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  • Poemhunter Moderator (6/17/2014 11:07:00 AM) Post reply
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    2014 CALYX Flash Fiction Contest (No Entry Fee)

    Submission Deadline: June 30,2014 theme: Make Us Laugh
    CALYX Press is devoted to promoting fine art and literature by women writers. We ask that all submissions be from women-identified writers who are 18+, please.
    The theme is considered a launch point, not a strict prompt. Wild interpretation is encouraged.
    Submissions must be 250 or less. Poetry, prose, monologues and plays are all accepted.
    This is an online competition, so there’s no need to send a hardcopy manuscript. Just visit the submissions site at calyxpress.org to enter.
    The submissions must be new and unpublished.
    The writer will retain all property and copyright laws concerning their submitted work.
    By entering this contest, writers understand that they are granting CALYX Press temporary publishing rights and electronic archiving rights.
    Multiple entries are accepted.
    Submissions will be accepted until June 30,2014 at midnight.
    The top 3 contestants will be published on our site. All participants will receive the satisfaction of contributing to the world of amazing art created by powerful women.

    For full guidelines, visit calyxpress.org, or email us at info@calyxpress.org with the subject " Online Contest"

  • Poemhunter Moderator (6/17/2014 11:06:00 AM) Post reply


    Adjudicators: DAVID MORLEY and Cristina Navazo-Eguía Newton. The 3 winners and 4 commended poets will be invited to read their poems at the Swindon Festival of Poetry on Saturday 4th October, when David Morley will hand out prizes and read his work.
    1st £500 Second: £300 Third: £100 Commendations: £25 x4 Entry fee: £5 for first poem and £3.50 thereafter.
    Winning and commended poems will appear in the Battered Moons Poetry Pamphlet and website. Supported by Arts Council England, Artswords, and Swindon Festival of Poetry.

    Website: http://batteredmoons.com/

  • Poemhunter Moderator (6/17/2014 11:06:00 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.

    Website: http://www.flash500.com/index_files/humourverse.html

  • Poemhunter Moderator (6/17/2014 11:05:00 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.


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  • Poemhunter Moderator (6/16/2014 8:58:00 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 poetry@trevormaynard.com
    Full details, including details of all the poets from the past three anthologies, and a click to submit are to be found at http://www.thepoeticbond.com

  • Poemhunter Moderator (6/16/2014 8:57:00 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: www.slonightwriters.org
    Tom Snow, Contest Director
    Contest email: nightwriterscontest@gmail.com
    In association with The Central Coast Writers Conference

  • Poemhunter Moderator (6/16/2014 8:57:00 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 www.mclellanpoetryprize.co.uk
    or for a competition leaflet send a SAE to the Competition Organiser.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (6/16/2014 8:56:00 AM) Post reply

    ontests for Blue Lyra Review

    (Guidelines and Submission link here http://bluelyrareview.com/submissions/contests/)
    (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.

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