(10/14/2011 6:53:00 AM)
Smokin' Words Poetry Contest
Deadline: November 1,2011
The DC Center and Tongue In Your Ear seeks poetry with the theme of 'Quitting Smoking' as part of The Great American Smoke Out November 17,2011. Cash prizes of $100, $75 and $50 dollars will be awarded to the top poems. Poems will appear on The DC Center's website and will be read at the SMOKIN' WORDS Spoken Word event at Busboys & Poets.
For more information about the event, go to the http: //www.thedccenter.org/blog/2011/10/smokin-words-poetry-contest.html
(9/9/2011 7:52:00 AM)
Introducing International Happy time Poetry Contest http: //www.facebook.com/photo.php? fbid=230904613627520&set=a.113865498664766.16792.113862481998401&type=1&theater
(6/20/2011 5:20:00 AM)
Fleeting Magazine's Short Writing Competition
Fleeting Magazine has teamed up with Stack Magazines to find the best poetry in any form (up to 40 lines) .
First prize is a year's subscription to Stack, a personalised monthly selection of the best independent magazines from the UK, Europe and America. Entry is £1. All finalists will be published.
Closing date: 30th September 2011.
For full details, and last year's winners, please visit: www.FleetingMagazine.com
(5/27/2011 10:37:00 AM)
Announces Its Eighteenth Biannual Poetry Card Contest
Deadline: June 30,2011
1st prize: $300 * 2nd prize: $150 * 3rd prize: $50
In addition, the winning poems will be displayed on our website sps.com.
POETRY CONTEST GUIDELINES:
1. Poems can be rhyming or non-rhyming, although we find that non-rhyming poetry reads better.
2. We suggest that you write about real emotions and feelings and that you have some special person or occasion in mind as you write.
3. Poems are judged on the basis of originality and uniqueness.
4. English-language entries only, please.
5. Enter as often as you like!
POETRY CONTEST RULES
All entries must be the original creation of the submitting author. All rights to the entries must be owned by the author and shall remain the property of the author. The author gives permission to SPS Studios, Inc. to publish and display the entry on the Web (in electronic form only) if the entry is selected as a winner or finalist. Winners will be contacted within 45 days of the deadline date. Contest is open to everyone except employees of SPS Studios and their families. Void where prohibited.
HOW TO SUBMIT
Visit our website at http: //www.sps.com/poetry/index.html
(5/10/2011 8:35:00 AM)
ALDEBURGH YOUNG POETS COMPETITION
The Aldeburgh Young Poets Competition 2011
Open to all young poets living in Suffolk or attending a Suffolk school in 2011-2011 (4 - 18 yrs old)
Poems may be typed or hand-written
Each poem should begin on a separate page
Writer’s name, age (on 31st July 2011) , and home or school address must be on each page
A maximum of three poems per entrant
Poems cannot be returned so please keep copies
HOW TO ENTER:
Send entries to: Aldeburgh Young Poets Competition, The Poetry Trust, The Cut,9 New Cut, Halesworth, Suffolk, IP19 8BY by 31 July 2011
To encourage teachers to enter their pupils best poems, we’ve also increased the range of prizes:
The winning poems will be featured in a special edition of The Poetry Paper - The Poetry Trust’s very own newspaper (free copies given to the pupils’ schools) .
Winning poems to be announced on National Poetry Day -
6 October 2011 and will be promoted on local radio and television.
The successful writers will receive their prizes and perform their winning poems alongside a top childrens’ poet at the 23rd Aldeburgh Poetry Festival on Friday November 4th 2011.
A maximum of ten £20 book tokens will be awarded as prizes divided between the two age groups at the judges’ discretion.
The Suffolk Poetry Society will make the annual award of the Hardiman Scott Cup to the school with the strongest overall entry.
The prizewinning poems and a selection of other highly commended poems wil also be featured on the The Poetry Trust website and will be published in the East Anglian Daily Times.
This contest welcomes entries from individuals as well as from schools. Poems can be about anything and judges will be looking for those that show individuality and linguistic daring and are on topics that really matter to the writer.
(5/2/2011 12:24:00 PM)
~~~ ATTENTION ALL POETS IN THE DMV AREA ATTETNION~~~
THERE WILL BE AN OPEN MIC NIGHT ON MAY 11,2011. POETS NEEDED! THERE IS A $5 PARTICIPATION FEE. IF YOU ARE A POET IN THE DMV AREA AND WOULD LIKE TO SHOWCASE YOUR WORK OR TALENT IN THE DMV AREA THEN THIS IS THE EVENT FOR YOU. THE EVENT BEGINS AT 8PM. FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL CHRISTINA (202) 299-0977 OR REACH HER VIA EMAIL AT firstname.lastname@example.org.
