the Poetry kit

ISSN 1468-3075
Managing Editor Jim Bennett

 

 


 


THE POETRY KIT NEWSLETTER

October 2017


 

NEWSLETTER CONTENTS

1 - Editors Notes

2 - Special events this month

3 - Competitions closing soon

 4 - Calls for Submissions

5 - Poetry Courses

 6- Writers Services

 

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1EDITORS NOTES

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Submitting information to The Poetry Kit

To enable the contents and usefulness of the Poetry Kit Newsletter to grow we put it out as an attachment.  It will still arrive every month in an email but the bulk of the newsletter itself will be in the attachment.  To submit information for inclusion in any area of The Poetry Kit including the Newsletter please see submission details at

http://www.poetrykit.org/infoform.htm

 

PK Poetry List

The Poetry Kit's own e-mail discussion list which is one of the longest established and one of the best poetry discussion lists on the Internet.  

The PK List is a community of poets from around the world who share their poetry for comment.  There is no cost to join but anyone who want to join us must  take part in a fair way,

 and be prepared to comment on other peoples poetry.  There are a lot of mails and new members are advised to either set up a unique address for the list mail or use a post-box rule to separate

out the list mail, this is easy to do as all mail from the list is marked (PK) in the subject line.  Please do consider it as it is a valuable resource and helps everyone to get good feedback for their poems..

To join the list go to jiscmail or email info@poetrykit.org for information.  Visit the PK List website. 

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TED SLADE AWARD WINNER 2017

Rick Lupert

Poetry Super Highway

 

READ MORE ABOUT THIS AWARD

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2 - SPECIAL EVENTS

There is a full listing of regularly held events and festivals from around the world at the Poetry kit website.- www.poetrykit.org

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Regular Open Mic Events in the UK

Coventry 12th October 2017

Punk Poet Dr John Cooper Clarke set to return to Warwick Arts Centre
with very special guests
Thu 12 Oct, 7.30pm

Warwick Arts Centre
University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7AL

Box Office: 024 7652 4524

Palmers Green 28th October 2017

Poetry in Palmers Green Reading Saturday 28th October 2017 � 6.45pm for 7.15 pm. Lovely warm welcoming venue. Come and hear poetry from: Maitreyabandhu, Ruth Sharman, Joan Michelson, Sonia Jarema and John Mackay PLUS music from Helios Consort @ Parish Centre St. John�s Church, Palmers Green, 1 Bourne Hill/corner Green Lanes, London N13 4DA.  *�5(�3.50 concs). * Books for sale *Refreshments * Book in early for open mic.* Contact Myra 020 8886 1329 myrarschneider@gmail.com

Toronto 31st October 2017

Shab-e She�r (Poetry Night) LVI                                                                                                                    
Toronto�s most diverse poetry reading and open mic series

Featured poets: Ayesha Chatterjee & Johnny D Trinh    

Host: B�noo Zan
Time: Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Place:
Church of St. Stephen in-the-Fields, 365 College St, Toronto, Ontario M5T 2N8

Doors open               6:15 p.m.
Open-mic sign-up     6:30 p.m.
Show                         7 p.m.
Admission:                $5

Ayesha Chatterjee published in Pakistan, Ireland, Canada & India, two full-length poetry collections: The Clarity of Distance (2011) and Bottles and Bones (2017), past President of the League of Canadian Poets

Johnny D Trinh interdisciplinary spoken word artist, exploring music, projection mapping, video, social media, movement, theatre & creative technology, finalist & slam champion in many spoken word competitions in Canada and USA

 

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3 - COMPETITION DEADLINES - OTHER COMPETITIONS CAN BE FOUND AT

http://www.poetrykit.org/comps.htm 

SEE POETRY KIT LISTINGS PAGE FOR SHORT STORY COMPETITIONS

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23rd October 2017 1st £100

entry £3.50

THE POETRY KIT SUMMER COMPETITION 2017

This year's competition is for poetry on any subject.

There are no style or length restrictions but it should be stressed that a short poem is just as likely to be selected  as a longer one.   Sole Judge for the competition is Lesley Burt.

1st prize is £100.

