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Red Shed Open Poetry Competition Closing date: 30th March 2019. Prizes: £100, £50, Short listed poems £10. £25 Wakefield postcode prize. Entry fee: £3 for first entry, £2 for each poem subsequently entered. Looking for: Poems up to 50 lines. Website: https://www.currockpress.com/currockpresscom.html The Page is Printed Competition 2019 Closing date: 31st March 2019. Prizes: Somerset Prize £100; Open Prize £100; Under 18s 3x£25; Best on the Night £25. Entry fee: Adult £5 (1 entry) | £10 (up to 3 entries) | Under 18s FREE (1 entry). Looking for: any genre: prose, poetry, script, a confession, a love letter. Further info: Entry to the competition includes a free ticket to the Page is Printed Celebration Evening on Sat 27 Apr. Website: https://www.tacchi-morris.com/ Poetry on the Lake International Closing date: 31st March 2019. Prizes: 1st - €500, 2nd - €200. Entry fee: £8. Looking for: Poetry up to 42 lines, poems in short category. Email: poetryonthelake@yahoo.co.uk Website: https://www.poetryonthelake.org The Caterpillar International Poetry Prize Closing date: 31st March 2019. Prize: €1,000. Entry fee: €12 per poem. Looking for: a single unpublished poem written by an adult for children (aged 7–11). The poem can be of any length and on any subject. Anyone can enter, as long as they are over 16. Email: enquiries@thecaterpillarmagazine.com Website: http://www.thecaterpillarmagazine.com/ Fish Poetry Prize Closing date: 31st March 2019. Entry fee: €14 (€8 subsequent entries.) Prizes: first, €1,000; second, a week in residence at Anam Cara Writers Retreat, 3rd: €200. For poems, up to 300 words. Further info: Anthology published in July 2019. Email: info@fishpublishing.com  Website: http://www.fishpublishing.com/competition/  Cinnamon Press Poetry Pamphlet Prize  Closing date: 31st March 2019. Prizes: 2 prizes of 30 copies plus publishing contracts for each of the two winners. Entry fee: £10. Lookling for: Short poetry collections of 15-25 poems up to 50 lines each. Email: jan@cinnamonpress.com Websaite: https://www.cinnamonpress.com/poetry-pamphlet-prize Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest Closing date: 1st April 2019. Prizes: First Prize: $1,000 plus a one-year gift certificate from our co-sponsor, Duotrope (a $50 value); Second Prize: $250; Honorable Mentions: 10 awards of $100 each. Free entry. Looking for: Highly enjoyable annual competition for humorous and spoof poetry, up to 250 lines. Email: adam@winningwriters.com Website: www.winningwriters.com/wergle Poets Meet Politics International Open Poetry Competition 2019 Closing date: 22nd April 2019. Prizes: First prize of €500, second of €250 and third of €100. Entry fee:  A fee of €12 is payable per entry ( a single entry can have up to three poems ). Looking for:  Poems can be on any theme related to politics. Further info: Each poem must not exceed 40 lines, and should be typed single-spaced. Website: http://hungryhillwriting.eu/pmp2019/index.html Culpepper’s Remedy Poetry Competition 2019 Closing date: 30th April 2019. Prizes: First prize is £100 Second £50 and all poems will be considered for our 2019 anthology. Entry fee: 1 poem £4; 2 poems £7; 3 poems £10; 5 poems £14. Looking for: Poems of any length on any theme. Website: https://culpeppersremedy.wordpress.com/competition-2019/ Swanwick Poetry Competition Closing date: 30th April 2019. Prizes: A fully inclusive week at the 2019 Summer School for the winner in each category, Writing Magazine manuscript appraisal for second and a copy of the Writers’ & Artists’ Yearbook 2019 for third. Entry fee: Entry Price £6.00. Looking for:  Poems of up to 40 lines, in a single doc, docx, txt, rtf or pdf file. Website: https://www.writers-online.co.uk/swanwickpoetry/ Poetry Intemational Prize Closing date: 30th April 2019. Prizes: $1,000 