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READ Foundation Writing Competition 2018 Closing date: 10th October 2018. Prizes: The winning entry will be displayed in hundreds of READ Foundation schools to inspire today’s students. It will also be published on READ Foundation’s website. The winner and two runners up will also receive feedback on their work from Ms Shahraz. Entry fee: Free. Looking for: A poem, short story or first person essay on the theme of “My education helped me….”. 500 words max. Further info: Writers must be 18+ and living in the UK. Poems & short stories accepted. Website: https://readfoundation.org.uk/writing-competition-2018/ Eyelands Book Awards 2018 Closing date: 20th October 2018. Prizes: Grand Prize for published books - Five-day holiday in Athens plus a special handmade ceramic; Grand Prize for unpublished books - publication from Strange Days Books; Plus six more prizes. Entry fee: $30.00. Looking for: Poetry, novellas, short story collections. novels. Website: www.eyelandsawards.com Troubador International Poetry Prize Closing date: 22nd October 2018. Entry fee: £6, €7, $7.50 for the first poem, £4, €5, $5 for any subsequent poems. Payment via PayPal. Looking for: Poems, up to 45 lines. Prizes: £2,000, £1,000, a week-long creative-writing course at the Arvon Centre of your choice Email: CoftPoetry@aol.com Website: http://www.coffeehousepoetry.org/prizes The 14th Elmbridge Literary Competition 2018 Closing date: 29th October 2018 (5pm). Prizes: The winners will receive book tokens. Sampson Low will also publish the winning entries as a chapbook. For full details on age categories and prizes, check out their website. Entry fee: Free to enter. Looking for: Your frightening short stories and poems to help commemorate the bicentenary of the publication of Mary Shelley's masterpiece. Further info: Age categories, from 5-7 up to 19+. Website: https://www.creativewritingink.co.uk/14th-elmbridge-literary-competition-2018/ The Plough Prize  Closing date: 31st Ocrober 2018. Prizes: £1,000, £500, £250 in each category Entry fee: £5. Looking for: poems up to 40 lines; The Ronald Duncan Short Poem Competition, poems up to 10 lines Website: www.theploughprize.co.uk Eric GregoryTrust Fund Awards 2019 Closing date: 31st October 2018. Prizes: a share of up to £24,000. Free entry. Looking for: a published or unpublished volume of no more than 30 poems by a UK author under the age of 30 on 31st March 2018. Email: info@societyofauthors.org  Website: www.societyofauthors.org Cannon Poets Sonnet or not Closing date: 31st October 2018. 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  Bare Fiction Prize 2018 - Poetry Closing date: 31st October 2018. Prizes: 1st Prize: £500; 2nd Prize: £200; 3rd Prize: £100; 2 x Highly Commended Award: £25. 1st, 2nd & 3rd prize winners will be published in the Spring 2019 issue of Bare Fiction Magazine and on their website. Entry fee: £5.00. Website: http://www.barefictionmagazine.co.uk/competitions/ NAWG Poetry Competition Closing date: 31st October 2018. Prizes: 1st - £200; 2nd - £100; 3rd - £50. Entry fee: three poems for £10. Optional critiques: £5 each. Looking for: Poems can be any style, maximum 40 lines. See website for further details on how to enter. Website: http://www.nawg.co.uk/5658/ Poetry Society National Poetry Competition Closing date: 31st October 2018. Prizes: £5,000, £2,000, £1,000, seven £200 commendations. Entry fee: £6.50 for your first poem, and £3.50 per poem thereafter. Looking for: Poems, up to 40 lines. Entries can be on any subject. Email: award@poetrysociety.org.uk  Website: www.poetrysociety.org.uk/content/competitions/npc/ Southport Writers' Circle International Poetry Competition 2018 Closing date: 31st October 2018. Prizes: £150, £75, £25. Entry fee: £3 per poem or four poems for £10. Looking for: An unpublished, original story on any theme of up to 2000 words. Email: swcstorycomp@yahoo.co.uk Website: www.swconline.co.uk Templar Quarterly Portfolio Pamphlet Awards Closing date: 24th November 2018. Prizes: Publication by Templar Poetry. Entry fee: £15.50. Looking for: Full-length poetry pamphlets (10-12 pages). Email: info@templarpoetry.co.uk  Website: templarpoetry.com  2018 Shooter Poetry Competition Closing date: 25th November 2018. Prizes: £100, £30, publication. Entry fee: £3, £8 for three. Looking for: Poems up to 125 lines. Email: contest.shooterlitrnag@gmail.com Website: https://shooterlitmag.com  Littoral Press Nature Poetry Collection Competition 2018 Deadline  30th November 2018. Prizes: 60 copies of the winning collection will be published by the Littoral Press. 