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Weekly Poetry Competition 6th Ó Bhéal  International Five Words Poetry Competition.                     At around noon each Tuesday (GMT), from April 2018 to the end of January 2019, five words are posted on the Ó Bhéal Five Words competition page. Entrants have one week to compose and submit poems that include all five words given for the week. The competition runs for 41 weeks, until the last week of January and a prize of 500 euro is awarded to one winner, and if available, invited to read at Ó Bhéal's anniversary event in early April (an additional travel fee of 100 euro plus B&B accommodation will be provided for this). Follow the link for submission guidelines: http://www.obheal.ie/blog/five-words-poetry-competition/ The Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2018 Closing date: 31st July 2018. Prizes: See website for a plethora of prizes. Entry fee: Free to enter for anyone aged between 11-17 years. Looking for: Poems by young people aged 11-17 from the UK and beyond. Website: http://poetrysociety.org.uk/foyle-young-poets-of-the-year-award/ Indigo-First Collection Competition Closing Date: 31st July 2018 Prizes: TWO winners will have their debut collection published by Indigo Dreams Publishing and receive a royalty contract plus 20 free copies Entry Fee: £14 per block of poems Looking for: 15 poems to 40 lines max. See website for full submission rules. Further details: Open to poets who have not had a full collection or pamphlet published Website: http://www.indigodreams.co.uk/indigo-first-collection Sentinel Poetry Book Competition 2018 Closing Date: 31st July 2018. Prizes: Standard publishing contracts plus £300 (First), £200 (Second) and £100 (Third). Entry/Reading Fee: £25 per collection. Details: The Sentinel Poetry Book Competition 2018 is now accepting entries for full poetry collections by single authors. For the first stage of this competition, poets of all nationalities, living in any part of the world are invited to submit 20 pages of poetry in English Language, on any subject, in any style. Three collections will be published by SPM Publications in the second quarter of 2019. Each of the three winners will receive 20 complimentary copies of his or her collection. Judge: Noel Williams - author of Out of Breath and Point Me at the Stars. Enter online or download Entry Form for postal entries and see full terms and conditions at http://www.spmpublications.com/competitions/poetrybook2018.html  Stroud Book Festival International Poetry Competition 2018 Closing date: 31st July 2018. Prizes: 1st: £500, 2nd: £250, 3rd: £100. Entry fee: £5, £3 additional poems. Looking for: Poetry up to 40 lines. Further details: Poetry judge: Adam Horovitz. Website: https://stroudbookfestival.org.uk/writing-competition/ Winchester Poetry Prize 2018 Closing date: 31st July 2018. Prizes: £1,000, £500, £250. Entry fee: £5 for first poem, £4 for subsequent poems. Looking for: Poems up to 40 lines. Further info: Judge: Liz Berry. Email: entries@winchesterpoetryfestival.org Website: http://www.winchesterpoetryfestival.org/prize Writers Bureau Limerick Competition Limericks Closing date: 31st July 2018. Prizes: £100 plus Writers Bureau course worth £374, 2 x £50 and membership of the Association of Freelance Writers. Entry fee: £5.00 for four limericks, then £1.00 for each subsquent limerick. Email: studentservices@writersbureau.com Website: www.wbcompetition.com Ilkley Literature Festival Poetry Competition Closing date: 1st August 2018. Prizes: £200, £100 and £75. Entry fee: £5 per poem Looking for: Poetry up to 30 lines. Email: info@ilkleyliteraturefestival.org.uk Website: www.ilkleyliteraturefestival.org.uk Buzzwords Open Poetry Competition 2018 Closing date: 25th August 2018. Prizes: £600, £300, £50 x 5 commended. The Gloucestershire Prize - £200 (residents only). Fee: £4; £10/3 (postal entries); £4.35; £8.70/2; £11/3 (Paypal). Looking for: Poems up to length: 70 lines. Sole Judge: Graham Burchell (will read all entries). Online entry at https://tinyurl.com/competition18 or SEND SAE to Buzzwords Open Poetry Competition, 49 Pegasus Court, St. Stephen's Road, Cheltenham, GL51 3GB, UK Poetry Kit Summer Competition 2018 Closing date: 27th August 2018. Prizes: 1st prize is £100; 2nd prize is £50. Entry fees are as follows;  1 Poem - £3.50; 3 Poems - £8.00; 5 poems - £10. Looking for: This year's competition is for poetry on any subject. Further details: 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.  