Poetry Copetition Listings – Closing Date September, October, November, December, 2015

 

Manchester Fiction and Poetry Prizes
Closing date: 25th September, 2015.
Prizes: £10,000 plus publication online and in print in each category.
Entry fee: £17.50.
A portfolio of poetry (3-5, maximum 120 lines).
Email: j.draper@mmu.ac.uk
Website: manchesterwritingcompetition.co.uk

 

Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest
Closing date: 30th September, 2015.
Prizes: $1,000 in each category, ten $100 honourable mentions.
Entry fee: $16.
Looking for: Poems in two styles: open and traditionally rhymed.
Email: adam@winningwriters.com
Website: www.winningwriters.com/tompoetry

 

Geoff Stevens Memorial Poetry prize 2015
Closing Date: 30th September 2015.
Entry Fee: £20 per block of poems.
Prizes: Two winners will have a poetry collection up to 52 pages published by Indigo Dreams Publishing and receive 25 copies. Publication 2016 to coincide with Geoff’s birth date June 4th.
Looking for: Submission of a selection of 10 poems to 36 lines max.
Further details: All entries must be accompanied by cheque to correct amount made payable to ‘IDP’ or via PayPal.
See full submission rules at: indigodreams.co.uk/#/competition/

 

Cinnamon Press Single Poem Prize
Closing date: 30th September, 2015.
Prizes: £1,000, £200, £50, winners and runners up published in anthology.
Entry fee: £4, £10 for three, £18 for six.
Looking for: Poems up to 50 lines on any subject.
Email: info@cinnamonpress.com
Website: www.cinnamonpress.com

 

Salopian Poetry Society’s Annual Open Competition
Closing date: 30th September, 2015.
Prizes: £150, £100, £50, ten £20, plus publication in Salopeot.
Entry fee: £3, 4 for £10, £2 for members.
Looking for: Poetry, up to 42 lines.
Email: salopeot@hotmail.com
Website: thesalopianpoetrysociety.webeden.co.uk

 

Firstwriter International Poetry Competition
Closing date: 1st October, 2015.
Prizes: £200, ten special commendations will receive subscription voucher worth £24, publication for all winners.
Entry fee: £3, three for £2.50 each, five for £2 each, 10 for £1.50 each.
Looking for: Poems up to 30 lines.
Website: www.firstwriter.com/competitions/poetry_competition.shtml

 

The Light Verse Unlimited Quarterly Poetry Competition
Closing date: 30th September, 2015.
Prizes: 1st £150, 2nd £100, 3rd £50.
Entry fee: £3.50, block of four entries £11.00.
Further details: A quarterly competition for light verse, with no set theme or form and no length limit (but the rules remind entrants that ‘brevity is the soul of wit’). The competition is run in support of the ‘Writers’ Competition Resources’ website, which offers free resources and a community forum for competition organisers and a competition directory for entrants.
Judge: Martin Parker
Full details at: writerscomp-resources.com/competition

 

Reading Room Poetry Competition
Closing date: 20th October, 2015.
Prize:  £50, publication, 2 copies of book, runners up publication and 2 copies of the book.
Entry fee £2 per poem or 5-7 poems for £10.
Any poem under 30 lines, any theme, any genre.
Email: readingroomproject@yahoo.co.uk
Website: readingroomprojects.wix.com/competitionpages

 

Troubadour International Poetry Prize
Closing date: 19th October, 2015.
Prizes: £5,000, £1,000, £500, twenty £25 runners-up, plus Coffee House Poetry season ticket.
Entry fee: £5/€6/$8.
Looking for: Poems, up to 45 lines.
Email: CoffPoetry@aol.com
Website: www.coffeehousepoetry.org

 

Liquorice Fish Competition
Closing date: 31st October, 2015.
Prizes: anthology publication from Cinnamon Press’s new imprint.
Entry fee: £3/£10 for four.
Looking for: Inventive poetry up to 50 lines on the theme of ‘The lies we tell ourselves.’
Email: liquoricefish@cinnamonpress.co.uk
Website: cinnamonpress.co.uk

 

