Posts Tagged ‘poetry competitions’

Liam Rector First Book Prize for Poetry

19 April 2014

“Liam Rector First Book Prize for Poetry. 

Briery Creek Press will be reading for the 2015 contest.

Deadline:  May 31, 2014.  No late mss. 

Winner receives publication, 50 copies, $1,000. 

Entry fee: $20.00.

All entries receive a copy of the winning book.

Guidelines for SASE to:

DPR/Briery Creek

Department of English

Longwood University

201 High Street

Farmville, VA 23909 

or visit:  http://brierycreekpress.wordpress.com/liam-rector-first-book-prize-for-poetry/  for details on how to enter!

Our judge for the contest, based out of Longwood University in Farmville, Va., is Dr. Craig Challender.

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5th Annual Spirit First Poetry Contest – (Free to Enter)

25 October 2013

5th Annual Spirit First Poetry Contest

Deadline to Enter: January 31, 2014

First Prize: $175
Second Prize: $125
Third Prize: $75

Complete guidelines:

Spirit First is pleased to announce its 5th Annual Meditation Poetry Contest. Poetry submissions may be of any length and any style but must have a theme of Meditation, Mindfulness, Silence, Stillness, or Solitude (but only peaceful solitude, not loneliness). Poems may reflect any discipline, any faith, or none. Poems must be previously unpublished.

Please do not enter more than three submissions. Sending more than three poems will lead to those poems being disqualified.

Please submit your poems by email unless you do not have access to the Internet. Poems will be accepted by U.S. Postal Service for those who do not have Internet access. All others are requested to be emailed. Poems sent by U.S. Postal Service will not be returned. Submissions must be received no later than January 31, 2014.

Please submit your poems all in one file or inside the body of an email (rather than three poems in three separate files). Please be sure to include the author’s name, address, telephone number, and email address. There is no cost to enter this contest.

Winners will be announced no later than April 30, 2014, on the Spirit First website: www.spiritfirst.org. Winning poems will be published on the Spirit First website and the Spirit First blog, and in the Spirit First newsletter (authors retain full rights to their poems).

How to submit:

By email: Meditate@SpiritFirst.org

By U.S. Postal Service (for those without Internet access):

Spirit First Poetry Contest
PO Box 8076
Langley Park, MD 20787

Visit the website: http://www.spiritfirst.org/poetry_contest2014.html

We look forward to reading your poems!

The erbacce-prize for 2013 is now OPEN for submissions

28 March 2013

The erbacce-prize for 2013 is now OPEN for submissions

The winner’s prize:

           1) Publication of your collected works in perfect-bound format

               with full-colour gloss or matt cover           (the winner chooses)

             2) A publishing contract with erbacce-press

             3) Generous royalties

             4) Your own dedicated Sales-Page

             5) 10 free copies of your book

THE PRIZE IS WORTH IN TOTAL AT LEAST A THOUSAND POUNDS STERLING!

AND IT IS ENTIRELY FREE TO ENTER!

NO PHONY ‘READING FEES’ OR ‘ENTRY FEES’

it REALLY is FREE

This year, as in the previous seven years, a New Poet WILL be launched

world-wide in what we believe to be the only totally FREE competition ever!

NOTE: At the discretion of the judges up to three runners-up will also be awarded the prize of a personal collection published by erbacce-press as a chap-book. They will also have their own dedicated sales-page, a publishing contract and six copies of their new book.

The rules are simple but if they are not followed

    exactly then your submission will not be read:

All submissions must come in ONE single MS Word attachment OR in the body of an email with ‘erbacce-prize’ in the subject line

You should submit five pages of poetry; we don’t mind if it has been previously published but do let us know: NOTHING ELSE; no bios… no photos… no frames… nothing… just poetry…

ONE (five page) submission per poet only please

Please include a full name and snail-mail address in the body of the email. If yo do not do this, then your submission will not be read.

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……and that’s all there is to it; nothing complicated, no fees,

just submit by clicking on the button at the foot of the page

(If you have problems with the link, send your submission to alan@erbacce.com)

Once we have your submission we will acknowledge it and then your identification will be removed and the poems will be sent to five members of our selection panel who are all widely published poets and/or academics and they will make the recommendations for a short-list from which the winner will be chosen. In June 2013 we will place a short list on this page and then towards the end of June 2013 the winner(s) will be announced.

We would hope to have the winner’s book(s) ready for sale by Christmas 2013 but that depends on how quickly the winner(s) get their MS and wishes to us at erbacce We will work with the poet to produce a book they will be proud of; consulting and suggesting at every crucial stage…

PLEASE do enter! There really is no catch; it’s entirely FREE!!!!!

