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Magma Poetry Competition
Closing date: 12th December, 2013.
The competition has two contests: The Judge's Prize and The Editors' Prize.
Prizes: Judge's Prize: up to 80 lines, First Prize £1,000, Second Prize £300, Third Prize £150; Editors' Prize for
poems of up to 12 lines, First prize £1,000, Second Prize £300, Plus 10 Special Mentions £15 each.
Entry fee: £5, £15 for four.
Poems on any subject in two categories, up to 80 lines, and up to 10 lines as above.
See website for more details: magmapoetry.com/competition
Gregory O'Donoghue International Poetry Competition
Closing date: 15th December, 2013
Prizes: 1st: €1000, publication in Southword Journal, a week's writing retreat at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre, &
a reading at the Cork Spring Poetry Festival. 2nd Prize= €500 + publication in Southword Journal. 3rd Prize= €250 +
publication in Southword Journal. Four runners up will receive publication in Southword Journal + standard payment
Entry Fee: €5.
For poems up to 40 lines in English, on any theme.
Judge: is Munster Literature Centre Director Patrick Cotter
Website: munsterlit.ie/Gregory Donoghue International Poetry Competition
Holland Park Press 'What's your Place?' Poetry Competition
Closing date: 31st December, 2013
Prize: £100 plus web publication
For poetry, up to 50 lines, about a neighbourhood that is important to you, in English or Dutch
Enter by email: email@example.com
Ballymaloe International Poetry Prize
Closing date: 31st December, 2013
Prizes: €10,000, €2,000, €1 ,000
Entry fee: €9
For a single unpublished poem
Flash 500 Humour Verse Competition
Closing date: 31st December, 2013
Prizes: £150, £100, £50
Entry fee: £3 for one poem, £2.50 per poem thereafter
Open theme, humour verse up to 32 lines.
More details on flash500.com/humourverse.htm
Writers Bureau Annual Poetry Competition
Closing date: 31st December annually.
Prizes: £500, £300, £200, £100; publication on website and in Freelance Market News.
Entry fee: £5
For poems, up to 40 lines, open in theme and form.
Save As International Poetry and Prose Competition 2013
Closing date: 31st December, 2013.
Prizes: 1st - £50; 2nd - £30; 3rd - £20
Entry fee: £3 per poem/story, £8 for three.
For more information and details of how to enter go to website: saveaswriters.co.uk/SACompetitions.html
Dream Quest One Poetry Contest
Closing date: 16th January, 2014
Prizes: First Prize(USD): $250, 2nd:$125, 3rd:$50.
Entry fee: $5(USD) per poem submitted. Mail entries/fees along with title of poem, name, address, phone#, and brief
bio (tell us a little about yourself), on the coversheet to: Dream Quest One Poetry Contest, P.O. Box 3141, Chicago
Open to anyone who loves expressing thoughts and feeling into the beautiful literary art of poetry! Write a poem,
30 lines or fewer, on any subject or theme, typed or neatly hand printed. Multiple and simultaneous entries are
accepted. And don't forget to bring your dreams with you... All contest winners will be announced and published
online, February 28th, 2014.
Visit dreamquestone.com for more info on how to enter!
The Christopher Salmon Poetry Extravaganza
Closing Date: 25th January, 2014
Prizes: 1st Place - £100, 2nd Place - £50, 3rd Place - £25, Highly Commended - £10
Entry Fee: Free
For unpublished poems up to 30 lines on the theme of 'Celebration'.
Age categories: 11 and under, 11 to 16, 16 to 18, and adults (over 18)
The Chris Salmon Foundation was set up in 2009 and has so far raised over £30,000 in Christopher's memory.
Further details: chrissalmon.org.uk
The Bronte Society Creative Competition
Closing date: 31st January, 2014
Prizes: £500, £250 and £100 in each category.
Entry fee: £10.
For poetry, fiction, and illustration inspired by the Brontes.
Short story: a new story featuring a minor character from one of the Bronte novels, up to 3,000 words
Poetry: a poem in any style offering a new perspective on one of the novels; up to 50 lines.
The British Haiku Awards
Closing date: 31st January, 2014.
Prizes: £125 for two winning haiku, £50 for two runners-up; £125 for one winning tanka, £50 for runner-up; £100 for
one winning haibun. Publication in the May issue of Blithe Spirit.
Entry fee: £5 ($8) for up to three haiku or tanka, £1 ($1) thereafter; £5 ($8) per haibun.
For haiku, haibun and tanka
For haiku and tanka, send each on three separate 5"x3" (125x75mm) cards (or paper cut to size), with your name and
address on the back of only one.
For haibun, send three copies of each haibun, on separate A4 sheetts), with name and details on the back of only
one. A haibun must contain at least one haiku and at least 100 words of prose, and must not exceed 2,500 words in
International Junior Authors Poetry Contest
Closing Date: 31st January, 2014 (Competition
will open at August 30, 2013)
Prizes: Category 1 Ages 18-21, Category 2 Ages 15-17, Category 3 Ages 12-14 and Category 4 Ages 9-11. First Place:
A signed copy of 'Polly Wants to Be a Writer: the Junior Authors Guide to writing and Getting Published' by Laura
Michelle Thomas and a certificate of achievement; Second-Third Place: A mention on laurathomascommunications.com, a
certificate of achievement and a $10 Amazon gift card; Fourth-Sixth Place: A mention on
aurathomascommunications.com and a certificate of achievement
Entry Fee: FREE (or $10 Canadian for a feedback)
Contest is open to anyone between 9 to 21 years old as of January 31, 2014. Entries from every country are welcome.
Poetry submitted can be of any subjects or forms. Maximum length of poems are 50 lines.
For full entry rules and conditions see website. juniorauthorspoetrycontest.com
Hungry Hill Poets Meet Politics Writing Competition
Closing date: 1st February, 2014
Entry fee: €8 for up to three poems (25% discount for writers' groups)
Theme: Poems on any political theme
Judge: Bernard O'Donoghue
For full entry rules and conditions see website: hungryhillwriting.com
Memoriam' poetry competition (positive, celebratory, comforting, inspiring)
date: February 28th 2014
£100 plus publication, Runners-up - publication
Entry fee: £4
Up to 40 lines
2014 Cardiff International Poetry Competition
Closing date: 14th March, 2014
Prizes: First prize is £5000. Additional prizes are £500 for second place, £250 for third and five runners-up
receive £50 each. All entries to the competition will be judged anonymously, so this is a great opportunity to have
your poetry judged on its own merits.
Entry fee: £7 per poem.
For more information visit website: literaturewales.org/cipc/
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