Selected poems will be published in a special edition of CITN ENTER ONLINE Entry is by email to comps@poetrykit.orgn   after an appropriate fee is paid by Pay Pal to the account of info@poetrykit.org all entries must be received before midnight 23rd October 2017 Entries received after this time will be discarded. All entries are judged anonymously so please do not put any identifying features on the poems.

Entry fees are as follows; 

1 poem    £3.50   3 Poems  £8.00   5 poems  £10

For further details and to enter online see https://www.poetrykit.org/comp-summer17.htm

13th October 2017 1st £3000


entry £5

The Mick Imlah Poetry Prize 2017

We are glad to announce the return of the TLS poetry competition, which ran annually from 1996 to 2003, and again in 2007 and 2008. It is now named after Mick Imlah, Poetry editor of the Times Literary Supplement from 1992 until his death in 2009. As he said in 2008, the last competition he oversaw, its purpose is to open the field, in hopes that “a great poem will enter the lists”. The judges for the 2017 competition are Andrew Motion, Poet Laureate of the UK from 1999 to 2009, and now on the faculty of Johns Hopkins University; A. E. Stallings, the poet and translator; and Alan Jenkins, poet and Poetry editor of the TLS. The prizes are as follows: 1st Prize – £3,000 2nd Prize – £1,500 3rd Prize – £750 The winner and runners up will be published in the Christmas double issue. . £5 for the first poem, £3 for each additional poem.  

For further details see: http://tlssubs.imbmsubs.com/poetry17/

16th October 2017 1st £2000

entry £6

Troubadour International Poetry Prize 2017

Prizes: 1st £2,000; 2nd £1,000; 3rd £500 1 two-year subscription to the manhattan review 5 one-year subscriptions to poetry (from poetry foundation) 3 one-year subscriptions to poetry ireland review 2 one-year subscriptions to the rialto £100 troubadour restaurant gift voucher bottle of troubadour champagne plus, for all prize-winning poets, spring 2018 coffee-house poetry season-tickets & invitation to read at coffee-house poetry on prize night, Mon 27 nov 2017 with Imtiaz dharker & Michael Symmons Roberts submit via e-mail or post By Post: No entry form required.
Entry  £6/€7/$7.50 for 1st poem & £4/€5/$5

Contact: For entry and more information: http://www.coffeehousepoetry.org/prizes

23rd October 2017 1st £100

entry £3.50

THE POETRY KIT SUMMER COMPETITION 2017

This year's competition is for poetry on any subject.

There are no style or length restrictions but it should be stressed that a short poem is just as likely to be selected  as a longer one.   Sole Judge for the competition is Lesley Burt.

1st prize is £100.

Selected poems will be published in a special edition of CITN ENTER ONLINE Entry is by email to comps@poetrykit.orgn   after an appropriate fee is paid by Pay Pal to the account of info@poetrykit.org all entries must be received before midnight 23rd October 2017 Entries received after this time will be discarded. All entries are judged anonymously so please do not put any identifying features on the poems.

Entry fees are as follows; 

1 poem    £3.50   3 Poems  £8.00   5 poems  £10

For further details and to enter online see https://www.poetrykit.org/comp-summer17.htm

31st October 2017 1st Publication of Pamphlet



entry £15

INDIGO DREAMS PAMPHLET PRIZE 2017

Two winners will receive a royalty publishing contract from award-winning  Indigo Dreams and receive 20 copies of their poetry pamphlet

Submission: Full poetry pamphlet sent as one document up to 30 pages 36 lines max inc line breaks

Entry Fee: £15 per submission.

Closing Date: 31st October 2017.

Publication: Summer 2018

Postal entries must be accompanied by cheque to correct amount made payable to ‘IDP’ or via PayPal. Email via PayPal only.

