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Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize Closing date: 1st December 2018. Prizes: $2,000 purse, plus publication by Waywiser in UK and USA, and appearance at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington DC with judge. Entry fee:US $27, or the equivalent in whatever currency your card draws on. Looking for: First or second book-length poetry collections, 48-88 pages. Email: waywiserpress@aol.com  Website: https://waywiser-press.com/anthony-hecht-poetry-prize/ Australian Book Review - 2019 Peter Porter Poetry Prize Closing date: 3rd December 2018. Prizes: Aus$5,000, $2,000, 3 x $500. Entry fee: $25. Looking for: Poems up to 75 lines. Website:https://www.australianbookreview.com.au/ Strokestown International Poetry Prize  Closing date: 7th December 2018. Prizes: In 2018, €2,000 Plus A week-long residency at Anam Cara Writer's and Artist's Retreat, €700, €500, 3 x €300, Comic verse €300. Entry fee: TBC. Looking for: Unpublished poems for open competition. Email: scda@eircom.net  Website: http://strokestownpoetry.org  Wild Words Winter Solstice Writing Competition Closing date: 21st December 2018. Prizes: Overall winner: A Wild Words one-hour 1-1 mentoring session, online publication.  Two other shortlisted entries may also be published on the Wild Words website. Entry fee: £7.00. Looking for: Prose or poetry up to 1,000 words with a new theme each solstice. Email: hello@wildwords.org  Website: http://www.wildwords.org/competition  WoLF Poetry Competition 2019 Closing date: 31st December 2018. Prizes: First place: £400; Second place: £150; Third place: three prizes of £25. Entry fee: £4 for one peom. If multiple poems are entered in the same submission, £10 will be charged for three poems and then £3 for each subsequent poem. Looking for: Poems which must be no more than 40 lines in length. Further info: Competition Judge: Roy McFarlane. Website: https://www.writeoutloud.net/competitions/ Brexit in Poetry Competition Closing date: 31st December 2018. Prizes: £200, publication in the Holland Park Press online magazine. Free entry. Looking for: Poems on any aspect of the Brexit process Email: bemadette@hollandparkpress.co.uk Website: https://www.hollandparkpress.co.uk/magazine Five Aspects 2018 Poetry Competition Closing date: 31st December 2018. Prizes: 1st prize £150, 2nd prize £75, 3rd prize £50.  We will also award two prizes of £20 for 'poems of note' from the following two categories: poems from poets aged 17-19 years: poems from poets in the Fylde are (postcodes starting FY).  (All poems will be considered for prizes in the main category.) Please note - these prizes will increase in value depending on the number of entries we receive. Entry fee:  1 entry £4; 2 entries £6; 3 entries £7.50. Three poems is the maximum number of entries we can accept per entrant. Looking for: Poems with a line limit of 40 lines, plus title. Further info:  All poems will be considered for prizes in the main category. Please note - these prizes will increase in value depending on the number of entries we receive. Website: https://www.fiveaspects.co.uk/poetrycompetition Moth Poetry Prize 2018  Closing date: 31st December 2018. Prizes: 1st Prize: €10,000, 3 x €1,000 plus publication in The Moth. Entry fee: €12 per poem. You can enter as many poems as you like. Further info: The prize is open to anyone (over 16), as long as the poem is previously unpublished. The poem can be on any subject or theme. Email: enquiries@themothmagazine.com Website: http://www.themothmagazine.com/ Magma Poetry Competition Closing date: 12th January 2019. Prizes: Magma Judge’s Prize for a poem of 11-50 lines awarded by Andrew McMillan, who will read all eligible entries. 1st prize £1000; 2nd prize £300; 3rd prize £150. 5 special mentions. Magma Editors’ Prize for a poem of up to 10 lines awarded by a panel of Magma editors. Entry fee:  £5 for the first poem, £4 for the second and £3.50 for the third and each subsequent poem.  