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How to Enter Them - Beware of scams.

 


 

Please Note

The information given here is for GUIDANCE ONLY.

While every effort is made to ensure that it is accurate, before entering any listed competition you should

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

and we cannot accept any liabuility for its accuracy.

 


 

open 1st  E500



entry E5

The 3rd Ó Bhéal Five Words Poetry Competition runs until the end of January 2016. Each Tuesday at noon (GMT), five words are posted on the competition page at http://www.obheal.ie/blog/?page_id=2371. Entrants have one week to compose and submit poems that include all five words given for the week. A prize of 500 euros will be awarded to one winner, and if available, invited to read at Ó Bhéal’s ninth anniversary event in April, 2016 (an additional travel fee of 100 euro plus B&B accommodation will be provided for this). The shortlisted poems and winning entry will also be published in Five Words Vol IX – the next annual anthology of five word poems, launched at the same event.
This year’s judges are Marie Coveney and Colm Scully.

28th August 2015 1st  £700



entry £5

Torbay Open Poetry Competition

Judge:  John Greening

Poem Length:  In English, typed and up to 50 lines

Closing date:  28th August 2015

Entrance Fee:  £5.00 per poem or 5 poems for £20.00

Entries can be by post to The Administrator, 6 The Mount, Brixham, Devon TQ5 8QY UK

Or on line: see www.torbay poetryfestival.co.uk

Winners announced at the prize-winners’ event:  Saturday 24th Oct. at the Torbay Festival of Poetry

(Prize-winners informed in advance)

PRIZES:  1st prize:  £700 plus a weekend’s accommodation and Festival Pass for the Torbay Festival of Poetry 22nd – 26th October 2015

2nd Prize £400 plus a Festival Pass to the Torbay Festival of Poetry.

3rd Prize:  £200 plus a ticket for two to the Festival Supper, Saturday 24th October 2015.

Poetry books/subscription to Acumen Literary Journal for short-listed poets.

28th August 2015 !st £5000




entry free

The Michael Marks Awards for Poetry Pamphlets 2015

The Wordsworth Trust and the British Library, with the generous support of the Michael Marks Charitable Trust, present The Michael Marks Awards for Poetry Pamphlets 2015, in association with the TLS.

The Awards are designed to raise the profile of poetry pamphlets, recognising the enormous contribution they make to the world of poetry.

This year, for the first time, there are three Awards.

The Michael Marks Poetry Award recognises an outstanding work of poetry published in pamphlet form in the UK between July 2014 and June 2015. The winning poet will receive a cheque for £5,000.

The poet of the winning pamphlet will also become Michael Marks Poet in Residence for the Harvard Center for Hellenic Studies in Greece, for a two week period. This year’s residency will take place in July 2016.

The Michael Marks Publishers’ Award recognises an outstanding UK publisher of poetry in pamphlet form, based on their publishing programme between July 2014 and June 2015. The winning publisher will receive a cheque for £5,000.

The Michael Marks Illustration Award will recognise outstanding illustration of a poetry pamphlet published between July 2014 and June 2015. The winning illustrator will receive a cheque for £500.00.

The Awards will be celebrated at a special dinner in the British Library, on Tuesday 24thth November 2014, featuring the shortlisted poets and publishers and the winning illustrator.

Deadline for submissions – 4.00pm Friday 28th August 2015

Entry forms, rules and further information from www.wordsworth.org.uk/poetrypamphlets

30th August 2015 1st 500€


entry free

NEW ROSCOMMON WRITING AWARD 2015

 First Prize: €500

The NEW ROSCOMMON WRITING AWARD 2015 is organised as part of the county’s literature development programme. It is funded by Roscommon County Council and The Arts Council, and supported by the Roscommon Herald, the Roscommon People and by Shannonside FM.

