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Short story and other competitions

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.  Information is provided by the organisers of the competitions

and we cannot accept any liability for its accuracy.

 

 

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

26th June 2017 1s £200


Entry £3.5

21st. MERE LITERARY FESTIVAL BIENNIAL POETRY COMPETITION

Organised by PennyBank Writers of Mere

 Max. 40 lines.   Open Section Sole Judge: Dawn Gorman

 Cash Prizes - £200, £100, £50,  3 x £15 Runners -Up  

Certificates of Distinction & Merit 

 Closing Date: Monday June 26th   Entry Fee: £3.50 first poem then £2.50

Full details - www.merelitfest.co.uk

30th June 2017 1st €1,000



entry €25

The International Fool for Poetry International Chapbook Competition 2017 is now open for submissions!

First Prize is €1,000 and Second Prize €500. Both winning poets will have their chapbook published and each receive 50 free copies, as well as being offered a reading and three nights' accommodation
at Cork 2018 International Poetry Festival (www.corkpoetryfest.net)

The competition is open to new, emerging and established poets from any country BUT at least one of the winners will be a debutante (with no chapbook or book published previously). Up to 25 other entrants will be publicly listed as "highly commended".

Manuscripts must be 16 to 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. Each chapbook is guaranteed a review in Southword Literary Journal.

The winning chapbooks will be published in February 2018 with ISBNs, barcodes and will be offered for sale internationally through our own website, Amazon, and selected independent book sellers. The winning poets will be offered a reading and given three nights' accommodation at the 2018 Cork Spring Poetry Festival. An entrance fee of €25 will be charged for each manuscript. Entrants may enter more than one manuscript. The winners will be selected by a panel chosen by current and past editors of Southword.

http://munsterlit.ie/Fool%20for%20Poetry.html

Closing date for entries is June 30, 2017.

30th June 2017 1st £100


entry £3.5

Earlyworks Press Poetry Competition 2017

£100 first prize, £25 runner up, £5 for any shown on the website.
£3.50 per poem, £15 for up to six entries.

For rules and conditions see http://earlyworkspress.co.uk/Competition_poetry_details.htm Send paper copy to Earlyworks Press, Creative Media Centre, 45 Robertson Street , Hastings Sussex TN34 1HL or e-copy to services@earlyworkspress.co.uk Payment in pounds sterling. POs or cheques payable to Kay Green.

30th June 2017 1st £500


entry £5

YES Arts Festival 2017 Poetry Challenge: Closing Date 30 June 17

Judges’ prize £500, People’s choice £500 (adult competition, 16+); Book token prizes (young people’s competition, 7-15)

Original, unpublished poems of up to 100 lines on the theme of The Water’s Edge.  Poems can be in English, Scots, or local dialect from either side of the national border.  Up to three entries per person.   Prizes awarded at reception on Sunday 17 September, during YES Arts Festival.

Entry Fee:  £5 per poem (adults); Free (young people)

Contact:  http://yesartsfestival.com/poetry-challenge-guidelines for more information and entry details

30th June 2017. 1st £700

entry £5
Battered Moons Poetry Competition
Prizes: First prize, £700; second, £200; third, £100, plus four commendations of £25 each.
Entry fee: £5 for the first poem and £3.5 thereafter.
Looking for: Poems on any topic and style of up to 40 lines.
Further info: Open to all UK residents aged 18 or over. The 3 winners and 4 commended poets are invited to read their poems at the Poetry Swindon Festival on Saturday 7th October 2017, when Malika Booker - Guest Judge - will present the prizes and read from her own work.
30th June 2017 1st £250


entry £5

Poetry Space Competition 2017

Poems on any theme. Prizes of £250, £100 and £50 for the top 3, along with publication of the winning and commended poems (20 in all) in the prize winners’ anthology.Judge Michael Di Placido Friends of Poetry Space ( ie supporters who pay a small yearly subscription to support our work ) can enter 2 poems for £5. There is no limit on entry but no poet can win more than one cash prize.Entries accepted from anywhere in the world. Poems must 40 lines or less and all poems must be previously unpublished. No entry form required.
Entry Fee: £5 and Friends of Poetry Space ( ie supporters who pay a small yearly subscription to support our work ) can enter 2 poems for £5. There is no limit on entry but no poet can win more than one cash prize.
30th June 2017 1st £750

entry £6

Wells Festival of Literature Poetry Competition

Poems may be on any subject. They must not exceed 40 lines in length. Competitors may submit any number of entries.1st: £750, 2nd: £300 and 3rd: £200 and the Hilly Cansdale local poetry prize of £10. Judged by Gillian Clarke. See website for details of short story and A book for children competition.
Entry Fee: £6

