014 in Mytholmroyd, West Yorkshire. First prize - an Arvon course at Lumb Bank. Second Prize - a week's writing retreat at Ted's House, Mytholmroyd. Runners up - £50. Judge - Lucy Burnett.
    Entry Fee: £5
    Closing Date: 25th July 2014

    Conor O'Loughlin - conor.oloughlin@hotmail.co.uk Anna Turner - annabama@hotmail.co.uk Kathleen McGrath -
    kathleenmcgrath@hotmail.com TET email - theelmettrust@outlook.com

  • Poemhunter Moderator (7/15/2014 8:22:00 AM) Post reply

    Wasafiri New Writing Prize 2014


    Judges: Susheila Nasta MBE, Inua Ellams, Bidisha and Monique Roffey. Open to anyone worldwide who has not published a complete book. Submissions invited in one of three categories: Poetry, Fiction and Life Writing. A maximum of 5 poems can be entered and the word limit for Fiction and Life Writing is 3000. Other terms and conditions apply. £300 will be awarded to the winner in each category and their work will be published in Wasafiri.
    Entry Fee: £6 if entering one category, £10 for two and £15 for three categories.
    Closing Date: 25th July 2014

    Return entries to: Wasafiri New Writing Prize, The Open University in London,1-11 Hawley Crescent, London, NW1 8NP. For entry forms and full terms and conditions: www.wasafiri.org/wasafiri-new-writing-prize.asp

  • Poemhunter Moderator (7/15/2014 8:19:00 AM) Post reply

    Poetrywivenhoe Poetry Competition 2014

    For original poems in English of no more than 50 lines. Prizes: First Prize £200, Second Prize £100, Third Prize £50. Judge: Roger Caldwell.
    Entry Fee: £3 per poem
    Closing Date: 25th July 2014

    Entries should be sent to: poetrywivenhoe Poetry Competition,96 Ernest Road, Wivenhoe, Colchester, Essex CO7 9LJ
    More information, full terms and conditions and entry forms: http://poetrywivenhoe.org/?page_id=29

  • Rookie - 116 Points Marriam Anderson (7/15/2014 6:52:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    im looking for a contest for teenagers in the UK. any ideas?
    preferably for free

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    • Rookie - 116 Points Poemhunter Moderator (7/15/2014 8:16:00 AM) Post reply

      You can check out these websites to see teen poetry competitions in the UK: http://www.poetrysociety.org.uk/content/competitions/fyp/ http://www.unitedpress.co.uk/free-poetry-competitions/ http: ... more

  • Poemhunter Moderator (7/14/2014 3:37:00 AM) Post reply

    New England Thunderbolt Prize for Crime Writing

    Closes: 1 August 2014
    Prizes: $500 first prize in 3 categories plus $300 New England award for a resident of New England and $200 Emerging Author award for an unpublished writer from anywhere in Australia.
    For unpublished crime poetry to 60 lines, crime fiction up to 2,500 words and crime non-fiction up to 2,500 words.
    Entry fee: $10 per entry
    Payable by: Direct deposit, Cheque, Money order
    Entry: Postal

    For details: http://www.newc.org.au/netpcw.htm

  • Poemhunter Moderator (7/14/2014 3:35:00 AM) Post reply

    Bruce Dawe National Poetry Prize 2014

    Closes: 31 July 2014
    Prize: $2,500 first prize
    For an original, unpublished poem to 50 lines.
    Entry fee: $6 per poem
    Entry: Online

    For more details: http://www.usq.edu.au/news-events/News/2014/03/~/link.aspx?_id=3DAA1BE96F174296A1D6491809178164&_z=z

  • Poemhunter Moderator (7/14/2014 3:34:00 AM) Post reply

    Mudgee Valley Writers 14th Biennial Competition

    Closes: Thursday,31st July 2014
    Prizes: Open Sections– First $200 plus Trophy. Second $100. Third $50. Novice Sections – First $100 plus Trophy. Second $50. Third $30.Highly Commended and Commended Certificates awarded.
    Entry fee: $5 per entry or $12 for three entries.
    Payable by: Cheque, Money order
    Entry: Postal

    For Short Stories to 2000 words maximum & Poetry (Rhyming) to 60 lines maximum in Open and Novice (an author who has not previously won a monetary prize in any competition at time of entry) categories.

    Entry forms can be obtained by sending a stamped self addressed envelope to:
    PO Box 356, Mudgee NSW 2850 or email j.baggett@bigpond.com

    Entry forms and all entries to be forwarded to: Competition Secretary,
    Mudgee Valley Writers Inc, PO Box 356, Mudgee NSW 2850

  • Poemhunter Moderator (7/14/2014 3:31:00 AM) Post reply

    The All Poetry Competition

    Closes: postmarked 14 July,2014
    Prizes: $200, $100, $60 plus a copy of the book Tangents by the Kitchen Table Poets.
    For unpublished poems 14-40 lines written in English.
    Entry fee: $7.50 per poem
    Entry: Postal
    Payable by: Cheque, Money order

    For details: http://kitchentablepoets.com.au/news.php

  • Poemhunter Moderator (7/14/2014 3:29:00 AM) Post reply

    John Knight Memorial Poetry Manuscript Prize 2014

    Closes: Monday, June 30 2014 EXTENDED UNTIL July 31 2014
    Prize: Publication with Erudite Scribe. Author receives 25 copies and a royalty contract.
    For an unpublished poetry manuscript of 40 pages.
    Entry fee: $20 per manuscript
    Payable by: Direct deposit, Credit card, Paypal
    Entry: Online

    For details: http://www.eruditescribe.com/john-knight-memorial-poetry-manuscript-prize/

  • Poemhunter Moderator (7/14/2014 3:23:00 AM) Post reply

    Knightville Poetry Contest

    Deadline: Monday, July 14,2014
    Categories: Poetry
    Entry Fees: $15
    Prizes: $1,000
    Description: $1,000 for an exceptional poem in any form. Three poems per entry. Up to 150 lines per poem. Judged by National Book Award Finalist and author of ”Fast Animal” TIM SEIBLES. Contest winners and all finalists get one free copy of The New Guard, and each submission will be carefully considered for publication. Final judging is blind.

    Contact Information: info@newguardreview.com
    Website: https: //thenewguard.submittable.com/submit

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