The winner will receive a monetary prize of €500 and will have their winning entry printed in the Roscommon Herald and the Roscommon People. It will also be broadcast on Shannonside FM. (Four runners-up will receive €50 each)   Closing date for entries is 30 August 2015 

For further details contact mmullins@roscommoncoco.ie

31st August 2015 1st $150


entry $7

Tethered by Letters' Summer 2015 Literary Contest

We are currently accepting submissions for our short story contest (1,000 to 7,500 words, open genre), flash fiction contest (55, 250, or 500 words), and poetry contest (max of three pages per poem). TBL strives to publish writers with engaging stories, vivid characters, and fresh writing styles. All winners will be published in F(r)iction. All finalists will receive free professional edits on their submission and be considered for later publication. The prizes are $500 (USDA) for the short story winner, $150 (USDA) for the flash fiction winner, and $150 (USDA) for the poetry winner. Winners will be announced publicly in August. Multiple entries accepted. International submissions welcome. Good luck to all our authors! 

Deadline: August 31, 2015

Prize: $500 for Short Story, $150 for Flash Fiction, $150 for Poetry

Entry Fee: $15 per Short Story; $7 per Flash Fiction OR $15 for three Flash Fictions; $7 per poem OR $15 for three poems

URL: http://tetheredbyletters.com/submissions/contest-submission 

Contact Info: Joe Reinis, jreinis@tetheredbyletters.com

31st August 2015 1st £100


entry £3
SaveAs Writers International Poetry and Short Story Competition, "Writing the City". 
The writer and the urban landscape have been inseparable partners across time, culture and genres. SaveAs Writers invite poems and short stories with a strong sense of city as setting, real or imagined. Prizes: £100/ £50/ £25, with a trophy for best Canterbury-themed writing. Publication in an anthology for winning entries. Judges:  Poetry: Gillian Laker. Short stories: Maria C. McCarthy.  Awards evening 31st October 2015 as part of Canterbury Festival Umbrella events.
Poems: 40 lines max. Short stories: 2000 words max.
Closing date: 31st August 2015
Entry fee: £3 per poem, or £8 for 3; £4 per short story.
Online entries as Word doc attachment to saveas@hotmail.co.uk with either ‘short story’ or ‘poetry’ in the subject line of the e-mail, and the title/s of your work, your name and contact details in the body of the email. Hard copies to: Luigi Marchini, SaveAs Writers, 35 Spillett Close, Faversham, Kent, ME13 8QP. Cheques made out to ‘SaveAs Writers’. For full terms and conditions: www.saveaswriters.co.uk
31st August 2015 1st £200


entry £4

SENTINEL LITERARY QUARTERLY POETRY COMPETITION (AUGUST 2015)

Closing Date: 31 August 2015

Details: For original, previously unpublished poems in English language, in any style, on any subject, up to 50 lines long.

Eligibility: Poets of all nationalities living in any part of the world may enter this competition.

Judge: Mandy Pannett

Prizes: £200 (1st), £100 (2nd), £50 (3rd), £20 x 3 (High Commendation), £10 x (Commendation)

Fees: £4/1, £7/2, £9/3, £11/4, £12/5, £16/7 and £22/10 poems

Contact: Enter online or download Entry Form for postal entries at http://www.sentinelquarterly.com/competitions

31st August 2015 1st £1000



entry £5

The Oxford Brookes International Poetry Competition

Prizes: £1000 for winners in each category; £200 for second place in both categories. Categories: English as a Second Language (ESL) Category & Open Category. Judges: Bernard O'Donoghue and Hannah Lowe.

Entry Fee: £5 to submit a poem or £4 per poem for more than three entries. You may enter up to ten poems, providing they are unpublished.

Contact: Enter via website: http://www.brookes.ac.uk/poetry-centre/international-poetry-competition/ .
Please read our full terms and conditions on the website
1st September 2015 1st  £1000



entry £5

Flambard Poetry Prize 2015

Deadline: 1st September 2015

Prize:

First Prize - £1000

Second Prize - £250

Entry fee:

£5 (per group of five poems)

The Flambard Prize is awarded annually to the best group of five poems submitted by a UK-based poet who has not yet published a single-authored pamphlet or collection. Each poem should be no longer than 40 lines. Entries will be judged by Cynthia Fuller and Jacob Polley. Entries can be made at www.ncl.ac.uk/ncl

