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Wigtown Poetry Competition Closing date: 27th May 2018. Prizes: In 2017: £1,500, £400, Gaelic Prize £250, Scots Prize £250, 8 £25 runners-up. Entry fee: £6.50, £17 for three, £5 after that. Looking for: For poems, up to 40 lines in English, Scots or Scots/Irish Gaelic. Email: mail@wigtownbookfestival.com Website: www.wigtownbookfestival.com/poetrycomp  Welsh Poetry Competition 2018 Closing date: 27th May 2018. Prizes: 1st prize - £500; 2nd Prize - £250; 3rd Prize - £100; plus 17 runners up published on website and future anthology. Entry fee: £5 per poem (£6 PayPal) / 50 lines maximum. Further details: Entry forms, rules, past winners, anthologies available from our website. Judge - Sally Spedding. Website: www.welshpoetry.co.uk Sentinel Literary Quarterly Poetry Competition Closing Date: 31st May 2018. Prizes: £250 (First), £100 (Second), £50 (Third), £30 x 3 (Highly Commended), £15 x 3 (Commended). Entry Fees: £4/1, £7/2, £9/3, £11/4, £12/5, £16/7, £22/10 Looking for: Original, previously unpublished poems in English language, on any subject, in any style, up to 50 lines long. Further details:  All winning and commended poems will receive first publication in Sentinel Literary Quarterly magazine (online and in print), published by SPM Publications. Judge: Derek Adams Contact: Enter Online or download Entry Form at: http://sentinelquarterly.com/competitions/poetry/index.htm Bridport Prize 2018 Poetry Closing date: 31st May 2018. Prizes: £5,000, £1,000, £500 and ten £50 highly commendeds. Dorset Award for best local winner or runner-up; anthology publication for all. Entry fee: £9 per poem. Looking for: poetry (up to 42 lines). Email: kate@bridportprize.org.uk  Website: www.bridportprize.org.uk Battered Moons Poetry Competition 2018 Closing date: 31st May 2018. On-line and postal entries accepted. Prizes: First prize, £700; second, £200; third, £100, plus four commendations of £25 each. Winning and commended poems will appear in the Battered Moons pamphlet and website. The 3 winners and 4 commended poets are invited to read their poems at the Poetry Swindon Festival on Saturday 6th October 2018. Entry fee: £5 for the first poem and £3.50 thereafter. Looking for: poems on any topic and style of up to 40 lines. Further details: Battered Moons Poetry Competition is open to all UK residents aged 18 or over. Guest judge Jacob Sam La-Rose and Cristina Navazo-Eguía Newton will both read all the poems. For further information visit http://batteredmoons.com or http://www.richardjefferies.org/battered- moons Frogmore Poetry Prize 2018 Closing date: 31st May 2018. Prizes: 250 guineas, 75 guineas, 50 guineas, plus subscriptions to The Frogmore Papers Entry fee: £3 per poem. Looking for: poems, any theme/style, up to 40 lines, for the contest's 30th year. Email: frogmorepress@gmail.com Website: www.frogmorepress.co.uk Wirral Festival of Firsts Open Poetry Competition Closing date: 1st June 2018. Prizes: £200, 2 x £50 and £50 for best Wirral poet. Entry fee: £4 per poem or £10 for 3 poems. Looking for: Poems up to 40 lines. https://wirralfestivaloffirsts.org.uk/open-poetry-competition-2018/ The Franz Wright Prize for Poetry Closing date: 6th June 2018. Prizes: £2000, publication. Entry fee: $15.00 USD. Website: https://eyewearpublishing.com/franz-wright-prize-for-poetry George Crabbe Memorial Poetry Competition Closing date: 15th June 2018. Prizes: £600, £300, £150, 2 x £75. Special Prize : £100 for a poem by a poet aged 18-25 not winning another prize. Entry fee: £3 per poem. Looking for: Poems by Suffolk poets Website: http://suffolkpoetrysociety.org.uk Creative Future Literary Awards Closing date: 18th June 2018. Prizes: £12,000 in development opportunities Free entry Looking for: Poetry up to 200 words, short fiction up to 300 words, by disadvantaged writers. Theme: Chemistry. Email: literary@creativefuture.org.uk Website: https://literary.creativefuture.org.uk/ Canterbury Festival Poet of the Year Competition Closing date: 18th June 2018. Prizes: £200 for the winner, £100 for second and £50 for third