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Prism Pacific Spirit Poetry Prize Closing date: 15th October 2019. Prizes: Can$1,500, $600, $400. Entry fee: $35 Canadian entries; $40 US entries; $45 Int’l entries. Looking for: Up to three poems per entry (100 lines max per poem). Further details: Judge: Katherena Vermette Website: http://prismmagazine.ca/contests/the-pacific-spirit-poetry-prize/ Ibiza Quills Black and Write Compilation Competition Closing date: 21st October 2019. Prizes: €100, €50 and €25 in each category. Entry fee:  €12. Looking for: Poems, no more than 25 lines. Website: https://ibizaquills.com/competition-2/ Troubadour International Poetry Prize 2019 Closing date: 21st October 2019. Prizes: £2,000, £1,000, £500, 20 commendeds. Entry fee: £5.00 per poem. See website for submitting more than 1 poem. Looking for: Poems must each be no longer than 45 lines. Website: http://www.coffeehousepoetry.org/prizes Eyelands Book Awards 2019 Closing date: 20th October 2019. Prizes: Grand prize (published books): Five-day holiday in Athens plus a special handmade ceramic designed especially for Eyelands Book Awards and publication (excerpts) online on our website. Grand prize (unpublished books): Translation into Greek and publication from Strange Days Books. Ten more prizes, one for each category of every section, also win a special handmade ceramic designed especially for Eyelands Book Awards. Entry fee: $30 (27 euros); Early bird submissions: $ 22 (20 euros). Looking for: Poetry, novellas, short story collections, novels. Further details: Participants must be 18 years old otherwise we need parents' consent to accept the submission. Manuscripts must be written in English. Website: https://eyelandsawards.com Cinnamon Pencil Mentoring Competition Closing date: 30th October 2019. Prizes: One first prize of a free mentoring place plus two runners-up prizes of 50% bursaries to the Cinnamon Pencil Mentoring Service. Entry fee: £12.00. Looking for: To enter, in the first instance, send us: 10 poems, up to 50 lines each. Website: https://www.cinnamonpress.com/cinnamon-pencil-competition Momaya Poetry Competition Closing date: 30th October 2019. Prizes: First Prize: $100 (£70) and one copy of the Momaya Poetry Review 2019; Second Prize: $50 (£35) and one copy of the Momaya Poetry Review 2019; Third Prize:  $30 (£20) and one copy of the Momaya Poetry Review 2019. In addition, up to 50 honourable mentions will be published in the review. Entry fee: £7 (about US$9) per poem. Looking for: Any style, so long as the poems fit the chosen theme. Further details: Entries may be up to 1,500 words long Website: http://momayapress.com/submit-a-poem/ The 2019 Plough Prize Closing date: 31st October 2019. Prizes: 1st prize £1000 in each category; 2nd prize £500 in each category; 3rd prize £250 in each category. Entry fee: £5.00 per poem. Looking for: Poems up to 40 lines. Further details: Download entry form. Website: https://www.theploughprize.co.uk Blue Light Books Prize Submission window: 31st October 2019. Prizes: $2,000 and publication. Entry fee: $20 submission fee is required. The first two weeks, you can submit for 1/2 off. Looking for: Full-length poetry manuscripts, 48-75 pages. Website: https://indianareview.org/prizes/blue-light-books/ Young Walter Scott Prize Closing date: 31st October 2019. Prizes: £500 travel vouchers, weekend trip to Borders Book festival to receive certificate. Entry fee: Free. Looking for: Stories of between 800 and 2000 words. Entries are judged in two age groups - 11 to 15 years and 16 to 19 years. Any kind of fiction is accepted - prose, poetry, drama, fictional letters or reportage. Email: jessica@stonehillsalt.co.uk Website: http://www.walterscottprize.co.uk/young-walter-scott-prize/ Cannon Poets Sonnet or Not Competition Closing date: 31st October 2019. Prizes: 1st: £500; 2nd: £200; 3rd: £100.  