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The Fresher Writing Prize - Poetry Closing date: 27th January 2020 Prizes: £200 cash prize. Feedback and advice. Plus a professionally produced recording of your work. Entry fee: £7. Looking for: Up to 42 lines. Further details: Fantasy, Romance, Science Fiction, Children’s etc. Entrants must be over 16 years old on the closing date. Website: https://www.fresherpublishing.co.uk/the-fresher-writing-prize-3/ Terry J Cox Poetry Award Closing date: 31st January 2020. Prizes: $1,000 and publication. Entry fee: $25. Looking for: Poetry collections, 48-100 pages. Website: https://www.regalhousepublishing.com/poetry-award/ Teignmouth Poetry Festival Competition Closing date: 31st January 2020. Prizes: £500, £250, £100. Entry fee: TBC, £4 last time Looking for: Poems up to 35 lines Website: http://www.poetryteignmouth.com/competition-2020.html Prole Laureate Poetry Competition Closing date: 31st January 2020. Prizes: £200 plus publication, 2 x £50 All three will be published on the website.. Entry fee: £3, £2 each for subsequent entries. Looking for: Poems of any length, style and subject, all details TBC Website: http://prolebooks.co.uk/poetry%20competition.html The 2019 Plough Prize Closing date: 31st January 2020. Prizes: £1,000, £500, £250. Entry fee: £5. Looking for: Poems up to 40 lines. Website: www.theploughprize.co.uk Kent & Sussex Poetry Society Open Poetry Comp Closing date: 31st January 2020. Prizes: £1,000, £300, £100, 4 x £50. Looking for: Poems up to 40 lines. Entry fee: £5, 3 or more £4 each. Website: https://kentandsussexpoetry.com/open-competition/ British Haiku Awards For haiku, haibun and tanka.  Closing date: 31st January 2020. Prizes: £100 for two winning haiku, £100 for two winning tanka, publication. Entry fee: £5 ($8) for up to three haiku or tanka, £1 ($1) thereafter; £5 ($8) per haibun. Website: www.britishhaikusociety.org.uk Arc Poetry Magazine Contest Closing date: 1st February 2020. Prizes: Can$5,000, $500. Entry fee: Can$35 for one or two. Looking for: Poems up to 100 lines Website: http://arcpoetry.ca/contests-page/ Overton Poetry Prize            Closing date: Midnight, February 7th, 2020. Prizes: Winning entry will be published by Lamplight Press (Loughborough University) as a limited edition pamphlet. Entry fee: £12. Theme: Any. Looking for: A sequence of poetry up to 300 lines in total. Further info: The Overton Poetry Prize is run as a not-for-profit project: the entry fees are used to give an early-career poet to be poet in residence at Loughborough University. Email address: enquiries to K.Featherstone@lboro.ac.uk Website: https://store.lboro.ac.uk/conferences-and-events/school-of-social-sciences-and- humanities/overton-poetry-prize 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 Hippocrates Prize Closing date: 14th February 2020. Prizes: £5,000 in open and NHS categories, £500 young poets award Entry fee: See website for details. Looking for: Poetry on a medical subject up to 50 lines in length and not have previously been published in any form. Website: http://hippocrates-poetry.org  Ambroggio Prize Closing date: 15th February 2020. Entry fee: Free entry. Prizes: $1,000. Looking for: Unpublished poetry translation poetry collections from Spanish, 48-100 pages, by US residents. Website: www.poets.org/academy-american-poets/ Kathryn A Morton Prize in Poetry  Closing date: 15th February 2020. Prizes: $2,000 and publication. Entry fee: $29. Looking for: Poetry collection manuscripts, min 48 pages. Website: http://www.sarabandebooks.org/morton Omnidawn First/Second Book Poetry Contest Closing date: 18th February 2020. Prizes: $3,000. Entry fee: $27. Looking for: Unpublished first or second collections, 40-120 pages. Website: https://www.omnidawn.com/ Willow Run Poetry Book Award Closing date: 20th February 2020. Prizes: $1,000 and publication. Entry fee: $22. Looking for: an unpublished booklength collection of poetry of 75 to 100 pages. The editors will judge. Website: https://hiddenriverarts.wordpress.com/awards-deadlines-and-guidelines/willow- run-poetry-book-award/ Poets & Players Competition Closing date: 21st Feb in 2019. Prizes: in 2019, £500, £200, £100. Entry fee: £4, £10 for three. Looking for: Poems up to 40 lines. Website: http://poetsandplayers.co  Nick Blatchford Occasional Verse Contest Closing date: 28th February 2020. Prizes: $1,000 