place. Entry fee: £5. Theme: Open. Looking for: Poetry up to 60 lines maximum. Email address: tina@canterburyfestival.co.uk Website: https://www.canterburyfestival.co.uk/poet-of-the-year.aspx The McLellan Poetry Prize 2018 Closing date: 21st June 2018. Prizes: First prize of £1,500; Second prize £300; Third prize £150; 6 commendations of £25. Entry fee: £6, additional poems £5 each. Looking for: Poems up to 80 lines. Website: https://www.arrantheatreandarts.co.uk/poetry-competition Erewash Writers' Free Entry Writing Competition Closing date: 21st June 2018. Prizes: One poetry entry will be awarded £10. Winning entries will be published on the website. Free entry. Looking for: Writing on the theme of Summer Garden. Email: erewashwriterscomps@hotmail.co.uk https://erewashwriterscompetition.weebly.com/2018-writing-competition.html Wild Words Summer Solstice Writing Competition Closing date: 21st June 2018. Prizes: mentoring session, online publication Entry fee: £7. Looking for: prose or poetry, using as a title, one of the traditional names for the full moon (see website):maximum of 1,000 words, in prose or poetry. Email: hello@wildwords.org Website:http://www.wildwords.org/competition Saltaire Festival Poetry Competition Closing date: 25th June 2018. Prizes: Not stated. Entry fee: Not stated. Looking for: A poem of any style relating to the theme The World in Saltaire: Saltaire in the World. Poems must be no longer than 42 lines long. Categories: 18 and under, over 18. Further details: You may submit up to three pieces for the contest. Website: https://saltairefestival.co.uk/poetry-competition London Magazine Poetry Prize Closing date: 30th June 2018. Prizes: £500, £300, £200. Entry fee: £10 per poem, subsequent entries £5 per poem; Students £5 per poem. Looking for: Poems up to 40 lines. Email: jessica.reid@thelondonmagazine.org Website: http://thelondonmagazine.org Wells Festival of Literature - Poetry Closing date: 30th June 2018. Prizes: Top prize - £750 Entry fee: £6.00. Further details: Maximum words: 40 lines. Website:http://www.wellsfestivalofliterature.org.uk/ Fool for Poetry International Chapbook Competition 2018 Closing date: 30th June 2018. Prizes: 1st Prize: €1,000; 2nd Prize; €500. Both winners will win a chapbook publication and 50 complimentary copies. The published chapbooks will be reviewed in Southword Jornal and elsewhere. Entry fee: €25 for each manuscript. Looking for: Manuscripts between 16 and 23 pages in length, in the English language and the sole work of the entrant with no pastiches, translations or 'versions'. The poems can be in verse or prose. Email: foolforpoetry@munsterlit.ie  Website: http://www.munsterlit.ie/Fool%20for%20Poetry.html Live Canon: 2018 International Poetry Competition Closing date: 2nd July 2018. Prizes: £1,000 first prize for a single poem. Entry fee: From £6.50. Looking for: Poems can be of any length. You can enter as many poems as you like. Poems must not have been previously published.. Further details: Guest Judge: Liz Berry. Website: http://www.livecanon.co.uk/poetry-competition Ledbury Poetry Festival Closing date: 12th July 2018. Prizes:First Prize: £1000 cash and a course at Ty Newydd, the National Writing Centre of Wales; Second Prize: £500; Third Prize: £250. Entry fee: £5, £3.50 each subsequent. Looking for: Poetry up to 40 lines. https://www.poetry-festival.co.uk/ledbury-poetry-competition/ Wasafiri New Writing Prize Closing date: 13 July 2018. Prizes: £300 plus publication in Wasafiri Entry fee: £6 for single entry. Looking for: Poetry (up to five poems), up to 3,000 words. Email: wasafiri@qmul.ac.uk  Website: https://www.wasafiri.org/ Grist Competition 2018: Trouble & Strife: A Celebration of Protest Closing date: 15th July 2018. Prizes: £500, £250, £125. Entry fee: £5. Looking for: Poems up to 40 lines and short stories up to 5,000 words with a protest theme Email: grist@hud.ac.uk Website: http://mhm.hud.ac.uk/grist/ The Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2018 Closing date: 31st July 2018. Prizes: See website for a plethora of prizes. Entry fee: Free to enter for anyone