For entry details see http://www.wellsfestivalofliterature.org.uk/2017-competitions/

30th June 2017 1st Publication


entry £12

Prole Poetry Pamphlet Competition 2017

The competition is open to anyone writing in English, and is open from March 5th to June 30th 2017.

The maximum page limit is 35.

Poems may have been published before but not as a collection.

One winner will receive 15 copies of their book (with the opportunity to purchase more at a discount price) and a cash prize of £50.

Entry fee is £12.

Our judge is Fiona Pitt-Kethley.

Any profits made after printing, prize money, and judge's fee will go towards the continuation of Prole as a print journal and a literary event later in the year.

Full details of the competition may be found here:

http://prolebooks.co.uk/pamphlet%20competition.html

13th July 2017 1st £100

entry £5
Ledbury Poetry Festival Competition 2017
Categories: Adult/ 17 and Under/ 11 and under. Judge: Fiona Sampson. Theme: Any. The length of each poem must not exceed 40 lines. Prizes: Adults: First Prize: £1000 cash and a course at Ty Newydd, The National Writers' Centre for Wales. www.tynewydd.org, Second Prize: £500, Third Prize: £250. Young People: 12-17: First Prize: £100, Second Prize: £50, Third Prize : £25. Children: (11 and under): First Prize: £25 book token, Second Prize: £15 book token, Third Prize: £10 book token. All winners get a chance to read at the Ledbury Poetry Festival in 2018.
Entry Fee: £Adults: £5.00 for first poem, £3.50 for additional ones. Children/Young People: First poem free, £1.50 for additional poems. Entry processing fee: £0.75 (where there is a fee).

For online entry and more information see website: http://www.poetry-festival.co.uk/ledbury-poetry-competition/

1st July 2017 1st £1000

entry £6

Live Canon 2017 International Poetry Competition

£1000 first prize for a single poem Guest Judge: Clare Pollard Poems must be written in the English language. Poems can be of any length. You can enter as many poems as you like. Poems must not have been previously published. Please do not include your name on your poem, so all poems can be considered anonymously. 50 poems will be longlisted and published in our annual anthology. 20 poems will be shortlisted and performed at our annual prize-giving event. The overall winner will be awarded a £1000 prize.

Submit here: https://livecanon.submittable.com/submit

13th July 2017 1st £1000

entry £5

Ledbury Poetry Festival Poetry Competition 2017

Categories: Adult/ 17 and Under/ 11 and under. Judge: Fiona Sampson. Theme: Any. The length of each poem must not exceed 40 lines. Prizes: Adults: First Prize: £1000 cash and a course at Ty Newydd, The National Writers' Centre for Wales. www.tynewydd.org, Second Prize: £500, Third Prize: £250. Young People: 12-17: First Prize: £100, Second Prize: £50, Third Prize : £25. Children: (11 and under): First Prize: £25 book token, Second Prize: £15 book token, Third Prize: £10 book token. All winners get a chance to read at the Ledbury Poetry Festival in 2018.
Adults: £5.00 for first poem, £3.50 for additional ones. Children/Young People: First poem free, £1.50 for additional poems. Entry processing fee: £0.75 (where there is a fee).

For online entry and more information see website: http://www.poetry-festival.co.uk/ledbury-poetry-competition/

14th July 2017 1st publication

entry £6

Wasafiri New Writing Prize 2017

Categories: Fiction, Poetry and Life Writing The competition is open to anyone around the world who has not published a complete book in their chosen category. Word limit is 3000 or 5 poems max Judges: Sabrina Mahfouz, Andrea Stuart, Boyd Tonkin and Susheila Nasta (Chair)
Entry £6.00 if entering one category, £10.00 for two and £15.00 for three categories.
For details and online application form: http://www.wasafiri.org/new-writing-prize/
15th July 2017 1st $750


entry $25

Vallum Award for Poetry 2017
Our judge this year is Nicole Brossard. Her accolades include being shortlisted for the Griffin Poetry Prize, two Governor General's Awards, and most recently a Pushcart Prize for poems published in Vallum. We are honoured to have her as our judge!