A word to the wise; which shouldn’t need saying but unfortunately it does: every year we get email submissions from poets with email addresses like pluto-seminides@yahoo.com and that’s really very witty if you’re aged six and a half. The email address probably belongs to someone called Peter Smith. However should Peter Smith win then we have to seek-out his email address among 7,000 others on our books. And of course he doesn’t exist; all that exists is the idiotic pluto-seminides… and so Peter Smith is never discovered and eventually his winning poems are dumped. PLEASE; send submissions in an email address containing your PROPER NAME. ALL publishers will reject daft email addresses; do yourself a favour; it would be tragic to win… and then to be dumped because we can’t find you…

Entries close end of May 2013; GOOD LUCK to everyone…

VISIT THE WEBSITE FOR DETAILS ON HOW TO ENTER:

http://www.erbacce-press.com/#/erbacce-prize/4533449873

ODE TO OLYMPIANS SPRING CONTEST

28 March 2013

DEADLINE: April 30, 2013

GENRE: Poetry

DETAILS: The Tapestry of Bronze is sponsoring a series of
international poetry contests to celebrate Greek and Roman
mythology and the Olympian gods. The subject of the current contest
is Hephaestus (also known as Vulcan), the God of the Forge. 30
lines max. There are two age ranges under 18 and adult.

PRIZE: $50 in each category

URL: http://www.tapestryofbronze.com/OdeForm.html

THE FOURTH ANNUAL NORMAL PRIZE IN FICTION, NONFICTION, & POETRY

6 February 2013

THE FOURTH ANNUAL NORMAL PRIZE IN FICTION, NONFICTION, & POETRY

$20 ENTRY FEE

Deadline March 15, 2013.

Fiction Prize: $1,000 & Publication

Nonfiction Prize: $1,000 & Publication

Poetry Prize: $1,000 & Publication

All fiction and nonfiction submissions must be 10,087 words or less. Poetry submissions should not exceed five pages or five poems total.

Visit the website for details: http://www.thenormalschool.com/contestguidelines_4.html

WinningWriters.com – Free 10 day Trial of Poetry Contest Insider

24 November 2012

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Choosing which contests to enter this year? The expert online database at Poetry Contest Insider will save you time and money. Search and sort contests by deadline, prize, fee, recommendation level and more. We don’t just list contests, we point you to the ones that will gain the most attention for your work, whether you are just starting out or are well-established. Exclusive interviews with contest judges and editors help you understand how your submissions are evaluated.

Recent honors for our subscribers include wins and runner-up prizes in contests such as Atlanta Review’s Poetry 2012 International Poetry Competition, the Connecticut Poetry Award, the Contemporary American Poetry Prize from ChicagoPoetry.com, the Eric Hoffer Award for Independent Books, the Gulf Coast Ethnic & Heritage Jazz Festival Poetry Contest, the Inspired by Tagore Writing Competition, the Little Red Tree International Poetry Prize, the Lucidity Poetry Journal Clarity Awards, the Nantucket Directory Poetry Contest, the Nautilus Book Awards, the Next Generation Indie Book Awards, and the Poetry Society of New Hampshire National Contest.

Poetry Contest Insider is published by Winning Writers, one of the “101 Best Writing Websites” (Writer’s Digest, 2005-2012). Get instant access for just $9.95 per quarter, with a free 10-day trial at the start. Cancel at any time. Learn more and start your free trial now at http://winningwriters.com/pci

“BETRAYAL” – A Cha Poetry contest

24 November 2012
This contest is run by Cha: An Asian Literary Journal. It is for unpublished poems about “Betrayal”.  

Judges:

  • Tammy Ho is a Hong Kong-born poet. She is a founding co-editor of Cha and an assistant editor of Fleeting Magazine.
  • Andrew Barker is the creator of the online lecture website Mycroft, where examples of his poetry lectures can be seen. He is the author of the poetry collection snowblind: from my protective colouring (Chameleon Press) and holds a PhD in American Literature and an MA in Anglo-Irish Literature. He currently teaches at the University of Hong Kong and Lingnan University.

Rules:

  • Each poet can submit up to two poems (no more than 80 lines long each).
  • Poems must be previously unpublished.
  • Entry is free.
Closing date:
  • 15 January 2013
Prizes:
  • First: £85, Second: £55, Third: £35, Highly Commended (up to 5): £15 each. (Payable through Paypal.)
  • All winning poems (including the highly recommended ones) will receive first publication in a special section in the March 2013 issue of Cha.
The prizes were generously donated by a reader from the San Francisco Bay Area.
Submission:
  • Submissions should be sent to t@asiancha.com with the subject line “Betrayal”.
  • Poems must be sent in the body of the email.
  • Please also include a short biography of no more than 30 words.

