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Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine Closing date: 14th February, 2018. Entry fee: £7. Prizes: £5,000 in open and NHS categories, £500 young poets award. Looking for: Poetry on a medical subject up to 50 lines. Website: http://hippocrates-poetry.org/2018-hippocrat/index.html Sentinel Literary Quarterly Poetry Competition Closing Date: 28th February  2018. Prizes: £200 (First), £100 (Second), £50 (Third), £20 x 3 (Highly Commended), £10 x 3 (Commended). Entry Fees: £4/1, £7/2, £9/3, £11/4, £12/5, £16/7, £22/10. Further details: Organised every three months …since July 2009, this competition is for original, previously unpublished poems in English language, on any subject, in any style, up to 50 lines long.  All winning and commended poems will receive first publication in Sentinel Literary Quarterly magazine (online and in print) - published by SPM Publications. Judge: Mandy Pannett, author of All the Invisibles Enter Online or download Entry Form at http://sentinelquarterly.com/competitions/index.htm Poets & Players Poetry Competition Closing date: 28th February 2018. Prizes: 1st Prize: £600; 2nd Prize: £200; 3rd Prize: £100 plus Commended poets at the judge’s discretion. Entry fee: Single poem £4; Three poems £10. Looking for: Poems can be on any subject, in any style or form, but must be the author’s own original work. Further details: The judge for 2018 will be Pascale Petit. Website: https://poetsandplayers.co/competition-2018/ 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/ Poetry Business Book and Pamphlet Competition 2017/18 Closing date: 1st March 2018. Entry fee: £28, £25 for subscribers Prizes: Prizes include publication by Smith/Doorstep Books, a share of £2,000 cash, publication in The North magazine and launch Looki98ng for: short poetry collections (20-24 pages), no restrictions on theme, form or style. Furrher information: readings hosted by the Poetry Business. Email: office@poetrybusiness.co.uk  Website: www.poetrybusiness.co.uk    Brittle Star Poetry and Short Fiction Competition 2018 Closing date: 14th March 2018. Prizes: £250, £50 and £25 in each category. Entry fee: £5.00, £3.50 for each subsequent entry. Looking for: Short stories up to 2,000 words; poems up to 60 lines. Website: http://www.brittlestar.org.uk/ The Hedgehog Press Poetry Collection Closing date: 15th March 2018. Prizes: The winning poet will be published by The Hedgehog Press and will receive 100 copies of their collection. Entry fee: £15 for one collection, £45 for two, £60 for three. Looking for: Collections of up to 40 poems. Individual poems may have been published in magazines, but the poems should not previously have appeared in any other collections. Website: https://www.hedgehogpress.co.uk/competition/ Crowvus Poetry Prize Closing date: 28th March 2018. Prizes: The prizes are worked on a percentage of the entry fees. Entry fee: £3 per poem. 2 poems are £5. There is a maximum of 2 poems per author.  Children’s poems are FREE. Looking for: Poems up to 50 lines (not including title or stanza breaks). Further details:  Poems must have only one author. No co-authored poems, please. Entries must be solely the work of the contributor. Website: https://www.crowvus.com/competition Fish Poetry Competition Closing date: 31st March 2018. Prizes: Top 10 poems will be published. 1st prize: €1,000. 2nd: A week in residence at Anam Cara Writers’ Reatreat. Entry fee: €14, (€8 subsequent entries). Looking for: Poems, up to 300 words Email: info@fishpublishing.com Website: http://www.fishpublishing.com/competition/poetry-contest/ The Bristol Poetry Prize  Closing date: 31st March 2018. Prizes: £600 plus an invitation to read at the Bristol Spring Poetry Festival; 2nd -  £300; 3rd -  £100. Entry fee: £6 per poem. Looking for: Poems of any length, in any style, on any theme Email: admin@poetrycan.co.uk Website: http://www.poetrycan.co.uk/bristol-poetry-prize-2018.html The Caterpillar Poetry Prize 2018 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: Two prizes of a publishing contract and 30 copies of the pamphlet. Entry fee: £10. Looking for: Short poetry collections of 15-25 poems up to 50 lines each. Further details: Open to beginners and established writers. Email: jan@cinnamonpress.com Website: https://www.cinnamonpress.com/poetry-pamphlet-prize Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest Closing date: 1st April 2018. Prizes: $1,000, $250, ten $100 plus 10 Honourable Mentions. Free entry. Submit one poem only. Highly enjoyable annual competition for humorous and spoof poetry, up to 250 lines. Email: adam@winningwriters.com Website: https://winningwriters.com/poetry-contest-free The 2018 Winchester Writers’ Festival - Poetry Competition Closing date: 11th