1st Prize: $750
2nd Prize: $250
+ publication in Vallum

Submit 1-3 poems of maximum 60 lines each. You may submit more than once.
ENTRY FEE: $25 CAD for Canadian entrants, $25 USD for US and international entrants. All Canadian and US entrants receive a free one-year print subscription to Vallum magazine!

DEADLINE: July 15, 2017

http://www.vallummag.com/contestrules.html

30th July 2017 1st £500


eentry £4
Bradford on Avon Arts Festival Poetry Competition
Prizes: £500, £150, £100 Length: 20 lines maximum Poems to be on the subject of: Flights of Fancy. Judge: Carrie Etter. 10 finalists plus a local prize for BA15 postcode entrants. Shortlisted poets will be invited to read their entry at a prize-giving event at Bradford on Avon Arts Festival on Sunday September 17th, which will also feature a reading by Carrie Etter. Run in association with the Words & Ears Reading Series, Bradford on Avon: www.dawngorman.co.uk
Entry Fee: £4 per poem, 3 poems £10.

To enter and  rules see website http://www.boaartsfestival.com/poetry-competition

30th July 2017 1st  £300


entry £4
Penfro Book Festival Poetry Competition
For poems of up to 40 lines. Top prize: £300. Top 3 poems published on website. Winners announced at the PENfro Book Festival, Rhosygilwen, Pembrokeshire, SA43 2TW, September 8-10 . Richardson. Poems should be loosely based on a myth or legend. Online entry preferred, or download entry form from website and submit by post. The Penfro Book Festival competitions for first chapter and short radio drama are now open see festival website details.
Entry £4 a poem

For full details  see https://penfrobookfestival.org.uk/competitions/poetry/poetry-competition

31st July 2017 1st Prizes





entry free
Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award
Open to writers aged 11-17. For poems of any length and on any theme. Judges, Sinéad Morrissey and Kayo Chingonyi. All 100 winners will be invited to a prestigious Awards Ceremony in London. Each year we select 100 winners (top 15 winners and 85 commended poets) of the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award who receive a range of fantastic prizes.The top 15 winners will have their poems printed in the winners’ print anthology, over 20,000 copies of which are distributed to school libraries and poetry enthusiasts. The anthology is also available online. The 85 commended poets will have their work published in an online anthology and their names in the print anthology. The top 15 Winners will be invited to attend a life-changing residential writing course at one of the prestigious Arvon Centres, or receive mentoring from a professional poet (age dependent)

Enter online at http://poetrysociety.org.uk/competitions/foyle-young-poets-of-the-year-award/
Request an entry form by writing to
Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award, 22 Betterton Street, London, WC2H 9BX
Or email fyp@poetrysociety.org.uk

31st July 2017 1st trip to Montreal for festival


Entry $25

Winning Lit POP means a free trip to Montreal, a VIP pass to the POP Montreal International Music Festival featuring over 450 bands, free hotel, a ceremony in your honour, publication in Matrix and more. Now open to residents of North America and Europe, Lit POP is a truly unique literary competition.

We are celebrating our tenth anniversary by featuring both one of fiction's rising stars and an iconic poetry legend as our judges. We are looking for your best stories and poems. Winners will have a starring role at POP Montreal this fall!

Our 2017 judges are Saleema Nawaz (Fiction) and Eileen Myles (Poetry).

This contest is open to residents of Canada, the United States, and Europe. The final deadline for all submissions is July 31st, 2017. Winners will be notified in August. Poets are asked to send no more than five poems; fiction writers should send stories of no more than 4000 words. Each entry is 25$.