aged between 11-17 years. Looking for: Poems by young people aged 11-17 from the UK and beyond. Website: http://poetrysociety.org.uk/foyle-young-poets-of-the-year-award/ Indigo-First Collection Competition Closing Date: 31st July 2018 Prizes: TWO winners will have their debut collection published by Indigo Dreams Publishing and receive a royalty contract plus 20 free copies Entry Fee: £14 per block of poems Looking for: 15 poems to 40 lines max. See website for full submission rules. Further details: Open to poets who have not had a full collection or pamphlet published Website: http://www.indigodreams.co.uk/indigo-first-collection Sentinel Poetry Book Competition 2018 Closing Date: 31st July 2018. Prizes: Standard publishing contracts plus £300 (First), £200 (Second) and £100 (Third). Entry/Reading Fee: £25 per collection. Details: The Sentinel Poetry Book Competition 2018 is now accepting entries for full poetry collections by single authors. For the first stage of this competition, poets of all nationalities, living in any part of the world are invited to submit 20 pages of poetry in English Language, on any subject, in any style. Three collections will be published by SPM Publications in the second quarter of 2019. Each of the three winners will receive 20 complimentary copies of his or her collection. Judge: Noel Williams - author of Out of Breath and Point Me at the Stars. Enter online or download Entry Form for postal entries and see full terms and conditions at http://www.spmpublications.com/competitions/poetrybook2018.html  Stroud Book Festival International Poetry Competition 2018 Closing date: 31st July 2018. Prizes: 1st: £500, 2nd: £250, 3rd: £100. Entry fee: £5, £3 additional poems. Looking for: Poetry up to 40 lines. Further details: Poetry judge: Adam Horovitz. Website: https://stroudbookfestival.org.uk/writing-competition/ Winchester Poetry Prize 2018 Closing date: 31st July 2018. Prizes: £1,000, £500, £250. Entry fee: £5 for first poem, £4 for subsequent poems. Looking for: Poems up to 40 lines. Further info: Judge: Liz Berry. Email: entries@winchesterpoetryfestival.org Website: http://www.winchesterpoetryfestival.org/prize Writers Bureau Limerick Competition Limericks Closing date: 31st July 2018. Prizes: £100 plus Writers Bureau course worth £374, 2 x £50 and membership of the Association of Freelance Writers. Entry fee: £5.00 for four limericks, then £1.00 for each subsquent limerick. Email: studentservices@writersbureau.com Website: www.wbcompetition.com Ilkley Literature Festival Poetry Competition Closing date: 1st August 2018. Prizes: £200, £100 and £75. Entry fee: £5 per poem Looking for: Poetry up to 30 lines. Email: info@ilkleyliteraturefestival.org.uk Website: www.ilkleyliteraturefestival.org.uk SaveAs Writer's International Writing Competition - Poetry Closing date: 31st August 2018. Prizes: First: The Canterbury Christ Church University Poetry Prize of £200; Second: £100; Third: £50. Entry fee: £3 per poem £8 for three. Looking for: Poems up to 60 lines max on the subject: Nightmare: Gothic Dreams. Website: http://saveaswriters.co.uk/competitions.html Anthony Cronin International Poetry Award Closing date: 1st September 2018. Prizes: 1st Prize is €250 plus the crystal award, 2nd €200 and 3rd €100. Entry fee: €10 (for up to 3 poems). Looking for: Submitions of up to three poems, to a maximum of 40 lines. Website: http://wexfordliteraryfestival.com/poetry/ Manchester Poetry Prize Closing date: 14th September 2018 Entry fee: £17.50 Prizes: £10,000. Looking for: the best portfolio of three to five poems (maximum combined length: 120 lines). Open internationally to new and established writers aged 16 or over (no upper age limit). Further details: Chair of Poetry Judges: Adam O'Riordan. Website: http://www2.mmu.ac.uk/writingcompetition/poetry-prize/ Grindstone International Poetry Prize Closing date: 28th September 2018. Prizes: Grand Prize: £500; Runner Up: £50. The short list entries will be published in the year-end Anthology.. Entry fee: £10.00. Looking for: 40 lines of poetry in any genre or theme. Further details: Every entrant will receive critical feedback on their work. Website: https://www.grindstoneliterary.com/competitions Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest Closing date: 30th September 2018. Prizes: Tom Howard Prize: $1,500 for a poem in any style or genre. Margaret Reid Prize: $1,500 for a poem that rhymes or has a traditional style. Honorable Mentions: 10 awards of $100 each (any style). Top 12 entries published online. Entry fee: $12. Looking for: Poems in two styles: open and traditionally rhymed. Up to 250 lines. Email: adam@winningwriters.com Website: www.winningwriters.com/tompoetry Salopean Poetry Society's Annual Open Poetry Competition Closing date: 30th September 2018. Prizes: £200, £100, £50; 5 consolation prizes of £30; £50 best humour poetry. Entry fee is £3 per poem or four for £10 for non members and £2 per poem for Society members. Looking for: Poetry, up to 80 lines. Email: salopeotgohotrnail.com Website: http://thesalopianpoetrysociety.webeden.co.uk/competition Bedford International Writing Competition Closing date: 30th September 2018. Entry fee: £6, £12 for three. Prizes: £500, £150, £100, special Bedford Prizes £100 in each category. Looking for: Short stories up to 3,000 words, poems up to 40 lines, on any theme. Email: bedfordwritingcomp@aol.co.uk Website: http://bedfordwritingcompetition.co.uk/BWC/php/homepage.php Hammond House Publishing Poetry Competition Closing date: 31st September 2018. Prizes: £100, £50, £25. Worlwide publication for 25 entries. Entry fee: £10.00; Members £5.00. Looking for: Poems up to 40 lines on the theme of 'precious'. Website: www.hammondhousepublishing.com Troubador International Poetry Prize Closing date: 22nd October 2018. Entry fee: £6, €7, $7.50 for the first poem, £4, €5, $5 for any subsequent poems. Payment via PayPal. Looking for: Poems, up to 45 lines. Prizes: £2,000, £1,000, a week-long creative-writing course at the Arvon Centre of your choice Email: CoftPoetry@aol.com Website: http://www.coffeehousepoetry.org/prizes
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Wigtown Poetry Competition Closing date: 27th May 2018. Prizes: In 2017: £1,500, £400, Gaelic Prize £250, Scots Prize £250, 8 £25 runners-up. Entry fee: £6.50, £17 for three, £5 after that. Looking for: For poems, up to 40 lines in English, Scots or Scots/Irish Gaelic. Email: mail@wigtownbookfestival.com Website: www.wigtownbookfestival.com/poetrycomp  Welsh Poetry Competition 2018 Closing date: 27th May 2018. Prizes: 1st prize - £500; 2nd Prize - £250; 3rd Prize - £100; plus 17 runners up published on website and future anthology. Entry fee: £5 per poem (£6 PayPal) / 50 lines maximum. Further details: Entry forms, rules, past winners, anthologies available from our website. Judge - Sally Spedding. Website: www.welshpoetry.co.uk Sentinel Literary Quarterly Poetry Competition Closing Date: 31st May 2018. Prizes: £250 (First), £100 (Second), £50 (Third), £30 x 3 (Highly Commended), £15 x 3 (Commended). Entry Fees: £4/1, £7/2, £9/3, £11/4, £12/5, £16/7, £22/10 Looking for: Original, previously unpublished poems in English language, on any subject, in any style, up to 50 lines long. Further details:  All winning and commended poems will receive first publication in Sentinel Literary Quarterly magazine (online and in print), published by SPM Publications. Judge: Derek Adams Contact: Enter Online or download Entry Form at: http://sentinelquarterly.com/competitions/poetry/index.htm Bridport Prize 2018 Poetry Closing date: 31st May 2018. Prizes: £5,000, £1,000, £500 and ten £50 highly commendeds. Dorset Award for best local winner or runner-up; anthology publication for all. Entry fee: £9 per poem. Looking for: poetry (up to 42 lines). Email: kate@bridportprize.org.uk  Website: www.bridportprize.org.uk Battered Moons Poetry Competition 2018 Closing date: 31st May 2018. On-line and postal entries accepted. Prizes: First prize, £700; second, £200; third, £100, plus four commendations of £25 each. Winning and commended poems will appear in the Battered Moons pamphlet and website. The 3 winners and 4 commended poets