Up to 10 highly recommended poems will receive a £10 prize. All winners also receive one year's subscription to The Cannon's Mouth. Entry fee: £5, subsequent entries £2.50. Looking for: 14-line poems that in some way reflect the sonnet form, or not. See website for more. Website: http://www.cannonpoets.org.uk/sonnetornot.html Poetry Society National Poetry Competition  Closing date: 31st October 2019. Prizes: First Prize: £5000; Second Prize: £2000; Third Prize: £1000; Seven commendations: £200. Entry fee: £7. Subsequent entries in the same submission cost £4 per poem. Looking for: Poems must have a title and must not exceed 40 lines in length. Further details: Entries must not have been published, self-published or published on a website. Website: https://npc.poetrysociety.org.uk/rules/ Walt Whitman Award Closing date: 1st November 2019. Prizes: $5,000 plus publication. Entry fee: $35. Looking for: Book-length poetry manuscripts, 48 pages or more, by US residents. Website: https://poets.org/academy-american-poets/prizes/walt-whitman-award Alice James Award Closing date: 1st November 2019. Prizes: $2,000, publication, plus $1,000 to speak at Maine University. Entry fee: $30 for online and hardcopy submissions. Looking for: submissions from emerging as well as established poets. Further details: Entrants must reside in the United States. Website: https://www.alicejamesbooks.org/submit Edwin Markham Prize for Poetry Closing date: 1st November 2019. Prizes: $1,000. Reading fee: $20. Looking for: up to 5 poems. Further details: Submit up to five poems in a single document or PDF. Website: https://www.reedmag.org/submit Alice James Award Closing date: 1st November 2019. Prizes: $2,000, publication, plus $1,000 to speak at Maine University. Entry fee: $30 for online and hardcopy submissions. Looking for: submissions from emerging as well as established poets. Further details: Entrants must reside in the United States. Website: https://www.alicejamesbooks.org/submit Gregory O'Donoghue International Poetry Competition Closing date: 30th November 2019. Prizes: €2,000, week's residency at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre, travel costs up to €600 and accommodation for four days during the Cork. Entry fee: €7, €30 for five poems. Looking for: Poems up to 40 lines. Spring Poetry Festival, €500, €250, 10 x €50 Website: http://munsterlit.ie/Gregory%20ODonoghue%20Competition.html Anglica's Poetry Competition Closing date: 1st December 2019. Prizes: 1st Prize - £50; Runner-up Prize - £20. The best poems will also feature in the Anglica Journal. Entry fee: None stated. Looking for: Metrical poems no longer than 100 lines, though extracts from longer work are permitted. Further details: see website. Website: http://anglica.co.uk/poetry-competition/ Shepton Mallet Snowdrop Festival Poetry Competition Closing date: 31st December 2019. Prizes:  £50, £70, £200. Entry fee: free to Under 18s, £4 per entry 18 and Over. Looking for: Poems with a limit of 30 lines on the subject of 'Snowdrops'. Further details: Three age categories: 11 & Under, 12 to 17, 18 & Over E-mail: yourpoems@sheptonsnowdropfestival.org.uk Website: https://www.sheptonsnowdropfestival.org.uk The €10,000 Moth Poetry Prize 2019 Closing date: 31st December 2019. Prizes: 1st prize €10,000; 3 runner-up prizes of €1,000. Entry fee: €15 per poem. You can enter as many poems as you like. Looking for: A single unpublished poem. Further details: The prize is open to anyone (over 16), as long as the poem is previously unpublished. Website: http://www.themothmagazine.com/ The 15 Elmbridge Literary Competition 2019/2020 Closing date: 7th February 2020. Prizes: Amounts vary, depending on age of entrant, between £12 and £25 for first prize. See website for more details. Entry fee: None stated. Looking for: Short stories and poems that explore new worlds. Further details: Competition theme is 'New World'. Website: https://www.rcsherrifftrust.org.uk/competitions