and publication Entry fee: $40 for up to 3 Looking for: Single poems, up to 3 per entry, no line limit, by Canadian poets Website: https://tnq.ca/contests/ NOWWWriting Contest Closing date: 28th February 2020. Prizes: Can$125, $75, $50, in each category Entry fee: Can$10 Looking for: 3-5 poems, up to 100 lines total; short stories, 2,000-3,500 words; middle grade novel excerpts, 1,200-1,500 words; creative non- fiction, 1,500-3,000 words; prose relating to Northern Ontario, 2,000-3,500 words. Website:https://www.nowwwriters.ca/22nd-annual-noww-writing-contest.html Dippity Doo Dah Poetry Chapbook Competition Closing date: 28th February 2020. Entry fee: $5, $10 for 3. Looking for: Poems, up to 36 lines. Prizes: $100, $75, $50, 5x$25. Website: www.theontariopoetrysociety.cal Christopher Tower Poetry Competition Closing date: 2nd March 2020. Prizes: £3,000,£1,000, £500, 4 x £250. Winners' schools receive £150 and winners are eligible to attend a Tower Poetry Summer School. Free entry. Looking for: Poems by poets aged 16 to 18. Website: www.towerpoetry.org Cave Canem Poetry Prize Closing date: 9th March 2020. Prizes: $1,000, plus publication. Entry fee: $20 Looking for: First poetry collection manuscripts by black poets of African descent, 48-75 pages. Website: https://cavecanempoets.org/prizesl cave-canem-poetry-prize/ The Pinch Literary Awards - opens 1st Feb 2020 Closing date: 15th March  in 2020. Prizes: Winners in poetry and fiction will each receive a prize of $2000.. Entry fee: $20. Looking for: Fiction and poetry submissions. each under 5,000 words; up to 3 poems, any length. Website: http://www.pinchjournal.com/2020-pinch-literary-awards Word Works Washington Prize Closing date: 15th March 2020. Prizes: $1,500 and publication. Entry fee: $25. Looking for: Poetry collections, 48-80 pages, by US or Canadian poets Website: www.wordworksbooks.org/submissions/washington-prize Lascaux Prize in Poetry Closing date: 19th March 2020. Prizes: $1,000, a bronze medallion, and publication online in The Lascaux Review. The winner and all finalists will be published in the annual print journal Lascaux 8. Entry fee: $15. Looking for: up to five poems. Website: https://lascauxreview.com/contests/ The Writing Wizardry Competition Closing date: 27th March 2020. Prizes: Books to the value of £150, plus three free copies of the anthology, in which your poem or story will be published. Entry fee: Free. Looking for: A poem or a story of fewer than 500 words by entrants in years 3 - 6. Further details: Your story or poem can be about ANYTHING you like, so let your imagination run wild! Website: https://www.fresherpublishing.co.uk/writing-wizardry-competition/ Fish Poetry Prize Closing date: 31st March 2020. Prizes: Top 10 poems will be published in the FISH ANTHOLOGY 2020. 1st prize: €1,000; 2nd: A week in residence at Anam Cara Writers’ Retreat 3rd: €200. Entry fee: €14 (€8 subsequent entries). Looking for: poems, up to 300 words. Website: www.fishpublishing.com Poetry Pamphlet Prize Closing date: 31st March 2020. Prizes: Publishing contract and 30 copies of the pamphlet for two poets. Entry fee: £10. Looking for: Short poetry collections of 15-25 poems up to 50 lines each Website: https://www.cinnamonpress.com/index.php/competitions/poetry-pamphlet-prize Black Lawrence Press Hudson Prize  Closing date: 31st March 2020. Prizes: $1,000 and 10 copies of the book. Entry fee: $25 Looking for: An unpublished collection of poems or short stories. Website: https://blacklawrencepress.com/submissions-and-contests/the-hudson-prize/ The Caterpillar Poetry Prize Closing date: 31st March 2020. Prizes: €1,000 plus publication in the summer issue of The Caterpillar. Entry fee: €14 per poem. Enter as many poems as you like. Looking for: The prize is for a single unpublished poem written by an adult for children (aged 7–11). Further details: Website: http://thecaterpillarmagazine.com/a1-page.asp?ID=7253&page=10 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 Agha Shahid Ali Prize in Poetry Closing date: 15th Apr in 2019. Prizes: $1,000 and publication; $500. Entry fee: $25. Looking for: Poetry collections Website: https://www.uofupress.com/ali-poetry-prize.php International Welsh Poetry Competition 2020 Closing date: 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 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/
