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Poetry Contests

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  • Poemhunter Moderator (6/27/2014 9:32:00 AM) Post reply

    Flash 500 Competitions

    Closing dates: 30th June,2014 and quarterly.
    Prizes: Flash fiction: £300, £100 and £50; £150, £100 and £50 for humorous verse.
    Entry fee: flash fiction £5, £8 for two; humorous verse £3, £2.50 each extra.
    Quarterly competitions for flash fiction, up to 500 words, and humorous verse, from limerick to 32 lines.


  • Poemhunter Moderator (6/27/2014 9:31:00 AM) Post reply

    Earlyworks Press Poetry Collection Competition

    Closing date: 30th June,2014.
    Prizes: £100, publication and contract.
    Entry fee: £15
    For 10-12 page poetry collections with publication potential.


  • Poemhunter Moderator (6/27/2014 9:30:00 AM) Post reply

    The London Magazine's Poetry Competition 2014

    Closing date: 30th June 2014.
    Prizes: £200, £150, £100 plus publication and invitation to an event.
    Entry fee: £5.
    The competition is for poems, up to 40 lines.


  • Poemhunter Moderator (6/26/2014 11:00:00 AM) Post reply

    Flash 500 Humour Verse Competition

    Closing date: 30th June 2014
    Entry fee: £3 for the first poem, then £2.50 for each poem thereafter
    Line Length: Up to 32 lines
    Prizes will be awarded as follows:
    First: £150
    Second: £100
    Third: £50
    The results will be announced within six weeks of the closing date and the three winning entries will be published on the website.


  • Poemhunter Moderator (6/26/2014 10:58:00 AM) Post reply

    Poetry Pulse is back for our fifth open competition.

    Deadline: June 30th. Judge: Ciarán Parkes First prize: £300, judge 2015 competition. Second prize: £150. Third Prize: £75. Entry fee: £5. Summary: The Poetry Pulse annual open poetry competition,2014, now in its fifth year, is accepting entries. Last year's winner, Ciarán Parkes, is our judge. Winning and commended poems will be published on the Poetry Pulse website on August 31st.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (6/26/2014 10:58:00 AM) Post reply

    THE POETIC BOND IIII, fourth annual anthology, edited by Trevor Maynard

    Details: Three poems per submission, no restriction on subject, form, or line count*. Each poem is made anonymous and read by two of the reading team. Up to fifty poems will be selected for the paperback publication in September/October 2014. Poems are selected from the emerging themes within the pool of submitted work, so each anthology evolves organically with the aim of capturing the contemporary zeitgeist. (*Up to 120 lines are published in the paperback edition with the poet able to include a web-link to the full work) . Feedback, in the form of the readers’ reports to the editor, are available, if requested. Copyright of individual poems always remains with the author; previously published poems can be submitted, as long as the author has retained their copyright.

    Entry Fee: £7 / $12 per submission, three poems per submission
    Contact: Trevor Maynard at

    Full details, including details of all the poets from the past three anthologies, and a click to submit are to be found at

  • Poemhunter Moderator (6/26/2014 10:57:00 AM) Post reply

    SLO NightWriters 25th Annual Writing Contest
    The 2014 Golden Quill Awards

    Short Story/Memoir – 1,000 word maximum; Poetry – 40 line maximum
    Entries must include the words ‘Déjà vu’ and depict the theme.
    Entry Fee: $15 per entry, multiple entries are allowed in both categories
    Prizes: $750 – First Prize, $400 – Second Prize, for each category, plus Honorable Mentions
    Submissions Accepted: April 1,2014 through June 30th,2014

    Visit our website for more contest details at:
    Tom Snow, Contest Director
    Contest email:
    In association with The Central Coast Writers Conference

  • Poemhunter Moderator (6/26/2014 10:56:00 AM) Post reply

    The McLellan Poetry Prize 2014

    Closing date: 30 June 2014
    Details: for poems up to 80 lines. Judge Michael Laskey.1st prize £1000,2nd £300,3rd £100 and six commendations of £25. All prizewinners will be invited to read at the award ceremony in Brodick, Isle of Arran on 29 August 2014.
    Entry Fee: £5 per poem, £4 each for three or more.

    Contact: The Competition Organiser, McLellan Poetry Award, The Yellowland, Whiting Bay, Isle of Arran KA27 8PZ, UK
    Full details (and downloadable entry form) can be found on our website
    or for a competition leaflet send a SAE to the Competition Organiser.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (6/26/2014 10:56:00 AM) Post reply

    Contests for Blue Lyra Review

    (Guidelines and Submission link here

    (1) The Blue Lyra Longish Poem Prize – one poem of 2-6 pages, or 2-6 pages of strongly linked shorter poems. Judge: Andrew McFadyen-Ketchum, author of Ghost Gear. $9 per entry, $15 with anthology. May 1 – June 30.

    (2) The Living Earth Creative Nonfiction Prize – 5000 word maximum and must be about nature. Judge: Sharman Apt Russell, author of Standing in the Light: My Life as a Pantheist and Diary of a Citizen Scientist. Guidelines online & Submittable link. Prize: $100 per category. $9 per entry, $15 with anthology. May 1 – June 30.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (6/25/2014 10:01:00 AM) Post reply

    Bellevue Literary Review
    Prizes in Poetry and Prose

    Deadline: July 1,2014
    Entry Fee: $20
    E-mail address:

    Three prizes of $1,000 each and publication in Bellevue Literary Review are given annually to a poet, a fiction writer, and a creative nonfiction writer for works about health, healing, illness, the body, and the mind. Major Jackson will judge in poetry, Chang-rae Lee will judge in fiction, and Anne Fadiman will judge in creative nonfiction. Using the online submission system, submit up to three poems totaling no more than five pages or up to 5,000 words of prose with a $20 entry fee (a $30 entry fee includes a subscription to Bellevue Literary Review) by July 1. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Bellevue Literary Review, Prizes in Poetry and Prose, New York University Langone Medical Center, Department of Medicine,550 First Avenue, OBV-A612, New York, NY 10016. (212) 263-3973. Stacy Bodziak, Managing Editor.

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