See full submission rules at

http://www.indigodreams.co.uk/pamphlet-prize/4592772045

Postal submissions to

Indigo Dreams Pamphlet Prize, 24 Forest Houses, Halwill,

Beaworthy, Devon, EX21 5UU

31st October 2017 1st award


entry free
Eric Gregory Trust Fund Awards
Closing date: 31 October 2017.
Prizes: A share of up to £24,000.
Free entry.
Looking for: For a published or unpublished volume of no more than 30 poems by a UK author under the age of 30 on 31 March 2014.
Email: info@societyofauthors.org
Website: www.societyofauthors.org
31st October 2017 1st £1000

entry£5
Flambard Poetry Prize
Closing date: 31st October 2017.
Prizes: £1,000, £250.
Entry fee: £5 per group of five poems.
Looking for: Best group of five poems by a poet who has not published a single-author collection.
Further info: Judges are Ellen Phethean and Rebecca Goss.
Website: www.ncl.ac.uk/competitions/#theflambardpoetryprize
31st October 2017 1st $500


entry $15

RHINO Founders’ Prize

A poetry contest open to all poets with a distinctive voice.

One winning poem will receive $500 and publication in the next issue.

Two runners-up will receive $50 and publication.

The poems will also be posted on our website.

Send up to 5 unpublished poems (no more than 5 pages total).

Submissions must be postmarked or time-stamped between September 1- October 31.

Submit to our website: rhinopoetry.org

For further inquires about this subject matter, please contact editors@rhinopeotry.org 

31st October 2017 1st £500


entry £5

Bare Fiction Prize 2017

International awards for Poetry, Flash Fiction, and Short Story.Poetry: 40 lines Poetry Judge: Wayne Holloway-Smith. PRIZES (IN EACH CATEGORY) 1st Prize: £500 2nd Prize: £200 3rd Prize: £100 2 x Highly Commended Award: £25 1st, 2nd & 3rd prize winners will be published in the Spring 2018 issue of Bare Fiction Magazine and on our website, with the prizes to be awarded at the launch reading in Birmingham in Spring 2018. Each highly commended entry will also be published on the website.
Entry £5 per poem £2 entry discount for magazine subscribers.

See website for full competition rules and to download a postal entry form or enter online. http://www.barefictionmagazine.co.uk/competitions/

31st October 2017 1st £200

entry £5
NAWG Open Poetry Competition
Closing date: 31st October 2017.
Prizes: £200, £100, £50, publication.
Entry fee: £5, £10 for three.
Looking for: Poems up to 40 lines.
See website: www.nawg.co.uk
31st October 2017 1st £500

entry £5
Cannon Poets Sonnet or Not
Closing date: 31st October 2017.
Prizes: £500, £250, £125.
Entry fee: £5, subsequent entries £2.50.
Looking for: 14-line poems that in some way reflect the sonnet form, or not.
Website: www.cannonpoets.org.uk
31st October 2017 1st 40% of fees



entry $2

“The Light of the Stars” 2017 Annual Poetry Contest
(co-sponsored by LONE STARS MAGAZINE and CONCEIT MAGAZINE)

Annual DEADLINE: October 31, 2017
Postmarked

Judging by the Editors: of LONE STARS and Conceit Magazines

READING FEE: $2.00 per poem   5 poems per submission
UNLIMITED ENTRIES
 On any Subject
Unpublished, simultaneous and previously published entries accepted.
Entries are to be 32 lines or less, single spaced, camera ready - "the way you want to see it in print."
Contest Name & Author's Name and Address on each page
Include SASE or postcard for acknowledgement.
One-time magazine publication rights to each publisher.

 Author’s own copyrights guaranteed..

Winners:
40% of fees collected - First Prize
20% of fees collected - Second Prize
20% of fees collected - Third Prize
PLUS: 1 YEAR Subscription to LONE STARS MAGAZINE
6 MONTH Subscription to CONCEIT MAGAZINE

US Mail to: LONE STARS Magazine (U.S. Mail paper copies preferred)

or  email to: Conceitmagazine2007@yahoo.com

Use PayPal: lonestarsmagazine@yahoo.com

31st October 2017 1st £5000


entry £6.50

National Poetry Competition 2017

The Poetry Society's annual National Poetry Competition is for previously unpublished single poems. Ten Prizes. First Prize: £5000, Second Prize: £2000, Third Prize: £1000, Seven commendations: £200. Judges: Hannah Lowe, Andrew McMillan and Pascale Petit.
entry
£6.50. Subsequent poems in the same submission cost £3.50 per poem. Poetry Society members (including those joining at time of submission) get a free second poem, with subsequent poems at £3.50