Entries can be made through Matrix's Submittable app
31st July 2017

1st  £1000

entry fee £5
Winchester Poetry Prize Judge: Sarah Howe. Prize-giving will be on Saturday 14th October 2017 at the Winchester Poetry Day.  First Prize £1000 Second £500, Third £250.  Winners & runners-up will be invited to read their winning poems at the Winchester Poetry Day.  Winning poems will be published in a prizewinners' anthology.  Entry fee £5 (£4 subsequent entries)
For further details, rules & entry form visit  http://www.winchesterpoetryfestival.org/poetryprize
31st July 2017 1st £100


entry  free

Carers UK Creative Writing and Photography Competition 2017

Closing date: 31 July 2017

First prize: £100 in high street vouchers

Entry free

Judge: Cheryl Moskowitz

In our fourth creative writing competition we’re welcoming poems and short stories on all aspects of caring, but we’d particularly like to receive entries on the theme of ‘This was not in the plan’. Sooner or later, most of us will face the challenge of caring for a loved one who is older, disabled or seriously ill, but it can often happen unexpectedly. This year, for the first time, we are also welcoming entries of photographs on the theme of ‘This is caring.’ We’d love to see images which capture the hidden joys, challenges and day-to-day reality of looking after someone. In November we will be producing an anthology of the winning and commended entries, plus poems and stories selected by Carers UK members, staff and trustees.

The competition is free to enter and open to UK residents. Entries must be unpublished, in English, and not a translation of another author’s work.

You can enter:

·         up to two poems, each no longer than 40 lines

·         one short story, of up to 1,000 words

·         up to four photographs 

For further details and to enter: www.carersuk.org//creative

31st July 2017 1st £150

entry  £4

Settle Sessions Poetry Prize 2017

PRIZES: 1st prize £150, 2nd prize £100, 3rd prize £75 ( A ‘Young Poet’ prize of £50 will be awarded from the entrants aged 18-21) JUDGING:Kim Moore. You must be over 18 to enter. Maximum length is 40 lines.
£4 for one poem, £10 for 3 poems. Cheques made payable to Settle Sessions.
Full competition details: info@settlesessions.co.uk http://www.settlesessions.co.uk/ Entries should be posted to Settle Sessions, 3 Tillman Close, Settle, North Yorkshire BD24 9RA . Please use the correct postage; no excess charges will be accepted.Winners will be notified by 6th September 2017
31st July 2017 1st £100



entry free

Carers UK Creative Writing and Photography Competition

First prize: £100 in high street vouchers. Judges: Cheryl Moskowitz (poems and stories) Bella West (photography) In our fourth creative writing competition we’re welcoming poems and short stories on all aspects of caring, but we’d particularly like to receive entries on the theme of ‘This was not in the plan’. Sooner or later, most of us will face the challenge of caring for a loved one who is older, disabled or seriously ill, but it can often happen unexpectedly. This year, for the first time, we are also welcoming entries of photographs on the theme of ‘This is caring.’ We’d love to see images which capture the hidden joys, challenges and day-to-day reality of looking after someone. In November we will be producing an anthology of the winning and commended entries, plus poems and stories selected by Carers UK members, staff and trustees. Entry fee: Free Contact: For further details and to enter: www.carersuk.org/creative
31st July 2017 1st  £200


entry £8
David Burland Poetry Prize 2017
First Prize: £200,- Second Prize: £100 Third Prize: £50 Winning poems will be published in the 2017 ‘Poetic Art’ Anthology. Three poems awarded a ‘Special Mention’ will receive a copy of the Poetry CD ‘Michel François and Friends’and also published in the Anthology Judges:Michel François and R Friedman
Entry : £8,- (1st poem), £4,- each extra poem

See website for details:

7th August 2017 1st £500


entry£5
Poetry Book Fair Competition 2017
We’re looking for a short poem (14 lines max.) about hope to welcome visitors to this year’s Poetry Book Fair in London on Saturday 30th September 2017. The winner will receive £500 Grand Prize + a short reading at the Poetry Book Fair; three runners up will each receive £50 and a short reading at the Poetry Book Fair. Winning poems will also be displayed to hundreds of visitors on the day Judged by Joey Connolly, Chrissy Williams & Special Guest Judge: Daljit Nagra.
Entry £5 one poem, or three poems £10.

