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    The Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award

    Closing date: July 31,2014
    Prizes: course, books
    Fee: none

    Poems: The competition is free to enter, and attracts entries not just from Britain but from around the world. Any writer between the ages of 11 and 17 ON JULY 31 can enter. Poems can also be sent by e-mail. Poets can enter as many poems as they choose, of any length and on any theme. Competition entries cannot be returned under any circumstances, so please make sure you send copies only. All winners and runners-up will receive book prizes donated by publishers Bloodaxe and Faber & Faber, plus free youth membership of the Poetry Society for one year, and will be invited to an awards party at the Royal Festival Hall on National Poetry Day in October. The 15 overall winners will be invited to attend the prize-winners' writing course at the Arvon Centre.

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    Phone: 020 7420 9894
    e-mail: fyp@poetrysociety.org.uk

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    Vallum Award for Poetry

    Closing date: July 15,2014
    Prizes: $750, $250
    Fee: $25 to Vallum
    Judge: George Elliott Clarke

    Poems: Submit up to 1-3 poems of maximum 60 lines each. Do not label your poems with your name or address; instead include a cover letter with all pertinent information. Poems may be on any theme or subject, but must be original and not previously published. Both 1st and 2nd prize-winning poems will be published in Vallum Magazine and on Vallum's website. Honourable Mentions may be selected and published but are not eligible for cash prizes. Enter and pay online at site. Fee includes a free one-year subscription to Vallum.

    PO Box 598, Victoria Station
    Montreal, QC H3Z 2Y6
    CANADA vallumcontest@gmail.com

  • Poemhunter Moderator (7/9/2014 8:57:00 AM) Post reply

    Robert and Adele Schiff Award in Poetry

    Closing date: July 15,2014
    Prizes: $1,000, publication
    Fee: $20 toThe Cincinnati Review
    Judge: editors
    Notify: October 1

    Poems: One winning poem and prose piece (fiction or creative nonfiction) will be chosen for publication in our 2014 prize issue, and winning authors will receive $1000 each. All entries will be considered for publication in The Cincinnati Review. Submit up to 8 pages of poetry or 40 pages of prose, per entry. Previously published manuscripts, including works that have appeared online (in any form) will not be considered. There are no restrictions as to form, style, or content; all entries will be considered for publication. Simultaneous submissions are acceptable under the condition that you notify us if your manuscript is accepted elsewhere. Entry fee is $20, which includes a one-year subscription to The Cincinnati Review. Submissions only through our online submission manager; pay the fee through that system. Please do not include the writer’s name or any identifying information in the manuscript file. Instead, insert a cover letter with the writer’s name, mailing address, telephone number, email, and the title(s) of the work(s) submitted in the “comments” section of the online submission manager. All entries will receive equal consideration. Submissions will be accepted through our online submission manager from June 1 to July 15. October 1 announcement will appear on our website.

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    Rattle Poetry Prize

    Closing date: July 15,2014
    Prizes: $5,000, (15x) $100, publication, and $1,000 Readers’ Choice prize
    Fee: $20 to RATTLE
    Judge: editors
    Notify: September 15

    Poems: Entry fee of $20 includes a one-year subscription to RATTLE. Open to writers, worldwide; poems must be written in English (no translations) . International entrants MUST submit via email and credit card. Pay the entry fee via PayPal. You may submit up to four poems per entry. After paying the entry fee online, send an email to prize@rattle.com. Write the PayPal transaction ID of your subscription in the subject line. Attach one file, that includes the cover sheet and all of the poems you’re submitting in a single document. Do not attach more than one file. Only.TXT, .RTF, .DOC, .DOCX, or.PDF extensions will be opened. You will receive an auto-response immediately to let you know that your submission was received—if there are any problems with the file or process we will let you know within a week or two. Also please note that if you send multiple entries, you’ll only receive the auto-reply for the first.

    12411 Ventura Blvd.
    Studio City, CA 91604

  • Poemhunter Moderator (7/9/2014 8:50:00 AM) Post reply

    Literal Latté Poetry Awards

    Closing date: July 15,2014
    Prizes: $1,000, $300, $200
    Fee: $10 to Literal Latté

    Poems: Send unpublished poems,2,000 word max. All styles and subjects welcome. Name, address, telephone number on cover page only. Please put poem titles/first lines on cover page as well. Include SASE or e-mail address for reply. Include $10 Reading Fee for up to 6 poems OR $15 for 10 poems. All Entries Considered For Publication. Include Check or Money Orders made out to Literal Latte.

    200 East 10th Street, Suite 240
    New York, NY 10003 (212) 260-5532

  • Poemhunter Moderator (7/8/2014 8:35:00 AM) Post reply

    Suffolk Young Poets

    Closing date: 31st July,2014.
    Prizes: Book tokens and the chance to perform at Aldeburgh Poetry Festival.
    Any poem by a child living in Suffolk.
    Entry fee: Free entry.

    Email: info@thepoetrytrustorg
    Website: thepoetrytrust.org

  • Poemhunter Moderator (7/8/2014 8:34:00 AM) Post reply

    Wells Festival of Literature

    Closing date: 31st July,2014.
    Prizes: £500, £200, £100 for poetry and short stories; £100 and reading by agent and publisher for crime novel. Local prize £100.
    Entry fee: £5.
    Poetry, up to 40 lines.

    See website for more: wellsfestivalofliterature.org.uk

  • Poemhunter Moderator (7/8/2014 8:33:00 AM) Post reply

    Foyle Young Poets of the Year

    Closing date: 31st July,2014.
    Prizes: Publication in an anthology, mentoring, Arvon writing residency.
    Free entry.
    Poetry from writers aged 11-17.

    Email: fyp@poetrysociety.org.uk
    Website: foyleyoungpoets.org

  • Poemhunter Moderator (7/8/2014 8:33:00 AM) Post reply

    The Elmet Trust - The Elmet Poetry Prize

    Closing date: 25th July 2014.
    Prizes: First Prize - an Arvon course at Lumb Bank, Second prize - Weekend retreat at Ted's House, Mythrolmroyd, Third prize - £50
    Entry fee: £5 per person
    Judges: Lucy Burnett

    For further information please visit the website: theelmettrust.org/competitions

  • Poemhunter Moderator (7/8/2014 8:32:00 AM) Post reply

    The Elmet Trust - Young People's Prize

    Closing date: 25th July 2014.
    Prizes: First prize in each category - £100, Runners up - £50
    Entry fee: Free.
    Judges: Katrina Naomi

    For further information please visit the website: theelmettrust.org/competitions

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