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The Alpine Fellowship Prize 2020 Closing date: 1st April 2020. Prizes:   1st   -   £10,000   cash   prize;   2nd   -   £3,000   cash   prize;   3rd   -      £2,000.   The   winner   and two runners up are invited to attend the Fjällnäs symposium. Entry Fee: None stated. Looking for: Poems on the theme of Forgiveness and Retribution. Website: p - - 2020 Short Grain Contest Closing date: 1st April 2020. Prizes: Can$1,000, $750, $500 and publication, in each category. Entry fee: international entries $60. Canadian entries $40. Looking for: Poetry, max 100 lines, or fiction, max 2,500 words. Website: www.grainmagazine.ca Saturnalia Books Poetry Prize  Closing date: 1st April 2020. Prizes: $1,500, $500 and publication. Entry fee: $30. Looking for: Poetry collections over 48 pages. Website: https://saturnaliabooks.com/poetry-prize/  Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest Closing date: 1st April 2020. Prizes: $1,000, $250, 10 x $100. Top 12 published online. Free entry. Looking for: Highly enjoyable annual competition for humorous and spoof poetry, up to 250 lines. Website: https://winningwriters.com/wergle-flomp-humor-poetry-contest-free Omnidawn Broadside Poetry Prize Closing date:15th April 2020. Prizes: $1,000 and publication. Entry Fee: $10, $5 each additional poem. Looking for: Single poems, 8-24 lines Other info: Website: http://omnidawn.com Loraine Williams Poetry Prize Closing date: 15th April 2020. (Opens March 1st) Entry fee: $15 Looking for: Up to three poems, no more than ten pages total Prizes. $1,500 and publication Website: https://www.thegeorgiareview.com/the-loraine-williams-poetry-prize/ Magpie Award for Poetry Closing date: 15th April 2020. Prizes: $500, 2 x $50. Entry fee: $25, $10 each subsequent. Looking for: Unpublished poems up to 100 lines Website: http://pulpliterature.com/contests/ Agha Shahid Ali Prize in Poetry Closing date: 15th April in 2019. Prizes: $1,000 and publication; $500. Entry fee: $25. Looking for: Poetry collections Website: https://www.uofupress.com/ali-poetry-prize.php Dr William Henry Drummond Poetry Contest  Closing date: 17th April 2020. Prizes: Cash prizes total $1,600. Entry fee: $10. Looking for: Poems, up to 50 lines, by Canadian residents. Website: https://www.springpulsepoetryfestival.com/rules.html 2020 Live Canon International Poetry Competition (for single poems) Closing date: 13th May 2020. Prizes: The overall winner will be awarded a £1000 prize. Entry Fee: £6.50 for a single poem, £12 for two poems, £16.00 for three poems, £20 for five poems, £35 for ten poems. Looking for: Poems can be of any length. Website:http://www.livecanon.co.uk/poetry-competition 2020 Live Canon Collection Competition (for full collections) Closing date: 25th May 2020. Prizes: There is a category for FIRST collections, and a category for SECOND AND SUBSEQUENT collections. 6 books will be long listed in the FIRST COLLECTION category, and 6 books will be long listed in the SECOND AND SUBSEQUENT COLLECTION category. 3 books will win a publication contract with Live Canon. Entry Fee: £12. Looking for: a collection to be 35+ poems. , but if the poems are particularly long (or short) please use your judgment. A collection is generally over 40 A5 pages. Less than that would be a pamphlet (we also run a pamphlet competition). Other info: All work must be, predominantly, in the English language. All work must be original. You may enter more than once. Website: http://www.livecanon.co.uk/poetry-competition MK LitFest Flash Fiction and Poetry Competitions   Closing Date: 31st May 2020. Prizes: £25 for the best story and best poem in each In addition, at least 20 stories and 20 poems will be selected for publication in an anthology. Entry fee: FREE. Looking For: flash fiction of up to 500 words in any genre, or poems up to 14 lines. The theme for both is 'City of Dreams'. Further details: Two age categories: a) 14 - 19 and b) 20+.  Open to anyone living in Buckinghamshire (Milton Keynes' home county) or in the neighbouring counties of Northamptonshire or Bedfordshire. Work must be previously unpublished. Website: https://www.mklitfest.org/mink2020  International Welsh Poetry Competition 2020 Closing date: 31st May 2020. 