POETRY

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Troubadour International Poetry Prize 2017 | Closing Date: 16-Oct-17

Details:
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 Fee: £6/€7/$7.50 for 1st poem & £4/€5/$5

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

The Poetry Kit Summer Competition 2017 | Closing Date: 23-Oct-17

Details:
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. All entries are judged anonymously so please do not put any identifying features on the poems.
Entry Fee: £3.50 for 1 poem, £8.00 for three poems, £10 for five poems

Contact: Entry is by email to comps@poetrykit.org  after an appropriate fee is paid by Pay Pal to the account of info@poetrykit.org. For further details and to enter online see https://www.poetrykit.org/comp-spring.htm

Bare Fiction Prize 2017 | Closing Date: 31-Oct-17

Details:
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 Fee: £5 per poem £2 entry discount for magazine subscribers.

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

National Poetry Competition 2017 | Closing Date: 31-Oct-17

Details:
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 Fee: £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

Contact: For further information see

Barnet Open Poetry Competition 2017 | Closing Date: 14-Nov-17

Details:
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 Fee: £5.00 adult, £1 7-11s

Contact: 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

Shooter Literary Magazine’s 2017 Poetry Competition | Closing Date: 19-Nov-17

Details:
Shooter Literary Magazine’s 2017 Poetry Competition invites entries on any theme, in any style, up to 125 lines long. Cash prizes and print/online publication for the winners. Judge: Melanie White, editor of Shooter. Entry fee includes e-copy of the winter issue for all entrants.
Entry Fee: £3, or £8 for three poems

Contact: Details at https://shooterlitmag.com/poetry-competition

Strokestown Poetry Competition 2018 | Closing Date: 01-Dec-17

Details:
Strokestown is Ireland’s longest-running poetry festival, and has established a reputation for friendly informality twinned with deep respect for poetry, poets and poetry lovers. Here’s your chance to take part in it. 1st Prize € 2,000, plus a week-long residency at Anam Cara Writer’s and Artist’s Retreat. 2nd Prize € 700. 3rd Prize € 500. Reading fees of € 300 for 5 shortlisted poets. The 8 shortlisted poems will be printed in the Strokestown Anthology 2018. Judges Moya Cannon & Harry Clifton. Prize winner announced in Strokestown 6th May 2018.
Entry Fee: £6.00 (euros) per poem

Contact: For further details visit https://www.strokestownpoetry.org/

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The Moth Poetry Prize | Closing Date: 31-Dec-17

Details:
Formerly known as the Ballymaloe International Poetry Prize, The Moth Poetry Prize is one of the most lucrative awards in the world for a single unpublished poem. 1st prize €10,000, with 3 runner-up prizes of €1,000. Judged by Daljit Nagra. Award ceremony to take place at Poetry Ireland.
Entry Fee: £12 (Euros) per poem

Contact: See http://www.themothmagazine.com

Littoral Press Nature Poetry Competition | Closing Date: 31-Dec-17

Details:
The Littoral Press will be holding a twice yearly competition for a full collection of nature/spiritual/environmental poetry. 60 copies of the winning collection will be published by the Littoral Press. 10 copies will be retained by the littoral press for ‘legal deposit’ and the press’s archives. 50 copies will be delivered free of charge to the winning poet – UK mainland only. For entries from outside this area delivery charges will have to apply, unfortunately. Realising how difficult it may be to submit a full poetry collection made up entirely of Nature, spiritual or environmental poems, as long as the majority of the poems (i.e. more than half) are either directly or indirectly concerned with nature, spirituality or the environment, the collection will be deemed an acceptable submission. The adjudicator will not give any preference as far as the number of nature poems in relation to the number of poems on other subjects. Although, as stated earlier, the objective of the competition was to publish more nature poetry, the whole collection will be judged on the merits of all the poems in the collection and not just the nature/spiritual/environmental work. The book will be A5 in format, perfect bound, with full colour covers (gloss laminated or matt laminated according to the winning author’s choice), between 50 pages minimum and 100 pages maximum in length. It will have an ISBN number and therefore be subject to ‘Legal Deposit’. This means that one copy will be sent to each of the major universities: Oxford, Cambridge, Cardiff, Dublin and Edinburgh, where they will be archived; and a further copy will be deposited with the British Library. There will be no need for a contract. The copyright will remain exclusively with the poet to do whatever he or she wishes with those rights. Judge: Mervyn Linford.
Entry Fee: £20.00 per manuscript

Contact: Please read full details of the competition and its rules and conditions. These can be found on the littoral press website- www.southendpoetry.co.uk/littoral/Competition.html