See http://www.poetrybookfair.com/p/competition_12.html  

26th August 2017 1st  £600

entry £4

Buzzwords Open Poetry Competition 2017

Sole Judge: Adam Horovitz Poems up to length: 70 lines. Prizes: £600, £300, £50 x 5 commended. The Gloucestershire Prize- £200 (residents only). Online entry at http://buzzwordspoetry.blogspot.co.uk/ or SEND SAE to Buzzwords Open Poetry Competition, 2 Little Bayshill Terrace, Cheltenham, GL50 3QE
Entry  £4; £10/3 (postal entries); £4.35; £8.70/2; £11/3 (Paypal).
SEND SAE to Buzzwords Open Poetry Competition, 2 Little Bayshill Terrace, Cheltenham, GL50 3QE
28th August 2017 1st £1000


entry £5

Oxford Brookes International Poetry Competition 

With two top prizes of £1000 on offer, the competition seeks to celebrate the great diversity of poetry being written in English all over the world. Poems are welcomed from writers of 18 years or over in the following two categories:

English as an Additional Language -  for poets who write in English as an additional language

Open category - for poets whose first language is English.

Prizes will be awarded in both categories:
First prize – £1000
Second prize – £200

The competition is open for submissions until 11pm GMT on 28 August 2017, and our judge this year is the award-winning poet Helen Mort.
It costs the equivalent of £5 to submit a poem, or £4 per poem for more than three entries. You may submit a maximum of ten poems. All poems must be unpublished.

More information on the prize and how to submit your entry is available at http://www.brookes.ac.uk/poetry-centre/international-poetry-competition/ .

31st August 2017 1st £200


entry £4

SENTINEL LITERARY QUARTERLY POETRY COMPETITION (AUGUST 2017)

Closing Date: 31-August-2017

Details: Organised every three months …since July 2009, this competition is for original, previously unpublished poems in English language, on any subject, in any style, up to 50 lines long.  All winning and commended poems will receive first publication in Sentinel Literary Quarterly magazine (online and in print) – published by SPM Publications.

Prizes: £200 (First), £100 (Second), £50 (Third), £20 x 3 (Highly Commended), £10 x 3 (Commended)

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

Judge: Oz Hardwick

Contact: Enter Online or download Entry Form at http://sentinelquarterly.com/competitions/poetry/index.htm

Send Cheques/Postal Orders payable to SPM PUBLICATIONS LTD to:

SPM Publications Ltd, Sentinel Poetry Movement, Unit 136, 113 – 115 George Lane, London E18 1AB, United Kingdom

1st September 2017 1st Publication




entry £12
Overton Poetry Prize
n memory of Professor Bill Overton (1946-2012), the School of the Arts, English and Drama offers this prize for a sequence of poems on any subject, up to 300 lines. Judge: Helen Calcutt. The first-placed entry will be published in chapbook form by the University’s Lamplight Press. There will be two further prizes of £50 each. Much of Bill’s teaching and writing was on poetry, and the proceeds from this competition fund an early-career poet in residence for Loughborough University.
Entry  £12 per sequence of poetry can be made online.

Hard copy entries must be accompanied by a cheque to: Loughborough University, FAO: Lizzie Hobbs, LU Arts, Martin Hall, Loughborough University, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 3TU For online entry and full details see http://www.lboro.ac.uk/departments/aed/about/creative-opportunities/competitions-prizes/overton-poetry-prize/ Please direct any queries to e.hobbs@lboro.ac.uk

3rd September 2017
1st £600

entry £6

Making Waves! Spoken Poetry Competition Judge: Luke Wright. Prize-giving will be in early November in Falmouth, Cornwall.  First Prize £600 Second £250, Third £150

Poets are invited to enter digital sound files for this ground-breaking poetry competition. Short spoken poems (200 seconds max) will be judged anonymously. The winning entries will be those that make the best overall impression with their content and delivery.

Winners & runners-up will be invited to perform their winning poems at the prize-giving and the sound files will be available to listen to on the Cornwall Contemporary Poetry Festival website.
For further details, rules & entry form visit:  

https://cornwallcontemporary.wordpress.com/making-waves-spoken-poetry-competion/

15th September 2017 1st $500

entry $15

27th SLO NightWriters Golden Quill Writing Contest.  This contest is run by SLO NightWriters, the premiere writing organization on the Central Coast of California.

The call for entries begins June 15, 2017 and the deadline is September 15, 2017.  The theme of the contest this year is Liberation.

For the small entry fee of $15, participants may enter one or more of the following categories:

Flash/Short Fiction

Now it’s writer’s call with this new merged category.  Test your skill in composing a Flash Fiction piece, or choose the standard Short Fiction format – your choice!  Entries may be no longer than 1,500 words.

Poetry

Interpret the theme creatively in a poem up to 40 lines in length.

