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  • Poemhunter Moderator (4/17/2014 5:51:00 AM) Post reply

    Omnidawn Publishing
    Poetry Chapbook Competition

    Deadline: April 22,2014
    Entry Fee: $18
    Website: http://www.omnidawn.com
    E-mail address: submissions@omnidawn.com

    A prize of $1,000, publication by Omnidawn Publishing, and 100 author copies is given annually for a poetry chapbook. Kazim Ali will judge. Submit a manuscript of 20 to 40 pages with an $18 entry fee by April 22. For an additional $2, entrants will receive one chapbook of their choice from the Omnidawn catalogue. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Omnidawn Publishing, Poetry Chapbook Competition,1632 Elm Avenue, Richmond, CA 94805. (510) 237-5472. Rusty Morrison and Ken Keegan, Coeditors.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (4/17/2014 5:51:00 AM) Post reply

    Crab Orchard Review
    Literary Prizes

    Deadline: April 21,2014
    Entry Fee: $23
    Website: http://craborchardreview.siu.edu/dyer.html

    Three prizes of $2,000 each and publication in Crab Orchard Review are given annually for a poem, a short story, and an essay. Using the online submission system, submit a single poem of up to five pages, a short story of up to 6,000 words, or an essay of up to 6,500 words with a $22.50 entry fee, which includes a subscription to Crab Orchard Review, by April 21. All entries are considered for publication. Send an SASE or visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Crab Orchard Review, Literary Prizes, English Department, Mail Code 4503, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL 62901. Jon Tribble, Managing Editor.

  • Freshman - 1,318 Points M E Silverman (4/16/2014 10:17:00 AM) Post reply

    Blue Lyra Review announces 4 contests:
    The Blue Lyra Longish Poem Prize,2-6 pages, one poem or strongly linked smaller poems. Judge: Andrew McFayden-Ketchum, author of Ghost Gear. Prize: $100 per category. $9 per entry, $15 with anthology. May 1 – June 30.

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

    Blue Lyra Flash Fiction Prize,1000 word max. Judge: Stefanie Freele, author of Surrounded by Water. Prize: $100 per category. $9/3 entries, $15 with anthology. July 1 – Aug 31.

    Blue Lyra Poetry Prize,65 line max. Judge: Katherine E. Young, author of Day of the Border Guards. Guidelines online & Submittable link. Prize: $100 per category. $9/3 entries, $15 with anthology. July 1 – Aug 31.

    Submit through Submittable, link found on our website.

    Winners will be announced in November-December 2014.

    Entries ONLY accepted during the above dates.

    While we read “blind”, please note our policy on Conflicts of Interest: Students, faculty, staff, associates or administrators currently affiliated with the judges are ineligible for consideration or publication in that category.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (4/16/2014 2:00:00 AM) Post reply

    Swanwick Writers' School Comps

    Closing date: 30th April,2014.
    Prizes: Inclusive week at Swanwick Writers' Summer School for each category winner, Writing Magazine Creative Writing manuscript appraisal for second-winners, Writers' & Artists' Yearbook 2014 for third.
    Entry fee: £5.

    Short stories, poems and writing for children, all on the theme of 'unsung hero'

    Website: swanwickwritersschool.org.uk

  • Poemhunter Moderator (4/16/2014 1:59:00 AM) Post reply

    Poetic Republic Poetry Prize 2014

    Closing date: 30th April,2014.
    Prizes: £2,000 for a single poem; £1,000 for a portfolio
    Entry fee: £7.

    For poetry or prose poetry,42 lines maximum. The Poetry Republic Prize has an unusual system of organisation - 'online anonymous peer review' - it is judged by the entran s themselves, The event culminates with a collaborative ebook publication featuring the best poems and comments as chosen by the participants.