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Prism Pacific Spirit Poetry Prize Closing date: 15th October 2019. Prizes: Can$1,500, $600, $400. Entry fee: $35 Canadian entries; $40 US entries; $45 Int’l entries. Looking for: Up to three poems per entry (100 lines max per poem). Further details: Judge: Katherena Vermette Website: http://prismmagazine.ca/contests/the- pacific-spirit-poetry-prize/ Ibiza Quills Black and Write Compilation Competition Closing date: 21st October 2019. Prizes: €100, €50 and €25 in each category. Entry fee:  €12. Looking for: Poems, no more than 25 lines. Website: https://ibizaquills.com/competition-2/ Troubadour International Poetry Prize 2019 Closing date: 21st October 2019. Prizes: £2,000, £1,000, £500, 20 commendeds. Entry fee: £5.00 per poem. See website for submitting more than 1 poem. Looking for: Poems must each be no longer than 45 lines. Website: http://www.coffeehousepoetry.org/prizes Eyelands Book Awards 2019 Closing date: 20th October 2019. Prizes: Grand prize (published books): Five-day holiday in Athens plus a special handmade ceramic designed especially for Eyelands Book Awards and publication (excerpts) online on our website. Grand prize (unpublished books): Translation into Greek and publication from Strange Days Books. Ten more prizes, one for each category of every section, also win a special handmade ceramic designed especially for Eyelands Book Awards. Entry fee: $30 (27 euros); Early bird submissions: $ 22 (20 euros). Looking for: Poetry, novellas, short story collections, novels. Further details: Participants must be 18 years old otherwise we need parents' consent to accept the submission. Manuscripts must be written in English. Website: https://eyelandsawards.com Cinnamon Pencil Mentoring Competition Closing date: 30th October 2019. Prizes: One first prize of a free mentoring place plus two runners-up prizes of 50% bursaries to the Cinnamon Pencil Mentoring Service. Entry fee: £12.00. Looking for: To enter, in the first instance, send us: 10 poems, up to 50 lines each. Website: https://www.cinnamonpress.com/cinnamon- pencil-competition Momaya Poetry Competition Closing date: 30th October 2019. Prizes: First Prize: $100 (£70) and one copy of the Momaya Poetry Review 2019; Second Prize: $50 (£35) and one copy of the Momaya Poetry Review 2019; Third Prize:  $30 (£20) and one copy of the Momaya Poetry Review 2019. In addition, up to 50 honourable mentions will be published in the review. Entry fee: £7 (about US$9) per poem. Looking for: Any style, so long as the poems fit the chosen theme. Further details: Entries may be up to 1,500 words long Website: http://momayapress.com/submit-a-poem/ The 2019 Plough Prize Closing date: 31st October 2019. Prizes: 1st prize £1000 in each category; 2nd prize £500 in each category; 3rd prize £250 in each category. Entry fee: £5.00 per poem. Looking for: Poems up to 40 lines. Further details: Download entry form. Website: https://www.theploughprize.co.uk Blue Light Books Prize Submission window: 31st October 2019. Prizes: $2,000 and publication. Entry fee: $20 submission fee is required. The first two weeks, you can submit for 1/2 off. Looking for: Full-length poetry manuscripts, 48-75 pages. Website: https://indianareview.org/prizes/blue-light- books/ Young Walter Scott Prize Closing date: 31st October 2019. Prizes: £500 travel vouchers, weekend trip to Borders Book festival to receive certificate. Entry fee: Free. Looking for: Stories of between 800 and 2000 words. Entries are judged in two age groups - 11 to 15 years and 16 to 19 years. Any kind of fiction is accepted - prose, poetry, drama, fictional letters or reportage. Email: jessica@stonehillsalt.co.uk Website: http://www.walterscottprize.co.uk/young- walter-scott-prize/ Cannon Poets Sonnet or Not Competition Closing date: 31st October 2019. Prizes: 1st: £500; 2nd: £200; 3rd: £100.  