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Call for Submissions: STARS Poetry Magazine

11 July 2017

Call for Submissions:

The Write Idea Poets Prompt:

Poem Title to be:  “In Another Life …”

          “I’m the one they’re singing about, the one in all those tunes;

           One who lives on Heart Thoughts and I Love Yous.”

              by Terry Lee (from The Rainbow Kid & The Pastel Cowboys circa 1972)

Guidelines:

Tell us who you were, who you are, and or who you wished to be

   In another life; before, now, and or in the future.

   How you lived. What you did. What you learned. Etcetera.

                                          “The Art of Poetry is the Art of the Story.” by Milo Rosebud  

One poem per entry. To be 24 lines or less.

Single spaced, the way you want to see it in-print.

Send USMail, or in the body of an Email. (no files or attachments)

Email:  lonestarsmagazine@yahoo.com

US Mail:

LONE STARS Magazine

c/o Milo Rosebud, Editor

4219 Flinthill Street

San Antonio, Texas

  U.S.A.   78230

LONE STARS publishing Contemporary Poets and Poetry for 25+ years.”

TOM HOWARD/MARGARET REID POETRY CONTEST

10 July 2017

15th year. Top prize for a poem in 
any style: $1,500. Top prize for a poem 
that rhymes or has a traditional 
style: $1,500. Total prizes: $4,000.

Both published and unpublished work 
accepted. Winning entries published 
online.

Deadline: September 30, 2017

Fee: $12 for each poem. Length limit: 250 lines

per poem. Final judge: Soma Mei Sheng Frazier.

See guidelines and past winners at 
https://winningwriters.com/tompoetry

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Hourglass Literary Magazine – International Writing Contest

2 December 2016

Hourglass Literary Magazine – International Writing Contest

Deadline:

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Entry Fees

ENTRY FEE – $15
ENTRY FEE for submitting up to three pieces – $25, except for POETRY category where up to three submissions are accepted for $15.

Prizes

1. The Winning Entry in each category (short story, essay and poem) will receive US$1000 as prize money, apart from a symbolic artifact (clepsydra), digital stamp and diploma. Authors of winning entries will receive printed copy of the Hourglass Literary Magazine No. 2.

2. The jury has the right to give a special prize (US$ 500 for entry in each category).

3. Special prize of the Literature and Latte – Scrivener Award – consisting of the one licensed software solutions “Scrivener” and US$250.

4. Special prize of The Literary Encyclopedia – an online reference work for English-language readers interested in broad literary and cultural matters – consisting of one 2-year subscriptions and one 1-year subscriptions to LE for shortlisted authors.

5. Editorial staff and board members will take under consideration shortlisted works (not awarded a prize) for publication in the second issue of the Hourglass Literary Magazine. The selected works will be FINANCIALLY compensated.

Description

At the confluence of the West and the East, Hourglass Literary Magazine proudly announces its second international writing competition for – Best Short Story, Best Poem, Best Essay.

– Jury/Judges: Sibelan Forrester, Jelena Lengold and John K. Cox.
– The competition is international and is open to all authors writing in English or any of the BCMS languages (comprising Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian, Montenegrin.)
– There are no theme, or genre limitations and boundaries.
– Short stories, essays and poems by writers who write in English will be translated in one of the BCMS languages and vice versa.
– Participants retain the copyright of their works.
– Work must be original and unpublished.
– One author can compete in all categories, for all three awards respectively.
– Limited multiple submissions are allowed (as well as simultaneous submissions).
– Contest is anonymous and will be blind judged.
– Learn more about past contest: http://hourglassonline.org/pastcontest/ .
– Magazine’s “Manifesto”: http://hourglassonline.org/about/ .

Detailed instructions for submissions:

SHORT STORY…
…should not exceed 7000 words or be less than 700 words. Entry fee: $15 USD ($25 for submitting up to three pieces).

POETRY
Poems should not have more than 3500 words. WRITERS CAN SUBMIT UP TO THREE POEMS/SONGS. Entry fee: $15 USD.

ESSAYS
Essays should not exceed 9000 words or be less than 1000 words. Entry fee: $15 ($25 for submitting up to three papers).

We only accept submissions online via Submittable – http://hourglass.submittable.com .

Contact Information

E-mail – contest@hourglassonline.org or editors@hourglassonline.org .
Facebook – www.facebook.com/hourglassliterarymagazine
Twitter – www.twitter.com/hourglasslm
LinkedIn – http://linkedin.com/company/hourglass-literary-magazine/
Connect with us: http://hourglassonline.org/about/

Website:

http://www.hourglassonline.org/

Call for submissions: Lagos Literary and Arts Journal

20 May 2016

Lagos Literary and Arts Journal is always in search of exceptional talents to promote.