Geoff Stevens Memorial Poetry prize 2015
Closing Date: 30th September 2015.
Entry Fee: £20 per block of poems.
Prizes: Two winners will have a poetry collection up to 52 pages published by Indigo Dreams Publishing and receive 25 copies. Publication 2016 to coincide with Geoff’s birth date June 4th.
Looking for: Submission of a selection of 10 poems to 36 lines max.
Further details: All entries must be accompanied by cheque to correct amount made payable to ‘IDP’ or via PayPal.
See full submission rules at: indigodreams.co.uk/#/competition/

 

NAWG Open Writing Competition
Closing date: 31st October, 2015.
Prizes: £250, £100 and £50 in each category; anthology and on line publication.
Entry fee: £5. For poems only, 3 for £10.
Stories from 500 to 2,000 words. Poems up to 40 lines.
Email: pamfish@ntlworld.com
Website: www.nawg.co.uk

 

Bare Fiction Prizes
Closing date: 31st October, 2015.
Prizes: £500, £200 and £100, each category.
Entry fee: £5/£3 poetry, £61£4 flash fiction, £8/£6 short story.
Poetry up to 40 lines, flash fiction up to 500 words; short stories up to 3,000 words.
Website: http://www.barefictionmagazine.co.uk

 

National Poetry Competition
Closing date: 31st October, 2015.
Prizes: First Prize: £5000; Second Prize: £2000; Third Prize: £1000; Seven commendations: £200.
Entry fee: £6.50 for the first poem, £3.50 thereafter.
Further details: Maximum length 40 lines per poem. The competition is open to anyone aged 17 or over at the time of entering. International entries are welcome. There is no limit on the number of entries a single entrant can make.
For full terms and conditions visit the Website: npc.poetrysociety.org.uk

 

Poetry Society National Poetry Competition
Closing date: 31st October, 2015.
Prizes: £5,000, £2,000, £1,000, seven £100 commendations.
Entry fee: £6, £3.50 each additional poem.
For poems, up to 40 lines.
Email: award@poetrysociety.org.uk
Website: poetrysociety.org.uk/competitions/

 

Fair Acre Press International Poetry Pamphlet Competition 2015/16
Closing date: 30th November 2015.
Prizes: include publication, and reading with Jonathan Edwards at Wenlock Poetry Festival 2016. Two categories: both for over 18 yrs, one solely for poets without any previously published pamphlet or collection.
Entry Fee: £12.
Sole Judge: Jonathan Edwards.
More details: http://www.fairacrepress.co.uk

 

Oriel Davies 2015 Open Writing Competition
Closing date: 2nd November, 2015.
Prizes: £50 voucher to spend in Oriel Davies gallery shop. 1 for best poem and 1 for best poetry.
Entry fee: £3 per entry submitted.
Further info: Writers are invited to submit either poems (up to 50 lines each) or prose pieces (up to 1,000 words each) that focus on the theme of flora. Works must be typed on separate sheets of paper and not exceed the line or word limit. On a separate sheet of A4 paper please give: name, address, telephone number & email and a list of all titles and first lines of the work submitted.
Any number of writings may be submitted on payment of £3 per work. Cheques to be made payable to Oriel Davies.
Entries to be addressed to: Sheela Hughes, Oriel Davies Gallery, The Park, Newtown, Powys, SY16 2NZ. Envelope to be marked ‘WRITING COMPETITION”.
Email: desk@orieldavies.org
Website: www.orieldavies.org

 

2015 Thynks Publications Poetry Pamphlet Competition
Closing Date: 31st December, 2015.
Prize: £50 plus publication of the collection submitted. Announcement date:31st March 2016
Entry Fee: £10.
Entrants are invited to submit a collection of between 20-25 poems. Any runners-up will be offered publication of their submitted collection.
Email: thynkspublications@yahoo.co.uk
For entry and further information see Poetry Pamphlet Competition page: thynkspublications.co.uk/poetry-pamphlet-competition

 

The Magic Oxygen Literary Prize
Closing date: 31st December 2015.
Prizes: £1,000 1st, £300 2nd, £100 3rd, 2 x £50 Highly Commended in each category.
Entry fee: £5.00.
Looking for: Poetry up to 50 lines. Open theme.
Further info: The competition is open to writers worldwide aged 16+ at the time of submission.
Email: editor@magicoxygen.co.uk
Website: www.MagicOxygen.co.uk