10 copies will be retained by the littoral press for 'legal deposit' and the press's archives. 50 copies will be delivered free of charge to the winning poet - UK mainland only. Entry fee: £20.00 per manuscript. Looking for: a full collection of nature/spiritual/environmental poetry. Website: http://www.southendpoetry.co.uk/ Manning's Pit Poetry Competition Closing date: 30th November 2018. Prizes: £100, £30, £20. Children 11 and under will receive 1st and 2nd prizes and Children 11-18 will receive 1st and 2nd prizes. Entry fee: £3 per poem. Looking for: Poems up to 40 lines about countryside near a town or village. Website: http://manningspit.com/poetry-competition/ Cafe Writers' Open Poetry Closing date: 30th November 2018. Prizes: £1,000, £300, £200, 6 x £50, £100 funniest poem, £100 Norfolk Prize. Entry fee: £4, £10 for three, £2 per poem thereafter. Looking for: For poems on any theme, up to 40 lines. Email: competition@cafewriters.org.uk Website: www.cafewriters.org.uk Somerset Maugham Awards Closing date: 30th November 2018. Prizes: Total prize fund of £10,000, to be used for foreign travel Free entry. Looking for: Published work of fiction, non-fiction or poetry by an author under 35 Email: pjohnson@societyofauthors.org  Website: www.societyofauthors.org  The Gregory O'Donoghue International Poetry Competition OPENS - 30th November 2018 (midnight). Closing date: 30th November 2018. Prizes: €1,000, week's residency at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre, travel costs up to €600 and accommodation for four days during the Cork Spring Poetry Festival, €500, €250 Looking for: Poems up to 40 lines. Entry fee: €5, €20 for five poems. Email: godcomp@munsterlit.ie  Website: www.munsterlit.ie  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  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. 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: www.themothmagazine.com
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READ Foundation Writing Competition 2018 Closing date: 10th October 2018. Prizes: The winning entry will be displayed in hundreds of READ Foundation schools to inspire today’s students. It will also be published on READ Foundation’s website. The winner and two runners up will also receive feedback on their work from Ms Shahraz. Entry fee: Free. Looking for: A poem, short story or first person essay on the theme of “My education helped me….”. 500 words max. Further info: Writers must be 18+ and living in the UK. Poems & short stories accepted. Website: https://readfoundation.org.uk/writing-competition- 2018/ Eyelands Book Awards 2018 Closing date: 20th October 2018. Prizes: Grand Prize for published books - Five-day holiday in Athens plus a special handmade ceramic; Grand Prize for unpublished books - publication from Strange Days Books; Plus six more prizes. Entry fee: $30.00. Looking for: Poetry, novellas, short story collections. novels. Website: www.eyelandsawards.com Troubador International Poetry Prize Closing date: 22nd October 2018. Entry fee: £6, €7, $7.50 for the first poem, £4, €5, $5 for any subsequent poems. Payment via PayPal. Looking for: Poems, up to 45 lines. Prizes: £2,000, £1,000, a week-long creative-writing course at the Arvon Centre of your choice Email: CoftPoetry@aol.com Website: http://www.coffeehousepoetry.org/prizes The 14th Elmbridge Literary Competition 2018 Closing date: 29th October 2018 (5pm). Prizes: The winners will receive book tokens. Sampson Low will also publish the winning entries as a chapbook. For full details on age categories and prizes, check out their website. Entry fee: Free to enter. Looking for: Your frightening short stories and poems to help commemorate the bicentenary of the publication of Mary Shelley's masterpiece. Further info: Age categories, from 5-7 up to 19+. Website: https://www.creativewritingink.co.uk/14th- elmbridge-literary-competition-2018/ The Plough Prize  Closing date: 31st Ocrober 2018. Prizes: £1,000, £500, £250 in each category Entry fee: £5. Looking for: poems up to 40 lines; The Ronald Duncan Short Poem Competition, poems up to 10 lines Website: www.theploughprize.co.uk Eric GregoryTrust Fund Awards 2019 Closing date: 31st October 2018. Prizes: a share of up to £24,000. Free entry. Looking for: a published or unpublished volume of no more than 30 poems by a UK author under the age of 30 on 31st March 2018. Email: info@societyofauthors.org  Website: www.societyofauthors.org Cannon Poets Sonnet or not Closing date: 31st October 2018. 