If you feel you believe you are a good writer whose voice should be heard all over the world, send us your best short fiction, essay or poem.
If you have taken some extraordinary photographs, and you think you should rank amongst the best, send them to us with your bio.
If you have written a review about a book you have just read, and you want other people to know about the same book, send us the review and we will pass the message along.
If you have met a great artiste (writer, musician , artist) you think is so amazing and is worth promoting, send us your report .
If you have interviewed any of them, all the better, send us the interviews and some pictures, we will do our best

Lagos Literary and Arts Journal publishes all genres of creative writing and media related to creative endeavors – including but not limited to poetry, fiction, essay, memoir , drama; political essays, satire, profiles, book reviews, anything to stimulate public interest in Nigerian art and culture. As much as possible please keep the length of all submissions below 2500 words; and the size of other media (image. video. audio) less than 3MB
You may submit files of following type; doc , rtf, jpg , gif , png,
Submissions are invite from all over the world.
All work to be considered for publishing should be sent to the editor at the following : editor@lagosliteraryjournal.com.

Payment
LLAJ is primarily a promotional publication, aiming to bring to light the work of new talents. We generally only pay an honorarium of $20 ($10 for poetry) for any work used in the print edition.

To obtain a sample copy of the journal (N800), visit our editorial and fulfillment office at:
AM Book and Team Publishing Limited
1 Olanipekun Street, Ososami Road,
Ibadan

Visit the website:  http://www.lagosliteraryjournal.com/content/submissions

NCW Poetry Book Submissions

20 May 2016

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Welcome to the NCW Poetry Book Submissions page. Below is all you need to know to submit your work for consideration to this poetry anthology.

I look forward to reading your best poetry.

  1. You must be a current member in good standing of Northern Colorado Writers (NCW) at the time of your submission.
  2. All work submitted must be your own original, previously unpublished work.
  3. Submit up to five (5) poems for consideration. The anthology will publish a maximum of three (3) poems per poet.
  4. Submission deadline is June 30, 2016.
  5. There is no reading fee. I am honored for the opportunity to read your poetry.
  6. All genres of poetry are accepted. There is no theme for the anthology. Most likely hardcore erotica and horror won’t get in, but one never knows.
  7. No line limits, but poems of 60 lines are less are preferred.
  8. Simultaneous submissions are accepted. Please inform me if your work is accepted elsewhere. Your poem won’t appear in the anthology but I will offer my utmost congratulations!
  9. Complete the form below, including titles of the poems you are submitting and then email your poems to deankmiller(AT)liveDOTcom. Poems maybe be embedded in the body of the email or sent as a single MS WORD document attached to the email. Start each new poem on a new page in the document.
  10. If accepted, you agree to grant rights for publishing your work in book and e-book formats. Also you grant electronic archival rights for occasional online publication, in full or in excerpt form, on this website or in advertising mentions.
  11. All rights return to you after the book is published. If your work is accepted elsewhere afterwards, please consider mentioning the anthology as “published prior in . . .”
  12. All accepted authors will be required to sign a “release/permission to publish” agreement.
  13. Accepted poems may not be substituted later for one you just wrote. No replacements will be allowed. You may withdraw your poems anytime prior to the submission deadline above. After that date, all accepted work will be published.
  14. At a minimum, accepted poets will be compensated with one (1) copy of the anthology.
  15. Acceptance/non-acceptance decisions will be made on a rolling basis. If I love your work and want to publish it, I’ll let you know right away. Likewise, if I think there’s something else you should submit, I’ll let you know as well. Feedback on non-accepted work may or may not be provided.

Visit the website for submission details:  https://deankmiller.com/ncw-poetry-book-submissions/

 

The Bridport Prize 2016

14 May 2016

Deadline: Midnight (BST) on Sunday 31st May 2016

The mission of the Bridport Prize is to encourage emerging writers and promote literary excellence through its competition structure. The Prize was founded by Bridport Arts Centre in 1973 and has steadily grown in stature and prestige. Right from the start the competition attracted entries from all parts of the UK and from overseas.

One of the richest writing competitions in the UK, the Bridport Prize is open to all nationalities aged 16 years and over.

The poem and short story categories each have a first prize of £5,000, second prize £1,000 and third prize £500. An additional 10 supplementary prizes (for each category) of £50 each are awarded.

A new category for flash fiction with a prize of £1,000 was launched in 2010. There is a second prize of £500, 3rd prize of £250 and 3 supplementary prizes of £50.

In 2014 the Peggy Chapman-Andrews first novel award, named after the Prize’s founder, was launched (open to UK residents only).

The Dorset Award is a prize specifically for Dorset writers. Thanks to the sponsorship ofThe Book Shop of Bridport, £100 is awarded to the highest placed Dorset writer in the Bridport Prize each year.

Fay Weldon CBE, patron of the Bridport Prize, says “Mention the Bridport Prize and the eyes of writers everywhere light up. It’s not just the money – though that’s not to be sneezed at – it’s a prize really worth fighting for in terms of prestige and genuine literary accomplishment”

Entry Categories

All entries submitted can be on any subject, and written in any style or form.  However, organisers do not recommend poems or stories written for children.