    Website: poeticrepublic.com

  • Poemhunter Moderator (4/16/2014 1:58:00 AM) Post reply

    Divine Chocolate Poetry Competition

    Closing date: 30th April,2014.
    Prizes: chocolate, goodies, book tokens.
    Free entry.
    For poems on the theme 'If I met a cocoa farmer', in three age groups, ages 7-11,12-16 and 17+

    Email: poetry@divinechocolate.com
    More info on website: http://www.divinechocolate.com/uk/poetry

  • Poemhunter Moderator (4/16/2014 1:57:00 AM) Post reply

    Bomb Poetry Contest

    Deadline: 30th April 2014
    Prizes: $1,000 and publication
    Fee: $20
    online only

    3–5 poems: Manuscripts must include 3–5 poems. No more than 5 poems (max.10 pages) per entry fee. Do not write a name on the actual manuscript, as all entries are considered anonymously. NON-ANONYMOUS ENTRIES WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. Poems must be previously unpublished. Simultaneous submissions OK, but reading fee is not refundable. Reading Fee: $20 inside the US—includes free one-year subscription to BOMB* (addresses outside North America add $12; Canada/Mexico add $6) .


  • Poemhunter Moderator (4/16/2014 1:54:00 AM) Post reply

    Omnidawn Chapbook Contest

    Closing Date: 22nd April 2014
    Prize: $1,000,100 copies, and publication
    Fee: $18 to Omnidawn Publishing
    Notify: July

    Chapbook manuscript: Online and postal submissions will be accepted. Open to all writers with no limitations on the amount of poetry a writer has published. The prize includes prominent display advertising for the winning author and the book in American Poetry Review, Poets & Writers, Rain Taxi, and other publications. Poetry chapbook contest submissions should be 20–40 pages of poetry, not including front and back matter (so that this will fit in a 5.5 x 7 inch published chapbook of approximately 50 pages or less) . For $2 extra, entrants who provide a U.S. mailing address may choose to receive any Omnidawn chapbook or the winning chapbook.


  • Poemhunter Moderator (4/15/2014 1:36:00 AM) Post reply


    Closing date: 28th April 2014
    Prizes: Silver Wyvern + €500; 2nd €200; €100 best sonnet.
    Other prizes.Theme: Weather. Max.50 lines.
    Adjudicators Carol Ann Duffy, Gillian Clarke, Imtiaz Dharker.
    Postal entries: £6 per poem (£15 x 3, then £5) or €10 (€20 x 3) .2 copies of each poem, both with pen name only, put contact details, titles, fee in sealed envelope with pen name, titles, on front. Only UK cheques/POs accepted (payable to G.Griffin-Hall) . Euro/dollars: Paypal or notes (wrap in silver foil) .

    SEND TO: Poetry on the Lake, Isola San Giulio,28016 Orta NO, Italy. Email entries: pay Paypal (Donations button on www.poetryonthelake.org) , note transaction ID with contact details one attachment, poem/s (with pen name) in second attachment £8/€11/$12 per poemmail to cict@occam.org, subject line: 2014 comp. Results July. Autumn awards. poetryonthelake@yahoo.co.uk

  • Poemhunter Moderator (4/15/2014 1:35:00 AM) Post reply

    The Colour of Saying - Dylan Thomas Creative Writing Competition

    Closing date: 27th April 2014

    For ages 10 to adult. Responses invited to the poem 'The Hunchback in the Park'. They can be in poetry, prose-poems, prose, diary form, and letter form. The best of the submissions will be judged by international writers/translators and published in an anthology which will appear on the 27th October 2014, the centenary of Dylan Thomas's birth. The remainder of the submissions will appear in phases on website. Part of the remit of the competition is to encourage trauma or war victims, prisoners, abused wives or husbands, immigrants or refugees to a new country who do not speak the country's language and so entries are welcome in the writer's mother tongue (whatever the language is) or in the writer's dialect, together with (if possible) an English translation. Submissions are limited to one page each for the original and translation. Please see website for full details.

    Submissions must be sent to colour@dylandowntheups.org.uk
    as a word attachment, which should include the age of the entrant and contact details. www.dylandowntheups.org.uk

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