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The Fresher Writing Prize - Poetry Closing date: 27th January 2020 Prizes: £200 cash prize. Feedback and advice. Plus a professionally produced recording of your work. Entry fee: £7. Looking for: Up to 42 lines. Further details: Fantasy, Romance, Science Fiction, Children’s etc. Entrants must be over 16 years old on the closing date. Website: https://www.fresherpublishing.co.uk/the- fresher-writing-prize-3/ Terry J Cox Poetry Award Closing date: 31st January 2020. Prizes: $1,000 and publication. Entry fee: $25. Looking for: Poetry collections, 48-100 pages. Website: https://www.regalhousepublishing.com/poetry-award/ Teignmouth Poetry Festival Competition Closing date: 31st January 2020. Prizes: £500, £250, £100. Entry fee: TBC, £4 last time Looking for: Poems up to 35 lines Website: http://www.poetryteignmouth.com/competition- 2020.html Prole Laureate Poetry Competition Closing date: 31st January 2020. Prizes: £200 plus publication, 2 x £50 All three will be published on the website.. Entry fee: £3, £2 each for subsequent entries. Looking for: Poems of any length, style and subject, all details TBC Website: http://prolebooks.co.uk/poetry%20competition.html The 2019 Plough Prize Closing date: 31st January 2020. Prizes: £1,000, £500, £250. Entry fee: £5. Looking for: Poems up to 40 lines. Website: www.theploughprize.co.uk Kent & Sussex Poetry Society Open Poetry Comp Closing date: 31st January 2020. Prizes: £1,000, £300, £100, 4 x £50. Looking for: Poems up to 40 lines. Entry fee: £5, 3 or more £4 each. Website: https://kentandsussexpoetry.com/open- competition/ British Haiku Awards For haiku, haibun and tanka.  Closing date: 31st January 2020. Prizes: £100 for two winning haiku, £100 for two winning tanka, publication. Entry fee: £5 ($8) for up to three haiku or tanka, £1 ($1) thereafter; £5 ($8) per haibun. Website: www.britishhaikusociety.org.uk Arc Poetry Magazine Contest Closing date: 1st February 2020. Prizes: Can$5,000, $500. Entry fee: Can$35 for one or two. Looking for: Poems up to 100 lines Website: http://arcpoetry.ca/contests-page/ Overton Poetry Prize            Closing date: Midnight, February 7th, 2020. Prizes: Winning entry will be published by Lamplight Press (Loughborough University) as a limited edition pamphlet. Entry fee: £12. Theme: Any. Looking for: A sequence of poetry up to 300 lines in total. Further info: The Overton Poetry Prize is run as a not- for-profit project: the entry fees are used to give an early-career poet to be poet in residence at Loughborough University. Email address: enquiries to K.Featherstone@lboro.ac.uk Website: https://store.lboro.ac.uk/conferences-and- events/school-of-social-sciences-and- humanities/overton-poetry-prize 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 Hippocrates Prize Closing date: 14th February 2020. Prizes: £5,000 in open and NHS categories, £500 young poets award Entry fee: See website for details. Looking for: Poetry on a medical subject up to 50 lines in length and not have previously been published in any form. Website: http://hippocrates-poetry.org  Ambroggio Prize Closing date: 15th February 2020. Entry fee: Free entry. Prizes: $1,000. Looking for: Unpublished poetry translation poetry collections from Spanish, 48-100 pages, by US residents. Website: www.poets.org/academy-american-poets/ Kathryn A Morton Prize in Poetry  Closing date: 15th February 2020. Prizes: $2,000 and publication. Entry fee: $29. Looking for: Poetry collection manuscripts, min 48 pages. Website: http://www.sarabandebooks.org/morton Omnidawn First/Second Book Poetry Contest Closing date: 18th February 2020. Prizes: $3,000. Entry fee: $27. Looking for: Unpublished first or second collections, 40- 120 pages. Website: https://www.omnidawn.com/ Willow Run Poetry Book Award Closing date: 20th February 2020. Prizes: $1,000 and publication. Entry fee: $22. Looking for: an unpublished booklength collection of poetry of 75 to 100 pages. The editors will judge. Website: https://hiddenriverarts.wordpress.com/awards- deadlines-and-guidelines/willow-run-poetry-book- award/ Poets & Players Competition Closing date: 21st Feb in 2019. Prizes: in 2019, £500, £200, £100. Entry fee: £4, £10 for three. Looking for: Poems up to 40 lines. Website: http://poetsandplayers.co  Nick Blatchford Occasional Verse Contest Closing date: 28th February 2020. Prizes: $1,000 and publication Entry fee: $40 for up to 3 Looking for: Single poems, up to 3 per entry, no line limit, by Canadian poets Website: https://tnq.ca/contests/ NOWWWriting Contest Closing date: 28th February 2020. Prizes: Can$125, $75, $50, in each category Entry fee: Can$10 Looking for: 3-5 poems, up to 100 lines total; short stories, 2,000-3,500 words; middle grade novel excerpts, 1,200-1,500 words; creative non- fiction, 1,500-3,000 words; prose relating to Northern Ontario, 2,000-3,500 words. Website:https://www.nowwwriters.ca/22nd-annual- noww-writing-contest.html Dippity Doo Dah Poetry Chapbook Competition Closing date: 28th February 2020. Entry fee: $5, $10 for 3. Looking for: Poems, up to 36 lines. Prizes: $100, $75, $50, 5x$25. Website: www.theontariopoetrysociety.cal Christopher Tower Poetry Competition Closing date: 2nd March 2020. Prizes: £3,000,£1,000, £500, 4 x £250. Winners' schools receive £150 and winners are eligible to attend a Tower Poetry Summer School. Free entry. Looking for: Poems by poets aged 16 to 18. Website: www.towerpoetry.org Cave Canem Poetry Prize Closing date: 9th March 2020. Prizes: $1,000, plus publication. Entry fee: $20 Looking for: First poetry collection manuscripts by black poets of African descent, 48-75 pages. Website: https://cavecanempoets.org/prizesl cave- canem-poetry-prize/ The Pinch Literary Awards - opens 1st Feb 2020 Closing date: 15th March  in 2020. Prizes: Winners in poetry and fiction will each receive a prize of $2000.. Entry fee: $20. Looking for: Fiction and poetry submissions. each under 5,000 words; up to 3 poems, any length. Website: http://www.pinchjournal.com/2020-pinch- literary-awards Word Works Washington Prize Closing date: 15th March 2020. Prizes: $1,500 and publication. Entry fee: $25. Looking for: Poetry collections, 48-80 pages, by US or Canadian poets Website: www.wordworksbooks.org/submissions/washington- prize Lascaux Prize in Poetry Closing date: 19th March 2020. Prizes: $1,000, a bronze medallion, and publication online in The Lascaux Review. The winner and all finalists will be published in the annual print journal Lascaux 8. Entry fee: $15. Looking for: up to five poems. Website: https://lascauxreview.com/contests/ The Writing Wizardry Competition Closing date: 27th March 2020. Prizes: Books to the value of £150, plus three free copies of the anthology, in which your poem or story will be published. Entry fee: Free. Looking for: A poem or a story of fewer than 500 words by entrants in years 3 - 6. Further details: Your story or poem can be about ANYTHING you like, so let your imagination run wild! Website: https://www.fresherpublishing.co.uk/writing- wizardry-competition/ Fish Poetry Prize Closing date: 31st March 2020. Prizes: Top 10 poems will be published in the FISH ANTHOLOGY 2020. 1st prize: €1,000; 2nd: A week in residence at Anam Cara Writers’ Retreat 3rd: €200. Entry fee: €14 (€8 subsequent entries). Looking for: poems, up to 300 words. Website: www.fishpublishing.com Poetry Pamphlet Prize Closing date: 31st March 2020. Prizes: Publishing contract and 30 copies of the pamphlet for two poets. Entry fee: £10. Looking for: Short poetry collections of 15-25 poems up to 50 lines each Website: https://www.cinnamonpress.com/index.php/competitio ns/poetry-pamphlet-prize Black Lawrence Press Hudson Prize  Closing date: 31st March 2020. Prizes: $1,000 and 10 copies of the book. Entry fee: $25 Looking for: An unpublished collection of poems or short stories. Website: https://blacklawrencepress.com/submissions- and-contests/the-hudson-prize/ The Caterpillar Poetry Prize Closing date: 31st March 2020. Prizes: €1,000 plus publication in the summer issue of The Caterpillar. Entry fee: €14 per poem. Enter as many poems as you like. Looking for: The prize is for a single unpublished poem written by an adult for children (aged 7–11). Further details: Website: http://thecaterpillarmagazine.com/a1- page.asp?ID=7253&page=10 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 Agha Shahid Ali Prize in Poetry Closing date: 15th Apr in 2019. Prizes: $1,000 and publication; $500. Entry fee: $25. Looking for: Poetry collections Website: https://www.uofupress.com/ali-poetry- prize.php International Welsh Poetry Competition 2020 Closing date: 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 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/
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