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Short story and other competitions

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obtain full rules and an entry form from the organisers.  Information is provided by the organisers of the competitions

and we cannot accept any liability for its accuracy.

 

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27th September 2021 1st £100


entry  £3.50

THE POETRY KIT EKPHRASTIC POETRY COMPETITION 2021

Our competition is for poems based on a painting (this can be broadly interpreted). 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. 

Competition Judge;  JIM BENNETT

1st prize is £100  2nd prize is £50

ENTER ONLINE

Entry is by email to comps@poetrykit.org  after an appropriate fee is paid by Pay Pal to the account of info@poetrykit.org

all entries must be received before midnight Monday 27th SEPTEMBER 2020

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 more details see https://www.poetrykit.org/PKcomp1.htm

15thSeptember 2021 1st E1000


entry E15
The Moth Nature Writing Prize 2021
Deadline:
15 September 2021
First Prize:
€1,000 plus a week at Circle of Misse in France
The Moth Nature Writing Prize is open to anyone (over 16) as long as their piece is previously unpublished. The word limit is 4,000 and there is an entry fee of €15. This year’s judge is Helen Macdonald, author of H is for Hawk. See www.themothmagazine.com for details.
27th September 2021 1st £100


entry  £3.50

THE POETRY KIT EKPHRASTIC POETRY COMPETITION 2021

Our competition is for poems based on a painting (this can be broadly interpreted). 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. 

Competition Judge;  JIM BENNETT

1st prize is £100  2nd prize is £50

ENTER ONLINE

Entry is by email to comps@poetrykit.org  after an appropriate fee is paid by Pay Pal to the account of info@poetrykit.org

all entries must be received before midnight THURSDAY 24th SEPTEMBER 2020

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 more details see https://www.poetrykit.org/PKcomp1.htm

30th September 2021

1st  10 Prizes of £100

 

 

Entry fee: £6.00

Manchester Cathedral Poetry Competition 2020

This year celebrates six centuries since the founding of the Collegiate Church which grew into Manchester Cathedral. We are celebrating the Cathedral - this extraordinary home of spiritual life and diversity, the beating heart of a vibrant city.  Entry fee: £6.00 for first poem, £2.00 per poem thereafter. 

Poems should reflect, express or connect with the Cathedral in some way.  Poems will be short – no more than 15 lines – so that we can make them really visible in the city and beyond.  Poems you submit should be broadly religious or ‘spiritual’ in nature and, like all good religious poetry, appeal to those who might not describe themselves as ‘religious’. We would like to see poetry from different faith traditions, as well as from those struggling to discover a sense of the sacred. Write in any style or form – your poems will be judged solely on their merits as poetry.

http://www.manchestercathedral.org/poetry

30th September 2021 1st  £200



entry £5

INDIGO INTERNATIONAL WILD NATURE POETRY AWARD 2021

OPENS: 1st JULY – DEADLINE 30th SEPTEMBER 2021

PRIZES: 1st £200, 2nd £100, 3rd £75 - all +anthology publication.

Additionally League Against Cruel Sports members will also be eligible for the League Prize  £75 + League goodie bag + anthology publication.

THEMES

•  Cruel sports in their various forms - includes Trophy and other hunting, shooting, animal fighting.

•  Wildlife in general

•  The natural world

•  The environment.

ENTRY FEE – £5 per poem or £12 for three. You may submit more poems with correct fee.

Guidelines and submission www.indigodreams.co.uk/indigo-wild-nature-award/4595294802

20th October 2021 1st Publication or holiday


entry $30

EYELANDS BOOK AWARDS 2021

Submit your book or manuscript online $30.00 (27 euros)

Closing: October 20, 2021 at midnight PST.

Early bird submission $ 22 (20 euros) till September 1st, 2021.

Final results are to be announced on Wednesday, December 30, 2021.

Submit your manuscript to:  eyelandsmag@gmail.com 

Or/ strangedaysbooks@gmail.com

Section: Published books

Grand Prize: A five-day holiday in Athens

Section: Unpublished books

Grand prize: Translation in Greek and Publication from Strange Days Books.

See more prizes at: https://eyelandsawards.com/    www.eyelands.gr


31st October 2021 1st £5,000

entry £7;
Poetry Society’s National Poetry Competition, is one of the world’s biggest and most prestigious poetry contests. The competition is open to any previously unpublished single poem from entrants across the globe. Poems must be in English and be no longer than 40 lines in length.
Entry: £7 for the first poem and £4 for each subsequent poem (Poetry Society members can enter a second poem for free)Prizes: First prize £5,000, second prize £2,000, third prize 1,000 and commendations of £200 each.
Judges: Fiona Benson, David Constantine, Rachel Long
For further details and rules of entry visit https://npc.poetrysociety.org.uk/
31st October 2021 1st €500


entry €10
Anthology Poetry Award 2021

Entries are now invited for the Anthology Poetry Award. Established to recognise and encourage excellence in the craft of poetry writing and to provide a platform for publication, it is open to original and previously unpublished poems in the English language. Entries are invited from poets of all nationalities, living anywhere in the world. Poems submitted must be on the theme of ‘Freedom’ and should not exceed 40 lines. There is no limit to entries per person.

Prizes:  A €500 cash prize and possible publication in a future issue of Anthology.

Judge: Dr. Rachael Hegarty

See  poetry-award-submissions-open-anthology-magazine-2021

31st October 2021 1st £1000

entry £7.50

The Bedford Competition

Short stories up to 3000 words, poems up to 40 lines, on any theme; extra categories for young people 17-25 and special prizes for Bedford residents. TBC is a non-profit group, all net proceeds going to Schoolreaders, Bedford to help children ‘catch up’, and  King’s Arms Homeless project.  Short story judge:  Patrick McGuinness. Poetry judge: Anne Berkeley.

Prizes:  £1000, £200 and £100.

Entry fee: £7.50 or 3 for £15. Students, £5 or 3 for £10.

Closing date: 31 October

www.bedfordwritingcompetition.co.uk

15th November 2021 1st  Publication



entry £5

Enchanted Forest Publishing are holding a poetry writing competition which is all about LOVE.

Could be the power of love, lost love, anything really as long as its LOVE based and is poetry.

You have until 15th November 2021 to write a poem based on the subject of love.

Fee per poem submitted is £5, chosen poems published for the book will get the writer £10 plus a ebook copy of the book.

Minimum words 50, maximum 500. Please send in as Times New Roman, size 14, single spaced lines. Poems must be written in English. Competition open worldwide.

Chosen poems will be published in our book, tentatively titled LOVE COMES QUICKLY - LOVE TOLD THROUGH THE POWER OF POETRY with a release aiming for Spring 2022.

Submissions cost £5 (which can be sent via Paypal ONLY) and payment and the poem must be sent to this address:

Enchantedforestpublishingltd@gmail.com

31st December 2021 1st Prize: €6,000



Entry fee: €15
The Moth Poetry Prize 2021
The prize is for an unpublished poem, and entrants (over 16) are welcome from anywhere in the world. The four shortlisted poems will be published in the spring 2022 issue of The Moth and the overall winner will be announced at a special award ceremony at Poetry Ireland.  1st prize €6,000, plus three runner-up prizes of €1,000 and eight commended poets will each receive €250.
This year’s judge is Warsan Shire. Closing 31 December 2021.
See www.themothmagazine.com for details.