and publication. Looking for: Poems, submit up to 3 poems. Entry fee: $15, $3 each additional. Website: https://poetryinternational.sdsu.edu/contests/contests_pi.html Tamworth Literary Festival Writing Competition Closing date: 30th April 2019. Prizes: £100, £50, £25; 7-11, £50, £25, £15. See website for more. Entry fee: £4 in adult category, otherwise free Looking for: Short stories and poems in three categories: adults 1,500 words; ages 7- 11,1,000 words; under 6, 500 words. Website: https://tamlitfest.files.wordpress.com/2019/02/2019-03-composite-flyer.pdf New Women's Voices Chapbook Closing date: 30th April 2019. Prizes: $1,000 and publication. Entry fee: $16. Looking for: Chapbook length poetry collections, 16-35 by unpublished women International entries are welcome. Website: http://www.finishinglinepress.com/submit/ The 2019 Marsh Hawk Press Poetry prize Closing date: 30th April 2019. Prizes: $1,000 and publication; 2 x $250. Entry fee: $25.  Looking for: Poetry collections, 48-84 pages Website: https://marshhawkpress.org/ Southport Writers' Circle Annual International Poetry Competition 2019 Closing date: 30th April 2019. Prizes: 1st: £150; 2nd: £75; 3rd: £25; Also: £25 Humour Prize. Entry fee: £3 per poem or four poems for £10. Looking for: Poems up to a maximum of 40 lines per poem. Further Info: Cheques/Postal orders should be in sterling and payable to: SOUTHPORT WRITERS' CIRCLE. Website: http://www.swconline.co.uk/ Earlyworks Press Poetry Competition Closing date: 30th April 2019. Prizes: Prizes: £100, £25, £5 for each poem on the website Entry fee: Entry fee: £4 per poem, £16 for up to six entries. Looking for:  Poems, up to 40 lines Further info: The competition is open to anyone over 16. Email: services@earlyworkspress.co.uk Website: www.earlyworkspress.co.uk Ware Poets Open Poetry Competition Closing date: 30th April 2019. Looking for: Poems up to 50 lines. Prizes: £600, £300, £150; plus the Ware Sonnet Prize: £150. Entry fee: £4 per poem | £12 for 4 poems, then £3 per poem. Download PDF: http://www.poetrypf.co.uk/comps/ware18.pdf Email: warepoets_competition@hotmail.co.uk http://www.poetrypf.co.uk/comps/ware18.pdf Grey Hen Poetry Competition 2019 Closing date: 30th April 2019. Prizes: Ist - £100; 2nd - £50; 3rd - £25. Entry fee: £3 per poem or 4 for £10. Looking for:  Poems should be up to 40 lines, on any theme, previously unpublished, and not accepted for future publication. Further info: This comp is for women over 60 only. Website: http://www.greyhenpress.com/poetry-competition-2019 Stan and Tom Wick Poetry Prize Closing date: 1st May 2019. Prizes: $2,500 for a First Book of Poems. Entry fee: $25 reading fee. Looking for: Unpublished full-length poetry collections, 50-70 pages. Website: https://www.kent.edu/wick/stan-and-tom-wick-poetry-prize Pleiades Press Editor's Prize for Poetry Closing date:1st May 2019. Prizes:  $3000 ($2000 + $1000 towards book tour expenses) and the winning collection will be published in paperback by Pleiades Press. Entry fee: $25. Looking for: Unpublished poetry collections, over 48 pages. Website: http://pleiadespress.org/ Fischer Prize Closing date: 1st May 2019. Prizes: $1,000 plus $500 travel to awards ceremony; 5x$200 plus $100; $500 for best entry from a Colorado poet. Entry fee: $9. Looking for: Poems, no longer than 3 pages, by US poets. Website: https://www.tellurideinstitute.org/ Crucible Poetry Competition Closing date: 1st May 2019. Prizes: $150, $100 Free entry. Further info: Entries limited to 5 poems. Website: https://www.barton.edu/crucible/ The Mairtín Crawford Award - Poetry Closing date: 1st May 2019. Prizes: £500 and a three-night stay at Co Down writing retreat, The River Mill. Entry fee: £6.00. Looking for: 3-5 Poems. Further info: Judges are: Moyra Donaldson, Paul Maddern and Matt Kirkham. Website: https://belfastbookfestival.com/mairtin-crawford