(4/19/2011 6:39:00 AM)
Shel Silverstein Poems Translation Competition
The Friends of Chicago Foundation, established in Sofia, Bulgaria in 2010, and the American Corner at the Sofia City Library announce Children Poetry Translation Competition for students from schools and universities. Participants could translate from English into Bulgarian one or more of the suggested poems from “Where the Sidewalk Ends” by Shel Silverstein. The translated poems should be emailed as an attached word file to: email@example.com by June 10,2011. Along with the translated poems, each participant must submit his/her name, age, school or university, and email address. More information at www.friendsofchicago.org. For questions and inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sheldon Alan Silverstein, better known as Shel Silverstein, was born in Chicago. His first collection of poems, Where the Sidewalk Ends, was published in 1974 and became an instant classic. Translated into 20 languages, his books have sold over 20 million copies. But Shel Silverstein was known not only as an author of children’s books. He was an American writer, cartoonist, singer-songwriter, musician and composer.
In the framework of the 2011 Chicago Festival in Sofia, Bulgaria, an awarding ceremony will be held for the winners in the competition at the American Corner in Sofia on June 23,2011.
The First Chicago Fest in Sofia, Bulgaria, co-organized by the Friends of Chicago Foundation, Sofia City Hall and the Embassy of the United States in Bulgaria, will be held in Sofia from Monday, June 20,2011 to Sunday, June 26,2011. Concerts, exhibitions, lectures about Chicago culture and architecture, as well as a Happening in the Borissov Park under the motto “I Love Chicago” are the events that will bring Chicago closer to Sofia and its citizens. Held just before the 4th of July, this Festival, initiated by a Bulgarian non-governmental organization, will use people-to-people diplomacy to promote Bulgarian-American friendship and cooperation and to provide public support for establishing a sister cities relationship between Bulgaria’s capital Sofia and Chicago.
Suggested poems for translation:
I went to find the pot of gold
That’s waiting where the rainbow ends.
I search and search and search and search
And search and search, and then –
There it was, deep in the grass,
Under an old and twisty bough.
It’s mine, it’s mine, it’s mine at last…
What do I search for now?
How do we tell if a window is open?
Just throw a stone at it.
Does it make a noise?
Well, it was open.
Now let’s try another…
THE LAND OF HAPPY
Have you been to The Land of Happy,
Where everyone’s happy all day,
Where they joke and they sing
Of the happiest things,
And everything’s jolly and gay?
There’s no one unhappy in Happy,
There’s laughter and smiles galore.
I have been to The Land of Happy –
What a bore!
(3/20/2011 8:41:00 PM)
Looking for someone to write me a text for a song style dance.
(3/11/2011 4:02:00 AM)
Via Silvio Pellico,32
22070 Limido Comasco (Co)
e-mail: e-mail: email@example.com
PUBLICATION OF THE ANTHOLOGY
THE SOUND OF SILENCE 2011
International Publishing selection (VIII edition)
TA.TI. Edizioni, in order to select new authors for its collection of poetry, plans the publication of the anthology The sound of silence 2011 (1) .
The book will consist in about 100 pages (format 14 x 21cm.) , entirely bound in thread, by hand.
The authors will have to send minimum one, maximum three typed poems (in English language) , unpublished, of maximum 30 lines, free subject, in five copies, one of which equipped with name, last name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, if owned, and signature.
It’s possible send a brief curriculum of maximum 10 lines, that will be published whit the selected poem (2) .
The material sent won't be returned. The personal informations of the participants will be protected according to norm of the privacy law.
FREE CONTEST (no taxes requested)
All the rights will be of ownership of the authors.
To the selected poets, who will be informed by letter or e-mail, will be offered an advantageous publishing proposal.
THE POET WHO WILL SEND THE BEST LYRIC WILL WIN THE FREE PUBLICATION OF 20 COPIES OF A BOOK OF 48 PAGES.
The poems must be sent by mail (or by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org)
WITHIN 2-5-2011 to:
Via Silvio Pellico,32
22070 Limido Comasco (CO) .
- Italy -
The judging of the commission judgment is final and unquestionable.
The share to the contest implicates the unconditional acceptance of the present rule.
1) The anthology, container the lyric of the poets that will have ordered at least a copy of the book, will be published also on the site Internet of the publishing house.
2) The curricula longer than 10 lines won’t be published
For further informations: tel. (+39) 031-935838, e-mail: email@example.com
(3/8/2011 5:24:00 AM)
The Flaneur indie art and culture paper seeks poems for new issue.
We welcome submissions of poetry from new and established poets.
The deadline for the next issue is March 24th 2011
Please email your work to firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘Flaneur submission’ in the title.