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  • Poemhunter Moderator (2/26/2014 7:41:00 AM) Post reply

    Graffiti Magazine Poetry Competition Rules
    2014 is the year of Dylan Thomas and we are looking for poems inspired by Dylan – his life, poetry, Swansea, Laugharne, the Chelsea Hotel etc.

    1. Closing date 28 February 2014
    2. Entries must be in English and be the writer’s own unpublished work. They must not be on offer for publication or entered in any other current competition.
    3. Maximum length 30 lines.
    4. Each piece of work, with its title, must be in clear type on one side of A4 sheet(s) . Details of the writer must not appear on this sheet.
    5. The name and address of the writer and the titles of all entries should be typed on a separate sheet of A4 paper.
    6. The prize-winner will be notified by post, if SAE provided, or by email if email address is provided.
    7. Entries are only accepted by post. Please keep a copy of your work, as entries will not be returned.
    8. The fee is £2.50 per poem. Cheques/Postal Orders in sterling only, should be made payable to: Catchword Writing Group
    9. All entries that arrive on time will be considered by the adjudicator, whose decision is final. No correspondence will be entered into concerning the result.
    10. Competitors wishing to be informed of the results should enclose an SAE marked ‘Results’ or provide an email address.

    Send entries to: Graffiti Magazine Writing Competition, C/o 33 Sandford Leaze, Avening, Glos, GL8 8PB
    Prize: £20

    The winning entry and short listed poems will be published in Graffiti.
    Also include a short piece on what Dylan Thomas and his writing mean to you

  • Poemhunter Moderator (2/25/2014 8:28:00 AM) Post reply

    'In Memoriam' poetry competition (positive, celebratory, comforting, inspiring)

    Closing date: February 28th 2014

    Poems up to 40 lines.
    To be judged by members of the Thynks Publications team.
    1st prize £100 plus publication, runners up –publication.
    Entry Fee: £4 per poem
    Further details on the website: -

  • Poemhunter Moderator (2/25/2014 8:24:00 AM) Post reply

    CLPE Poetry Award 2014

    Deadline: 28th February 2014
    Entry is free

    Publishers and poets are invited to submit books of children's poetry by a single poet or collections of children's poetry published in 2013. Judges: Anne Harvey, Chris McCabe, Charlotte Hacking and the Chair for the Award will be Roger McGough CBE.

    For more information on how to enter see website:
    Telephone: 020 7401 3382/3

  • Poemhunter Moderator (2/25/2014 8:21:00 AM) Post reply

    The Yogic Path Poetry Prize

    in conjunction with
    1st Publication in Yoga and Health magazine, Publication in The Yogic Path website, Three signed books by Mira Mehta

    Closing Date 28th February 2014
    Judges Mira Mehta, Principal of The Yogic Path, best-selling author on Yoga and poet.
    Adrian Brown, Artistic Director of Planet Theatre Productions.

    For further information please visit or email

  • Poemhunter Moderator (2/24/2014 10:03:00 AM) Post reply

    Grace Dieu Writers’ Circle’s Tenth Anniversary 2014 Poetry Competition – Judge Sharon Black

    Deadline: February 28,2014
    Entry Fee: £4

    A poem on any subject with a maximum of 40 lines
    Entry Fees: £4 for one poem or £12 for 4, £3 for each additional entry over four
    First Prize: £500; Second: £200; Third: £100; Fourth: £75; Fifth: £50

    For further details, rules & entry form visit

  • Poemhunter Moderator (2/24/2014 3:19:00 AM) Post reply

    York Literature Festival / York Mix Poetry Competition 2014

    Deadline: February 28,2014
    Entry Fee: £5 (3 poems)

    In association with YorkMix, York Literature Festival’s poetry competition returns. First prize: £250 Second Prize: £100 Third Prize: £50. The York prize (£40) will be awarded to an excellent poem from an entrant with a York postcode. Five Highly Commended, and 10 Commended poems will each win their writer a certificate.

    The competition will be judged by award-winning poet Carole Bromley.
    Prizes will be awarded on Sunday March 23, at Friargate Theatre, York.

    To enter, please visit and follow the link to

  • Aidaceleste Urrutia Portes Suarez (2/23/2014 3:59:00 PM) Post reply Stage


    The Sochi Olympian Games are over
    But the great moments that lingers is not!
    The enthusiasm display was contagious…
    At the moments of the competitions,
    And will stay longer warming hearts!

    Thank you athletes of the world,
    For the exhilarating moments!
    Everyone should applaud your efforts,
    Insistence, practices and dedication.
    We really, really enjoy it all!

    It is good to see people united…
    Because we people, loves sports!
    Even competition is the highlights.
    Someone had to get the rewards or medals!
    For the winners my congratulations!

    Even thou risk of accidents is high!
    All the tears and sweet was worth it.
    We’re born to compete… such is life!
    We’re enamored with Ah-ha! Moments.
    Keep it up athletes of the world!

  • Poemhunter Moderator (2/21/2014 8:37:00 AM) Post reply

    Wag's Revue
    Winter Writers' Contest
    Deadline: February 28,2014
    Entry Fee: $20
    E-mail address:
    A prize of $1,000 and publication in Wag's Revue is given annually for a poem or group of poems, a short story, or an essay. The editors will judge. Using the online submission system, submit up to 10 pages of poetry or up to 8,000 words of prose with a $20 entry fee by February 28. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Wag's Revue, Winter Writers' Contest,313 Sackett Street #3, Brooklyn, NY 11231.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (2/21/2014 8:32:00 AM) Post reply

    Fence Books
    Modern Poets Series
    Deadline: February 28,2014
    Entry Fee: $28
    A prize of $1,000 and publication by Fence Books is given annually for a poetry collection. Using the online submission system, submit a manuscript of 48 to 80 pages with a $28 entry fee, which includes a subscription to Fence, during the month of February. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Fence Books, Modern Poets Series, Science Library 320,1400 Washington Avenue, University at Albany, Albany, NY 12222. Rebecca Wolff, Editor.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (2/21/2014 8:23:00 AM) Post reply

    Sustainable Arts Foundation
    Writing Awards
    Deadline: February 28,2014
    Entry Fee: $10
    Up to five awards of $6,000 each and up to five Promise Awards of $1,000 each are given twice yearly to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers with children. Writers with at least one child under the age of 18 are eligible. Using the online submission system, submit a writing sample of any length with a biography, an artist statement, a curriculum vitae, and a $10 entry fee by February 28. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

    Sustainable Arts Foundation, Writing Awards,1032 Irving Street #609, San Francisco, CA 94122.

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