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 details: Judge - Sally Spedding. Entry forms, rules and details on our website: Website: www.welshpoetry.co.uk Canterbury Festival Poet of the Year Competition 2020 Closing date: 15th June 2020. Prizes: First prize is £200, with £100 for second and £50 for third place.  There is also a £25 prize for the People’s Choice and the Best-Read Poem receives a bottle of sparkling wine. Entry Fee: £5 per poem. Looking for: Poems on any subject and in any form but no more than 60 lines long. Other info: From the entries approximately 35 poems are chosen to appear in an anthology, which will be available from the Festival Office. Website: https://canterburyfestival.co.uk/poet-of-the-year-competition-2020/ Segora Poetry Competition 2020 Closing date: 15th June 2020. Prizes: £300, £100 and £50. Entry fee: £5. See website for more. Looking for: Entries may be on any theme, in free verse or any form, to a maximum of 50 lines. Further details: Entries should be in English and must not have been published, self- published, broadcast or posted on the internet. Website: http://www.poetryproseandplays.com/ Wells Festival of Literature’s Competitions Open Poetry Competition  Closing date: 30th June 2020 (Open 1st April) Prizes: 1st £1,000, 2nd £500, 3rd £250, Local £10 Entry Fee: £6. Looking for: Any subject, no more than 35 lines Other info: Judge, Jo Shapcott Website: www.wellsfestivalofliterature.org.uk PENfro Poetry Competition 2020 Closing date: 1st July 2020. Prizes: Top prize £300. Entry Fee: £5 a poem. Looking for: Entries on the theme 'Loving the Earth'. Other info: Max length, 40 lines. Website: https://rhosygilwen.co.uk/penfro/ The Moth Nature Writing Prize Closing date: 15th September 2020. Prizes: 1st prize €1,000 plus a week at The Moth Retreat in rural Ireland. Entry Fee: €15. Looking for: an unpublished piece of writing - prose fiction, non-fiction or poetry - which best combines exceptional literary merit with an exploration of the writer's relationship with the natural world. Website: http://www.themothmagazine.com/
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The Alpine Fellowship Prize 2020 Closing date: 1st April 2020. Prizes:   1st   -   £10,000   cash   prize;   2nd   -   £3,000   cash prize;   3rd   -      £2,000.   The   winner   and   two   runners   up are invited to attend the Fjällnäs symposium. Entry Fee: None stated. Looking   for:   Poems   on   the   theme   of   Forgiveness   and Retribution. Website: 0 72/alpine-fellowship-writing-prize-2020 Short Grain Contest Closing date: 1st April 2020. Prizes: Can$1,000, $750, $500 and publication, in each category. Entry fee: international entries $60. Canadian entries $40. Looking for: Poetry, max 100 lines, or fiction, max 2,500 words. Website: www.grainmagazine.ca Saturnalia Books Poetry Prize  Closing date: 1st April 2020. Prizes: $1,500, $500 and publication. Entry fee: $30. Looking for: Poetry collections over 48 pages. Website: https://saturnaliabooks.com/poetry-prize/  Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest Closing date: 1st April 2020. Prizes: $1,000, $250, 10 x $100. Top 12 published online. Free entry. Looking for: Highly enjoyable annual competition for humorous and spoof poetry, up to 250 lines. Website: https://winningwriters.com/wergle-flomp- humor-poetry-contest-free Omnidawn Broadside Poetry Prize Closing date:15th April 2020. Prizes: $1,000 and publication. Entry Fee: $10, $5 each additional poem. Looking for: Single poems, 8-24 lines Other info: Website: http://omnidawn.com Loraine Williams Poetry Prize Closing date: 15th April 2020. (Opens March 1st) Entry fee: $15 Looking for: Up to three poems, no more than ten pages total Prizes. $1,500 and publication Website: https://www.thegeorgiareview.com/the- loraine-williams-poetry-prize/ Magpie Award for Poetry Closing date: 15th April 2020. Prizes: $500, 2 x $50. Entry fee: $25, $10 each subsequent. Looking for: Unpublished poems up to 100 lines Website: http://pulpliterature.com/contests/ Agha Shahid Ali Prize in Poetry Closing date: 15th April in 2019. Prizes: $1,000 and publication; $500. Entry fee: $25. Looking for: Poetry collections Website: https://www.uofupress.com/ali-poetry- prize.php Dr William Henry Drummond Poetry