Poetry London Clore Prize Closing date: 1st May 2019. Prizes: £5,000, £2,400, £1,000, 4 x £500. Entry fee: £3 per poem; for non-subscribers £7. Looking for: Poems up to 80 lines. http://poetrylondon.co.uk!competition/ International Welsh Poetry Competition 2019 Closing date: 26th May 2019. Prizes: 1st Prize - £500; 2nd Prize - £250; 3rd Prize - £100; plus 17 runners up published on our website and in a future anthology. Entry fee: £5 (£6 PayPal). Looking for:  Poems in English, 50 lines maximum. Further info: Judge - Mike Jenkins. Entry forms, rules and details on our website: Website: http://www.welshpoetry.co.uk/ Yeovil literary Prize (Poetry) Closing date: 31st May 2019. Prizes: 1st £500; 2nd £200; 3rd £100. Entry fee: £7 one poem; £10 for two; £12 for three. Looking for: Maximum of 40 Lines. Website: https://www.yeovilprize.co.uk/ Bridport Prize 2019 (Poetry) Closing date: 31st May 2019. Prizes: 1st Prize: £5,000. Entry fee: £10 per poem. Looking for: Poetry (up to 42 lines). Email: kate@bridportprize.org.uk Website: https://www.bridportprize.org.uk/ Frogmore Poetry Prize Closing date: 31st May 2019. Prizes: 1st - 250gns and a two-year subscription to The Frogmore Papers. The first and second runners-up will receive 75gns and a year’s subscription to The Frogmore Papers. Shortlisted poets will receive copies of selected Frogmore Press publications. Entry fee: £3 per poem. Looking for: Poems no longer than forty lines. Email: frogmorepress@gmail.com Website: http://www.frogmorepress.co.uk/frogmore-poetry-prize/s Creative Future Writers' Award Closing date: 2nd June 2019. Prizes: There are over £10,000 worth of cash and writer development prizes up for grabs. Entry fee: Free. Looking for: In poetry we’re looking for a maximum of 300 words and in prose a maximum of 2,000 words. Website: https://literary.creativefuture.org.uk/ Segora Poetry competition 2019 Closing date: 15th June 2019. Prizes: First prize £300; Second £50; Third £30 or equivalent in Euro. Entry fee: £5 or 5.50€ for single entry; add £2.50 or 2.75€ for each subsequent poem. Looking for: Entries may be on any theme, in free verse or any form to a maximum of 50 lines excluding title. Website: http://www.poetryproseandplays.com/ McLellan Poetry Prize Closing date: 21st June 2019. Prizes: 1st - £1,500; 2nd prize - £300; 3rd prize - £150. Also 6 commendations of £25. Entry fee: First Poem £6.00, additional poems £5.00 each. Looking for: Poems of not more than 80 lines, any subject. Further info: Entry by post or online. Award ceremony with Sean O'Brien, 30th August in Corrie Isle of Arran. Website: https://www.arrantheatreandarts.co.uk/ Wild Words Summer Solstice Writing Competition Closing date: 21st June 2019. Prizes: Publication on the Wild Words website and social media platforms, plus an hour long 1-1 mentoring session. Entry fee: £7.00. Looking for: Write, (or perform and send us the film), a maximum of 1000 words, in fiction or non-fiction prose or poetry, inspired by one of the four quotes on the website. Website: http://www.wildwords.org/competition Crabbe Poetry Competition 2019 Closing date: 29th June 2019. Entry fee: £3 for each poem. Tiffany Atkinson adjudicator. Prizes: First Prize: £600; Second Prize £300; Third Prize: £150; Plus two Highly Commended Prizes of £75 each. All winning poems (including commended poems not attracting a monetary prize) will be read, preferably by their authors, at a celebratory Awards. Further info: The competition is open to anyone who was either born, educated, working or resident in Suffolk, or is a Suffolk Poetry Society member. See Website for more: https://suffolkpoetrysociety.org.uk/crabbe Wells Festival of Literature's Open Poetry Competition Closing date: 30th June 2019. Prizes: First prize £750; Second £300; Third £200. Local prize £100.  