1st September 20115 1st Publication




entry £10
THE BEST NEW BRITISH AND IRISH POETS 2016 can be submitted to now...
How does one get included? Simple. You enter our competition to be considered.
You email us between 1-3 of your best poems (no more than 100 lines please)  in a word doc, including a 50-100 word bio, to info at eyewearpublishing dot com.
You then become a micropatron for £10  as entrance fee (which also entitles you to 2 free 2015 paperback collections or pamphlets) and Eyewear's team of judges, including Todd Swift and Cate Myddleton-Evans, will select any poets's poem that strikes them as extraordinary*.
The poems can have appeared before; they cannot be online. They must be original. You must be either a British or Irish citizen or a permanent resident of Britain or Ireland.  You cannot have a full collection published or due out before July 1, 2016.
The deadline to submit is September 1, 2015 - so you have the dog days of summer to polish those quills and tap those itty iPhone keys... good luck!
see http://toddswift.blogspot.co.uk/
1st September 2015 1st  Publication



entry  £14

Primers - a mentoring and publication opportunity from the Poetry School and Nine Arches Press

Details: The Poetry School and Nine Arches Press are delighted to announce the arrival of Primers, a new annual scheme creating a unique opportunity for talented poets to find publication and receive a programme of supportive feedback, mentoring and promotion. The scheme will select three poets whose work will feature together in the first volume of Primers, a book showcasing short debut collections of work.

Selecting Editors: Jane Commane and Kathryn Maris

Entry Fee: £14 for a submission of up to 6 poems, online submissions only

Deadline: 1 September 2015

Contact: For entry and further information, please see http://campus.poetryschool.com/primers-guide-your-poems-into-print/

4th September 2015 1st  £




entry £5.50

Magna Carta Poetry Competition 2015

Freedom, human rights and democracy

What is your message for freedom?

Entries for the 2015 Ealing Autumn Festival’s Magna Carta Poetry Competition are now open. The theme of the competition, which will be judged by poet George Szirtes, is freedom, human rights and democracy.

Entries can be made online via this link: http://bit.ly/1HKChau or a hard copy entry form can be obtained at your local library or by sending a stamped addressed envelope to: Ealing Autumn Festival, 76 Milton Road, W7 1LE.

Closing date for entries is Friday 4 September 2015 at 5:00pm.

6th September 2015

First Prize: 

£1000 

Entry fee £5

Live Canon International Poetry Competition. Single poems, any length. First prize £1000. 25 shortlisted poems are published in the annual Live Canon anthology and performed by the Live Canon ensemble at the prize giving at Greenwich Theatre. Previous winners include Inua Ellams, Tessa Foley and Andrew McMillan. Winning poem is also eligible for the Forward Prize for best individual poem. 

for informatiuon see http://www.livecanon.co.uk/poetry-competition

6th September 2015 1st Publication


entry free

The Timothy Corsellis Prize 2015

The Timothy Corsellis Prize 2015 is for poets and young critics writing in response to WWII poetry. Free entry; publication and prizes (book vouchers, books, posters and notebooks) on offer. For poets aged 14-25 from all over the world.  Free entry.

http://www.youngpoetsnetwork.org.uk/2015/06/10/the-timothy-corsellis-prize-2015/

15th September 2015 1st $500


entry $5

26th annual Reuben Rose Poetry Competition

Entries must be received no later than September 15th, 2015.

Judges: John Smelcer of the USA
Bill Freedman of Israel, last year’s second prize winner
Gretti Izak of Israel, last year’s third prize winner

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 2016 poetry anthology.

Full guidelines and submission details at http://www.voicesisrael.com/reubenrosecompetition.htm

25th September 2015 1st £10,000


entry £17.50

The Manchester Poetry Prize 2015

Poetry Judges: Adam O'Riordan, Olivia Cole and Kei Miller. £10,000 prizes 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).
Entry Fee: £17.50 per portfolio of 3 to 5 poems

http://www.manchesterwritingcompetition.co.uk/Poetry-Prize.php

30th September 2015

1st  £100

 

Entry fee £4

Crewe And Nantwich District Writers Circle open poetry competition.