Competition Judge: Jim Bennett Website: http://www.poetrykit.org/PKcomp.htm SaveAs Writer's International Writing Competition - Poetry Closing date: 31st August 2018. Prizes: First: The Canterbury Christ Church University Poetry Prize of £200; Second: £100; Third: £50. Entry fee: £3 per poem £8 for three. Looking for: Poems up to 60 lines max on the subject: Nightmare: Gothic Dreams. Website: http://saveaswriters.co.uk/competitions.html Anthony Cronin International Poetry Award Closing date: 1st September 2018. Prizes: 1st Prize is €250 plus the crystal award, 2nd €200 and 3rd €100. Entry fee: €10 (for up to 3 poems). Looking for: Submitions of up to three poems, to a maximum of 40 lines. Website: http://wexfordliteraryfestival.com/poetry/ Manchester Poetry Prize Closing date: 14th September 2018 Entry fee: £17.50 Prizes: £10,000. Looking 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). Further details: Chair of Poetry Judges: Adam O'Riordan. Website: http://www2.mmu.ac.uk/writingcompetition/poetry-prize/ Grindstone International Poetry Prize Closing date: 28th September 2018. Prizes: Grand Prize: £500; Runner Up: £50. The short list entries will be published in the year-end Anthology.. Entry fee: £10.00. Looking for: 40 lines of poetry in any genre or theme. Further details: Every entrant will receive critical feedback on their work. Website: https://www.grindstoneliterary.com/competitions Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest Closing date: 30th September 2018. Prizes: Tom Howard Prize: $1,500 for a poem in any style or genre. Margaret Reid Prize: $1,500 for a poem that rhymes or has a traditional style. Honorable Mentions: 10 awards of $100 each (any style). Top 12 entries published online. Entry fee: $12. Looking for: Poems in two styles: open and traditionally rhymed. Up to 250 lines. Email: adam@winningwriters.com Website: www.winningwriters.com/tompoetry Salopean Poetry Society's Annual Open Poetry Competition Closing date: 30th September 2018. Prizes: £200, £100, £50; 5 consolation prizes of £30; £50 best humour poetry. Entry fee is £3 per poem or four for £10 for non members and £2 per poem for Society members. Looking for: Poetry, up to 80 lines. Email: salopeotgohotrnail.com Website: http://thesalopianpoetrysociety.webeden.co.uk/competition Bedford International Writing Competition Closing date: 30th September 2018. Entry fee: £6, £12 for three. Prizes: £500, £150, £100, special Bedford Prizes £100 in each category. Looking for: Short stories up to 3,000 words, poems up to 40 lines, on any theme. Email: bedfordwritingcomp@aol.co.uk Website: http://bedfordwritingcompetition.co.uk/BWC/php/homepage.php Hammond House Publishing Poetry Competition Closing date: 31st September 2018. Prizes: £100, £50, £25. Worlwide publication for 25 entries. Entry fee: £10.00; Members £5.00. Looking for: Poems up to 40 lines on the theme of 'precious'. Website: www.hammondhousepublishing.com Eyelands Book Awards 2018 Closing date: 20th October 2018. Prizes: Grand Prize for published books - Five-day holiday in Athens plus a special handmade ceramic; Grand Prize for unpublished books - publication from Strange Days Books; Plus six more prizes. Entry fee: $30.00. Looking for: Poetry, novellas, short story collections. novels. Website: www.eyelandsawards.com Troubador International Poetry Prize Closing date: 22nd October 2018. Entry fee: £6, €7, $7.50 for the first poem, £4, €5, $5 for any subsequent poems. Payment via PayPal. Looking for: Poems, up to 45 lines. Prizes: £2,000, £1,000, a week-long creative-writing course at the Arvon Centre of your choice Email: CoftPoetry@aol.com Website: http://www.coffeehousepoetry.org/prizes Poetry Society National Poetry Competition Closing date: 31st October 2018. Prizes: £5,000, £2,000, £1,000, seven £200 commendations. Entry fee: £7 for your first poem, and £4 per poem thereafter. Looking for: Poems, up to 40 lines. Entries can be on any subject. Email: award@poetrysociety.org.uk  Website: www.poetrysociety.org.uk Southport Writers' Circle International Poetry Competition 2018 Closing date: 31st October 2018. Prizes: £150, £75, £25. Entry fee: £3 per poem or four poems for £10. Looking for: An unpublished, original story on any theme of up to 2000 words. Email: swcstorycomp@yahoo.co.uk Website: www.swconline.co.uk The Gregory O'Donoghue International Poetry Competition OPENS - 30th November 2018 (midnight). Closing date: 30th November 2018. Prizes: €1,000, week's residency at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre, travel costs up to €600 and accommodation for four days during the Cork Spring Poetry Festival, €500, €250 Looking for: Poems up to 40 lines. Entry fee: €5, €20 for five poems. Email: godcomp@munsterlit.ie  Website: www.munsterlit.ie  Moth Poetry Prize 2018  Closing date: 31st December 2018. Prizes: €10,000, 3 x €1,000. Entry fee: €12 per poem. You can enter as many poems as you like. Looking for: A single unpublished poem. enquiries@themothmagazine.com www.themothmagazine.com