April 2018. Prizes: 1st prize:  Face-to-Face or telephone consultation about poetry publication in Guildford (transport not included), half-hour reading spot at a poetry night, held in Guildford on the first Monday of each month, and a pack of 28 Dempsey and Windle publications, including pamphlets, collections and anthologies (each pack with a value of £212); 2nd prize:  Pack of 28 Dempsey and Windle publications, including pamphlets, collections and anthologies (value of £212); 3rd prize:  Pack of 28 Dempsey and Windle publications, including pamphlets, collections and anthologies (value of £212). Entry fee: £16.00 with constructive feedback; £6 without. Looking for: Entrants are invited to submit poems on any subject up to a maximum of 40 lines for each entry. Sponsored by: Dempsey & Windle Publishing. Website: http://writersfestival.co.uk/competitions Poetry on the Lake International Closing date: 15th April 2018. Prizes: Formal & Short winners: €100 each. Best poem any category on 'Cinema' theme €100. Entry fee: £10 first poem; further poems £6 each. Looking for: Poetry up to 40 lines, poems in short category, short stories up to 1,000 words. Email: poetryonthelake@yahoo.co.uk Website: www.poetryonthelake.org Earlyworks Press Poetry Competition 2018 Closing date: 30th April 2018. Prizes: £100 first prize, £25 runner up; £5 for commendations and/or any we show on the website. Entry fee: £3.50 per poem, £15 for up to six entries. Further details: Poems must be the work of the entrant and not simultaneously entered for other competitions. Website: http://www.earlyworkspress.co.uk/Competitiondetails.htm Grey Hen Poetry Competition Closing date: 30th April 2018. Prizes: £100, £50, £25, plus website publication. Entry fee: £3, £10 for four. Looking for: For poems, up to 40 lines, by women over 60 before end of June 2018. Email: info@greyhenpress.com Website: http://www.greyhenpress.com/poetry-competition-2018/ The 70th Swanwick 2018 Writing Magazine Competition Closing date: 30th April 2018. Prizes: Inclusive week at Swanwick Writers' 2018 Summer School for each category winner, Writing Magazine Creative Writing manuscript appraisal for second-winners, Writers' 6- Artists' Yearbook 2018 for third. Entry fee: £5 for each work entered. Looking for: Short stories, poems and writing for children. The theme for all entries this year is ‘BONDING’. Email: secretary@swanwickwritersschool.org.uk  Website: https://www.swanwickwritersschool.org.uk/ 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 Welsh Poetry Competition 2018 Closing date: 27th May 2018. Prizes: 1st prize - £500; 2nd Prize - £250; 3rd Prize - £100; plus 17 runners up published on website and future anthology. Entry fee: £5 per poem (£6 PayPal) / 50 lines maximum. Further details: Entry forms, rules, past winners, anthologies available from our website. Judge - Sally Spedding. Website: www.welshpoetry.co.uk Battered Moons Poetry Competition 2018 Closing date: 31st May 2018. On-line and postal entries accepted. Prizes: First prize, £700; second, £200; third, £100, plus four commendations of £25 each. Winning and commended poems will appear in the Battered Moons pamphlet and website. The 3 winners and 4 commended poets are invited to read their poems at the Poetry Swindon Festival on Saturday 6th October 2018. Entry fee: £5 for the first poem and £3.50 thereafter. Looking for: poems on any topic and style of up to 40 lines. Further details: Battered Moons Poetry Competition is open to all UK residents aged 18 or over. Guest judge Jacob Sam La-Rose and Cristina Navazo-Eguía Newton will both read all the poems. For further information visit http://batteredmoons.com or http://www.richardjefferies.org/battered- moons
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Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine Closing date: 14th February, 2018. Entry fee: £7. Prizes: £5,000 in open and NHS categories, £500 young poets award. Looking for: Poetry on a medical subject up to 50 lines. Website: http://hippocrates-poetry.org/2018- hippocrat/index.html Sentinel Literary Quarterly Poetry Competition Closing Date: 28th February  2018. Prizes: £200 (First), £100 (Second), £50 (Third), £20 x 3 (Highly Commended), £10 x 3 (Commended). Entry Fees: £4/1, £7/2, £9/3, £11/4, £12/5, £16/7, £22/10. Further details: Organised every three months …since July 2009, this competition is for original, previously unpublished poems in English language, on any subject, in any style, up to 50 lines long.  