Judge of Short List: Mary Williams.

First Prize £100 Second £50, Third £25    Entry £4

Please find rules on our website www.CreweDistrictWritersCircle.webstarts.com

Postal entries to: 72 Queen’s Park Gardens, Crewe, CheshireCW2  7SW

30th September 2015

1st £100

 

 

 

entry £4

Words and Music Festival 3nd Open Poetry Competition Adjudicator of shortlist : Kim Moore  Poems of up to 40 lines on any subject
Winners & runners-up will be invited to read their winning poems at the Words and Music festival.  Winning poems will be published on the festival website.  

First Prize £100 Second £50, Third £25

Local prize 2 free  tickets to reading by Kim Moore.

entry fee £4  -3 for £10

For further details, rules & entry form, contact   info@wordsandmusicfestival.com

Postal entries to :Words and Music Festival Committee,15 Horton Way, Nantwich, Cheshire, CW5 7GD

30th September 2015 1st - writers software


entry £1

International Literary Contest "Poems and Tales for Nature 2015"

Competition Adjudicator: Rui M.. Prize-giving will be by the end of October 2015 using the web and the website where the results will be displayed.

For further details, rules & entry form visit http://talesforlove.blogs.sapo.pt

30th September 2015 1st £150

entry  £3
The Salopian Poetry Society's Open Poetry Competition 2015
The 39th annual competition is open to everyone. Entries must be in English & your own original work. Entries must not be entered into any other competition, nor have been a prize winner in any other competition. Poems: maximum 42 lines. Prizes: First Prize £150, Second prize £100, Third prize £50. Ten consolation prizes of £20 will be awarded and all winners will receive a copy of the Winter 2015 issue of Salopeot which will contain all the winning poems. No limit to number of entries. Entries unaccompanied by an entry form will be accepted provided that the rules are followed. Adjudicator: Allison Chisholm.
£3 per poem or four for £10 for non members and £2 per poem for Society members


http://www.thesalopianpoetrysociety.webeden.co.uk/#/competition-rules/4531672813

30th September  2015 1st  $1500


entry $10

Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest

Judge: Ellaraine Lockie

30th September 2015

Tom Howard Prize of $1,500 for a poem in any style or genre

Margaret Reid Prize of $1,500 for a poem that rhymes or has a traditional style

Ten honorable mention prizes of $100 (any style)

Entry fee: $10 per poem (up to 250 lines each)

13th annual contest sponsored by Winning Writers. Submit poems in any style, up to 250 lines each. Both published and unpublished work accepted. All entries that win cash prizes will be published on WinningWriters.com (nearly one million page views per year) and announced in the Winning Writers Newsletter, with over 50,000 subscribers. See guidelines, past winners, and enter online at https://www.winningwriters.com/tompoetry

30th September 2015 1st publication




entry £20

GEOFF STEVENS MEMORIAL POETRY PRIZE 2015

Two winners will have a poetry collection up to 52 pages published by Indigo Dreams Publishing and receive 25 copies.

Submission: Selection of 10 poems to 36 lines max.

Entry Fee: £20 per block of poems.

Closing Date: 30th September 2015.

Publication 2016 to coincide with Geoff’s birth date June 4th

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

See full submission rules at www.indigodreams.co.uk/#/competition/4577197527

Postal submissions to

Geoff Stevens Memorial Poetry Awards, IDP, 24 Forest Houses, Halwill,

Beaworthy, Devon, EX21 5UU

1st October 2015 1st $1000

 

 

entry $25

National Federation of State Poetry Societies 2015 STEVENS POETRY MANUSCRIPT COMPETITION. Submit 48-70 pages of poetry and $25 US entry fee ($20 for NFSPS members).

First Prize: $1,000 + publication + 50 copies

Short submission period, September 1-October 1. Submission via Submittable or mail. Complete guidelines at nfsps.com. Winner will be invited to read at the June 2016 National Federation convention.