Looking for: Poems may be on any subject, and must be in English and your own original work. They must not have been published, self-published or accepted for publication in print or online, broadcast, or have won or been placed in another competition at any time. Website: https://magmapoetry.com/competition/ Shepton Mallet Snowdrop Festival Closing date: 13th January 2019. Prizes: There are three age groups: Up to 11 - prize £50; 12 to 17 - prize £70; 18 and over - prize £200. Entry fees are £4 per poem for the '18 and Over' age group, and free of charge for the 'Up to 11' and '12-17' age groups Further info: Shortlisted poems will be included in a specially printed poetry booklet which will be given free to all shortlisted poets and will be available for purchase in the festival. Website: http://www.sheptonsnowdropfestival.org.uk/ Forestry Commission Writing Competition 2019 Closing date: 14th January 2019. Prizes:  £2500; Unique access to our nation’s forests; Promotional support and a platform to share your work; Development opportunities. Entry fee: None. Looking for: Prose, fiction or fact. Only one application can be submitted from an individual. Further info: Applicants must be aged 18 or over. Email: centenary@forestryengland.uk Website: https://www.forestryengland.uk/100/writers Edward Thomas Fellowship Poetry Competition 2019 Closing date: 28th January 2019. Prizes: 1st prize  £150, two further £50 prizes. Entry fee: £3 per poem, £10 for four. Looking for: Poems are invited on any subject and style and of any length. Further info: The judge will be the prize-winning poet Jane Draycott. Postal entries welcome - see website. Website: https://www.edward-thomas-fellowship.org.uk/home.html or please email margthompson01@gmail.com for information on how to enter. Martin Lucas Haiku Award 2018 Closing date: 31 January 2019. Prizes: £100 1st prize, £50 second prize; 2x £25 third prizes. Entry fee: £5 for up to five haiku, £1 each additional. Looking for: original, unpublished haiku. Email: haikupresence@gmail.com  Website: http://haikupresence.org/home Teignmouth Festival Open Poetry Competition Closing date: 31st January 2019. Prizes: £500, £250, £100. Judge: John Greening. Entry fee: £4.50 first poem, subsequent entries £3.50. Looking for: Poems up to 35 lines. http://www.poetryteignmouth.com/ Lancashire Authors' Association Flash Fiction Competition  Closing date: 31st January 2019. Prizes: £100. Entry fee: £2 or multiple entries 3 for £5. Looking for: A story in exactly 100 words (excluding title). Website: http://www.lancashireauthorsassociation.co.uk/ Mother's Milk Books Poetry Prize  Closing date: 31st January 2019. Prizes: £125 cash AND publication of their poem on the Mother’s Milk Books blog. (Two runners-up will each receive £25.) Entry fee: Purchase worth at least £5 from Mother's Milk Books. Looking for: Poems in line with Mother's Milk Books' publishing remit: mindful parenting, mothering, breastfeeding, family life, home. Email: writingprize@mothersmilkbooks.com Website: www.mothersmilkbooks.com  Prole Laureate Poetry Competition 2019 Closing date: 31st January 2019. Prizes: £200, Publication in Prole 28 in April 2019; 2 runner up prizes of £50. Entry fee: £3.00 for first entry, £2.00 for any subsequent entries. Looking for: Poems of any length, style and subject. Email: poetrycompetition@prolebooks.co.uk Website: http://prolebooks.co.uk Northern Writers Awards Closing date: 1st February 2019. Prizes: up to £40,000 in awards. Free entry. Looking for: For works in progress by new writers in Yorkshire, the North East and North West, whether poetry, prose, children's prose, biography, life writing, or literary non-fiction. Submit up to 5,000 words or 30 poems. Email: info@newwritingnorth.com  Website: http://northernwritersawards.com Hippocrates international Open Prize and Health Professional Prize Closing date: 14th February 2019. Prizes: £5,000 in open and NHS categories, £500 young poets award Entry fee: £7 Looking for: Poetry on a medical subject up to 50 lines Website: http://hippocrates-poetry.org Spotlight Books Poetry and Fiction Competition Closing date: 24th February 2019. Please note this competition is only open to writers from under-represented backgrounds-those who face barriers due to mental health, disability, identity or social circumstance. Prizes: Six writers will be selected and given 1:1 editorial support to shape their manuscripts. The six writers will be published in individual small books with international distribution. Entry fee: Free. Looking for: Fiction: 8,000-10,000 words; Poetry: 40-45pp. at 20 lines/page. Website: https://www.creativefuture.org.uk/spotlight-books/