All poets on the short list will be invited to read their poems before the prize giving.  Entry fee: £6.00. Further info: Judge Simon Armitage. Website: https://www.wellsfestivalofliterature.org.uk/ Battered Moons Poetry Competition Closing date: 30th June 2019. Prizes: First prize, £700; second, £200; third, £100, plus four commendations of £25 each. Entry fee: £5 for the first poem and £4 thereafter. Entry fee: £5 for the first poem and £4 thereafter. Looking for: Poems on any topic and style of up to 40 lines. Guest judge Karen McCarthy Woolf and Cristina Navazo-Eguía Newton will both read all the poems. Further info: The 3 winners and 4 commended poets are invited to read their poems at the Poetry Swindon Festival on Saturday 5th October 2019, when Karen McCarthy Woolf will present the prizes and read from her own work. Website: http://www.batteredmoons.com/ Manchester Cathedral Poetry Competition 2019 Closing date: 30th June 2019. Prizes: First Prize (£500 - Manchester Cathedral Poet of the Year, 2019); Second Prize (£250); Third Prize (£150). Winners and seven runners-up will be invited to read their poetry at the Manchester Literature Festival event in October. Entry fee: £4.50 for the first poem and £2.00 per poem thereafter. Looking for: Poems submitted should be broadly religious or 'spiritual' in nature and, like all good religious poetry, appeal to those who would not necessarily describe themselves as 'religious'. Further info: The judge this year will be Anthony Wilson. Website: http://www.manchestercathedral.org/poetry The Penfro Festival - Poetry Closing date: 1st July 2019. Prizes: a £25 fee will be paid to each winning poet, plus a copy of the book. Entry fee: £4 for each poem submitted. Looking for: Poems with a maximum length of 40 lines. Further info: Entries must not have been previously published in print or online. Website: https://penfrobookfestival.org.uk/competitions/poetry
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Red Shed Open Poetry Competition Closing date: 30th March 2019. Prizes: £100, £50, Short listed poems £10. £25 Wakefield postcode prize. Entry fee: £3 for first entry, £2 for each poem subsequently entered. Looking for: Poems up to 50 lines. Website: https://www.currockpress.com/currockpresscom.html The Page is Printed Competition 2019 Closing date: 31st March 2019. Prizes: Somerset Prize £100; Open Prize £100; Under 18s 3x£25; Best on the Night £25. Entry fee: Adult £5 (1 entry) | £10 (up to 3 entries) | Under 18s FREE (1 entry). Looking for: any genre: prose, poetry, script, a confession, a love letter. Further info: Entry to the competition includes a free ticket to the Page is Printed Celebration Evening on Sat 27 Apr. Website: https://www.tacchi-morris.com/ Poetry on the Lake International Closing date: 31st March 2019. Prizes: 1st - €500, 2nd - €200. Entry fee: £8. Looking for: Poetry up to 42 lines, poems in short category. Email: poetryonthelake@yahoo.co.uk Website: https://www.poetryonthelake.org The Caterpillar International Poetry Prize Closing date: 31st March 2019. Prize: €1,000. Entry fee: €12 per poem. Looking for: a single unpublished poem written by an adult for children (aged 7–11). The poem can be of any length and on any subject. Anyone can enter, as long as they are over 16. Email: enquiries@thecaterpillarmagazine.com Website: http://www.thecaterpillarmagazine.com/ Fish Poetry Prize Closing date: 31st March 2019. Entry fee: €14 (€8 subsequent entries.) Prizes: first, €1,000; second, a week in residence at Anam Cara Writers Retreat, 3rd: €200. For poems, up to 300 words. Further info: Anthology published in July 2019. Email: info@fishpublishing.com  Website: http://www.fishpublishing.com/competition/  Cinnamon Press Poetry Pamphlet Prize  Closing date: 31st March 2019. Prizes: 2 prizes of 30 copies plus publishing contracts for each of the two winners. Entry