1stOctober 2015 1st £300


entry £5

The Poems Please Me Prize 2015

‘Pheasants and Ravens’ – an illustration by Joyce Davis of last year’s winning poem by poet Mark Totterdell

Closing date: October 1st 2015.

Subject: this is an Open competition. The choice of subject is yours; however simple or challenging the subject, poems which communicate skilfully and clearly will find favour with the judges.

Language: English

Length: 12 to 28 lines (excluding title).

Prizes: First £300; Second £200; Third £100; Highly Commended(s) £30 each

  http://www.poemsplease.me/prize-2015/ 

9th October 2015 1st £500


entry free
PLAX Jewellery Poetry Competition
Entries for a short poem titled 'Just like a Pearl' THEME: 'Just like a Pearl' - The poem will aim to express the beauty, characteristics and gracefulness of a pearl embodied in a woman, creating strong resonance and reflection. POEMS: Short poems, 6-8 Lines and limited to 2 poem submissions per person. PRIZE: £500 Cash and £500 worth of PLAX Luxury Pearl Jewellery.
Entry Fee: £Free

 http://www.plaxjewellery.com/poetrycompetition-page    -    pearls@plaxjewellery.com 

11th October 2015 1st  £100



entry £3.50
Poetry Kit Summer Poetry Competition
Our competition this year is for poems on the theme of "cities" (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.  
1st prize is £100. 
All shortlisted poets will be considered to be part of for the CITN Featured Poet series.
The top ten poems will be published in a special edition of CITN
ONLINE ENTRY
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 11th October 2015
Entries received after this time will be discarded. 
Entry fees are as follows;  
1 poem    £3.50   3 Poems  £8.00   5 poems  £10
For further details see POETRY KIT COMPETITION 2015
15th October 2015 1st $1000


entry £25

Wild Light Poetry Contest

Three poems of up to 200 lines each

Judge: Amy Uyematsu

Award: $1,000 and publication in The Los Angeles Review

Entry: $25

Deadline: October 15, 2015

http://losangelesreview.org/wild-light-contest/

19th October 2015 1st £5000

entry £5

£5,000 Troubadour International Poetry Prize 2015

Judge: Jean Sprackland & Adam O'Riordan. Prizes: 1st £5,000, 2nd £1,000, 3rd £500 plus 20 prizes of £25 each plus a spring 2016 coffee-house-poetry season-ticket plus a prize-winners' coffee-house poetry reading with Jean Sprackland & Adam O'Riordan on Monday 30th November 2015 for all prize-winning poets.
£5/ 6 Euro/ 8 Dollars per poem (Sterling/Euro/US-Dollars only)

For further information and entry please see website:
http://www.coffeehousepoetry.org/

20th October 2015 1st £50



entry £2

Competition: Reading Room Cafe Poetry Competition

Reading Room Cafe Publishing  is an emerging publishing company looking to expand the pool where we find our talent.  This competition is open to anyone over 18 who has a uk address to send prizes to!

Any poem under 30 lines, any theme, any genre

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

readingroomproject@yahoo.co.uk

www.readingroomprojects.wix.com/competitionpages

31st October 2015 1st £5000

entry £.6.50

The National Poetry Competition 2015
This year's intrepid judges are David Wheatley, Esther Morgan and Sarah Howe and the prizes are £5,000 for the overall winner, £2,000 for the second, £1,000 for the third, with seven commendations of £200! The top three winners are also published in the Poetry Society's leading international journal, 
The Poetry Revi ew, as well as having the possibility of reading at some of the UK's top literature festivals. Get your entries in before the deadline of the 31st October online or by post for a chance to be the 2015 champion! 

1st November 2015 1st  £5000


entry  £7
Resurgence Poetry Prize 2015
The Resurgence Poetry Prize is the world's first major 'ecopoetry. award. Three prizes will be awarded each year for original and previously unpublished ecopoems in English. Prizes: First prize £5,000, Second prize is £2,000 and Third prize £1,000.Founded in the spring of 2014 Sir Andrew Motion, Joanna Lumley and Peter Phelps.
£7 entry for first poem. Each additional poem after that: £3

http://www.resurgenceprize.org/

1st November 2015 1st $1500 (Can)



entry$35 (Can)

The Malahat ReviewOpen Season Awards writing contest, deadline November 1. The award grants three separate prizes of $1500 (Canadian funds) to the best writer in genres of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. The cash prizes have been increased this year by $500 each genre.