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Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize Closing date: 1st December 2018. Prizes: $2,000 purse, plus publication by Waywiser in UK and USA, and appearance at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington DC with judge. Entry fee:US $27, or the equivalent in whatever currency your card draws on. Looking for: First or second book-length poetry collections, 48-88 pages. Email: waywiserpress@aol.com  Website: https://waywiser-press.com/anthony-hecht-poetry- prize/ Australian Book Review - 2019 Peter Porter Poetry Prize Closing date: 3rd December 2018. Prizes: Aus$5,000, $2,000, 3 x $500. Entry fee: $25. Looking for: Poems up to 75 lines. Website:https://www.australianbookreview.com.au/ Strokestown International Poetry Prize  Closing date: 7th December 2018. Prizes: In 2018, €2,000 Plus A week-long residency at Anam Cara Writer's and Artist's Retreat, €700, €500, 3 x €300, Comic verse €300. Entry fee: TBC. Looking for: Unpublished poems for open competition. Email: scda@eircom.net  Website: http://strokestownpoetry.org  Wild Words Winter Solstice Writing Competition Closing date: 21st December 2018. Prizes: Overall winner: A Wild Words one-hour 1-1 mentoring session, online publication.  Two other shortlisted entries may also be published on the Wild Words website. Entry fee: £7.00. Looking for: Prose or poetry up to 1,000 words with a new theme each solstice. Email: hello@wildwords.org  Website: http://www.wildwords.org/competition  WoLF Poetry Competition 2019 Closing date: 31st December 2018. Prizes: First place: £400; Second place: £150; Third place: three prizes of £25. Entry fee: £4 for one peom. If multiple poems are entered in the same submission, £10 will be charged for three poems and then £3 for each subsequent poem. Looking for: Poems which must be no more than 40 lines in length. Further info: Competition Judge: Roy McFarlane. Website: https://www.writeoutloud.net/competitions/ Brexit in Poetry Competition Closing date: 31st December 2018. Prizes: £200, publication in the Holland Park Press online magazine. Free entry. Looking for: Poems on any aspect of the Brexit process Email: bemadette@hollandparkpress.co.uk Website: https://www.hollandparkpress.co.uk/magazine Five Aspects 2018 Poetry Competition Closing date: 31st December 2018. Prizes: 1st prize £150, 2nd prize £75, 3rd prize £50.  We will also award two prizes of £20 for 'poems of note' from the following two categories: poems from poets aged 17-19 years: poems from poets in the Fylde are (postcodes starting FY).  (All poems will be considered for prizes in the main category.) Please note - these prizes will increase in value depending on the number of entries we receive. Entry fee:  1 entry £4; 2 entries £6; 3 entries £7.50. Three poems is the maximum number of entries we can accept per entrant. Looking for: Poems with a line limit of 40 lines, plus title. Further info:  All poems will be considered for prizes in the main category. Please note - these prizes will increase in value depending on the number of entries we receive. Website: https://www.fiveaspects.co.uk/poetrycompetition Moth Poetry Prize 2018  Closing date: 31st December 2018. Prizes: 1st Prize: €10,000, 3 x €1,000 plus publication in The Moth. Entry fee: €12 per poem. You can enter as many poems as you like. Further info: The prize is open to anyone (over 16), as long as the poem is previously unpublished. The poem can be on any subject or theme. Email: enquiries@themothmagazine.com Website: http://www.themothmagazine.com/ Magma Poetry Competition Closing date: 12th January 2019. Prizes: Magma Judge’s Prize for a poem of 11-50 lines awarded by Andrew McMillan, who will read all eligible entries. 1st prize £1000; 2nd prize £300; 3rd prize £150. 5 special mentions. Magma Editors’ Prize for a poem of up to 10 lines awarded by a panel of Magma editors. Entry fee:  £5 for the first poem, £4 for the second and £3.50 for the third and each subsequent poem.  