Creative Non-Fiction

This is a brand new category this year, by popular demand!  Tell any true story within the theme with a personal story, personal essay, or memoir up to 1,500 words.

Entries are accepted via Submittable, a secure online submissions management tool, at http://slonwgoldenquillwritingcontest.com/  and http://slonightwriters.org/ on the Enter Here link.

All contest rules and other contest information can be found on our webpage, http://SLONWGoldenQuillWritingContest.com/

29th September 2017 1st £10,000


entry £17.50

The Manchester Poetry Prize 2017

Chair of Poetry Judges: Adam O'Riordan. £10,000 prize 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 £17.50

For more information see: http://www.manchesterwritingcompetition.co.uk/Poetry-Prize.php. 

30th September 2017 1st £150

entry £3

Salopian Poetry Society - 41st annual, open poetry competition

1st prize £150; 2nd £100; 3rd £50; ten consolation prizes of £20.

Maximum number of lines increased to 80.

Closing date 30th September 2017.

Full rules and entry form at :- thesalopianpoetrysociety.webeden.co.uk

30th September 2017 1st £300

entry £6
Bedford Writing Competition 2017
Prizes: Prizes: £300, £150, £100. Special Bedford Prizes: Short Story £100;Poem £100. All shortlisted entries will be published as a download anthology.
Entry fee: Fees: £6 or 3 for £12.
Looking for: Story: up to 3000 words. Poems: up to 40 lines.
Further info: Judges: Ruth Hogan, Lesley Saunders, Steve Lowe.
As a not-for-profit group, all net proceeds go to charities/projects that help children or adults improve literary skills.
Email: bedfordwritingcomp@aol.co.uk
http://bedfordwritingcompetition.co.uk/cgi-bin/bwc17-home.cgi?page=2
30th September 2017 1st £300


entry £25

SPM Publications Poetry Book Competition 2017

The third SPM Publications Poetry Book Competition is for full length poetry collections. Three collections will be awarded the First, Second and Third prizes of £300, £200 and £100 plus a standard publishing contract. Each winner will also receive 20 copies of his or her collection. For the first stage of the competition, entrants submit 20 pages of poetry that will form part of the final collection.The 20 pages may be made up of any number of poems, of any length, on any subject. All poems submitted for this stage of the competition must be previously unpublished. The collections should be submitted under Pen Names. The Cover Notes should have both the author's real and pen names. The submission deadline for The First Stage is 30th September, 2017 The Shortlist A shortlist of five collections will be announced on 31st October, 2017 The Second Stage Authors of the five shortlisted collections will be invited to submit their full collections. The full collections may include poems previously published in magazines, journals or in multi-author anthologies. The submission deadline for The Second Stage is 30th November, 2017. The winners will be announced on 5th January, 2018. The Judge Roger Elkin
Entry
£25.00 per collection

For details see http://www.spmpublications.com/competitions/2017

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 £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 £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

14th November 2017 1st £500

entry £5

Barnet Open Poetry Competition 2017

Elegy? satire? comedy? for young and old write a poem of not more than 35 lines on any topic general category 1st prize  £500, 2nd £250 3rd prize x3  £50.00 juniors (7-11 & 12-16) 1st prize  £25.00 2nd prize  £15.00 3rd prize x3  £10.00   free entry to Barnet schools reduced fee to Barnet residents the judges - Anne stewart (general catagory) Katherine Gallagher (junior catagory) poets encouraged to illustrate their work with drawings and patterns
Entry: £5.00 adult, £1 7-11s

Downloadable forms available at http://www.barnetarts.org.uk/bbac/index_main.htm or send a SAE to Barnet Arts Council, c/o All Saints Arts Centre,122 Oakley Road North, London N20 9EZ

25th January 2018

1st £500

 

 

Entry £5
Clochoderick Press Annual Poetry Competition is now calling for entries. We are new press, started up in partnership with Paisley 2021 city of culture bid. Our prizes are as follows: 1St £500, 2nd £200, 3rd £100, 4x £50. Judge: Magi Gibson. Deadline 25th January 2018. Entry Fee £5 per poem (discount for multiples). No theme. 35 lines max per poem. All seven prize winners will be published in our bi-annual literary journal. To submit, please visit: www.clochoderickpress.co.uk and visit our dedicated page for submissions to our competition.
 
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.