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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/ The Poetry Kit Summer Competition 2017 Closing date: 23rd October 2017. Prizes: 1st prize is £100. Selected poems will be published in a special edition of CITN ENTER ONLINE. Entry fee: 1 poem -  £3.50; 3 poems - £8.00; 5 poems - £10. Looking for: Poetry on any subject. There are no style or length restrictions but it should be stressed that a short poem is just as likely to be selected  as a longer one. Further details: Sole Judge for the competition is Lesley Burt. Email: Entry is by email to comps@poetrykit.org after an appropriate fee is paid by Pay Pal to the account of info@poetrykit.org For further details and to enter online see www.poetrykit.org/comp-spring.htm Indigo Dreams Pamphlet Prize 2017 Closing Date: 31st October 2017. Entry Fee: £15 per submission. Prizes: Two winners will receive a royalty publishing contract from award-winning  Indigo Dreams and receive 20 copies of their poetry pamphlet Publication: Summer 2018 Submission: Full poetry pamphlet sent as one document up to 30 pages 36 lines max inc line breaks Postal entries must be accompanied by cheque to correct amount made payable to 'IDP' or via PayPal. Email via PayPal only. See full submission rules at: www.indigodreams.co.uk/pamphlet-prize/ Eric Gregory Trust Fund Awards Closing date: 31st October 2017. Prizes: A share of up to £24,000. Free entry. Looking for: For a published or unpublished volume of no more than 30 poems by a UK author under the age of 30 on 31st March 2014. Email: info@societyofauthors.org  Website: www.societyofauthors.org  Flambard Poetry Prize  Closing date: 31st October 2017. Prizes: £1,000, £250. Entry fee: £5 per group of five poems. Looking for: Best group of five poems by a poet who has not published a single-author collection. Further info: Judges are Ellen Phethean and Rebecca Goss. Email: ncenla@ncl.ac.uk  Website: www.ncl.ac.uk/competitions/#theflambardpoetryprize NAWG Open Poetry Competition Closing date: 31st October 2017. Prizes: £200, £100, £50, publication. Entry fee: £5, £10 for three. Looking for: Poems up to 40 lines. Email: comp-open@nawg.co.uk  Website: www.nawg.co.uk Poetry Society National Poetry Competition Closing date: 31st October 2017. Prizes: £5,000, £2,000, £1,000, seven £200 commendations. Entry fee: £6.50, £3.50 each additional poem. Looking for: poems, up to 40 lines. The judges are Hannah Lowe, Andrew McMillan and Pascale Petit. Email: award@poetrysociety.org.uk  Website: poetrysociety.org.uk/national-poetry-competition/ Artificium 'Dark Matters' Flash & Poetry Competition Closing date: 31st October 2017. Prizes: £200, £50, £25, publication. Entry fee: £4 for one, £7 for two, £10 for three.Looking for: Stories between 200-750 words, poems up to 15 lines. Email: competitions@artificium.co.uk Website: www.arrificium.co.uk Cannon Poets Sonnet or Not Closing date: 31st October 2017. Prizes: £500, £250, £125. Entry fee: £5, subsequent entries £2.50. Looking for: 14-line poems that in some way reflect the sonnet form, or not. Website: www.cannonpoets.org.uk Shooter Literary Magazine 2017 Poetry Competition Closing date: 19th November 2017. Prizes: £100, £30 and publication in the print magazine and online. Entry fee: £3 per poem or £8 for three poems. Looking for: Poetry up to 125 lines.Further details: There are no style or length restrictions but it should be stressed that a short poem is just as likely to be selected  as a longer one. Sole Judge for the competition is Lesley Burt. Website: https://shooterlitmag.com/poetry-competition Gregory O'Donoghue International Poetry Competition Closing date: 30th November 2017. Prizes: 1st Prize: €1000, Southword Journal publication, travel subvention to attend the Cork International Poetry Festival (room, board and Brian Turner poetry master class also included), PLUS writer's retreat at Tyrone Guthrie Centre. Theme: None. Looking for: Poems up to 40 lines. Judge: poet and Munster Literature Centre Director Patrick Cotter Email address: godcomp@munsterlit.ie