Previous Cha contests:

Visit the website for details: http://asiancha.blogspot.hk/2012/11/cha-betrayal-poery-contest.html

Contact: editors@asiancha.com

Fourth Annual Spirit First Poetry Contest (No Entry Fees)

6 November 2012

Fourth Annual Spirit First Poetry Contest

Deadline: January 31, 2013

Accepted Themes: Meditation, Mindfulness, Silence, or Stillness
First Prize: $175
Second Prize: $125
Third Prize: $75

NO ENTRY FEES to enter!

Complete guidelines:

Spirit First is pleased to announce its fourth annual meditation poetry contest. Poetry submissions may be of any length and any style but must have a theme of meditation, mindfulness, stillness, or silence. Poems may reflect any discipline, any faith, or none. Poems must be previously unpublished.

Please do not enter more than three submissions. Sending more than three poems will lead to those poems being disqualified.

Please submit your poems by email unless you do not have access to the Internet. Poems will be accepted by U.S. Postal Service for those who do not have Internet access. All others are requested to be emailed. Poems sent by U.S. Postal Service will not be returned. Poems must be received by January 31, 2013.

Please submit your poems all in one file or inside the body of an email (rather than three poems in three separate files). Please be sure to include the author’s name, address, telephone number, and email address. There is no cost to enter this contest. Submissions must be received no later than January 31, 2013.

Winners will be announced no later than April 30, 2013, on the Spirit First website at www.spiritfirst.org. Winning poems will be published on the Spirit First website and the Spirit First blog, and in a Spirit First newsletter (authors retain full rights to their poems).

How to submit:

By email: send to meditate@spiritfirst.org.

By U.S. Postal Service (for those without Internet access), send to the following address:

Spirit First Poetry Contest
PO Box 8076
Langley Park, MD 20787

We look forward to reading your poems!

Visit the website: http://www.spiritfirst.org/poetry_contest2013.html

THE POETRY MARKET EZINE!

4 November 2012

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Then subscribe to the free monthly newsletter, The Poetry Market Ezine.

Each monthly issue features poetry markets and contests, poetry and writing news and reviews.

The Poetry Market Ezine is exclusively dedicated to poets, poetry publishers and poetry readers.

Markets and contests are all geared towards poetry only.

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Milton Kessler Memorial Prize for Poetry

4 November 2012
Harpur Palate’s Milton Kessler Memorial Prize for Poetry is open to all writers who submit unpublished poems in any style, form or genre. The small $15 entry fee includes a one-year subscription to Harpur Palate. No more than 5 poems per entry. The winner receives a $500 prize, publication in the winter issue of Harpur Palate, and two copies of the issue in which the winning piece appears. Winners are also featured on our blog and highlighted in the journal. We encourage emerging as well as established writers to submit to our contests.

Opens: September 1
Postmark Deadline: November 15
Contest Guidelines:
All poems entered will be considered for publication, and all entrants will receive a copy of the issue in which the winning poem appears.  Please include a cover letter with your name, address, phone number, e-mail address and poem titles.  Entrant’s name should only appear on the cover letter and should not appear anywhere on the manuscript. Manuscripts cannot be returned. Please be advised that we do not accept entrants who have any affiliation with Binghamton University.

We prefer online submissions which you can do here:  Harpur Palate Online Submissions.

For paper entries please send along with fee and SASE to:

Milton Kessler Poetry Contest
Harpur Palate
English Department
Binghamton University
Box 6000
Binghamton, NY 13902-6000

http://harpurpalate.binghamton.edu

If you have any questions regarding the contest, feel free to e-mail harpur.palate@gmail.com.

FanStory.com Writing Contests – Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry

29 October 2012

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A Love Poem Contest

Write a love poem. Your love poem can be fictional or non-fictional.
Cash prize for the winner of this poetry contest.
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Flash Fiction Contest

Write a flash fiction story using only 800 words on the topic provided.
The topic is “the white picket fence”. Cash prize to the winner.
Info On FanStory.com: http://www.fanstory.com

Full Contests Listing: http://www.fanstory.com/contests.jsp

Litttle Gold Pencil: Creative Poetry Contest

29 October 2012

Little Gold Pencil’s first concrete or picture poetry

competition is underway with £30 prize money.

 

The rules are:

1) The words of the poem must form a picture.

2) The poem must be the competition entrant’s own work.

3) Entries must be emailed by midnight on 26 November 2012.

 

The entry fee is £2, payable through the PayPal for at:

http://littlegoldpencil.com/?page_id=265 . Once you’ve paid your

entry fee, please email your poem to:

littlegoldenpencil@hotmail.co.uk

Include your name and the poem title that corresponds with your entry

payment within your email.

Please send your poem as either a JPG, PIC, PDF or Word Document,

remembering to fix your words into the appropriate picture. See

http://littlegoldpencil.com/?page_id=265 , for example.

The competition will close on 26 November 2012 and the winner will

be contacted on November 30, 2012. The winning entry and the runner

up entries will be published on the Little Gold Pencil website:

http://littlegoldpencil.com/?page_id=265