 

Ballymaloe International Poetry Prize 2015
Closing date: 31st December 2015.
Entry fee: €12.
Prizes: 1st Prize €10,000, plus three runner-up prizes of €1,000.
Further details: The prize is run in association with The Moth magazine. It is for a single unpublished poem. This year’s judge is former US poet laureate Billy Collins. The four shortlisted poems will appear in the spring issue of The Moth, and the winner will be announced at a special awards ceremony in Dublin in April 2016.
Details on website at: themothmagazine.com

 

GOLFWELL’S STORY CONTEST – Deadline: December 31, 2015

GOLFWELL’S STORY CONTEST – Deadline: December 31, 2015. First Prize $300.00 – 2nd Prize $150.00 – 3rd Prize $50.00 and First, Second and Third Prizes receive Publication on our website as the “Golfwell.net Best Golf Stories Ever Heard.” Winners will also receive an Award Certificate Of Acknowledgement from www.Golfwell.net.

No Entry fee.

We’re looking for original unpublished golf stories. Fact or Fiction (Yes, that’s right, we’re lumping fiction and non-fiction together to compete in this contest – since non-fiction golf stories are usually stretched into fiction Haha!). What should be common to both fact and fiction is a golf theme. How creative or dramatic are you? Are you a great story teller? Golfers from all countries and all ages are welcome to enter (Yes, that’s right were lumping all ages together – this is our first contest). Stories should be 700 words or less. Enter as often as you wish.

To Enter: Email your story to: Golfwellnet@yahoo.com

PLEASE INCLUDE:

1. Your name, address and age.
2. Your story (no longer than 700 words).

source: http://www.golfwell.net

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Writing Contest in August and September 2015

Writing Contest 2015 – In the month of August and Septemper there are many writing competitions. You certainly do not want to miss the information. Therefore we present some info existing writing competition in August and September 2015.

For more details about the writing contest information you can directly visit the organizer’s website.

Writing Contest in August and September 2015

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WORK STEW “OOPS” CONTEST
Deadline: August 15, 2015 (midnight PST)
NO ENTRY FEE

In no more than 600 words, entrants are asked to “describe a moment on the job, real or imagined, when you realized you made a mistake. A terrible, *terrible* mistake.” Prize: “$200 for the winner, to be announced on August 22, 2015. The winning entry, and perhaps some other entries, will be published here on Work Stew.” – Free Writing Contest

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YOUNG LIONS FICTION AWARD
Deadline: August 31, 2015 (received)
NO ENTRY FEE

“Established in 2001, The New York Public Library Young Lions Fiction Award is a $10,000 prize awarded each spring to a writer age 35 or younger for a novel or a collection of short stories. Each year, five young fiction writers are selected as finalists by a reading committee of Young Lions members, writers, editors, and librarians. A panel of judges selects the winner.” Entrants must be U.S. citizens.

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PAST LOVES DAY STORY CONTEST
Deadline: September 17, 2015
Writing Contest No Entry Fee

“Nearly everyone has memories of a former sweetheart. Write your true story of an earlier love, in no more than 700 words. Tell us about someone whose memory brings a smile or a tear, or both….Your story may be heart-warming or humorous. Just tell about your earlier sweetheart as if you were talking to your best friend.” Cash prizes will be awarded: $100/$75/$50. “Winning stories will be posted (anonymously, if requested by author) on this website.”

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KENYON REVIEW FELLOWSHIPS

Applications: “Applications will be accepted electronically beginning August 15 and ending September 15, 2015.”

NO APPLICATION FEE INDICATED

“This two-year post-graduate residential fellowship at Kenyon College offers qualified individuals time to develop as writers, teachers, and editors. Fellows will receive a $33,150 stipend, plus health benefits.” Check announcement for eligibility requirements (including “an MFA or PhD in creative writing, English literature, or comparative literature completed before September 15, 2015 but no earlier than January 1, 2010″) and other information.