All entrants receive a complimentary one-year subscription to The Malahat Review in exchange for payment of entries ($35 in Canada, $40 in U.S., $45 international). We welcome additional entries in one or more genres for a cost of $15.

http://www.malahatreview.ca/contests/contests_info.html 
16th November 2015 1st £500


entry £5

Barnet Open Poetry Competition I 2015 will again by judged by Mario Petrucci for the General category , and Katherine Gallagher for the juniors, as in 2014.  The Rules are similar – poems up to 335 lines on any subject and  the closing date for entries is 16th November.

One change however from 2014 is that the prizes are higher.  They had not changed since the competition began twenty one years ago, and BBAC felt an overhaul was due.  They will now be

General    1st £500, 2nd £250 and 3rd 3 of £100       Juniors  7 – 11s    1st £25, 2nd £15  3rd 3of £10     12-16s  1st £75, 2nd £50  3rd  3  x of £25.

http://www.barnetarts.org.uk/bbac/index_main.htm  

30th November 2015 1st Publication



entry £12

Fair Acre Press International Poetry Pamphlet Competition 2015/16

Sole Judge: Jonathan Edwards

Entry Fee: £12

Deadline: 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

More details: www.fairacrepress.co.uk

Jonathan Edwards won this year's Costa Poetry Prize for his first collection My Family and other Superheroes (Seren)

30th November 2015

1st £1000


entry  £4

Cafe Writers Competition 2015
There are over £2000 in prizes and our sole judge this year is
Tiffany Atkinson
.  There is no sifting.   

Enter and pay online at  http://cafewriters.co.uk/home/news-2/poetry-competition/ .  You can download an entry form direct from the link if you prefer to send your entry by post.   If you encounter any difficulty I can send you a word document attachment, just email me at the address below.

The competition funds our programme and allows us to pay writers properly. Café Writers is a Norwich based grass-roots writers’ network supporting and showcasing work by established writers in all genres.  It also encourages and champions new work by emerging writers.  It is run entirely by volunteers that are passionate about encouraging wider participation and excellence in literature. 

We will only send two further email after this and one with the results.  We will not pass on your details.  If you would like to be removed from this list, please Unsubscribe below and you shouldn’t be bothered again.

Café Writers is run entirely by unpaid volunteers and our competition the only significant  source of funding to fund our programme and pay visiting writers properly.   

30th November 2015 1st publication

entry £10

Grey Hen Poetry Chapbook Competition 2015 is for women over 60 who have not had a previous collection or pamphlet published. The winner will have a chapbook published in the Hen Run series and receive 50 copies of the book. Entry fee £10. Rules and entry form (essential) from www.greyhenpress.com  or write with sae for further details to Grey Hen Press, PO Box 450, Keighley, W Yorks BD22 9BG  Closing date 30th November.

30th November 2015 1st  £1000


entry £5

The Plough Prize, judged by the UK Poet Laureate Dame Carol Ann Duffy.

First prize: £1000, Second prize: £500, Third prize: £250.00

Closing date: 30th November 2015

Poems must be the original work of the entrant, unpublished, and must not have won a prize in any other competition

Each poem should be no longer than 40 lines, excluding title and any blank lines.

Entry Fee: £5 per poem

 http://www.theploughprize.co.uk/

Entries can be made online or by posting hard copies to: The Plough Arts Centre, 9-11 Fore Street, Great Torrington, Devon EX38 8HQ.  Payments should be made online or by enclosing a cheque made payable to ‘The Plough Arts Centre’ with your entries

1st December 2015 1st £100

entry £3

Earlyworks Press Web Poetry Competition 2015 | Closing Date: 01-Dec-15

Details:
£100 first prize, £25 runner up, £5 for any we show on the website. Quality book publication for best entries. The competition is open to anyone over 16.
Entry £3 per poem, £15 for up to six entries.

http://www.earlyworkspress.co.uk/Competition_poetry_details.htm 

1st December 2015 1st £500

entry £4
Enfield Poets Poetry Competition 2015
Judge: Anne-Marie Fyfe (who will read all entries). Prizes: 1st: £500, 2nd: £200, 3rd: £100. All winners and commended poets will be offered the chance to read alongside the judge as part of a special event at the Dugdale Theatre, Enfield Town in February 2016.
Entry £4 per poem, or £10 for three poems. Subsequent entries in the same submission cost £4 per poem.

www.enfieldpoets.com/competition.

