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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/ Slipstream Poets Open Poetry Competition 2019 Closing date: 28th February 2019. Prizes: 1st £150;  2nd £100; 3rd £50. A further £25 for the best West Sussex entry. Entry fee: £5.00 first poem and £3.50 for each additional submission. Looking for: Entries are invited on any subject. Further info: Winners will be notified individually by 31st March 2019 & all results will be published on the Web Site. Website: http://www.slipstream-poets.co.uk/competition/ Poetry Business Book & Pamphlet 2019 Closing date: 1st March 2019. Prizes: Prizes include publication by Smith/Doorstep Books, a share of £2,000 cash, publication in The North magazine and launch readings hosted by the Poetry Business. Entry fee: £28, £25 for subscribers. Looking for: For short poetry collections (20-24 pages), no restrictions on theme, form or style. Email: office@poetrybusiness.co.uk Website: http://www.poetrybusiness.co.uk/competition-menu/competition The Brotherton Poetry Prize 2019 Closing date: 4th March 2019. Prizes: The winner will receive £1,000 and the opportunity to develop their creative practice with the University of Leeds Poetry Centre. Four runners-up will each receive £200. Entry fee: £10 Further info: Entries to the competition should include no more than 200 lines of poetry in up to five individual poems. Website: https://library.leeds.ac.uk/brotherton-prize Forward Prizes for Poetry Closing date:  8th March 2019. Free entry. Looking for: Best Collection, Best First Collection, Best Single Poem, books must be submitted by publishers and single poems by magazine editors and competition administrators Prizes: Best collection £10,000, best first collection £5,000, best single poem £1,000. Email: info@forwardartsfoundation.org  Website: http://www.forwardartsfoundation.org/2019-forward-prizes/ Neil Gunn Writing Competition  Closing date: 8th March 2019. Prizes: £500, £300 and £200 in each category. Entry fee: £8. Looking for: Short stories up to 2,500 words and poetry up to 40 lines, interpreting one of three quotes from Scottish writer Neil Gunn. Email: charlotte.macarthur@gmail.com Website: https://www.highlifehighland.com/neilgunn/ Poets & Players Poetry Competition 2019 Closing Date: 13th March 2019. Prizes: 1st Prize: £600; 2nd Prize: £200; 3rd Prize: £100. Commended poets at the judge's discretion. Entry fee: £4 per poem or 3 for £10. Looking for: Poems can be on any subject, in any style or form, but must be the author’s own original work. Further info: Maximum line length for individual poems is 40 lines (excluding title). Judge Kei Miller will read ALL poems. All poems will be judged anonymously. Website: https://poetsandplayers.co/competition-2019/ Red Shed Open Poetry Competition Closing date: 30th March 2019. Prizes: £100, £50, Short listed poems £10. £25 Wakefield postcode prize. Entry fee: £3 for first entry, £2 for each poem subsequently entered. Looking for: Poems up to 50 lines. Website: https://www.currockpress.com/currockpresscom.html Dream Quest One Writing Contest Closing date: 31st March 2019. Prizes: First Place - $500.00; Second Place - $250.00; Third Place - $100.00. Entry fee: $10.00 (US dollars) per short story. Looking for: Maximum of 5 pages either neatly handwritten or typed, single or double line spacing, on any subject or theme. Website: https://www.dreamquestone.com/ Poetry on the Lake International Closing date: 31st March 2019. Prizes: 1st - €500, 2nd - €200. Entry fee: £8. Looking for: Poetry up to 42 lines, poems in short category. Email: poetryonthelake@yahoo.co.uk Website: https://www.poetryonthelake.org The Caterpillar International Poetry Prize Closing date: 31st March 2019. Prize: €1,000. Entry fee: €12 per poem. Looking for: a single unpublished poem written by an adult for children (aged 7–11). The poem can be of any length and on any subject. Anyone can enter, as long as they are over 16. Email: enquiries@thecaterpillarmagazine.com Website: http://www.thecaterpillarmagazine.com/ Fish Poetry Prize Closing date: 31st March 2019. Entry fee: €14 (€8 subsequent entries.) Prizes: first, €1,000; second, a week in residence at Anam Cara Writers Retreat, 3rd: €200. For poems, up to 300 words. Further info: Anthology published in July 2019. Email: info@fishpublishing.com  Website: http://www.fishpublishing.com/competition/  Cinnamon Press Poetry Pamphlet Prize  Closing date: 31st March 2019. Prizes: 2 prizes of 30 copies plus publishing contracts for each of the two winners. Entry fee: £10. Lookling for: Short poetry collections of 15-25 poems up to 50 lines each. Email: jan@cinnamonpress.com Websaite: https://www.cinnamonpress.com/poetry-pamphlet-prize Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest Closing date: 1st April 2019. Prizes: First Prize: $1,000 plus a one-year gift certificate from our co-sponsor, Duotrope (a $50 value); Second Prize: $250; Honorable Mentions: 10 awards of $100 each. Free entry. Looking for: Highly enjoyable annual competition for humorous and spoof poetry, up to 250 lines. Email: adam@winningwriters.com Website: www.winningwriters.com/wergle ABR Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize Closing date: 15th April 2019. Prizes: Aus$5,000, $3,000, $2,000, Three commended stories will share the remaining $2,500 in prize money. Entry fee: $25. Looking for: Unpublished short stories between 2,000 and 5,000 words. Website:https://www.australianbookreview.com.au/ Poets Meet Politics International Open Poetry Competition 2019 Closing date: 22nd April 2019. Prizes: First prize of €500, second of €250 and third of €100. Entry fee:  A fee of €12 is payable per entry ( a single entry can have up to three poems ). Looking for:  Poems can be on any theme related to politics. Further info: Each poem must not exceed 40 lines, and should be typed single-spaced. Website: http://hungryhillwriting.eu/pmp2019/index.html Earlyworks Press Poetry Competition Closing date: 30th April 2019. Prizes: Prizes: £100, £25, £5 for each poem on the website Entry fee: Entry fee: £4 per poem, £16 for up to six entries. Looking for:  Poems, up to 40 lines Further info: The competition is open to anyone over 16. Email: services@earlyworkspress.co.uk Website: www.earlyworkspress.co.uk Ware Poets Open Poetry Competition Closing date: 30th April 2019. Prizes: £600, £300, £150; £150 The Ware Sonnet Prize. Entry fee: £4, £12 for four, £3 theareafter. Looking for: Poems up to 50 lines. Email: warepoets_competition@hotmail.co.uk Website: http://www.poetrypf.co.uk/comps/ware18.pdf Grey Hen Poetry Competition 2019 Closing date: 30th April 2019. Prizes: Ist - £100; 2nd - £50; 3rd - £25. Entry fee: £3 per poem or 4 for £10. Looking for:  Poems should be up to 40 lines, on any theme, previously unpublished, and not accepted for future publication. Further info: This comp is for women over 60 only. Website: http://www.greyhenpress.com/poetry-competition-2019 Poetry London Clore Prize Closing date: 1st May 2019. Prizes: £5,000, £2,400, £1,000, 4 x £500. Entry fee: £3 per poem; for non-subscribers £7. Looking for: Poems up to 80 lines. http://poetrylondon.co.uk!competition/ International Welsh Poetry Competition 2019 Closing date: 26th May 2019. 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 info: Judge - Mike Jenkins. Entry forms, rules and details on our website: Website: http://www.welshpoetry.co.uk/ Crabbe Poetry Competition 2019 Closing date: 29th June 2019. Entry fee: £3 for each poem. Tiffany Atkinson adjudicator. Prizes: First Prize: £600; Second Prize £300; Third Prize: £150; Plus two Highly Commended Prizes of £75 each. All winning poems (including commended poems not attracting a monetary prize) will be read, preferably by their authors, at a celebratory Awards. Further info: The competition is open to anyone who was either born, educated, working or resident in Suffolk, or is a Suffolk Poetry Society member. See Website for more: https://suffolkpoetrysociety.org.uk/crabbe  