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IOWA SHORT FICTION AND JOHN SIMMONS SHORT FICTION AWARD

Submissions: August 1-September 30 (postmarked)
NO ENTRY FEE

“Any writer who has not previously published a volume of prose fiction is eligible to enter the competition. Previously entered manuscripts that have been revised may be resubmitted. Writers are still eligible if they have published a volume of poetry or any work in a language other than English or if they have self-published a work in a small print run. Writers are still eligible if they are living abroad or are non-US citizens writing in English. Current University of Iowa students are not eligible. The manuscript must be a collection of short stories in English of at least 150 word-processed, double-spaced pages. We do not accept e-mail submissions. The manuscript may include a cover page, contents page, etc., but these are not required. The author’s name can be on every page but this is not required. Stories previously published in periodicals are eligible for inclusion.” NB: “Award-winning manuscripts will be published by the University of Iowa Press under the Press’s standard contract.”

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HUDSON REVIEW SHORT STORY COMPETITION
Deadline: September 1, 2015
NO ENTRY FEE

“For a special fiction issue, The Hudson Review is sponsoring a short story competition. First prize is $500, second and third are $250 each. 10,000 words and under.”

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AMERICAN PSYCHOANALYTIC ASSOCIATION AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN JOURNALISM

Deadline: September 18, 2015
NO ENTRY FEE

“The Award for Excellence in Journalism recognizes professional reporting of outstanding merit that contributes in an exceptional way to the public understanding of psychoanalytic and psychological principles and phenomena. The $500 award is broadly conceived. Nominated work need not be specifically about psychoanalysis or psychotherapy per se. And, nominated work may critique or question psychoanalysis as long as it advances understanding of human relationships and/or the life of the mind. The Award is juried by a panel of professional journalists as well as by psychoanalysts.”

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That was some of the latest information writing competitions in August and September. may be useful for you

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Poetry Out Loud 2015 – Contest For High School Student

Contest Name: Poetry Out Loud 2015

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Poetry Out Loud 2015 is here! High school students across Southwest Louisiana are needed for this highly competitive poetry recitation contest. Interested schools, students, and parents need to contact the Arts Council at 337-439-2787 for further information.

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Poetry Out Loud began in 2005 when the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation came together to yield a program that would challenge high school students to study and memorize poetry in a competitive setting while building public speaking skills, confidence, and character.

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For students to compete at Regional’s, the schools must register their own Poetry Out Loud competition with the Arts Council. For more information on Poetry Out Loud or the Regional Competition, contact the Arts Council office at (337) 439-2787.

source: http://www.artsandhumanitiesswla.org/events/poetry-out-loud/

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UK Short Crime Story Contest – Fantastic Prizes

Contest Name: Write a short crime story

Deadline: Friday  18th September

Categories:
11- 18 years old
19+

First prize (in each category):

To celebrate the performance of THE OTHER HALF  by leading crime fiction author, Mark Billingham and UK Country music duo, My Darling Clementine on Friday 18 September, the Kirkgate Centre is running a short story writing competition with some fantastic prizes.

The Competition:

Write a short crime story (500 – 1,000 words) set in contemporary Cockermouth.

Two Categories:

11- 18 years old

19+

First prize (in each category):

2 tickets to a Kirkgate event of your choice, signed copy of a book by Mark Billingham and a signed copy of CD by My Darling Clementine.

Second Prize (in each category):

Signed book & CD

The winner will announced by Mark Billingham during the performance of The Other Half on Friday 18th September at the Kirkgate centre.  Closing date for entries Monday 7 September .

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Writing Contest Rules:

  • The competition closes at midday on Monday 7 September.
  • All entrants must include name, age, address, email address and contact phone number.
  • All entries must not have been previously published.
  • The winner will be announced by Mark Billingham during the performance of The Other Half on Friday  18th September.  If you wish to attend the show you will need to purchase a ticket. Tickets are priced at £10 (£8 concessions) and available from the box office on 01900 826448.
  • Winners unable to attend the show will be contacted by email after the event.
  • You must use your complimentary tickets within 12 months of the win date.
  • There are no cash alternatives / substitutes.
  • The promoter holds the right to change competitions at any time.

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Regards

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