Poems (entry fee £9.00)

Judge: Patience Agbabi

Line limit: 42 lines (no minimum). Title not included.

Entry fee:  £8 for each poem submitted.

Prizes: 1st £5,000, 2nd £1,000, 3rd £500 + Highly Commended 10 x £100

The top 4 poems are submitted to the Forward Prize for best single poem

 

Short Stories (entry fee £10.00)

Judge: Tessa Hadley

Word limit: 5,000 words (no minimum). Title not included.

Entry fee:  £9 for each short story submitted.

Prizes: 1st £5,000, 2nd £1,000, 3rd £500 + Highly Commended 10 x £100

The top winning stories, poems and flash fiction will be published in the Bridport Prize 2016 anthology

The winning stories and shortlist will be read by leading London literary agents with a view to representing writers

The top thirteen eligible stories are submitted to the BBC National Short Story Award(£15,000) and The Sunday Times EFG Private Bank Short Story Award (£30,000)

 

Flash Fiction (entry fee £8.00)

Judge: Tim Stevenson

Word limit: 250 words (no minimum). Title not included.

Entry fee:  £7 for each flash fiction submitted.

Prizes: 1st £1,000, 2nd £500, 3rd £250 + Highly Commended 3 x £100

What is flash fiction?

Flash fiction is a style of fictional literature of extreme brevity. There is no widely accepted definition of the length of the category. Some are as low as 250 words (such as ours), while others consider stories as long as a thousand words to be flash fiction.

Other names for flash fiction include sudden fiction, micro fiction, micro-story, short short, postcard fiction and short short story, though distinctions are sometimes drawn between some of these terms; for example, sometimes one-thousand words is considered the cut-off between “flash fiction” and the slightly longer short story “sudden fiction”. The terms “micro fiction” and “micro narrative” are sometimes defined as below 300 words.

Flash-fiction often contains the classic story elements: protagonist, conflict, obstacles or complications, and resolution. However, unlike a traditional short story, the limited word length often forces some of these elements to remain unwritten – that is, hinted at or implied in the written storyline.

Visit the website for details:  https://www.bridportprize.org.uk/

Last Call for Submissions: Poetry Super Highway Holocaust Remembrance Day

28 April 2016

The mission of Poetry Super Highway is to expose as many
people to as many other people’s poetry as possible.

Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom Hashoah) is next Thursday, May 5th, 2016. We’re looking for submissions of poetry written in response to the Holocaust for our 18th annual Yom Hashoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) issue.

  • Submission deadline is this Friday, April 29th (6:00 pm pacific) to be considered for this special issue.
  • Send no more than 3 poems in the body of an email (No Attachments)
  • Include a short bio which includes what city you live in.
  • Poems submitted to or published in previous PSH Holocaust Remembrance Day issues (regardless of whether we publishd them) are not eligible for re-submission.
  • The subject of your email should be “Holocaust Poetry Submission
  • E-mail your submission to potw@poetrysuperhighway.com (please note you will receive an automatic response indicating your work has been received for “weekly Poet of the Week consideration”…as long as you specify in the email subject that this is for the special Holocaust Remembrance Day issue, we will understand to consider it for this special issue.)
  • Please note, because of the extremely tight turnaround for this annual issue, and the huge amount of work that goes into putting it together, we cannot accept any submissions that deviate from these guidelines.

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Making Love to the 50 Ft. Woman, Poems 1998-2015, Rick Luperts 17th Book

11 April 2016

Making Love to the 50 Ft. Woman, Poems 1998-2015, Rick Luperts 17th Book

With a foreword by Brendan ConstantineMaking Love to the 50 Ft. Woman, Poems 1998-2015, Rick Luperts 17th Book

Rick Lupert’s seventeenth poetry collection, Making Love to the 50 Ft. Woman (Rothco Press, May 2015), is the long awaited follow up to, and first collection of Lupert’s selected works since, 1997’s I am My Own Orange County. Lupert’s poetry exists at the intersections of the wise and the ridiculous, the spectacular and the mundane. The humor and deeper themes throughout his work will win over the generations of people who’ve come to regard poetry as an inaccessible literary art. These poems, written over the last two decades, have been widely published in dozens of journals, zines, and anthologies from all over the world. They’re rooted in the every day Los Angeles experience and take you through fatherhood, traffic, love, death, and the inevitable experience of finding a wrapped sausage on the sidewalk. You’ll learn how to kiss, you’ll meet the cutest leaf in the world, you’ll say goodbye to Pete Seeger and Robin Williams, you may even relive your own childhood. Get ready to Make Love to the Fifty Ft. Woman. Don’t wear anything complicated.

Click here to read poetry from Making Love to the 50 Ft. Woman and get your copy.