Website: http://munsterlit.ie Cafe Writers’ Open Poetry Closing date: 30th November 2017. Prizes: Total £2,000. Entry fee: £4, £10 for three, £2 each extra. Looking for: Poems on any theme up to 40 lines. Email: competition@cafewriters.org.uk Website: http://cafewriters.org.uk Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize Closing date: 1st December 2017. Prizes: £2,000 or US$3,000, paid in May 2018. Publication of the winning manuscript by Waywiser both in the UK and in the USA in the autumn of 2018. A reading with the judge at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., in the autumn 2018. Entry fee: US $27, or the equivalent in whatever currency your card draws on. Looking for: Manuscripts should be a minimum of 48 and a maximum of 88 pages (the count to include poems and exclude back and front matter). See website for more detail. Email: waywiserpress@aol.com Website: waywiser-press.com/13th-anthony-hecht-poetry-prize/ Strokestown InternationaI Poetry Prize 2018 Closing date: 1st December 2017. Prizes: 1st - €2,000; 2nd - €700, 3rd - €500. Entry fee €6.00. Looking for: Unpublished poems for open competition. Unpublished comic poems for Percy French Prize for Comic Verse. Email: scda@eircom.net Website: http://strokestownpoetry.org Peter Porter Poetry Prize Closing date: 3rd December 2017. Prizes: Aus$5,000, $2,000, $500. Entry fee: Aus$25 Looking for: Poems up to 75 lines. Further details: Entries are welcome from poets anywhere in the world. There is no age limit. Website: www.australianbookreview.com.au Templar Poetry Quarterly Portfolio Awards Closing date: 11th December 2017. Prizes: Pamphlet publication. Entry fee: £12 for 1 entry, reductions for more. Looking for: A portfolio of 10-12 pages of poetry. Quarterly award. Email: submissions@templarpoetry.co.uk Website: http://templarpoetry.com 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/ 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 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/
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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/ The Poetry Kit Summer Competition 2017 Closing date: 23rd October 2017. Prizes: 1st prize is £100. Selected poems will be published in a special edition of CITN ENTER ONLINE. Entry fee: 1 poem -  £3.50; 3 poems - £8.00; 5 poems - £10. Looking for: Poetry on any subject. There are no style or length restrictions but it should be stressed that a short poem is just as likely to be selected  as a longer one. Further details: Sole Judge for the competition is Lesley Burt. Email: Entry is by email to comps@poetrykit.org after an appropriate fee is paid by Pay Pal to the account of info@poetrykit.org For further details and to enter online see www.poetrykit.org/comp-spring.htm Indigo Dreams Pamphlet Prize 2017 Closing Date: 31st October 2017. Entry Fee: £15 per submission. Prizes: Two winners will receive a royalty publishing contract from award-winning  Indigo Dreams and receive 20 copies of their poetry pamphlet Publication: Summer 2018 Submission: Full poetry pamphlet sent as one document up to 30 pages 36 lines max inc line breaks Postal entries must be accompanied by cheque to correct amount made payable to 'IDP' or via PayPal. Email via PayPal only. See full submission rules at: www.indigodreams.co.uk/pamphlet-prize/ Eric Gregory Trust Fund Awards Closing date: 31st October 2017. Prizes: A share of up to £24,000. Free entry. Looking for: For a published or unpublished volume of no more than 30 poems by a UK author under the age of 30 on 31st March 2014. Email: info@societyofauthors.org  Website: www.societyofauthors.org  Flambard Poetry Prize  Closing date: 31st October 2017. Prizes: £1,000, £250. Entry fee: £5 per group of five poems. Looking for: Best group of five poems by a poet who has not published a single-author collection. Further info: Judges are Ellen Phethean and Rebecca Goss. Email: ncenla@ncl.ac.uk  Website: www.ncl.ac.uk/competitions/#theflambardpoetryprize NAWG Open Poetry Competition Closing date: 31st October 2017. Prizes: £200, £100, £50, publication. Entry fee: £5, £10 for three. Looking for: Poems up to 40 lines. Email: comp-open@nawg.co.uk  Website: www.nawg.co.uk Poetry Society National Poetry Competition Closing date: 31st October 2017. Prizes: £5,000, £2,000, £1,000, seven £200 commendations. Entry fee: £6.50, £3.50 each additional poem. Looking for: poems, up to 40 lines. The judges are Hannah Lowe, Andrew McMillan and Pascale Petit. Email: award@poetrysociety.org.uk  Website: poetrysociety.org.uk/national-poetry-competition/ Artificium 'Dark Matters' Flash & Poetry Competition Closing date: 31st October 2017. Prizes: £200, £50, £25, publication. Entry fee: £4 for one, £7 for two, £10 for three.Looking for: Stories between 200-750 words, poems up to 15 lines. Email: competitions@artificium.co.uk Website: www.arrificium.co.uk Cannon Poets Sonnet or Not Closing date: 31st October 2017. Prizes: £500, £250, £125. Entry fee: £5, subsequent entries £2.50. Looking for: 14-line poems that in some way reflect the sonnet form, or not. Website: www.cannonpoets.org.uk Shooter Literary Magazine 2017 Poetry Competition Closing date: 19th November 2017. Prizes: £100, £30 and publication in the print magazine and online. Entry fee: £3 per poem or £8 for three poems. Looking for: Poetry up to 125 lines.Further details: There are no style or length restrictions but it should be stressed that a short poem is just as likely to be selected  as a longer one. Sole Judge for the competition is Lesley Burt. Website: https://shooterlitmag.com/poetry-competition Gregory O'Donoghue International Poetry Competition Closing date: 30th November 2017. Prizes: 1st Prize: €1000, Southword Journal publication, travel subvention to attend the Cork International Poetry Festival (room, board and Brian Turner poetry master class also included), PLUS writer's retreat at Tyrone Guthrie Centre. Theme: None. Looking for: Poems up to 40 lines. Judge: poet and Munster Literature Centre Director Patrick Cotter Email address: godcomp@munsterlit.ie Website: http://munsterlit.ie Cafe Writers’ Open Poetry Closing date: 30th November 2017. Prizes: Total £2,000. Entry fee: £4, £10 for three, £2 each extra. Looking for: Poems on any theme up to 40 lines. Email: competition@cafewriters.org.uk Website: http://cafewriters.org.uk Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize Closing date: 1st December 2017. Prizes: £2,000 or US$3,000, paid in May 2018. Publication of the winning manuscript by Waywiser both in the UK and in the USA in the autumn of 2018. A reading with the judge at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., in the autumn 2018. Entry fee: US $27, or the equivalent in whatever currency your card draws on. Looking for: Manuscripts should be a minimum of 48 and a maximum of 88 pages (the count to include poems and exclude back and front matter). See website for more detail. Email: waywiserpress@aol.com Website: waywiser-press.com/13th-anthony-hecht-poetry- prize/ Strokestown InternationaI Poetry Prize 2018 Closing date: 1st December 2017. Prizes: 1st - €2,000; 2nd - €700, 3rd - €500. Entry fee €6.00. Looking for: Unpublished poems for open competition. Unpublished comic poems for Percy French Prize for Comic Verse. Email: scda@eircom.net Website: http://strokestownpoetry.org Peter Porter Poetry Prize Closing date: 3rd December 2017. Prizes: Aus$5,000, $2,000, $500. Entry fee: Aus$25 Looking for: Poems up to 75 lines. Further details: Entries are welcome from poets anywhere in the world. There is no age limit. Website: www.australianbookreview.com.au Templar Poetry Quarterly Portfolio Awards Closing date: 11th December 2017. Prizes: Pamphlet publication. Entry fee: £12 for 1 entry, reductions for more. Looking for: A portfolio of 10-12 pages of poetry. Quarterly award. Email: submissions@templarpoetry.co.uk Website: http://templarpoetry.com 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/ 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 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/
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