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Weekly Poetry Competition 6th Ó Bhéal  International Five Words Poetry Competition.                     At around noon each Tuesday (GMT), from April 2018 to the end of January 2019, five words are posted on the Ó Bhéal Five Words competition page. Entrants have one week to compose and submit poems that include all five words given for the week. The competition runs for 41 weeks, until the last week of January and a prize of 500 euro is awarded to one winner, and if available, invited to read at Ó Bhéal's anniversary event in early April (an additional travel fee of 100 euro plus B&B accommodation will be provided for this). Follow the link for submission guidelines: http://www.obheal.ie/blog/five-words-poetry-competition/ The Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2018 Closing date: 31st July 2018. Prizes: See website for a plethora of prizes. Entry fee: Free to enter for anyone aged between 11-17 years. Looking for: Poems by young people aged 11-17 from the UK and beyond. Website: http://poetrysociety.org.uk/foyle-young-poets-of- the-year-award/ Indigo-First Collection Competition Closing Date: 31st July 2018 Prizes: TWO winners will have their debut collection published by Indigo Dreams Publishing and receive a royalty contract plus 20 free copies Entry Fee: £14 per block of poems Looking for: 15 poems to 40 lines max. See website for full submission rules. Further details: Open to poets who have not had a full collection or pamphlet published Website: http://www.indigodreams.co.uk/indigo-first- collection Sentinel Poetry Book Competition 2018 Closing Date: 31st July 2018. Prizes: Standard publishing contracts plus £300 (First), £200 (Second) and £100 (Third). Entry/Reading Fee: £25 per collection. Details: The Sentinel Poetry Book Competition 2018 is now accepting entries for full poetry collections by single authors. For the first stage of this competition, poets of all nationalities, living in any part of the world are invited to submit 20 pages of poetry in English Language, on any subject, in any style. Three collections will be published by SPM Publications in the second quarter of 2019. Each of the three winners will receive 20 complimentary copies of his or her collection. Judge: Noel Williams - author of Out of Breath and Point Me at the Stars. Enter online or download Entry Form for postal entries and see full terms and conditions at http://www.spmpublications.com/competitions/poetrybook20 18.html  Stroud Book Festival International Poetry Competition 2018 Closing date: 31st July 2018. Prizes: 1st: £500, 2nd: £250, 3rd: £100. Entry fee: £5, £3 additional poems. Looking for: Poetry up to 40 lines. Further details: Poetry judge: Adam Horovitz. Website: https://stroudbookfestival.org.uk/writing- competition/ Winchester Poetry Prize 2018 Closing date: 31st July 2018. Prizes: £1,000, £500, £250. Entry fee: £5 for first poem, £4 for subsequent poems. Looking for: Poems up to 40 lines. Further info: Judge: Liz Berry. Email: entries@winchesterpoetryfestival.org Website: http://www.winchesterpoetryfestival.org/prize Writers Bureau Limerick Competition Limericks Closing date: 31st July 2018. Prizes: £100 plus Writers Bureau course worth £374, 2 x £50 and membership of the Association of Freelance Writers. Entry fee: £5.00 for four limericks, then £1.00 for each subsquent limerick. Email: studentservices@writersbureau.com Website: www.wbcompetition.com Ilkley Literature Festival Poetry Competition Closing date: 1st August 2018. Prizes: £200, £100 and £75. Entry fee: £5 per poem Looking for: Poetry up to 30 lines. Email: info@ilkleyliteraturefestival.org.uk Website: www.ilkleyliteraturefestival.org.uk Buzzwords Open Poetry Competition 2018 Closing date: 25th August 2018. Prizes: £600, £300, £50 x 5 commended. The Gloucestershire Prize - £200 (residents only). Fee: £4; £10/3 (postal entries); £4.35; £8.70/2; £11/3 (Paypal). Looking for: Poems up to length: 70 lines. Sole Judge: Graham Burchell (will read all entries). Online entry at https://tinyurl.com/competition18 or SEND SAE to Buzzwords Open Poetry Competition, 49 Pegasus Court, St. Stephen's Road, Cheltenham, GL51 3GB, UK Poetry Kit Summer Competition 2018 Closing date: 27th August 2018. Prizes: 1st prize is £100; 2nd prize is £50. Entry fees are as follows;  1 Poem - £3.50; 3 Poems - £8.00; 5 poems - £10. Looking for: This year's competition is for poetry on any subject. Further details: 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.  