Last Call! Able Muse Book Award (for Poetry) — 2016

24 March 2016

$1000 prize plus publication of the winning manuscript by Able Muse Press.

Finalists will also be considered for publication.

Entry deadline: March 31, 2016

Final Judge:
A.E. Stallings - Final Judge
A.E. Stallings

Guidelines:

  • Blind Judging by the Final Judge A.E. Stallings.
  • Initial screening will be done by readers from our contest selection committee—consisting of accomplished and award-winning poets, with members renewed yearly—who will also be reading the entries blind. Thus, judging of the contest will be completely anonymous from start to finish!
  • Entries may not be previously published, but individual poems and chapbook-length sections may have been if the previous publisher gives reprint permission. (Still, more than half of the manuscript may not have been previously published as a collection.)
  • Entries consisting in part or whole of translations into English are also welcome, provided that the original-language poems are in the public domain, or where the original-language poems are still under copyright protection, written permission from the rights holder to translate into English is provided.
  • Simultaneous submissions accepted as long as we’re immediately notified if your work is accepted elsewhere.
  • Unlimited entries per person—if you wish to enter more than once, then a separate entry fee and submission form must be completed for each entry.
  • All poetry styles are welcome (metrical or free verse).
  • A poetry manuscript of 50 to 120 pages.
  • Acknowledgments may be included in the manuscript but are not required.
  • We prefer online entries, however, paper/snail mail entry is available for those who insist on the traditional submission method.
  • If you’re entering by paper/snail mail, the manuscripts cannot be returned so, do not send us your only copies.
  • For paper/snail mail entries, include an SASE (self-addressed stamped envelope) to receive the announcement of the winner.
  • The contests will be judged blind by the final judge, so:
    • Author’s name should only appear on cover page/cover letter and nowhere else.
    • Initial screening will be done by the editors of Able Muse.
      1. The final judge will received anonymized manuscripts (five to ten depending and the number of total entries and their quality).
      2. The final judge will be instructed to disqualify any work that he recognizes. The entry fee the work thus disqualified will be refunded.
    • Include on your cover page ONLY:
      1. the title of your manuscript
      2. a brief bio
      3. the poet’s/writer’s name
      4. address
      5. phone number, and
      6. email address.

Entry Methods:

  1. Preferred method is our online entry form
    1. DO NOT type or copy and paste your manuscript in the poem text box. Rather, upload your submission file from the upload field (accepted formats are: Text, RTF, Word, Wordperfect, PDF, HTML).
    2. Only send one file attachment with everything (50 to 120 pages), with the cover page prepared as described in the blind judging section above (do NOT attach a separate file for each poem!)
    3. There should be no identification in the manuscript file itself as described in the blind judging section above.
    4. Enter at http://www.ablemuse.com/enter-contest online.
  2. Second favorite entry method is via e-mail—
    1. Again, do not type your submission in the body of the email. Rather, attach your submission file to the email (accepted formats are: Text, RTF, Word, Wordperfect, PDF, HTML).
    2. The subject of the email should be: “<Your Name>: Book Award (poetry)”
    3. Email your entry to submission@ablemuse.com without any identification in the manuscript file itself as described in the blind judging section above.
  3. Least favorite entry method is paper by snail mail—
    1. The manuscript should be without any identification as explained in the blind judging section above.
    2. The cover page should be prepared as explained in the blind judging section above.
    3. Duplicates not required, so do NOT send duplicate of the manuscript.
    4. Send your entry to:Able Muse Review
      Book Award for poetry Contest
      467 Saratoga Avenue #602
      San Jose, CA 95129
      USA

Entry Fees:

  • $25 for a manuscript of 50 to 120 pages.
  • No matter how you choose to enter (online or email or snail mail) you may choose to pay:
    1. Online OR,
    2. By check: Able Muse Review, and sent to the contest address indicated above.
    3. In the event of a withdrawal, entry fees are non-refundable.
    4. To enable us to match your payment to your entry, be sure to indicate the name you entered with in your manuscript (i.e. your pen name, etc), if it’s different from the one under which payment was made, and this applies for online or check payment by snail mail.

Visit the website for details on how to enter:  http://www.ablemusepress.com/ablemuse-book-award

The 2nd Annual Peseroff Prize Poetry Contest

23 March 2016

The Peseroff Prize Poetry Contest

Deadline:

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Entry Fees

$10

Prizes

$1,000

Description

“Whenever something new develops in poetry, many will argue, ‘That’s not poetry.’ Think of the reception of William Carlos Williams . . . spoken word poets, poets who incorporate graphics, poets who write in code so robots can read them. It’s all poetry.” –Joyce Peseroff

Breakwater Review is proud to announce The Second Annual Peseroff Prize: publication and $1,000 for a single poem. The Peseroff Prize honors Joyce Peseroff’s work as a poet, teacher, editor, innovator and mentor. She helped found the MFA Program in Creative Writing at the University of Massachusetts Boston, served as its first director, and retired from teaching in 2014.