fee: £10. Lookling for: Short poetry collections of 15-25 poems up to 50 lines each. Email: jan@cinnamonpress.com Websaite: https://www.cinnamonpress.com/poetry- pamphlet-prize Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest Closing date: 1st April 2019. Prizes: First Prize: $1,000 plus a one-year gift certificate from our co-sponsor, Duotrope (a $50 value); Second Prize: $250; Honorable Mentions: 10 awards of $100 each. Free entry. Looking for: Highly enjoyable annual competition for humorous and spoof poetry, up to 250 lines. Email: adam@winningwriters.com Website: www.winningwriters.com/wergle Poets Meet Politics International Open Poetry Competition 2019 Closing date: 22nd April 2019. Prizes: First prize of €500, second of €250 and third of €100. Entry fee:  A fee of €12 is payable per entry ( a single entry can have up to three poems ). Looking for:  Poems can be on any theme related to politics. Further info: Each poem must not exceed 40 lines, and should be typed single-spaced. Website: http://hungryhillwriting.eu/pmp2019/index.html Culpepper’s Remedy Poetry Competition 2019 Closing date: 30th April 2019. Prizes: First prize is £100 Second £50 and all poems will be considered for our 2019 anthology. Entry fee: 1 poem £4; 2 poems £7; 3 poems £10; 5 poems £14. Looking for: Poems of any length on any theme. Website: https://culpeppersremedy.wordpress.com/competition- 2019/ Swanwick Poetry Competition Closing date: 30th April 2019. Prizes: A fully inclusive week at the 2019 Summer School for the winner in each category, Writing Magazine manuscript appraisal for second and a copy of the Writers’ & Artists’ Yearbook 2019 for third. Entry fee: Entry Price £6.00. Looking for:  Poems of up to 40 lines, in a single doc, docx, txt, rtf or pdf file. Website: https://www.writers- online.co.uk/swanwickpoetry/ Poetry Intemational Prize Closing date: 30th April 2019. Prizes: $1,000 and publication. Looking for: Poems, submit up to 3 poems. Entry fee: $15, $3 each additional. Website: https://poetryinternational.sdsu.edu/contests/contests _pi.html Tamworth Literary Festival Writing Competition Closing date: 30th April 2019. Prizes: £100, £50, £25; 7-11, £50, £25, £15. See website for more. Entry fee: £4 in adult category, otherwise free Looking for: Short stories and poems in three categories: adults 1,500 words; ages 7-11,1,000 words; under 6, 500 words. Website: https://tamlitfest.files.wordpress.com/2019/02/2019- 03-composite-flyer.pdf New Women's Voices Chapbook Closing date: 30th April 2019. Prizes: $1,000 and publication. Entry fee: $16. Looking for: Chapbook length poetry collections, 16-35 by unpublished women International entries are welcome. Website: http://www.finishinglinepress.com/submit/ The 2019 Marsh Hawk Press Poetry prize Closing date: 30th April 2019. Prizes: $1,000 and publication; 2 x $250. Entry fee: $25.  Looking for: Poetry collections, 48-84 pages Website: https://marshhawkpress.org/ Southport Writers' Circle Annual International Poetry Competition 2019 Closing date: 30th April 2019. Prizes: 1st: £150; 2nd: £75; 3rd: £25; Also: £25 Humour Prize. Entry fee: £3 per poem or four poems for £10. Looking for: Poems up to a maximum of 40 lines per poem. Further Info: Cheques/Postal orders should be in sterling and payable to: SOUTHPORT WRITERS' CIRCLE. Website: http://www.swconline.co.uk/ Earlyworks Press Poetry Competition Closing date: 30th April 2019. Prizes: Prizes: £100, £25, £5 for each poem on the website Entry fee: Entry fee: £4 per poem, £16 for up to six entries. Looking for:  Poems, up to 40 lines Further info: The competition is open to anyone over 16. Email: services@earlyworkspress.co.uk Website: www.earlyworkspress.co.uk Ware Poets Open Poetry Competition Closing date: 30th April 2019. Looking for: Poems up to 50 lines. Prizes: £600, £300, £150; plus the Ware Sonnet Prize: £150. Entry fee: £4 per poem | £12 for 4 poems, then £3 per poem. Download PDF: http://www.poetrypf.co.uk/comps/ware18.pdf Email: warepoets_competition@hotmail.co.uk http://www.poetrypf.co.uk/comps/ware18.pdf Grey Hen Poetry Competition 2019 Closing date: 30th April 2019. Prizes: Ist - £100; 2nd - £50; 3rd - £25. Entry fee: £3 per poem or 4 for £10. Looking for:  Poems should be up to 40 lines, on any theme, previously unpublished, and not accepted for future publication. Further info: This comp is for women over 60 only. Website: http://www.greyhenpress.com/poetry- competition-2019 Stan and Tom Wick Poetry Prize Closing date: 1st May 2019. Prizes: $2,500 for a First Book of Poems. Entry fee: $25 reading fee. Looking for: Unpublished full-length poetry collections, 50-70 pages. Website: https://www.kent.edu/wick/stan-and-tom- wick-poetry-prize Pleiades Press Editor's Prize for Poetry Closing date:1st May 2019. Prizes:  $3000 ($2000 + $1000 towards book tour expenses) and the winning collection will be published in paperback by Pleiades Press. Entry fee: $25. Looking for: Unpublished poetry collections, over 48 pages. Website: http://pleiadespress.org/ Fischer Prize Closing date: 1st May 2019. Prizes: $1,000 plus $500 travel to awards ceremony; 5x$200 plus $100; $500 for best entry from a Colorado poet. Entry fee: $9. Looking for: Poems, no longer than 3 pages, by US poets. Website: https://www.tellurideinstitute.org/ Crucible Poetry Competition Closing date: 1st May 2019. Prizes: $150, $100 Free entry. Further info: Entries limited to 5 poems. Website: https://www.barton.edu/crucible/ The Mairtín Crawford Award - Poetry Closing date: 1st May 2019. Prizes: £500 and a three-night stay at Co Down writing retreat, The River Mill. Entry fee: £6.00. Looking for: 3-5 Poems. Further info: Judges are: Moyra Donaldson, Paul Maddern and Matt Kirkham. Website: https://belfastbookfestival.com/mairtin- crawford Poetry London Clore Prize Closing date: 1st May 2019. Prizes: £5,000, £2,400, £1,000, 4 x £500. Entry fee: £3 per poem; for non-subscribers £7. Looking for: Poems up to 80 lines. http://poetrylondon.co.uk!competition/ International Welsh Poetry Competition 2019 Closing date: 26th May 2019. Prizes: 1st Prize - £500; 2nd Prize - £250; 3rd Prize - £100; plus 17 runners up published on our website and in a future anthology. Entry fee: £5 (£6 PayPal). Looking for:  Poems in English, 50 lines maximum. Further info: Judge - Mike Jenkins. Entry forms, rules and details on our website: Website: http://www.welshpoetry.co.uk/ Yeovil literary Prize (Poetry) Closing date: 31st May 2019. Prizes: 1st £500; 2nd £200; 3rd £100. Entry fee: £7 one poem; £10 for two; £12 for three. Looking for: Maximum of 40 Lines. Website: https://www.yeovilprize.co.uk/ Bridport Prize 2019 (Poetry) Closing date: 31st May 2019. Prizes: 1st Prize: £5,000. Entry fee: £10 per poem. Looking for: Poetry (up to 42 lines). Email: kate@bridportprize.org.uk Website: https://www.bridportprize.org.uk/ Frogmore Poetry Prize Closing date: 31st May 2019. Prizes: 1st - 250gns and a two-year subscription to The Frogmore Papers. The first and second runners-up will receive 75gns and a year’s subscription to The Frogmore Papers. Shortlisted poets will receive copies of selected Frogmore Press publications. Entry fee: £3 per poem. Looking for: Poems no longer than forty lines. Email: frogmorepress@gmail.com Website: http://www.frogmorepress.co.uk/frogmore- poetry-prize/s Creative Future Writers' Award Closing date: 2nd June 2019. Prizes: There are over £10,000 worth of cash and writer development prizes up for grabs. Entry fee: Free. Looking for: In poetry we’re looking for a maximum of 300 words and in prose a maximum of 2,000 words. Website: https://literary.creativefuture.org.uk/ Segora Poetry competition 2019 Closing date: 15th June 2019. Prizes: First prize £300; Second £50; Third £30 or equivalent in Euro. Entry fee: £5 or 5.50€ for single entry; add £2.50 or 2.75€ for each subsequent poem. Looking for: Entries may be on any theme, in free verse or any form to a maximum of 50 lines excluding title. Website: http://www.poetryproseandplays.com/ McLellan Poetry Prize Closing date: 21st June 2019. Prizes: 1st - £1,500; 2nd prize - £300; 3rd prize - £150. Also 6 commendations of £25. Entry fee: First Poem £6.00, additional poems £5.00 each. Looking for: Poems of not more than 80 lines, any subject. Further info: Entry by post or online. Award ceremony with Sean O'Brien, 30th August in Corrie Isle of Arran. Website: https://www.arrantheatreandarts.co.uk/ Wild Words Summer Solstice Writing Competition Closing date: 21st June 2019. Prizes: Publication on the Wild Words website and social media platforms, plus an hour long 1-1 mentoring session. Entry fee: £7.00. Looking for: Write, (or perform and send us the film), a maximum of 1000 words, in fiction or non-fiction prose or poetry, inspired by one of the four quotes on the website. Website: http://www.wildwords.org/competition Crabbe Poetry Competition 2019 Closing date: 29th June 2019. Entry fee: £3 for each poem. Tiffany Atkinson adjudicator. Prizes: First Prize: £600; Second Prize £300; Third Prize: £150; Plus two Highly Commended Prizes of £75 each. All winning poems (including commended poems not attracting a monetary prize) will be read, preferably by their authors, at a celebratory Awards. Further info: The competition is open to anyone who was either born, educated, working or resident in Suffolk, or is a Suffolk Poetry Society member. See Website for more: https://suffolkpoetrysociety.org.uk/crabbe Wells Festival of Literature's Open Poetry Competition Closing date: 30th June 2019. Prizes: First prize £750; Second £300; Third £200. Local prize £100.  All poets on the short list will be invited to read their poems before the prize giving.  Entry fee: £6.00. Further info: Judge Simon Armitage. Website: https://www.wellsfestivalofliterature.org.uk/ Battered Moons Poetry Competition Closing date: 30th June 2019. Prizes: First prize, £700; second, £200; third, £100, plus four commendations of £25 each. Entry fee: £5 for the first poem and £4 thereafter. Entry fee: £5 for the first poem and £4 thereafter. Looking for: Poems on any topic and style of up to 40 lines. Guest judge Karen McCarthy Woolf and Cristina Navazo-Eguía Newton will both read all the poems. Further info: The 3 winners and 4 commended poets are invited to read their poems at the Poetry Swindon Festival on Saturday 5th October 2019, when Karen McCarthy Woolf will present the prizes and read from her own work. Website: http://www.batteredmoons.com/ Manchester Cathedral Poetry Competition 2019 Closing date: 30th June 2019. Prizes: First Prize (£500 - Manchester Cathedral Poet of the Year, 2019); Second Prize (£250); Third Prize (£150). Winners and seven runners-up will be invited to read their poetry at the Manchester Literature Festival event in October. Entry fee: £4.50 for the first poem and £2.00 per poem thereafter. Looking for: Poems submitted should be broadly religious or 'spiritual' in nature and, like all good religious poetry, appeal to those who would not necessarily describe themselves as 'religious'. Further info: The judge this year will be Anthony Wilson. Website: http://www.manchestercathedral.org/poetry The Penfro Festival - Poetry Closing date: 1st July 2019. Prizes: a £25 fee will be paid to each winning poet, plus a copy of the book. Entry fee: £4 for each poem submitted. Looking for: Poems with a maximum length of 40 lines. Further info: Entries must not have been previously published in print or online. Website: https://penfrobookfestival.org.uk/competitions/poetry
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