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    Birmingham Poetry Prize 2014

    Closing date: 31st May 2014.
    Prizes: £750 + 5 runner up prizes of pamphlet collection.
    Entry fee: £2 per poem. £1 for each subsequent poem.
    For unpublished poems up to 40 lines or fewer on any subject, theme or form.
    Judges: Roy McFarlane & Charlie Jordan.

    The Birmingham Poetry Prize 2014 is organised by The Magpie's Nest, a literary magazine which provides a platform for emerging and established poets and writers. the magazine welcomes submissions of original poetry and short fiction.

    For further information please visit the website. nestmagpie.co.uk

  • Poemhunter Moderator (5/14/2014 2:09:00 AM) Post reply

    Wigtown Poetry Competition

    Closing date: 30th May,2014.
    Prizes: £2,000, £400, Gaelic Prize £250, Scots Prize £250,8 £25 runners-up
    Entry fee: £6.50, £17 for three, £5 after that

    For poems, up to 40 lines in English, Scots or Scots/lrish Gaelic.

    Email: mail@wigtownbookfestival.com
    Website: wigtownbookfestival.com/poetrycomp

  • Poemhunter Moderator (5/14/2014 2:08:00 AM) Post reply

    Mary Charman-Smith May Poetry Competition 2014

    Closing date: 15th May,2014.
    Prizes: 1st £100, and the runner up will receive £25.
    Entry fee: One poem £4, three poems £9, five poems £12.

    Poems must be the entrant's own work and not have been published, self published, published on a website or broadcast.
    Poems can have a maximum of 45 lines, which will not include the title.
    Entries must be in English. They can be on any subject and in any style or poetic form.
    Judge: Mary Charman-Smith.

    For more information visit website. marycharmansmith.co.uk/poetry-competition-may-2014/

  • Poemhunter Moderator (5/13/2014 3:00:00 AM) Post reply

    Boulevard
    Emerging Poets Contest

    Deadline: June 1,2014
    Entry Fee: $15
    Website: http://www.boulevardmagazine.org

    A prize of $1,000 and publication in Boulevard is given annually for a group of poems by a poet who has not published a poetry collection with a nationally distributed press. The editors will judge. Submit three poems of any length with a $15 entry fee, which includes a subscription to Boulevard, by June 1. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Boulevard, Emerging Poets Contest, PMB 325,6614 Clayton Road, Richmond Heights, MO 63117. Richard Burgin, Editor.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (5/13/2014 3:00:00 AM) Post reply

    American-Scandinavian Foundation
    Translation Prizes

    Deadline: June 1,2014
    Website: http://www.amscan.org/translation.html
    E-mail address: grants@amscan.org

    A prize of $2,500 and publication of an excerpt in Scandinavian Review is given annually for an English translation of a Danish, Finnish, Icelandic, Norwegian, or Swedish work of poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction. In addition, a prize of $2,000 and publication is awarded to a translator whose literary translations have not previously been published. Translations of works by Scandinavian authors born after 1800 that have not been published in English are eligible. Submit up to 25 pages of poetry or 50 pages of prose, one copy of the original work, and a curriculum vitae by June 1. There is no entry fee. Send an SASE, call, e-mail or visit the website for complete guidelines.
    American-Scandinavian Foundation, Translation Prizes,58 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10016. (212) 779-3587. ?

  • Poemhunter Moderator (5/13/2014 2:59:00 AM) Post reply

    Backwaters Press
    Backwaters Prize

    Deadline: May 31,2014
    Entry Fee: $25
    Website: http://www.thebackwaterspress.org

    A prize of $1,000 and publication by Backwaters Press is given annually for a poetry collection. Patricia Smith will judge. Using the online submission system, submit a manuscript of 60 to 85 pages with a $25 entry fee by May 31. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Backwaters Press, Backwaters Prize,3502 North 52nd Street, Omaha, NE 68104. (402) 451-4052. Greg Kosmicki, Editor.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (5/13/2014 2:59:00 AM) Post reply

    Bridport Arts Centre
    Bridport Prize

    Deadline: May 31,2014
    Entry Fee: $15
    Website: http://www.bridportprize.org.uk

    Two prizes of £5,000 (approximately $8,354) each and publication in the Bridport Prize anthology are given annually for a poem and a short story. A second-place prize of £1,000 (approximately $1,690) and publication is given in each category. A prize of £1,000 (approximately $1,690) and publication is also given for a work of flash fiction. Liz Lochhead will judge in poetry, Andrew Miller will judge in fiction, and Tania Hershman will judge in flash fiction. Submit a poem of up to 42 lines, a story of up to 5,000 words, or a short short story of up to 250 words by May 31. The entry fee is £8 (approximately $13) for poetry, £9 (approximately $15) for fiction, and £7 (approximately $12) for flash fiction. Send an SASE or visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

    Bridport Arts Centre, Bridport Prize, P.O. Box 6910, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 9BQ, England.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (5/13/2014 2:59:00 AM) Post reply

    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.

  • Rookie Luv Day (5/12/2014 10:01:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    I love poems and i am only 12 and my family loves to hear my poems

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    • Rookie Poemhunter Moderator (5/13/2014 2:57:00 AM) Post reply

      That is great. If you live in the US here is a contest you can enter. http://www.poeticpower.com/poetry.php You can also share your poems in here, we'd love to publish them.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (5/12/2014 7:22:00 AM) Post reply

    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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