Submit up to three poems and a $10 entry fee.

Deadline: May 15, 2016

There are no restrictions on length, content or form: “it’s all poetry.” Submit through our online submission manager; all submissions will be considered for publication. Winners will be announced in September 2016.

Contact Information

https://breakwaterreview.submittable.com/submit

breakwaterreview@gmail.com

Visit the website:

http://www.breakwaterreview.com/peseroffprize/

Fish Publishing International Poetry Contest

13 March 2016

Poetry Prize: Closing 31 March 2016

Judge: Dave Lordan.

He will select ten poems for publication in the 2016 Fish Anthology.

Dave Lordan has lived in Holland, Greece and Italy, and now in Co Wicklow. In 2005 he won the Patrick Kavanagh Award for Poetry. His collections are Invitation to a Sacrifice (2010), and The Boy in The Ring (2007), which won the Strong Award for best first collection by an Irish poet, the Patrick Kavanagh Award, and was shortlisted for the Irish Times poetry prize. Eigse Riada theatre company produced his first play, Jo Bangles, at the Mill Theatre, Dundrum in 2010. He is a prolific writer of reviews and articles and a regular contributor to Arena, RTE radio’s flagship arts programme. In 2011 he was awarded the Ireland Chair of Poetry Bursary.   

Closing Date: 31 March 2016

First Prize: €1,000

Second Prize: A week in residence at Anam Cara Writers’ Retreat.

Word Limit: 300

Entry Fee:  €14, €8 for subsequent entries

Read full details before entering

Visit the website: http://www.fishpublishing.com/poetry-contest-competition.php

The 2016 Fish Anthology will be launched at the West Cork Literary Festival in July.

Broadside Lotus Press – Naomi Long Madgett Poetry Award

18 January 2016

Broadside Lotus Press

Naomi Long Madgett Poetry Award

Deadline: March 1, 2016
E-mail address: broadsidelotus@gmail.com

A prize of $500 and publication by Broadside Lotus Press is given annually for a poetry collection by an African American poet. Submit two copies of a manuscript between 60 to 90 pages between January 2 and March 1. There is no entry fee. Send an SASE, call, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines.

Broadside Lotus Press, Naomi Long Madgett Poetry Award, Gloria House, 8300 East Jefferson Avenue #504, Detroit, MI 48214. (313) 736-5338.

Robinson Jeffers Tor House Foundation – Poetry Prize

18 January 2016

Robinson Jeffers Tor House Foundation

Poetry Prize

Deadline: March 15, 2016
Entry Fee: $10
E-mail address: thf@torhouse.org
A prize of $2,000 is given annually for a poem. Edward Hirsch will judge. Submit up to three poems of no more than three pages each with a $10 entry fee by March 15. Send an SASE, call, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines.

Robinson Jeffers Tor House Foundation, Poetry Prize, P.O. Box 223420, Carmel, CA 93922. (831) 624-1813. Elliot Ruchowitz-Roberts, Coordinator.

Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest – Last Call (no fee)‏

7 March 2015

Enter Our Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest

Our 14th annual Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest welcomes your entry through April 1, 2015. There’s no fee to enter. Jendi Reiter will judge, assisted by Lauren Singer. We’ll award $2,000 in prizes, including a top prize of $1,000. Winners are published on our website.

This contest welcomes published and unpublished work. Your poem may be of any length. Click to submit online.

After screening last year’s 4,484 entries, Lauren has advice for this year’s contestants:

Parodies based on Poe, “The Night Before Christmas”, Yeats, and Frost: If you are going to have a “With Apologies To…” poem, it needs to be clever enough to back up the fact that it is based on a famous original. So many of these poets jumped ship somewhere in the middle and did not utilize any clever parodying qualities, and merely wrote poems that were completely separate from the originals. Just stealing the voice of a dead poet does not a good poem make!

Poems that I found particularly arduous to read: Poems about pooping, farting, vomiting, getting fat, having saggy boobs, tricking your husband so that he would stay with you, tricking your wife so that she would leave you, wrinkles, chocolate addiction, unoriginal limericks that began “There once was a man from Nantucket” that ended with “f*** it!”, poems that invented their own language without a glossary and just translated as wan gibberish.

Poems that were offensive: Ones that embraced a pro-rape culture (there were more of these than you might think, and it was quite disheartening); poems that described women as objects; poems that led the reader to believe they were about women and then turned into poems about an object (odes to a car, boat, La-Z-Boy, golf club, burger, guitar, etc.); homophobic, sexist, xenophobic, racist poems, of which there were many; poems that mock a lifestyle in attempts to undermine it (making light of stay-at-home moms/dads, that sort of thing); poems that made light of mental illness, addiction, and recovery, in an offensive way as opposed to a self-deprecatingly humorous way.