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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/ Slipstream Poets Open Poetry Competition 2019 Closing date: 28th February 2019. Prizes: 1st £150;  2nd £100; 3rd £50. A further £25 for the best West Sussex entry. Entry fee: £5.00 first poem and £3.50 for each additional submission. Looking for: Entries are invited on any subject. Further info: Winners will be notified individually by 31st March 2019 & all results will be published on the Web Site. Website: http://www.slipstream-poets.co.uk/competition/ Poetry Business Book & Pamphlet 2019 Closing date: 1st March 2019. Prizes: Prizes include publication by Smith/Doorstep Books, a share of £2,000 cash, publication in The North magazine and launch readings hosted by the Poetry Business. Entry fee: £28, £25 for subscribers. Looking for: For short poetry collections (20-24 pages), no restrictions on theme, form or style. Email: office@poetrybusiness.co.uk Website: http://www.poetrybusiness.co.uk/competition- menu/competition The Brotherton Poetry Prize 2019 Closing date: 4th March 2019. Prizes: The winner will receive £1,000 and the opportunity to develop their creative practice with the University of Leeds Poetry Centre. Four runners-up will each receive £200. Entry fee: £10 Further info: Entries to the competition should include no more than 200 lines of poetry in up to five individual poems. Website: https://library.leeds.ac.uk/brotherton-prize Forward Prizes for Poetry Closing date:  8th March 2019. Free entry. Looking for: Best Collection, Best First Collection, Best Single Poem, books must be submitted by publishers and single poems by magazine editors and competition administrators Prizes: Best collection £10,000, best first collection £5,000, best single poem £1,000. Email: info@forwardartsfoundation.org  Website: http://www.forwardartsfoundation.org/2019- forward-prizes/ Neil Gunn Writing Competition  Closing date: 8th March 2019. Prizes: £500, £300 and £200 in each category. Entry fee: £8. Looking for: Short stories up to 2,500 words and poetry up to 40 lines, interpreting one of three quotes from Scottish writer Neil Gunn. Email: charlotte.macarthur@gmail.com Website: https://www.highlifehighland.com/neilgunn/ Poets & Players Poetry Competition 2019 Closing Date: 13th March 2019. Prizes: 1st Prize: £600; 2nd Prize: £200; 3rd Prize: £100. Commended poets at the judge's discretion. Entry fee: £4 per poem or 3 for £10. Looking for: Poems can be on any subject, in any style or form, but must be the author’s own original work. Further info: Maximum line length for individual poems is 40 lines (excluding title). Judge Kei Miller will read ALL poems. All poems will be judged anonymously. Website: https://poetsandplayers.co/competition-2019/ Red Shed Open Poetry Competition Closing date: 30th March 2019. Prizes: £100, £50, Short listed poems £10. £25 Wakefield postcode prize. Entry fee: £3 for first entry, £2 for each poem subsequently entered. Looking for: Poems up to 50 lines. Website: https://www.currockpress.com/currockpresscom.html Dream Quest One Writing Contest Closing date: 31st March 2019. Prizes: First Place - $500.00; Second Place - $250.00; Third Place - $100.00. Entry fee: $10.00 (US dollars) per short story. Looking for: Maximum of 5 pages either neatly handwritten or typed, single or double line spacing, on any subject or theme. Website: https://www.dreamquestone.com/ Poetry on the Lake International Closing date: 31st March 2019. Prizes: 1st - €500, 2nd - €200. Entry fee: £8. Looking for: Poetry up to 42 lines, poems in short category. Email: poetryonthelake@yahoo.co.uk Website: https://www.poetryonthelake.org The Caterpillar International Poetry Prize Closing date: 31st March 2019. Prize: €1,000. Entry fee: €12 per poem. Looking for: a single unpublished poem written by an adult for children (aged 7–11). The poem can be of any length and on any subject. Anyone can enter, as long as they are over 16. Email: enquiries@thecaterpillarmagazine.com Website: http://www.thecaterpillarmagazine.com/ Fish Poetry Prize Closing date: 31st March 2019. Entry fee: €14 (€8 subsequent entries.) Prizes: first, €1,000; second, a week in residence at Anam Cara Writers Retreat, 3rd: €200. For poems, up to 300 words. Further info: Anthology published in July 2019. Email: info@fishpublishing.com  Website: http://www.fishpublishing.com/competition/  Cinnamon Press Poetry Pamphlet Prize  Closing date: 31st March 2019. Prizes: 2 prizes of 30 copies plus publishing contracts for each of the two winners. Entry fee: £10. Lookling for: Short poetry collections of 15-25 poems up to 50 lines each. Email: jan@cinnamonpress.com Websaite: https://www.cinnamonpress.com/poetry-pamphlet- prize Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest Closing date: 1st April 2019. Prizes: First Prize: $1,000 plus a one-year gift certificate from our co-sponsor, Duotrope (a $50 value); Second Prize: $250; Honorable Mentions: 10 awards of $100 each. Free entry. Looking for: Highly enjoyable annual competition for humorous and spoof poetry, up to 250 lines. Email: adam@winningwriters.com Website: www.winningwriters.com/wergle ABR Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize Closing date: 15th April 2019. Prizes: Aus$5,000, $3,000, $2,000, Three commended stories will share the remaining $2,500 in prize money. Entry fee: $25. Looking for: Unpublished short stories between 2,000 and 5,000 words. Website:https://www.australianbookreview.com.au/ Poets Meet Politics International Open Poetry Competition 2019 Closing date: 22nd April 2019. Prizes: First prize of €500, second of €250 and third of €100. Entry fee:  A fee of €12 is payable per entry ( a single entry can have up to three poems ). Looking for:  Poems can be on any theme related to politics. Further info: Each poem must not exceed 40 lines, and should be typed single-spaced. Website: http://hungryhillwriting.eu/pmp2019/index.html Earlyworks Press Poetry Competition Closing date: 30th April 2019. Prizes: Prizes: £100, £25, £5 for each poem on the website Entry fee: Entry fee: £4 per poem, £16 for up to six entries. Looking for:  Poems, up to 40 lines Further info: The competition is open to anyone over 16. Email: services@earlyworkspress.co.uk Website: www.earlyworkspress.co.uk Ware Poets Open Poetry Competition Closing date: 30th April 2019. Prizes: £600, £300, £150; £150 The Ware Sonnet Prize. Entry fee: £4, £12 for four, £3 theareafter. Looking for: Poems up to 50 lines. Email: warepoets_competition@hotmail.co.uk Website: http://www.poetrypf.co.uk/comps/ware18.pdf Grey Hen Poetry Competition 2019 Closing date: 30th April 2019. Prizes: Ist - £100; 2nd - £50; 3rd - £25. Entry fee: £3 per poem or 4 for £10. Looking for:  Poems should be up to 40 lines, on any theme, previously unpublished, and not accepted for future publication. Further info: This comp is for women over 60 only. Website: http://www.greyhenpress.com/poetry-competition- 2019 Poetry London Clore Prize Closing date: 1st May 2019. Prizes: £5,000, £2,400, £1,000, 4 x £500. Entry fee: £3 per poem; for non-subscribers £7. Looking for: Poems up to 80 lines. http://poetrylondon.co.uk!competition/ International Welsh Poetry Competition 2019 Closing date: 26th May 2019. 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 info: Judge - Mike Jenkins. Entry forms, rules and details on our website: Website: http://www.welshpoetry.co.uk/ Crabbe Poetry Competition 2019 Closing date: 29th June 2019. Entry fee: £3 for each poem. Tiffany Atkinson adjudicator. Prizes: First Prize: £600; Second Prize £300; Third Prize: £150; Plus two Highly Commended Prizes of £75 each. All winning poems (including commended poems not attracting a monetary prize) will be read, preferably by their authors, at a celebratory Awards. Further info: The competition is open to anyone who was either born, educated, working or resident in Suffolk, or is a Suffolk Poetry Society member. See Website for more: https://suffolkpoetrysociety.org.uk/crabbe  
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