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  Bare Fiction Prize 2018 - Poetry Closing date: 31st October 2018. Prizes: 1st Prize: £500; 2nd Prize: £200; 3rd Prize: £100; 2 x Highly Commended Award: £25. 1st, 2nd & 3rd prize winners will be published in the Spring 2019 issue of Bare Fiction Magazine and on their website. Entry fee: £5.00. Website: http://www.barefictionmagazine.co.uk/competitions/ NAWG Poetry Competition Closing date: 31st October 2018. Prizes: 1st - £200; 2nd - £100; 3rd - £50. Entry fee: three poems for £10. Optional critiques: £5 each. Looking for: Poems can be any style, maximum 40 lines. See website for further details on how to enter. Website: http://www.nawg.co.uk/5658/ Poetry Society National Poetry Competition Closing date: 31st October 2018. Prizes: £5,000, £2,000, £1,000, seven £200 commendations. Entry fee: £6.50 for your first poem, and £3.50 per poem thereafter. Looking for: Poems, up to 40 lines. Entries can be on any subject. Email: award@poetrysociety.org.uk  Website: www.poetrysociety.org.uk/content/competitions/npc/ Southport Writers' Circle International Poetry Competition 2018 Closing date: 31st October 2018. Prizes: £150, £75, £25. Entry fee: £3 per poem or four poems for £10. Looking for: An unpublished, original story on any theme of up to 2000 words. Email: swcstorycomp@yahoo.co.uk Website: www.swconline.co.uk Templar Quarterly Portfolio Pamphlet Awards Closing date: 24th November 2018. Prizes: Publication by Templar Poetry. Entry fee: £15.50. Looking for: Full-length poetry pamphlets (10-12 pages). Email: info@templarpoetry.co.uk  Website: templarpoetry.com  2018 Shooter Poetry Competition Closing date: 25th November 2018. Prizes: £100, £30, publication. Entry fee: £3, £8 for three. Looking for: Poems up to 125 lines. Email: contest.shooterlitrnag@gmail.com Website: https://shooterlitmag.com  Littoral Press Nature Poetry Collection Competition 2018 Deadline  30th November 2018. Prizes: 60 copies of the winning collection will be published by the Littoral Press. 10 copies will be retained by the littoral press for 'legal deposit' and the press's archives. 50 copies will be delivered free of charge to the winning poet - UK mainland only. Entry fee: £20.00 per manuscript. Looking for: a full collection of nature/spiritual/environmental poetry. Website: http://www.southendpoetry.co.uk/ Manning's Pit Poetry Competition Closing date: 30th November 2018. Prizes: £100, £30, £20. Children 11 and under will receive 1st and 2nd prizes and Children 11-18 will receive 1st and 2nd prizes. Entry fee: £3 per poem. Looking for: Poems up to 40 lines about countryside near a town or village. Website: http://manningspit.com/poetry-competition/ Cafe Writers' Open Poetry Closing date: 30th November 2018. Prizes: £1,000, £300, £200, 6 x £50, £100 funniest poem, £100 Norfolk Prize. Entry fee: £4, £10 for three, £2 per poem thereafter. Looking for: For poems on any theme, up to 40 lines. Email: competition@cafewriters.org.uk Website: www.cafewriters.org.uk Somerset Maugham Awards Closing date: 30th November 2018. Prizes: Total prize fund of £10,000, to be used for foreign travel Free entry. Looking for: Published work of fiction, non-fiction or poetry by an author under 35 Email: pjohnson@societyofauthors.org  Website: www.societyofauthors.org  The Gregory O'Donoghue International Poetry Competition OPENS - 30th November 2018 (midnight). Closing date: 30th November 2018. Prizes: €1,000, week's residency at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre, travel costs up to €600 and accommodation for four days during the Cork Spring Poetry Festival, €500, €250 Looking for: Poems up to 40 lines. Entry fee: €5, €20 for five poems. Email: godcomp@munsterlit.ie  Website: www.munsterlit.ie  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  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. 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: www.themothmagazine.com
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