“I’m getting so old” poems: These were by far the highest number of poems submitted in 2014. These have the ability to be funny, but more often than not there is SO much overlap. “I used to be so attractive, thin, energetic. Now I’m fat, wrinkly, and don’t have sex. I can’t bend over anymore, I can’t sit up without grunting, I can’t eat fried foods, I can’t enjoy life because I’m over 60.” These become tiring and disheartening after a while. There were a few that embraced an original voice and those made the cut, but the vast majority of poems about aging were nearly indistinguishable from each other.

Feeling squirrelly: There were well over a hundred poems solely about squirrels. This is merely a side note, as some of them were quite funny, but out of sheer curiosity, what the hell was it about squirrels this year? What is this obsession? Why are squirrels so dang poetic? Any squirrel poems that ended in a pun about nuts generally didn’t make the cut.

All the Wergle Flomp winning poems and judges’ comments going back to 2002 are available for reading in our website archives.

Submit your 2015 entry now at:
http://www.winningwriters.com/wergle

Call for Submissions: The Multiple eXposure Project Zine 1.0

13 October 2014

Attention writers, researchers, photographers, visual artists, and image-makers!

The Multiple eXposure Project is a multimedia, multi/trans/inter-disciplinary artistic practice and research-based initiative that explores the many layers of image-making, participatory photography, visual ethnography, and performative encounter(s) between the image and the spectator.

We are happy to announce that we will be publishing the very first issue of our collaborative zine and we are now accepting submissions until December 31, 2014.

The theme of our upcoming zine is “Self-as-Subject”, an exploration of the “self” and its manifold permutations – its presence, identity, representation, liminality, and (dis)embodiment – in this day and age of digital madness, hyperreality and mobility.

The zine is multimedia so we are accepting text and image-based submissions related to the theme in any format imaginable such as: articles, essays, reviews, short stories, poetry, interviews, photographs (film or analogue), visual narratives, videos, digital art, illustrations, cartoons, mixed media, collages, experimental pieces, etc. Collaborative projects are very much welcome. Multiple entries are also accepted. Digital and printed copies of the zine will be released.

Some notes to remember:

–   Please include your name, short profile, country of origin, and blog/website (if applicable) in your email.

–   Photo submissions in jpeg format must include a title and description.

–   When necessary, please follow the proper citations (MLA style) in article submissions.

Please email your submissions to themultipleexposureproject@gmail.com.

For more information on The Multiple eXposure Project, check out our website: http://www.themultipleexposureproject.co.nr

‘At War’ Poetry Competition

11 October 2014
‘At War’ Poetry Competition (Free entry)
Arts Award Voice is an online magazine created by young people, for young people interested in the arts (artsawardvoice.com). As nations across the globe mark one hundred years since the beginning of the First World War, Arts Award Voice are excited to have launched a poetry-writing competition that will encourage writers to engage with the centenary in a creative way. 
We are asking young people aged 11-22 to submit original poems on the theme ‘At War’. The competition deadline is November 11th 2014 – Remembrance Day. 
The competition is open to two age categories, 11-16 and 17-22, and the judges are looking forward to reading poems from a wide range of young people. The prize includes a National Art Pass, and feedback from the judges for the winning poems – an invaluable opportunity for any budding writers. We will also publish a selection of poems in an e-book which will have a small print run, and winners will each receive a copy.
Arts Award Voice is delighted that Joelle Taylor, Kat Francois and Caroline Bray have agreed to judge the competition. 
Joelle Taylor is a spoken word artist and poet, and Founder and Artistic Director of SLAMbassadors UK, the Poetry Society’s national youth slam championship. She worked alongside Caroline Bray (Arts Award Museums, Heritage and Libraries Associate) with Bronze Arts Award students recently on a project which saw them writing poetry inspired by First World War objects and stories from The British Postal Museum and Archive, before performing their work at the Roundhouse in Camden. 
Kat Francois is a performance poet. She is the 2005 World Slam Champion and a resident poet at Theatre Royal, Stratford East. She has also written and performed a one-woman play called Raising Lazarus, charting the journey of West Indian soldiers who came to fight for Britain during the First World War.
The potential of this poetry competition is far reaching; as Joelle Taylor notes, reading the poetry of young people it “like listening to thoughts from the future. I believe that poetry can affect positive change in the world, and even that these poems can help us erase war and find peaceful ways to end conflict. I can’t wait to read them.”
Entries should be sent to voice@artsaward.org.uk, along with name, age and email address. All questions and queries regarding this competition can also be sent to voice@artsaward.org.uk.
For more information, please visit this link: http://www.artsawardvoice.com/magazine/articles/general-features/war-poetry-competition-0

THE FIFTH ANNUAL GeminiMAGAZINE POETRY OPEN

11 October 2014

THE FIFTH ANNUAL
GeminiMAGAZINE
POETRY OPEN
GRAND PRIZE: $1,000
SECOND PLACE: $100
Four Honorable Mentions ($25 each)

ENTRY FEE: $5 (up to three poems)

DEADLINE: January 2, 2015

All Six Finalists Will Be Published in
The March 2015 Issue of Gemini

prose poem rhyme free verse

ballad aubade

haiku haibun

sonnet lyric elegy limerick. . .