Looking for: Poems may be on any subject, and must be in English and your own original work. They must not have been published, self-published or accepted for publication in print or online, broadcast, or have won or been placed in another competition at any time. Website: https://magmapoetry.com/competition/ Shepton Mallet Snowdrop Festival Closing date: 13th January 2019. Prizes: There are three age groups: Up to 11 - prize £50; 12 to 17 - prize £70; 18 and over - prize £200. Entry fees are £4 per poem for the '18 and Over' age group, and free of charge for the 'Up to 11' and '12-17' age groups Further info: Shortlisted poems will be included in a specially printed poetry booklet which will be given free to all shortlisted poets and will be available for purchase in the festival. Website: http://www.sheptonsnowdropfestival.org.uk/ Forestry Commission Writing Competition 2019 Closing date: 14th January 2019. Prizes:  £2500; Unique access to our nation’s forests; Promotional support and a platform to share your work; Development opportunities. Entry fee: None. Looking for: Prose, fiction or fact. Only one application can be submitted from an individual. Further info: Applicants must be aged 18 or over. Email: centenary@forestryengland.uk Website: https://www.forestryengland.uk/100/writers Edward Thomas Fellowship Poetry Competition 2019 Closing date: 28th January 2019. Prizes: 1st prize  £150, two further £50 prizes. Entry fee: £3 per poem, £10 for four. Looking for: Poems are invited on any subject and style and of any length. Further info: The judge will be the prize-winning poet Jane Draycott. Postal entries welcome - see website. Website: https://www.edward-thomas- fellowship.org.uk/home.html or please email margthompson01@gmail.com for information on how to enter. Martin Lucas Haiku Award 2018 Closing date: 31 January 2019. Prizes: £100 1st prize, £50 second prize; 2x £25 third prizes. Entry fee: £5 for up to five haiku, £1 each additional. Looking for: original, unpublished haiku. Email: haikupresence@gmail.com  Website: http://haikupresence.org/home Teignmouth Festival Open Poetry Competition Closing date: 31st January 2019. Prizes: £500, £250, £100. Judge: John Greening. Entry fee: £4.50 first poem, subsequent entries £3.50. Looking for: Poems up to 35 lines. http://www.poetryteignmouth.com/ Lancashire Authors' Association Flash Fiction Competition  Closing date: 31st January 2019. Prizes: £100. Entry fee: £2 or multiple entries 3 for £5. Looking for: A story in exactly 100 words (excluding title). Website: http://www.lancashireauthorsassociation.co.uk/ Mother's Milk Books Poetry Prize  Closing date: 31st January 2019. Prizes: £125 cash AND publication of their poem on the Mother’s Milk Books blog. (Two runners-up will each receive £25.) Entry fee: Purchase worth at least £5 from Mother's Milk Books. Looking for: Poems in line with Mother's Milk Books' publishing remit: mindful parenting, mothering, breastfeeding, family life, home. Email: writingprize@mothersmilkbooks.com Website: www.mothersmilkbooks.com  Prole Laureate Poetry Competition 2019 Closing date: 31st January 2019. Prizes: £200, Publication in Prole 28 in April 2019; 2 runner up prizes of £50. Entry fee: £3.00 for first entry, £2.00 for any subsequent entries. Looking for: Poems of any length, style and subject. Email: poetrycompetition@prolebooks.co.uk Website: http://prolebooks.co.uk Northern Writers Awards Closing date: 1st February 2019. Prizes: up to £40,000 in awards. Free entry. Looking for: For works in progress by new writers in Yorkshire, the North East and North West, whether poetry, prose, children's prose, biography, life writing, or literary non- fiction. Submit up to 5,000 words or 30 poems. Email: info@newwritingnorth.com  Website: http://northernwritersawards.com Hippocrates international Open Prize and Health Professional Prize Closing date: 14th February 2019. Prizes: £5,000 in open and NHS categories, £500 young poets award Entry fee: £7 Looking for: Poetry on a medical subject up to 50 lines Website: http://hippocrates-poetry.org Spotlight Books Poetry and Fiction Competition Closing date: 24th February 2019. Please note this competition is only open to writers from under-represented backgrounds-those who face barriers due to mental health, disability, identity or social circumstance. Prizes: Six writers will be selected and given 1:1 editorial support to shape their manuscripts. The six writers will be published in individual small books with international distribution. Entry fee: Free. Looking for: Fiction: 8,000-10,000 words; Poetry: 40-45pp. at 20 lines/page. Website: https://www.creativefuture.org.uk/spotlight-books/
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