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WEEKLY COMPETITION - Ó Bhéal  International Five Words Poetry Competition Closing date: last week of January 2018. At around noon each Tuesday (GMT), from April to the end of January, 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 euros 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. Website: http://www.obheal.ie/blog/five-words-poetry-competition/ Wild Words Winter Solstice Competition 2017 Closing date: 21st December 2017. Prizes: A Wild Words one-hour 1-1 mentoring session, online publication. Entry fee: £7. Looking for: Prose or poetry up to 1,000 words inspired by one of the traditional names of the moon. Email: hello@wildwords.org Website: www.wildwords.org The Magic Oxygen Literary Prize Closing date: 31st December 2017. Prizes: First Prize – £1,000; Second Prize – £300; Third Prize – £100. Two Highly Commended – £50. Entry fee: £5 per entry. Looking for: Short Stories up to 4,000 words, excluding title; Poetry up to 50 lines, excluding title and lines between stanzas. Further info: The theme for short stories and poetry is open and is open to writers all over the world. Website: https://www.magicoxygen.co.uk/molp/ Ballymaloe Poetry Prize Closing date: 31st December 2017. Prizes: €10,000, 3 x €1,000 plus publication in The Moth. Entry fee: €12. Looking for: For a single unpublished poem. Email: enquiries@themothmagazine.com  Website: www.themothmagazine.com €10,000 Moth Poetry Prize Closing date: 31st December 2017. Prizes: 1st prize €10,000, with 3 runner-up prizes of €1,000. Entry fee: €12 per poem, and you can enter as many poems as you like. Further details: Formerly known at the Ballymaloe International Poetry Prize, The Moth Poetry Prize is one of the most lucrative awards in the world for a single unpublished poem. Judged by Daljit Nagra. Award ceremony to take place at Poetry Ireland. Email: enquiries@themothmagazine.com Website: www.themothmagazine.com/ Keats-Shelley Prize Closing date: 15th January 2018. Prizes: £4,000 prize fund. Entry fee: Free. Looking for: Essays on the Romantics, up to 3,000 words; poems on the theme of Liberty up to 30 lines. Email: susanna.seekings@talktalk.net Website: http://www.keats-shelley.co.uk/2018 Clochoderick Poetry Competition Closing date: 25th January 2018. Prizes: £500, £200, £100, 4 x £50 Entry fee: £5; 2 poems £7.50; 5 poems £10. Looking for: Poems up to 35 lines Email: dochoderickpress.competition@gmail.com Website: www.clochoderickpress.co.uk The Interpreter's House Poetry Competition Closing date: 31st January, 2018. Prizes: £500, £150, £100. Entry fee: £4, £10 for three poems. Looking for: poems up to 50 lines from The interpreter's House literary magazine. Email: theinterpretershouse@aol.com Website: www.theinterpretershouse.com Geoff Stevens Memorial Poetry Prize 2017 Closing Date: 31st January 2018. Entry Fee: £20 per block of poems. Prizes: Two winners will have a poetry collection up to 52 pages published by award-winning publishers Indigo Dreams Publishing and receive 20 copies. Looking for: Selection of 10 poems to 36 lines max. Further details: Publication 2018 if possible to coincide with Geoff's birth date June 4th. All entries must be accompanied by cheque to correct amount made payable to 'IDP' or via PayPal. See full submission rules at: http://www.indigodreams.co.uk/geoff-stevens-prize/ Prole Laureate Poetry Competition 2018 Closing date: 31st January 2018. Prizes: £200, 2 x £50. Entry fee: £3, £2 each subsequent. Looking for: Poems of any length, style and subject. Email: poetrycompetition@prolebooks.co.uk Website: http://prolebooks.co.uk Teignmouth Poetry Festival Competition Closing date: 31st January 2018. Prizes: £500, £250, £100. Entry fee: £4.50. Looking for: Poems up to 35 lines. Further info: For full terms and conditions see website. Website: www.poetryteignmouth.com The Plough Prize Closing date: 31st January 2018. Prizes: £1,000, £500 and £250 in each category. Entry fee: £5. Looking for: Poems up to 10 lines. Open category, poems up to 40 lines; the