Doesn’t matter what it’s called as long as it moves us!
No restrictions on subject, style or length. We welcome
work from new and established poets and everyone in
between. Entries are read blind so everyone gets an
equal chance.

Simply send your best unpublished poems by email or
snail mail.

How to enter, visit: http://www.gemini-magazine.com/poetryopen.html

 

Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest

7 July 2014

Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest
Deadline: September 30, 2014
Our 12th annual open-theme poetry contest will award $3,000 in prizes. The Tom Howard Prize of $1,000 will go to the best poem in any style or genre. The Margaret Reid Prize of $1,000 will go to the best poem that rhymes or has a traditional style. Ellaraine Lockie will judge. New this year, you may submit 1-2 poems of any length for a flat $16 fee. Published and unpublished work welcome. Submit online.

Mind Magazine Insight Poetry Prize Competition

6 July 2014

Deadline: Friday, August 15, 2014

Entry Fees: $10 entry per 3 poems.

Prizes:
First place: $300 plus publication; Second place: $150 plus publication, Three honorable mentions: $50 plus publication.

Description:
2014 Mind Magazine INSIGHT Poetry Prize Competition.
Winners will be published in Mind Magazine’s top talent showcase section. All poems submitted will be considered for standard publication. Submit 1–3 unpublished poems, up to three pages each. Entry fee $10, check or money order to Mind Magazine, PO Box 387, O’Brien, OR 97534; or via PayPal to mindmagazinestore@gmail.com
Deadline for all entries is August 15th, 2014. Winner will be announced in September 2014. The Mind Magazine 2014 INSIGHT Poetry Prize Competition will be judged by award winning poet Michael Spring and Editor-in-chief Rich Norman. For more information visit http://www.mindmagazine.net

Contact Information:
Rich Norman
mindmagazinesubmissions@gmail.com

Website:
http://www.mindmagazine.net/#!contests-and-submissions/c1j72

The 2014 Rattle Poetry Prize

6 July 2014

Postmark deadline: July 15, 2014. The annual Rattle Poetry Prize offers $5,000 for a single poem to be published in the winter issue of the magazine. Ten finalists will also receive $100 each and publication, and be eligible for the $1,000 Readers’ Choice Award, to be selected by subscriber and entrant vote.

With the winners judged in a blind review by the editors to ensure a fair and consistent selection, an entry fee that is simply a one-year subscription to the magazine—and now a large Readers’ Choice Award to be chosen by the writers themselves—we’ve designed the Rattle Poetry Prize to be one of the most writer-friendly contests around.

We accept entries online and by mail. See www.rattle.com for the complete guidelines and past winners, and enjoy “The Fire This Time,” by Roberto Ascalon, winner of our 2013 contest.

Grayson Books Poetry Prize 2014

6 July 2014

The 2014 Grayson Books Poetry Prize, open to all poets writing in English, is accepting submissions!

Deadline is Aug. 15th, 2014. Use below link to submission manager for electronic submission or visit our website:

or send with your fee of $25 to Grayson Books, PO 270549, West Hartford, CT 06127. If sending by mail, include two cover pages (one with complete contact info, one with no contact info) along with your 50-80 page manuscript, and SASE for results.

Winner will be awarded $1,000, publication, and 10 copies. Simultaneous submissions acceptable if we are notified immediately on acceptance elsewhere. Dick Allen, Connecticut State Poet Laureate and author of eight poetry collections, is our judge.

Visit the website: http://www.graysonbooks.com/co/article-submission.aspx

Last Call! Vallum Award for Poetry 2014

6 July 2014

Vallum Award for Poetry 2014

DEADLINE JULY 15, 2014 (postmark)

1st Prize: $750

2nd Prize: $250

+ publication in Vallum

 

Get your word on!

Some of the best poets in the world have graced the pages of
Vallum: Contemporary Poetry. Get your word on!

Vallum is accepting original and previously unpublished poetry submissions for the Vallum Award for Poetry 2014.

ENTRY FEE:

$25 CDN for Canadian residents, $25 USD for international entrants, which includes a free one-year subscription to Vallum. Payment can be made by cheque (payable to “Vallum”) or through our online store hosted by PayPal.

CONTEST RULES:

  1. Submit up to 1-3 poems of maximum 60 lines each. Do not label your poems with your name or address; instead include a cover letter with all pertinent information. Please also specify how you heard about the contest.
  2. Poems may be on any theme or subject, but must be original and not previously published.
  3. 1st prize is $750, 2nd $250. Both 1st and 2nd prize-winning poems will be published in Vallum Magazine and on Vallum’s website. Honourable Mentions may be selected and published but are not eligible for cash prizes. 