Contest  Closing date: 17th April 2020. Prizes: Cash prizes total $1,600. Entry fee: $10. Looking for: Poems, up to 50 lines, by Canadian residents. Website: https://www.springpulsepoetryfestival.com/rules.html 2020 Live Canon International Poetry Competition (for single poems) Closing date: 13th May 2020. Prizes: The overall winner will be awarded a £1000 prize. Entry Fee: £6.50 for a single poem, £12 for two poems, £16.00 for three poems, £20 for five poems, £35 for ten poems. Looking for: Poems can be of any length. Website:http://www.livecanon.co.uk/poetry- competition 2020 Live Canon Collection Competition (for full collections) Closing date: 25th May 2020. Prizes: There is a category for FIRST collections, and a category for SECOND AND SUBSEQUENT collections. 6 books will be long listed in the FIRST COLLECTION category, and 6 books will be long listed in the SECOND AND SUBSEQUENT COLLECTION category. 3 books will win a publication contract with Live Canon. Entry Fee: £12. Looking for: a collection to be 35+ poems. , but if the poems are particularly long (or short) please use your judgment. A collection is generally over 40 A5 pages. Less than that would be a pamphlet (we also run a pamphlet competition). Other info: All work must be, predominantly, in the English language. All work must be original. You may enter more than once. Website: http://www.livecanon.co.uk/poetry- competition MK LitFest Flash Fiction and Poetry Competitions   Closing Date: 31st May 2020. Prizes: £25 for the best story and best poem in each In addition, at least 20 stories and 20 poems will be selected for publication in an anthology. Entry fee: FREE. Looking For: flash fiction of up to 500 words in any genre, or poems up to 14 lines. The theme for both is 'City of Dreams'. Further details: Two age categories: a) 14 - 19 and b) 20+.  Open to anyone living in Buckinghamshire (Milton Keynes' home county) or in the neighbouring counties of Northamptonshire or Bedfordshire. Work must be previously unpublished. Website: https://www.mklitfest.org/mink2020  International Welsh Poetry Competition 2020 Closing date: 31st May 2020. 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 details: Judge - Sally Spedding. Entry forms, rules and details on our website: Website: www.welshpoetry.co.uk Canterbury Festival Poet of the Year Competition 2020 Closing date: 15th June 2020. Prizes: First prize is £200, with £100 for second and £50 for third place.  There is also a £25 prize for the People’s Choice and the Best-Read Poem receives a bottle of sparkling wine. Entry Fee: £5 per poem. Looking for: Poems on any subject and in any form but no more than 60 lines long. Other info: From the entries approximately 35 poems are chosen to appear in an anthology, which will be available from the Festival Office. Website: https://canterburyfestival.co.uk/poet-of-the- year-competition-2020/ Segora Poetry Competition 2020 Closing date: 15th June 2020. Prizes: £300, £100 and £50. Entry fee: £5. See website for more. Looking for: Entries may be on any theme, in free verse or any form, to a maximum of 50 lines. Further details: Entries should be in English and must not have been published, self-published, broadcast or posted on the internet. Website: http://www.poetryproseandplays.com/ Wells Festival of Literature’s Competitions Open Poetry Competition  Closing date: 30th June 2020 (Open 1st April) Prizes: 1st £1,000, 2nd £500, 3rd £250, Local £10 Entry Fee: £6. Looking for: Any subject, no more than 35 lines Other info: Judge, Jo Shapcott Website: www.wellsfestivalofliterature.org.uk PENfro Poetry Competition 2020 Closing date: 1st July 2020. Prizes: Top prize £300. Entry Fee: £5 a poem. Looking for: Entries on the theme 'Loving the Earth'. Other info: Max length, 40 lines. Website: https://rhosygilwen.co.uk/penfro/ The Moth Nature Writing Prize Closing date: 15th September 2020. Prizes: 1st prize €1,000 plus a week at The Moth Retreat in rural Ireland. Entry Fee: €15. Looking for: an unpublished piece of writing - prose fiction, non-fiction or poetry - which best combines exceptional literary merit with an exploration of the writer's relationship with the natural world. Website: http://www.themothmagazine.com/
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