For further information

1st November 2017 1st $4500


entry $45
The Malahat Review's Open Season Awards
Closing date: 1st November 2017.
Prizes: $4500 (Cdn.) over three genres: poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction (one prize of $1500 per genre)
Entry fee: $45 (Cdn.) for UK entrants. Additional entries cost $15, no limit. Can mix/match entries over different genres.
Looking for: Poems (3 poems up to 100 lines each); fiction (2500 words max.); creative nonfiction (2500 words max.)
For further information on conditions of entry visit website below.
Email: malahat@uvic.ca
Website: www.malahatreview.ca/contests/info.html

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4 - CALLS FOR SUBMISSIONS

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ongoing CAUGHT IN THE NET FEATURED POET SERIES 

To be considered as a featured poet in Caught in the Net or for our Poem of the Week, please send one poem and bio to info@poetrykit.org mark subject “poetry submission” 

 

ongoing Poetry Super Highway poet of the week   http://poetrysuperhighway.com/psh/category/poets_of_the_week/
15th September 2017 Eyewear have agreed to publish an anthology of poems in response to the Grenfell Tower atrocity, working title Dark Bones. Poets are invited to submit ONE poem, max 50 lines including title, in ANY LANGUAGE, by 15 September 2017, to this email address. The poem should be in an attached file in Word format. My postal address, for anyone without email, is at the end of this message.
The main purpose of the anthology is to bring together poems which have already been written in diverse forms and languages across Britain in an act of artistic solidarity which may increase their impact. There have already been several other such responses in the creative arts. Any money raised after meeting the costs of production will be donated to a housing action group in London; which group remains TBD.
The anthology will not be confined to authors in Britain or the English language. Submissions have already been received and others are promised from around the world. Nor does every poem need to address the destruction of Grenfell Tower directly. Submissions pertinent to or foreshadowing the event have also been received and will be reviewed with all the others. Variety of form, angle, device, diction, and especially title will be welcome.
Several distinguished poets have already sent contributions, and others are forthcoming.  Submit poem to DarkBones@igy50.net 
30th October 2017 Optimum Poetry Zine  We are a new zine looking to publish the very best contemporary poetry. We will accept the original poetry from around the world in any form and any subject We are open for submissions.  Send up to five poems to Lucy Turnbull at  lucy71@gmx.co.uk

1st October 2017

The Voices Israel Group of Poets in English announces the 28th annual Reuben Rose Poetry Competition

Entries must be received no later than October 1st 2017.
Overseas Judge – Rick Lupert, USA

Rick Lupert has been involved in the Los Angeles poetry community since 1990.  He is the recipient of the 2014 Beyond Baroque Distinguished Service Award for service to the Los Angeles poetry community. He served for two years as a co-director of the Valley Contemporary Poets, a non-profit literary organization, established in 1980, which produces readings and publications out of the San Fernando Valley.

Rick created and maintains the Poetry Super Highway, an online resource and publication for poets. His poetry has appeared in numerous magazines and literary journals. He is the author of 20 collections of poetry and the forthcoming “A Poet’s Siddur”. He also writes the Jewish poetry blog From The Lupertverse for the Los Angeles Jewish Journal.

Ricky Rapoport Friesem of Israel, last year’s Reuben Rose first prize winner

Joyce Schmid of USA, last year’s Reuben Rose second prize winner

Prizes

First prize is $500, second prize is $150, third prize is $50.

Ten honorable mentions are awarded.

Prizewinners and all honorable mentions will be published in the Voices Israel 2018 poetry anthology.

31st October 2017

Lunch Ticket’s submissions open August 1 for The Diana Woods Memorial Award in Creative Nonfiction, and The Gabo Prize for Literature in Translation and Multilingual Texts, and for Issue 12: Winter/Spring 2018! Each contest awards the winner a cash prize and publication alongside two finalists. August open genres: Fiction, Flash Prose, Poetry, YA (13+), and Visual Art. The journal of the Antioch University MFA program, Lunch Ticket balances literary and visual art with conversations about social justice and community activism. We publish work by new, emerging, and established writers and artists, including those who have been underrepresented, or historically misrepresented. Submissions are always free. Visit lunchticket.org for submission guidelines and more information about our contests. Contest deadlines: August 31. Genre deadlines: October 31.