are invited to read their poems at the Poetry Swindon Festival on Saturday 6th October 2018. Entry fee: £5 for the first poem and £3.50 thereafter. Looking for: poems on any topic and style of up to 40 lines. Further details: Battered Moons Poetry Competition is open to all UK residents aged 18 or over. Guest judge Jacob Sam La- Rose and Cristina Navazo-Eguía Newton will both read all the poems. For further information visit http://batteredmoons.com or http://www.richardjefferies.org/battered-moons Frogmore Poetry Prize 2018 Closing date: 31st May 2018. Prizes: 250 guineas, 75 guineas, 50 guineas, plus subscriptions to The Frogmore Papers Entry fee: £3 per poem. Looking for: poems, any theme/style, up to 40 lines, for the contest's 30th year. Email: frogmorepress@gmail.com Website: www.frogmorepress.co.uk Wirral Festival of Firsts Open Poetry Competition Closing date: 1st June 2018. Prizes: £200, 2 x £50 and £50 for best Wirral poet. Entry fee: £4 per poem or £10 for 3 poems. Looking for: Poems up to 40 lines. https://wirralfestivaloffirsts.org.uk/open-poetry-competition- 2018/ The Franz Wright Prize for Poetry Closing date: 6th June 2018. Prizes: £2000, publication. Entry fee: $15.00 USD. Website: https://eyewearpublishing.com/franz-wright-prize- for-poetry George Crabbe Memorial Poetry Competition Closing date: 15th June 2018. Prizes: £600, £300, £150, 2 x £75. Special Prize : £100 for a poem by a poet aged 18-25 not winning another prize. Entry fee: £3 per poem. Looking for: Poems by Suffolk poets Website: http://suffolkpoetrysociety.org.uk Creative Future Literary Awards Closing date: 18th June 2018. Prizes: £12,000 in development opportunities Free entry Looking for: Poetry up to 200 words, short fiction up to 300 words, by disadvantaged writers. Theme: Chemistry. Email: literary@creativefuture.org.uk Website: https://literary.creativefuture.org.uk/ Canterbury Festival Poet of the Year Competition Closing date: 18th June 2018. Prizes: £200 for the winner, £100 for second and £50 for third place. Entry fee: £5. Theme: Open. Looking for: Poetry up to 60 lines maximum. Email address: tina@canterburyfestival.co.uk Website: https://www.canterburyfestival.co.uk/poet-of-the- year.aspx The McLellan Poetry Prize 2018 Closing date: 21st June 2018. Prizes: First prize of £1,500; Second prize £300; Third prize £150; 6 commendations of £25. Entry fee: £6, additional poems £5 each. Looking for: Poems up to 80 lines. Website: https://www.arrantheatreandarts.co.uk/poetry- competition Erewash Writers' Free Entry Writing Competition Closing date: 21st June 2018. Prizes: One poetry entry will be awarded £10. Winning entries will be published on the website. Free entry. Looking for: Writing on the theme of Summer Garden. Email: erewashwriterscomps@hotmail.co.uk https://erewashwriterscompetition.weebly.com/2018-writing- competition.html Wild Words Summer Solstice Writing Competition Closing date: 21st June 2018. Prizes: mentoring session, online publication Entry fee: £7. Looking for: prose or poetry, using as a title, one of the traditional names for the full moon (see website):maximum of 1,000 words, in prose or poetry. Email: hello@wildwords.org Website:http://www.wildwords.org/competition Saltaire Festival Poetry Competition Closing date: 25th June 2018. Prizes: Not stated. Entry fee: Not stated. Looking for: A poem of any style relating to the theme The World in Saltaire: Saltaire in the World. Poems must be no longer than 42 lines long. Categories: 18 and under, over 18. Further details: You may submit up to three pieces for the contest. Website: https://saltairefestival.co.uk/poetry-competition London Magazine Poetry Prize Closing date: 30th June 2018. Prizes: £500, £300, £200. Entry fee: £10 per poem, subsequent entries £5 per poem; Students £5 per poem. Looking for: Poems up to 40 lines. Email: jessica.reid@thelondonmagazine.org Website: http://thelondonmagazine.org Wells Festival of Literature - Poetry Closing date: 30th June 2018. Prizes: Top prize - £750 Entry fee: £6.00. Further details: Maximum words: 40 lines. Website:http://www.wellsfestivalofliterature.org.uk/ Fool for Poetry International Chapbook Competition 2018 Closing date: 30th June 2018. Prizes: 1st Prize: €1,000; 2nd Prize; €500. Both winners will win a chapbook publication and 50 complimentary copies. The published chapbooks will be reviewed in Southword Jornal and elsewhere. Entry fee: €25 for each manuscript. Looking for: Manuscripts between 16 and 23 pages in length, in the English language and the sole work of the entrant with no pastiches, translations or 'versions'. The poems can be in verse or prose. Email: foolforpoetry@munsterlit.ie  Website: http://www.munsterlit.ie/Fool%20for%20Poetry.html Live Canon: 2018 International Poetry Competition Closing date: 2nd July 2018. Prizes: £1,000 first prize for a single poem. Entry fee: From £6.50. Looking for: Poems can be of any length. You can enter as many poems as you like. Poems must not have been previously published.. Further details: Guest Judge: Liz Berry. Website: http://www.livecanon.co.uk/poetry-competition Ledbury Poetry Festival Closing date: 12th July 2018. Prizes:First Prize: £1000 cash and a course at Ty Newydd, the National Writing Centre of Wales; Second Prize: £500; Third Prize: £250. Entry fee: £5, £3.50 each subsequent. Looking for: Poetry up to 40 lines. https://www.poetry-festival.co.uk/ledbury-poetry- competition/ Wasafiri New Writing Prize Closing date: 13 July 2018. Prizes: £300 plus publication in Wasafiri Entry fee: £6 for single entry. Looking for: Poetry (up to five poems), up to 3,000 words. Email: wasafiri@qmul.ac.uk  Website: https://www.wasafiri.org/ Grist Competition 2018: Trouble & Strife: A Celebration of Protest Closing date: 15th July 2018. Prizes: £500, £250, £125. Entry fee: £5. Looking for: Poems up to 40 lines and short stories up to 5,000 words with a protest theme Email: grist@hud.ac.uk Website: http://mhm.hud.ac.uk/grist/ The Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2018 Closing date: 31st July 2018. Prizes: See website for a plethora of prizes. Entry fee: Free to enter for anyone aged between 11-17 years. Looking for: Poems by young people aged 11-17 from the UK and beyond. Website: http://poetrysociety.org.uk/foyle-young-poets-of- the-year-award/ Indigo-First Collection Competition Closing Date: 31st July 2018 Prizes: TWO winners will have their debut collection published by Indigo Dreams Publishing and receive a royalty contract plus 20 free copies Entry Fee: £14 per block of poems Looking for: 15 poems to 40 lines max. See website for full submission rules. Further details: Open to poets who have not had a full collection or pamphlet published Website: http://www.indigodreams.co.uk/indigo-first- collection Sentinel Poetry Book Competition 2018 Closing Date: 31st July 2018. Prizes: Standard publishing contracts plus £300 (First), £200 (Second) and £100 (Third). Entry/Reading Fee: £25 per collection. Details: The Sentinel Poetry Book Competition 2018 is now accepting entries for full poetry collections by single authors. For the first stage of this competition, poets of all nationalities, living in any part of the world are invited to submit 20 pages of poetry in English Language, on any subject, in any style. Three collections will be published by SPM Publications in the second quarter of 2019. Each of the three winners will receive 20 complimentary copies of his or her collection. Judge: Noel Williams - author of Out of Breath and Point Me at the Stars. Enter online or download Entry Form for postal entries and see full terms and conditions at http://www.spmpublications.com/competitions/poetrybook201 8.html  Stroud Book Festival International Poetry Competition 2018 Closing date: 31st July 2018. Prizes: 1st: £500, 2nd: £250, 3rd: £100. Entry fee: £5, £3 additional poems. Looking for: Poetry up to 40 lines. Further details: Poetry judge: Adam Horovitz. Website: https://stroudbookfestival.org.uk/writing- competition/ Winchester Poetry Prize 2018 Closing date: 31st July 2018. Prizes: £1,000, £500, £250. Entry fee: £5 for first poem, £4 for subsequent poems. Looking for: Poems up to 40 lines. Further info: Judge: Liz Berry. Email: entries@winchesterpoetryfestival.org Website: http://www.winchesterpoetryfestival.org/prize Writers Bureau Limerick Competition Limericks Closing date: 31st July 2018. Prizes: £100 plus Writers Bureau course worth £374, 2 x £50 and membership of the Association of Freelance Writers. Entry fee: £5.00 for four limericks, then £1.00 for each subsquent limerick. Email: studentservices@writersbureau.com Website: www.wbcompetition.com Ilkley Literature Festival Poetry Competition Closing date: 1st August 2018. Prizes: £200, £100 and £75. Entry fee: £5 per poem Looking for: Poetry up to 30 lines. Email: info@ilkleyliteraturefestival.org.uk Website: www.ilkleyliteraturefestival.org.uk SaveAs Writer's International Writing Competition - Poetry Closing date: 31st August 2018. Prizes: First: The Canterbury Christ Church University Poetry Prize of £200; Second: £100; Third: £50. Entry fee: £3 per poem £8 for three. Looking for: Poems up to 60 lines max on the subject: Nightmare: Gothic Dreams. Website: http://saveaswriters.co.uk/competitions.html Anthony Cronin International Poetry Award Closing date: 1st September 2018. Prizes: 1st Prize is €250 plus the crystal award, 2nd €200 and 3rd €100. Entry fee: €10 (for up to 3 poems). Looking for: Submitions of up to three poems, to a maximum of 40 lines. Website: http://wexfordliteraryfestival.com/poetry/ Manchester Poetry Prize Closing date: 14th September 2018 Entry fee: £17.50 Prizes: £10,000. Looking for: the best portfolio of three to five poems (maximum combined length: 120 lines). Open internationally to new and established writers aged 16 or over (no upper age limit). Further details: Chair of Poetry Judges: Adam O'Riordan. Website: http://www2.mmu.ac.uk/writingcompetition/poetry- prize/ Grindstone International Poetry Prize Closing date: 28th September 2018. Prizes: Grand Prize: £500; Runner Up: £50. The short list entries will be published in the year-end Anthology.. Entry fee: £10.00. Looking for: 40 lines of poetry in any genre or theme. Further details: Every entrant will receive critical feedback on their work. Website: https://www.grindstoneliterary.com/competitions Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest Closing date: 30th September 2018. Prizes: Tom Howard Prize: $1,500 for a poem in any style or genre. Margaret Reid Prize: $1,500 for a poem that rhymes or has a traditional style. Honorable Mentions: 10 awards of $100 each (any style). Top 12 entries published online. Entry fee: $12. Looking for: Poems in two styles: open and traditionally rhymed. Up to 250 lines. Email: adam@winningwriters.com Website: www.winningwriters.com/tompoetry Salopean Poetry Society's Annual Open Poetry Competition Closing date: 30th September 2018. Prizes: £200, £100, £50; 5 consolation prizes of £30; £50 best humour poetry. Entry fee is £3 per poem or four for £10 for non members and £2 per poem for Society members. Looking for: Poetry, up to 80 lines. Email: salopeotgohotrnail.com Website: http://thesalopianpoetrysociety.webeden.co.uk/competition Bedford International Writing Competition Closing date: 30th September 2018. Entry fee: £6, £12 for three. Prizes: £500, £150, £100, special Bedford Prizes £100 in each category. Looking for: Short stories up to 3,000 words, poems up to 40 lines, on any theme. Email: bedfordwritingcomp@aol.co.uk Website: http://bedfordwritingcompetition.co.uk/BWC/php/homepage.p hp Hammond House Publishing Poetry Competition Closing date: 31st September 2018. Prizes: £100, £50, £25. Worlwide publication for 25 entries. Entry fee: £10.00; Members £5.00. Looking for: Poems up to 40 lines on the theme of 'precious'. Website: www.hammondhousepublishing.com Troubador International Poetry Prize Closing date: 22nd October 2018. Entry fee: £6, €7, $7.50 for the first poem, £4, €5, $5 for any subsequent poems. Payment via PayPal. Looking for: Poems, up to 45 lines. Prizes: £2,000, £1,000, a week-long creative-writing course at the Arvon Centre of your choice Email: CoftPoetry@aol.com Website: http://www.coffeehousepoetry.org/prizes
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