Competition Judge: Jim Bennett Website: http://www.poetrykit.org/PKcomp.htm SaveAs Writer's International Writing Competition - Poetry Closing date: 31st August 2018. Prizes: First: The Canterbury Christ Church University Poetry Prize of £200; Second: £100; Third: £50. Entry fee: £3 per poem £8 for three. Looking for: Poems up to 60 lines max on the subject: Nightmare: Gothic Dreams. Website: http://saveaswriters.co.uk/competitions.html Anthony Cronin International Poetry Award Closing date: 1st September 2018. Prizes: 1st Prize is €250 plus the crystal award, 2nd €200 and 3rd €100. Entry fee: €10 (for up to 3 poems). Looking for: Submitions of up to three poems, to a maximum of 40 lines. Website: http://wexfordliteraryfestival.com/poetry/ Manchester Poetry Prize Closing date: 14th September 2018 Entry fee: £17.50 Prizes: £10,000. Looking 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). Further details: Chair of Poetry Judges: Adam O'Riordan. Website: http://www2.mmu.ac.uk/writingcompetition/poetry- prize/ Grindstone International Poetry Prize Closing date: 28th September 2018. Prizes: Grand Prize: £500; Runner Up: £50. The short list entries will be published in the year-end Anthology.. Entry fee: £10.00. Looking for: 40 lines of poetry in any genre or theme. Further details: Every entrant will receive critical feedback on their work. Website: https://www.grindstoneliterary.com/competitions Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest Closing date: 30th September 2018. Prizes: Tom Howard Prize: $1,500 for a poem in any style or genre. Margaret Reid Prize: $1,500 for a poem that rhymes or has a traditional style. Honorable Mentions: 10 awards of $100 each (any style). Top 12 entries published online. Entry fee: $12. Looking for: Poems in two styles: open and traditionally rhymed. Up to 250 lines. Email: adam@winningwriters.com Website: www.winningwriters.com/tompoetry Salopean Poetry Society's Annual Open Poetry Competition Closing date: 30th September 2018. Prizes: £200, £100, £50; 5 consolation prizes of £30; £50 best humour poetry. Entry fee is £3 per poem or four for £10 for non members and £2 per poem for Society members. Looking for: Poetry, up to 80 lines. Email: salopeotgohotrnail.com Website: http://thesalopianpoetrysociety.webeden.co.uk/competition Bedford International Writing Competition Closing date: 30th September 2018. Entry fee: £6, £12 for three. Prizes: £500, £150, £100, special Bedford Prizes £100 in each category. Looking for: Short stories up to 3,000 words, poems up to 40 lines, on any theme. Email: bedfordwritingcomp@aol.co.uk Website: http://bedfordwritingcompetition.co.uk/BWC/php/homepage. php Hammond House Publishing Poetry Competition Closing date: 31st September 2018. Prizes: £100, £50, £25. Worlwide publication for 25 entries. Entry fee: £10.00; Members £5.00. Looking for: Poems up to 40 lines on the theme of 'precious'. Website: www.hammondhousepublishing.com Eyelands Book Awards 2018 Closing date: 20th October 2018. Prizes: Grand Prize for published books - Five-day holiday in Athens plus a special handmade ceramic; Grand Prize for unpublished books - publication from Strange Days Books; Plus six more prizes. Entry fee: $30.00. Looking for: Poetry, novellas, short story collections. novels. Website: www.eyelandsawards.com Troubador International Poetry Prize Closing date: 22nd October 2018. Entry fee: £6, €7, $7.50 for the first poem, £4, €5, $5 for any subsequent poems. Payment via PayPal. Looking for: Poems, up to 45 lines. Prizes: £2,000, £1,000, a week-long creative-writing course at the Arvon Centre of your choice Email: CoftPoetry@aol.com Website: http://www.coffeehousepoetry.org/prizes Poetry Society National Poetry Competition Closing date: 31st October 2018. Prizes: £5,000, £2,000, £1,000, seven £200 commendations. Entry fee: £7 for your first poem, and £4 per poem thereafter. Looking for: Poems, up to 40 lines. Entries can be on any subject. Email: award@poetrysociety.org.uk  Website: www.poetrysociety.org.uk Southport Writers' Circle International Poetry Competition 2018 Closing date: 31st October 2018. Prizes: £150, £75, £25. Entry fee: £3 per poem or four poems for £10. Looking for: An unpublished, original story on any theme of up to 2000 words. Email: swcstorycomp@yahoo.co.uk Website: www.swconline.co.uk The Gregory O'Donoghue International Poetry Competition OPENS - 30th November 2018 (midnight). Closing date: 30th November 2018. Prizes: €1,000, week's residency at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre, travel costs up to €600 and accommodation for four days during the Cork Spring Poetry Festival, €500, €250 Looking for: Poems up to 40 lines. Entry fee: €5, €20 for five poems. Email: godcomp@munsterlit.ie  Website: www.munsterlit.ie  Moth Poetry Prize 2018  Closing date: 31st December 2018. Prizes: €10,000, 3 x €1,000. Entry fee: €12 per poem. You can enter as many poems as you like. Looking for: A single unpublished poem. enquiries@themothmagazine.com www.themothmagazine.com
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