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    Oberlin College Press
    FIELD Poetry Prize

    Deadline: May 31,2014
    Entry Fee: $28
    Website: http://www.oberlin.edu/ocpress
    E-mail address: oc.press@oberlin.edu

    A prize of $1,000 and publication by Oberlin College Press is given annually for a poetry collection. Using the online submission system, submit a manuscript of 50 to 80 pages with a $28 entry fee, which includes a subscription to FIELD: Contemporary Poetry and Poetics, during the month of May. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Oberlin College Press, FIELD Poetry Prize,50 North Professor Street, Oberlin, OH 44074. (440) 775-8408. David Walker and David Young, Coeditors.

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    River Styx
    International Poetry Contest

    Deadline: May 31,2014
    Entry Fee: $10
    Website: http://www.riverstyx.org
    E-mail address: bigriver@riverstyx.org

    A prize of $1,500 and publication in River Styx is given annually for a poem. Joan Murray will judge. Submit up to three poems totaling no more than 14 pages with a $10 entry fee, which includes a copy of the winning issue (a $20 entry fee includes a subscription to River Styx) , by May 31. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

    River Styx, International Poetry Contest,3547 Olive Street, Suite 107, St. Louis, MO 63103. Richard Newman, Editor.

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    David Burland Poetry Prize 2014

    For poems in French and English.1st Prize £500, (plus recording/ enregistrement) 2nd Prize £100,3rd Prize £30.
    Entry Fee: £8 (first poem)
    Contact: Information: www.davidburlandpoetryprize.com
    Michel François: www.michel-francois.com
    Or contact: annaburland@btconnect.com

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    Roundel, a Poetry Society Stanza based in Tonbridge, is holding its first poetry competition.

    Judge: Abegail Morley
    Closing Date: 31st May
    First prize: £100, Second: £50, Third: £25
    Cost: £3 per poem

    Full details: www.roundelpoetrytonbridge.com

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    The New Zealand Poetry Society’s 27th Annual Poetry & Haiku competition closes on 31st May.
    Entry forms are available on the website www.poetrysociety.org.nz

    Cash prizes include $500 for the top poem (judged by Tim Jones) and $100 each for the top 5 haiku (judged by John O’Connor) , plus an extra $150 from the Jeanette Stace Poetry Trust for the First Prize winning haiku. There are also junior sections for both types of poem, with top prizes of $200 (verse) and $150 (haiku) .

    Prize-winning poems will be published in the NZ Poetry Society's annual poetry anthology, to be released in November 2014. All entries are eligible for selection for the anthology, which will be carried out by an independent editor. Poems are selected on literary merit and purchase of the anthology is not a requirement for having a poem included. see http://www.poetrysociety.org.nz/2014competition

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    Shot Through the Heart - Southbank Centre Poetry Film Competition

    Closing date: 31st May 2014

    Calling all poets and filmmakers (both adults and children) - love is in the air this summer at Southbank Centre and we want you to create poetry films that explore the joy of first love, the pain of lost love, the confusion of displaced love, the purity of platonic love, or any other kind of love. Shortlisted films will be shown in the Purcell Room, Southbank Centre on Friday 18th July and the winning adult + winning children's films will each receive £500 to be shared between poet and filmmaker, as well as a pair of tickets each to Poetry International's Gala Reading. Both winning films will be shown at 2014's Berlin's Zebra Poetry Film Festival.

    Entry Fee: £10 per entry (max.3 entries per person)

    Contact: For full terms and conditions, how to enter, and where to send your films, please visit the competition page here: www.southbankcentre.co.uk/poetryfilm

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    Closing Date: 31-May-2014
    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: Dominic James.
    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.
    Enter online and pay securely by PayPal or print out an Entry Form for postal entries at:

    Or send your poems with a cover note titled ‘Sentinel Literary Quarterly Poetry Competition May 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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    New England Poetry Club Contests

    Closing date: 31st May 2014
    Prizes: $1,000 and less
    Fee: $10 to New England Poetry Club
    Notify: September–October

    Poems: Non-members may enter by paying $10 for up to 3 entries and $3 per additional entry. Only one poem per contest. Lots of contests; see site. Judges are well-known poets and sometimes are winners of previous NEPC contests. Mark the name or names of the contest(s) entered on the envelope before mailing; check addres for specific contests.


  • Poemhunter Moderator (5/15/2014 1:43:00 AM) Post reply

    Stanley Kunitz Memorial Prize

    Closing date: 31st May 2014
    Prizes: $1,000 and publication
    Fee: $15 to The American Poetry Review
    Judges: editors
    Notify: July 1

    3 poems: Poets may submit one to three poems per entry (totaling no more than three pages) with a $15 entry fee. No limit on number of entries per poet. Poets must be under 40 years of age. All entries must be previously unpublished poems. Do not include any identifying information on subsequent pages except for the title of the work. Enclose SASE for contest results. Multiple entries are acceptable; however each entry must be accompanied by a reading fee. All entrants will receive a copy of the magazine.

    https: //americanpoetryreview.submittable.com/submit/11755

  • Poemhunter Moderator (5/15/2014 1:41:00 AM) Post reply

    Black River Chapbook Competition

    Closing date: 31st May 2014
    Prizes: $500 and 10 copies
    Fee: $15 to Dzanc Books,
    Judge: Black Lawrence Press editors
    Notify: July 31

    Chapbook manuscript: for an unpublished chapbook of poems or short stories,16–36 pages. Black Lawrence Press now accepts electronic submissions rather than hard copies for our contests. Please include the following in your electronic submission: cover letter with brief bio and contact information including e-mail address(es): .rtf, .doc, or.pdf attachment including title page, acknowledgments page, table of contents, and manuscript with numbered pages. Please submit your $15 entry fee via PayPal.


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