If mailing your entry, please send it to:

Vallum
Contest
5038 Sherbrooke West
PO BOX 23077 CP Vendome
Montreal, QC H4A 1T0
CANADA

YOU NOW HAVE THE OPTION TO SEND CONTEST SUBMISSIONS FOR THE VALLUM AWARD FOR POETRY ELECTRONICALLY, FOLLOWING PAYMENT OF ENTRY FEE.

Please write your name, contact information, each poem’s title, and how you heard about the contest in the body of the email. Include your poems in an attachment, without any identification. The contest is judged blind. Also write “VALLUM AWARD” in subject line of your email. Your contact information and poem titles must be clearly delineated.
SEND TO:  vallumcontest[at]gmail[dot]com

VISIT THE WEBSITE FOR DETAILS ON HOW TO ENTER:  http://www.vallummag.com/contestww.html

THE PORTICO BROTHERTON POETRY PRIZE

6 July 2014

£5 ENTRY FEE. FREE FOR YOUTH.

Deadline August 31, 2014.

Prizes offered in two categories for a poem on ‘Conflict and Community’.
Entries may want to focus on particular conflicts and their effect on a community or write from the perspective of an individual experiencing conflict. OPEN CATEGORY (Over 16s). 1st: £250, 2nd: £150, 3rd: £100. Poems, up to 40 lines, in English. YOUNG CATEGORY (Under 18s). 1st: book tokens, 2nd: book tokens, 3rd: book tokens. Poems, up to 40 lines, in English.

Visit the website for details:  http://www.theportico.org.uk/prizes/poetry-prize

The New Guards Contests in Fiction & Poetry

20 June 2014
THE NEW GUARD VOLUME IV contest submission period runs from February 10 to July 14, 2014. The entry fee is $15. Guidelines are below. Click the link below to submit via Submittable’s online submission manager. We are looking forward to reading your work!
MACHIGONNE FICTION CONTEST: $1,000 for an exceptional fiction in any genre. Submit up to 5,000 words: anything from flash to the long story. Novel excerpts are welcome if the excerpt functions as a stand-alone story. We do not publish illustrations.
Judged by Letters to Wendy’s author Joe Wenderoth.
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KNIGHTVILLE POETRY CONTEST: $1,000 for an exceptional poem in any form. Three poems per entry. Up to 150 lines per poem.
Judged by National Book Award Finalist and author of Fast Animal, Tim Seibles.
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We accept .doc or similar files–no PDFs, please. We do pay strict attention to word and line count. We accept previously unpublished work only. Any size print run or online publication (including blogs and/or social networking) disqualify an entry. Simultaneous submissions are accepted, provided we’re notified upon publication elsewhere. If we accept your story or poem for publication, we trust you will remove that story or poem from all other contests upon our acceptance of your work.
Contest winners and all finalists get one free copy of The New Guard, and each submission will be carefully considered for publication. Final judging is blind.
TNG retains standard first publication rights; all rights immediately revert to the writer upon publication. We are presently accepting contest submissions only. Please note that we no longer accept submissions via postal mail.
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Please direct all submission questions to:  info@newguardreview.com
Visit the website for details:  http://www.newguardreview.com/

The 10th Annual Voices of Lincoln Poetry Contest

7 June 2014

The 10th Annual Voices of Lincoln Poetry Contest officially began in April, as part of the celebration of National Poetry Month, with five new categories: “Once Upon A Time,” “Ten Years From Now,” “It’s A Miracle,” “A Journey Worth Taking” and “People Are Funny.”

Poets may submit a maximum of three poems, no more than one in each of three of the five contest categories.

Everyone is encouraged to enter the contest. Poets do not have to live in Lincoln, CA to be eligible. Young Poets, 18-years of age or under, are encouraged to submit poems and will compete in a special “Young Poets” category. Last year was the best year in the history of the contest. One hundred thirty-three (133) poets submitted 272 poems. We had 56 entrants submit 81 poems in the “Young Poets” category. The 2013 contest had entries from 34 California cities and 10 out-of-state cities from five (5) states. In addition, the Voices of Lincoln Poetry Contest went international again last year. One entry came from Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia. 

As such, again we are trying to get the word out about the contest to the largest number of people possible.

The Rules and Entry Form and the Contest Flyer, which may be posted, can be downloaded from the following website: www.libraryatlincoln.org underPrograms and Events.” All poems must be received no later than Saturday, July 26, 2014, at the address on the Entry Form. Early submissions are appreciated.

Thank you for entering the contest. If you have questions, please email me at slolowe@icloud.com

Alan Lowe

Coordinator, 2014 Voices of Lincoln Poetry Contest