1st December 2015 1st  Publication


entry $3

The Los Angeles Review

The theme for Vol. 20 is: Ekphrasis-- Poetry, nonfiction, fiction, and book reviews related to art or a work of art.   Award: get published in LAR's Vol 20

Entry: $3.00

Deadline: December 1, 2015

http://losangelesreview.org/submissions/

30th December 2015 1st $100

entry $5

Big Pond Rumours, The E-Zine. Edited by Sharon Berg. Independent Judges for every issue.

We are interested in receiving submissions of poetry, fiction, essays and artwork for our zine. Entry requires use of the Submittables format (except for artwork).

Prizes will be mailed after the publication of each issue.

First Prize $100 Second $50, Third $20 plus Honourable Mentions

entry fee $5 US

http://www.big-pond-rumours.com/

31st December 2015 1st  €10,000



entry  €12

Ballymaloe International Poetry Prize 2015

1st Prize €10,000, plus three runner-up prizes of €1,000. 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. 

Entry fee: €12

Closing date: 31 December 2015

Details at www.themothmagazine.com

31st December 2015 1st £1000



entry £5

Magic Oxygen Literary Prize

Judges:  TBC, see judges from 2014

Poem Length:  In English, typed and up to 50 lines

Closing Date:  31st December 2015

Entrance Fee:  £5.00 per poem and you get a tree planted for every entry and the GPS coordinates sent to you when the contest closes

Entries can be by post to Magic Oxygen, The Flat, 53 Broad Street, Lyme Regis, Dorset DT7 3QF Re: MOLP

Or online: see www.magicoxygen.co.uk

Shortlist will be announced 14th February 2016 and the winners announced shortly thereafter.

PRIZES: The top 10 winners and shortlisters will also be taken into print in the MOLP2 Anthology, see MOLP1

1st prize:  £1,000

2nd Prize £300

3rd Prize:  £100

2 x Highly Commended £50

31st December 2015 1st £50 plus publication

entry  £10

2015 Thynks Publications Poetry Pamphlet

An invitation to submit a collection of between 20-25 poems. Seeking an outright prizewinner. Any runners-up will be offered publication of their submitted collection. Prize: £50 plus publication of the collection submitted.

Entry Fee: £10.00

Contact: Email: thynkspublications@yahoo.co.uk . For entry and further information see Poetry Pamphlet Competition page:http://www.thynkspublications.co.uk/poetry-pamphlet-competition

31st January 2015 1st  £250



entry £3

Torriano Poetry Competition 2015

First Prize £250 Second Prize £150  -  Third Prize £75

Adjudicator: Ann Drysdale

ALL POEMS WILL BE READ BY THE ADJUDICATOR 

No entry form required

Entry fees: £3 one poem, £5 for two, £10 for five.

Cheques payable to 'Torriano Support Fund'.

To use PayPal, log into your PayPal account and send your payment to anderwest@sky.com . We will email you a receipt.

If you submit your poetry online, please add £0.50 for each poem.

Enquiries: Tel: 01227 276951 or email:june.english@outlook.com 

or Anthony Anderson at anderwest@sky.com 

RFurther details and results www.torriano.org  

Closing Date: 31st January 2016

Winners will be notified by 20th March 2016

Proceeds to support Torriano Meeting House, a meeting place for the arts and the community.

 
Ongoing Competitions
We have decided not to list the ongoing competitions section as in some cases we are unsure as to the legitimacy of the competition.  In future we will only list competitions with a single closing date.