31st  October 2017 Optimum Poetry Zine  We are a new zine looking to publish the very best contemporary poetry. We will accept the original poetry from around the world in any form and any subject We are open for submissions.  Send up to five poems to Lucy Turnbull at  lucy71@gmx.co.uk

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5 - COURSES

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Poetry Kit Online Poetry Courses

FAQ   

New courses starting the second and fourth Monday of each month

You need nothing more than an interest in improving as a poet and email or internet access.

 

Poetry Foundation Course

 

A course suitable for those looking for an introduction to writing poetry.

The Foundation Course is an introduction to writing poetry.  If want to write and start to understand poetry and to develop the basic skills to help express yourself, then this is for you.  You will learn how poetry can help  you to see things in a different way and gain confidence in writing about them.

 

More Details For This Course

 

ENROL ON THIS COURSE

 

 

 

Poetry Course - Part 1

 

A course in reading and writing poetry.  For the poets who want to develop their skills.


If you have been writing poetry and feel you want to take it further, then this course will help you to improve and show you new skills and how to get the best from your writing. Learn more about poetic devices, structure, editing and form.  We also look at markets for your poetry and getting published.

More Details For This Course

 

ENROL ON THIS COURSE

 

 

 

Poetry Course - Part 2 

 

A course in advanced writing skills.  To help a skilled poet improve further.

 

You may have been writing for a while, been published, won competitions, feel you have had some success,  This course with exercises designed to help you recognise your style and voice, will help you to maximise the potential

More Details For This Course

 

 ENROL ON THIS COURSE

 

         

Mentoring

A one to one mentoring service offering detailed support and writing exercises.

One to one mentoring. Ideas are discussed and foundations for poems developed with assistance and critique in working through drafts to completed poems. This is a mentoring experience and will work with strengths and identify weaknesses in writing style, all content will be chosen to meet the needs of the student.

 

More Details For This Course

 

 ENROL ON THIS COURSE  

 

 

Critique

A personal critique service.

This is an individual critique service available from Jim Bennett, allowing those using the service to send 10 poems and have them individually critiqued by Jim who is an internationally known, prize-winning poet.  By sending poems over a period of time the participant can use the service to develop their skills and to get feedback on their progress.

 

 

More Details For This Course

 

ENROL ON THIS COURSE

 

 

The Poetry of Bob Dylan

 

Exploring the lyrics and poetry of Bob Dylan.

 

We will looking at examples of his writing from periods throughout his career and examining how he uses words to shape the environment of the song.  Dylan regularly broke the rules of lyrical writing and in doing so created a body of work that rewards exploration with techniques and possibilities.

 

 

 

More Details For This Course

 

ENROL ON THIS COURSE

 

 

 

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Poetry Kit runs a full range of interesting and challenging courses.  In addition to those listed above there are other

courses including  Script writing and The Poetry of Bob Dylan. 

For a more complete listing of courses and availability please see

 

http://www.poetrykit.org/pkcourses.htm

 

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 6 - WRITERS SERVICES

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PLEASE NOTE Poetry Kit does not accept paid advertising or exchange links.  All listed services are listed because we believe they

offer a good reliable service.  There is no charge made or expected for listing at Poetry Kit.

 

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Poetry Kit on-line courses and critique service. For details see

http://www.poetrykit.org/pkcourses.htm

 

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A SPECIAL OFFER FROM

DAN MASTERSON - P O E T R Y  M A S T E R

~Good Poems Made Better~

Send 4-book poet Dan Masterson a one-page poem of your own making, and he'll comment on it free of charge. Thereafter you may continue working with him on a fee basis if you wish

 (and receive a $10 discount for those receiving this mail).

See details at http://www.poetrymaster.com  and read his first two books online at http://capa.conncoll.edu

 

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Proofreading service http://www.studentproofreading.co.uk

Scholarly proofreading - very reliable, set up for students originally but will handle anything at a reasonable cost.

Also write CV's.

 

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Please direct all news and queries to info@poetrykit.org

The Poetry Kit - http://www.poetrykit.org/

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The Poetry Kit - e-mail: info@poetrykit.org

Managing Editor Jim Bennett - jimbennett11@btinternet.com

Website - http://www.poetrykit.org/jim/index.htm 

 

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