Up to 10 highly recommended poems will receive a £10 prize. All winners also receive one year's subscription to The Cannon's Mouth. Entry fee: £5, subsequent entries £2.50. Looking for: 14-line poems that in some way reflect the sonnet form, or not. See website for more. Website: http://www.cannonpoets.org.uk/sonnetornot.html Poetry Society National Poetry Competition  Closing date: 31st October 2019. Prizes: First Prize: £5000; Second Prize: £2000; Third Prize: £1000; Seven commendations: £200. Entry fee: £7. Subsequent entries in the same submission cost £4 per poem. Looking for: Poems must have a title and must not exceed 40 lines in length. Further details: Entries must not have been published, self-published or published on a website. Website: https://npc.poetrysociety.org.uk/rules/ Walt Whitman Award Closing date: 1st November 2019. Prizes: $5,000 plus publication. Entry fee: $35. Looking for: Book-length poetry manuscripts, 48 pages or more, by US residents. Website: https://poets.org/academy-american- poets/prizes/walt-whitman-award Alice James Award Closing date: 1st November 2019. Prizes: $2,000, publication, plus $1,000 to speak at Maine University. Entry fee: $30 for online and hardcopy submissions. Looking for: submissions from emerging as well as established poets. Further details: Entrants must reside in the United States. Website: https://www.alicejamesbooks.org/submit Edwin Markham Prize for Poetry Closing date: 1st November 2019. Prizes: $1,000. Reading fee: $20. Looking for: up to 5 poems. Further details: Submit up to five poems in a single document or PDF. Website: https://www.reedmag.org/submit Alice James Award Closing date: 1st November 2019. Prizes: $2,000, publication, plus $1,000 to speak at Maine University. Entry fee: $30 for online and hardcopy submissions. Looking for: submissions from emerging as well as established poets. Further details: Entrants must reside in the United States. Website: https://www.alicejamesbooks.org/submit Gregory O'Donoghue International Poetry Competition Closing date: 30th November 2019. Prizes: €2,000, week's residency at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre, travel costs up to €600 and accommodation for four days during the Cork. Entry fee: €7, €30 for five poems. Looking for: Poems up to 40 lines. Spring Poetry Festival, €500, €250, 10 x €50 Website: http://munsterlit.ie/Gregory%20ODonoghue%20Com petition.html Anglica's Poetry Competition Closing date: 1st December 2019. Prizes: 1st Prize - £50; Runner-up Prize - £20. The best poems will also feature in the Anglica Journal. Entry fee: None stated. Looking for: Metrical poems no longer than 100 lines, though extracts from longer work are permitted. Further details: see website. Website: http://anglica.co.uk/poetry-competition/ Shepton Mallet Snowdrop Festival Poetry Competition Closing date: 31st December 2019. Prizes:  £50, £70, £200. Entry fee: free to Under 18s, £4 per entry 18 and Over. Looking for: Poems with a limit of 30 lines on the subject of 'Snowdrops'. Further details: Three age categories: 11 & Under, 12 to 17, 18 & Over E-mail: yourpoems@sheptonsnowdropfestival.org.uk Website: https://www.sheptonsnowdropfestival.org.uk The €10,000 Moth Poetry Prize 2019 Closing date: 31st December 2019. Prizes: 1st prize €10,000; 3 runner-up prizes of €1,000. Entry fee: €15 per poem. You can enter as many poems as you like. Looking for: A single unpublished poem. Further details: The prize is open to anyone (over 16), as long as the poem is previously unpublished. Website: http://www.themothmagazine.com/ The 15 Elmbridge Literary Competition 2019/2020 Closing date: 7th February 2020. Prizes: Amounts vary, depending on age of entrant, between £12 and £25 for first prize. See website for more details. Entry fee: None stated. Looking for: Short stories and poems that explore new worlds. Further details: Competition theme is 'New World'. Website: https://www.rcsherrifftrust.org.uk/competitions
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