Ronald Duncan Short Poem Website: www.theploughprize.co.uk Nature and Place Poetry Competition 2018 Closing Date: 1st March 2018. Prizes: 1st prize - £1000; 2nd prize - £500; 3rd prize - A place on a creative writing course at Ty Newydd Writing Centre in 2018. Entry fee: You can submit up to six poems in one batch, the entry fee for the first poem is £6 and includes an administration fee, the fee for each subsequent poem in the batch is £3.50. Looking for: Poems are invited that deal with any aspect of nature and place - these terms will be given a wide interpretation by the judge. Further details: The Rialto working with the RSPB, BirdLife International and the Cambridge Conservation Initiative. Email: info@therialto.co.uk Website: https://www.therialto.co.uk/nature-poetry-competition-2018/ The Caterpillar Poetry Prize 2018 Closing date: Closing date 31st March 2018. Prizes: A prize of €1,000 is given to the best poem, chosen by our judge Chrissie Gittins. The winning poem will feature in the summer 2018 issue of The Caterpillar. Commended poems may also be published in the same or subsequent issues. Entry fee: €12 per poem, and you can enter as many poems as you like. Further details: The Prize is open to anyone (over 16), as long as the work is original and previously unpublished. Website: http://www.thecaterpillarmagazine.com Cinnamon Press Poetry Pamphlet Prize Closing date: 31st March, 2018. Prizes: 4 prizes of 30 copies plus publishing contracts for each of the four winners. Entry fee: £10. Further details: Open to beginners and established writers. Website: www.cinnamonpress.com/index.php/competitions/ Creative Writing for All - Competition Closing Date: 30th April 2018. Poetry Prizes: £60, £30, £15. Entry fee: £5, additional entries £3. Theme: Cats and/or Dogs. Further details: You are invited to write a poem of up to 40 lines on the above theme. Visit website for further entry requirements. Entry forms by email: ce.apps@tesco.net Website: www.writing-experiment.com
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WEEKLY COMPETITION - Ó Bhéal  International Five Words Poetry Competition Closing date: last week of January 2018. At around noon each Tuesday (GMT), from April to the end of January, 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 euros 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. Website: http://www.obheal.ie/blog/five-words-poetry- competition/ Wild Words Winter Solstice Competition 2017 Closing date: 21st December 2017. Prizes: A Wild Words one-hour 1-1 mentoring session, online publication. Entry fee: £7. Looking for: Prose or poetry up to 1,000 words inspired by one of the traditional names of the moon. Email: hello@wildwords.org Website: www.wildwords.org The Magic Oxygen Literary Prize Closing date: 31st December 2017. Prizes: First Prize – £1,000; Second Prize – £300; Third Prize – £100. Two Highly Commended – £50. Entry fee: £5 per entry. Looking for: Short Stories up to 4,000 words, excluding title; Poetry up to 50 lines, excluding title and lines between stanzas. Further info: The theme for short stories and poetry is open and is open to writers all over the world. Website: https://www.magicoxygen.co.uk/molp/ Ballymaloe Poetry Prize Closing date: 31st December 2017. Prizes: €10,000, 3 x €1,000 plus publication in The Moth. Entry fee: €12. Looking for: For a single unpublished poem. Email: enquiries@themothmagazine.com  Website: www.themothmagazine.com €10,000 Moth Poetry Prize Closing date: 31st December 2017. Prizes: 1st prize €10,000, with 3 runner-up prizes of €1,000. Entry fee: €12 per poem, and you can enter as many poems as you like. Further details: Formerly known at the Ballymaloe International Poetry Prize, The Moth Poetry Prize is one of the most lucrative awards in the world for a single unpublished poem. Judged by Daljit Nagra. Award ceremony to take place at Poetry Ireland. Email: enquiries@themothmagazine.com Website: www.themothmagazine.com/ Keats-Shelley Prize Closing date: 15th January 2018. Prizes: £4,000 prize fund. Entry fee: Free. Looking for: Essays on the Romantics, up to 3,000 words; poems on the theme of Liberty up to 30 lines. Email: susanna.seekings@talktalk.net Website: http://www.keats-shelley.co.uk/2018 Clochoderick Poetry Competition Closing date: 25th January 2018. Prizes: £500, £200, £100, 4 x £50 Entry fee: £5; 2 poems £7.50; 5 poems £10. Looking for: Poems up to 35 lines Email: dochoderickpress.competition@gmail.com Website: www.clochoderickpress.co.uk The Interpreter's House Poetry Competition Closing date: 31st January, 2018. Prizes: £500, £150, £100. Entry fee: £4, £10 for three poems. Looking for: poems up to 50 lines from The interpreter's House literary magazine. Email: theinterpretershouse@aol.com Website: www.theinterpretershouse.com Geoff Stevens Memorial Poetry Prize 2017 Closing Date: 31st January 2018. Entry Fee: £20 per block of poems. Prizes: Two winners will have a poetry collection up to 52 pages published by award-winning publishers Indigo Dreams Publishing and receive 20 copies. Looking for: Selection of 10 poems to 36 lines max. Further details: Publication 2018 if possible to coincide with Geoff's birth date June 4th. All entries must be accompanied by cheque to correct amount made payable to 'IDP' or via PayPal. See full submission rules at: http://www.indigodreams.co.uk/geoff-stevens-prize/ Prole Laureate Poetry Competition 2018 Closing date: 31st January 2018. Prizes: £200, 2 x £50. Entry fee: £3, £2 each subsequent. Looking for: Poems of any length, style and subject. Email: poetrycompetition@prolebooks.co.uk Website: http://prolebooks.co.uk Teignmouth Poetry Festival Competition Closing date: 31st January 2018. Prizes: £500, £250, £100. Entry fee: £4.50. Looking for: Poems up to 35 lines. Further info: For full terms and conditions see website. Website: www.poetryteignmouth.com The Plough Prize Closing date: 31st January 2018. Prizes: £1,000, £500 and £250 in each category. Entry fee: £5. Looking for: Poems up to 10 lines. Open category, poems up to 40 lines; the Ronald Duncan Short Poem Website: www.theploughprize.co.uk Nature and Place Poetry Competition 2018 Closing Date: 1st March 2018. Prizes: 1st prize - £1000; 2nd prize - £500; 3rd prize - A place on a creative writing course at Ty Newydd Writing Centre in 2018. Entry fee: You can submit up to six poems in one batch, the entry fee for the first poem is £6 and includes an administration fee, the fee for each subsequent poem in the batch is £3.50. Looking for: Poems are invited that deal with any aspect of nature and place - these terms will be given a wide interpretation by the judge. Further details: The Rialto working with the RSPB, BirdLife International and the Cambridge Conservation Initiative. Email: info@therialto.co.uk Website: https://www.therialto.co.uk/nature-poetry- competition-2018/ The Caterpillar Poetry Prize 2018 Closing date: Closing date 31st March 2018. Prizes: A prize of €1,000 is given to the best poem, chosen by our judge Chrissie Gittins. The winning poem will feature in the summer 2018 issue of The Caterpillar. Commended poems may also be published in the same or subsequent issues. Entry fee: €12 per poem, and you can enter as many poems as you like. Further details: The Prize is open to anyone (over 16), as long as the work is original and previously unpublished. Website: http://www.thecaterpillarmagazine.com Cinnamon Press Poetry Pamphlet Prize Closing date: 31st March, 2018. Prizes: 4 prizes of 30 copies plus publishing contracts for each of the four winners. Entry fee: £10. Further details: Open to beginners and established writers. Website: www.cinnamonpress.com/index.php/competitions/ Creative Writing for All - Competition Closing Date: 30th April 2018. Poetry Prizes: £60, £30, £15. Entry fee: £5, additional entries £3. Theme: Cats and/or Dogs. Further details: You are invited to write a poem of up to 40 lines on the above theme. Visit website for further entry requirements. Entry forms by email: ce.apps@tesco.net Website: www.writing-experiment.com
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