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    Sentinel Literary Quarterly Poetry Competition

    Closing Date: 31st August,2014.
    Prizes: £200 (First) , £75 (Second) , £50 (Third) , £20 x 3 (High Commendation) .
    The winners and commended poems will receive first publication in Sentinel Literary Quarterly magazine.
    Fees: £4/1, £7/2, £9/3, £11/ 4, £12/5, £16/7, and £22 for 10 poems.
    For original, previously unpublished poems in English Language, on any subject, in any style up to 50 lines long. This competition is open to all poets regardless of nationality, living anywhere in the world. Judge: Will Daunt.
    Enter online and pay securely by PayPal or print out an Entry Form for postal entries at:
    sentinelquarterly.com/poetry
    Or send your poems with a cover note titled 'Sentinel Literary Quarterly Poetry Competition August 2014', together with a cheque/postal order for the applicable payment in favour of SENTINEL POETRY MOVEMENT to: Sentinel Poetry Movement, Unit 136,113-115 George Lane, South Woodford, London E18 1AB, United Kingdom.

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    Aesthetica Creative Writing

    Closing date: 31st August,2014.
    Prizes: £500 for winners in each category, publication in Creative Writing Annual.
    Entry fee: £10 for two pieces of one kind.
    Short stories up to 2,000 words, poetry up to 40 lines. Any theme, form or style.

    Email: writing@aestheticamagazine.com
    Website: aestheticamagazine.com

  • Poemhunter Moderator (8/11/2014 7:41:00 AM) Post reply

    Hysteria Writing Competitions

    Closing date: 31st August,2014.
    Prizes: £150 short story, £75 poetry and flash fiction; entry fee: £5 story, £3 poetry and flash fiction
    Entry fee: £3/£5.
    Short stories up to 2,000 words, poetry up to 20 lines, flash fiction 20 words, by women writers.

    info@hysterectomy-association.org.uk
    Website: http://ht.ly/tlczg

  • Poemhunter Moderator (8/11/2014 7:40:00 AM) Post reply

    Manchester Fiction and Poetry Prizes

    Closing date: 29th August,2014.
    Prizes: £10,000 plus web publication.
    Entry fee: £17.
    Portfolio of 3-5 poems.

    Email: j.draper@mmu.ac.uk
    See website for more: manchesterwritingcompetition.co.uk

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    The Bigger Picture - Reflections on the Great War

    Closing date: 23rd August 2014.
    Prizes: First Prize - £50, Second Prize - £30, Third Prize - £20.
    Entry fee: £2 per poem
    This year marks the centenary of the outset of the Great War and entries are invited of short works of poetry written in response to any work of art associated with World War One. " Work of art" in this context can be a painting, a song, a poem, even a film or a soundtrack to a film. The interpretation of the term is entirely up to the entrant. Maximum lines-50.

    email address: saveas@hotmail.co.uk
    For more details see website: saveaswriters.co.uk/

  • Poemhunter Moderator (8/11/2014 7:40:00 AM) Post reply

    Buzzwords Open Poetry Competition

    Closing date: 17th August 2014.
    Prizes: £600, £300, £50 x 5 commended.
    Fee: £4; £10/3 (postal entries): £4.35; £8.70/2; £11/3 (Paypal) . The Gloucestershire Prize- £200 (residents only) .
    Poems up to length: 70 lines.
    Sole Judge: Jonathan Davidson (will read all entries) .

    Online entry or send an SAE to Buzzwords Open Poetry Competition, Butlers, Western Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 3RN buzzwords-competition

  • Poemhunter Moderator (8/11/2014 7:39:00 AM) Post reply

    Nottingham Open Poetry Competition

    Closing date: 12th August,2014.
    Prizes: £300, £150, £75 10 merits of £10.
    Entry fee: £3 or £10 for four.
    Poems up to 40 lines.

    email: viv.apple@ntlworld.com
    Website: nottinghampoetrysociety.wordpress.com/

  • Poemhunter Moderator (8/7/2014 9:46:00 AM) Post reply

    Gulf Coast
    Barthelme Prize for Short Prose

    Deadline: August 31,2014
    Entry Fee: $17
    Website: http://www.gulfcoastmag.org
    E-mail address: editors@gulfcoastmag.org

    A prize of $1,000 and publication in Gulf Coast is given annually for a piece of short prose. Amy Hempel will judge. Submit a prose poem, a piece of flash fiction, or a micro-essay of up to 500 words with a $17 entry fee, which includes a subscription to Gulf Coast, by August 31. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Gulf Coast, Barthelme Prize for Short Prose, English Department, University of Houston, Houston, TX 77204. (713) 743-3223. Adrienne Perry, Editor.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (8/7/2014 9:45:00 AM) Post reply

    Wag's Revue
    Summer Writers' Contest

    Deadline: August 31,2014
    Website: http://www.wagsrevue.com/submit
    E-mail address: editors@wagsrevue.com

    A prize of $1,000 and publication in Wag's Revue is given twice yearly 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 10,000 words of prose with a $20 entry by August 31. All entries are considered for publication. E-mail or visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Wag's Revue, Summer Writers' Contest,313 Sackett Street, #3, Brooklyn, NY 11231. Sandra Allen, Managing Editor.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (8/7/2014 9:45:00 AM) Post reply

    Sustainable Arts Foundation
    Writing Awards

    Deadline: August 31,2014
    Entry Fee: $10
    Website: http://www.sustainableartsfoundation.org

    Up to five awards of $6,000 each and up to five Promise Awards of $2,000 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 up to 10 poems totaling no more than 25 pages or up to 25 pages of prose with a biography, an artist statement, a curriculum vitae, a project statement, and a $10 entry fee by August 31. 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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