All winning and commended poems will receive first publication in Sentinel Literary Quarterly magazine (online and in print) - published by SPM Publications. Judge: Mandy Pannett, author of All the Invisibles Enter Online or download Entry Form at http://sentinelquarterly.com/competitions/index.htm Poets & Players Poetry Competition Closing date: 28th February 2018. Prizes: 1st Prize: £600; 2nd Prize: £200; 3rd Prize: £100 plus Commended poets at the judge’s discretion. Entry fee: Single poem £4; Three poems £10. Looking for: Poems can be on any subject, in any style or form, but must be the author’s own original work. Further details: The judge for 2018 will be Pascale Petit. Website: https://poetsandplayers.co/competition-2018/ 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/ Poetry Business Book and Pamphlet Competition 2017/18 Closing date: 1st March 2018. Entry fee: £28, £25 for subscribers Prizes: Prizes include publication by Smith/Doorstep Books, a share of £2,000 cash, publication in The North magazine and launch Looki98ng for: short poetry collections (20-24 pages), no restrictions on theme, form or style. Furrher information: readings hosted by the Poetry Business. Email: office@poetrybusiness.co.uk  Website: www.poetrybusiness.co.uk    Brittle Star Poetry and Short Fiction Competition 2018 Closing date: 14th March 2018. Prizes: £250, £50 and £25 in each category. Entry fee: £5.00, £3.50 for each subsequent entry. Looking for: Short stories up to 2,000 words; poems up to 60 lines. Website: http://www.brittlestar.org.uk/ The Hedgehog Press Poetry Collection Closing date: 15th March 2018. Prizes: The winning poet will be published by The Hedgehog Press and will receive 100 copies of their collection. Entry fee: £15 for one collection, £45 for two, £60 for three. Looking for: Collections of up to 40 poems. Individual poems may have been published in magazines, but the poems should not previously have appeared in any other collections. Website: https://www.hedgehogpress.co.uk/competition/ Crowvus Poetry Prize Closing date: 28th March 2018. Prizes: The prizes are worked on a percentage of the entry fees. Entry fee: £3 per poem. 2 poems are £5. There is a maximum of 2 poems per author.  Children’s poems are FREE. Looking for: Poems up to 50 lines (not including title or stanza breaks). Further details:  Poems must have only one author. No co- authored poems, please. Entries must be solely the work of the contributor. Website: https://www.crowvus.com/competition Fish Poetry Competition Closing date: 31st March 2018. Prizes: Top 10 poems will be published. 1st prize: €1,000. 2nd: A week in residence at Anam Cara Writers’ Reatreat. Entry fee: €14, (€8 subsequent entries). Looking for: Poems, up to 300 words Email: info@fishpublishing.com Website: http://www.fishpublishing.com/competition/poetry- contest/ The Bristol Poetry Prize  Closing date: 31st March 2018. Prizes: £600 plus an invitation to read at the Bristol Spring Poetry Festival; 2nd -  £300; 3rd -  £100. Entry fee: £6 per poem. Looking for: Poems of any length, in any style, on any theme Email: admin@poetrycan.co.uk Website: http://www.poetrycan.co.uk/bristol-poetry-prize- 2018.html The Caterpillar Poetry Prize 2018 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: Two prizes of a publishing contract and 30 copies of the pamphlet. Entry fee: £10. Looking for: Short poetry collections of 15-25 poems up to 50 lines each. Further details: Open to beginners and established writers. Email: jan@cinnamonpress.com Website: https://www.cinnamonpress.com/poetry-pamphlet- prize Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest Closing date: 1st April 2018. Prizes: $1,000, $250, ten $100 plus 10 Honourable Mentions. Free entry. Submit one poem only. Highly enjoyable annual competition for humorous and spoof poetry, up to 250 lines. Email: adam@winningwriters.com Website: https://winningwriters.com/poetry-contest-free The 2018 Winchester Writers’ Festival - Poetry Competition Closing date: 11th April 2018. Prizes: 1st prize:  Face-to-Face or telephone consultation about poetry publication in Guildford (transport not included), half-hour reading spot at a poetry night, held in Guildford on the first Monday of each month, and a pack of 28 Dempsey and Windle publications, including pamphlets, collections and anthologies (each pack with a value of £212); 2nd prize:  Pack of 28 Dempsey and Windle publications, including pamphlets, collections and anthologies (value of £212); 3rd prize:  Pack of 28 Dempsey and Windle publications, including pamphlets, collections and anthologies (value of £212). Entry fee: £16.00 with constructive feedback; £6 without. Looking for: Entrants are invited to submit poems on any subject up to a maximum of 40 lines for each entry. Sponsored by: Dempsey & Windle Publishing. Website: http://writersfestival.co.uk/competitions Poetry on the Lake International Closing date: 15th April 2018. Prizes: Formal & Short winners: €100 each. Best poem any category on 'Cinema' theme €100. Entry fee: £10 first poem; further poems £6 each. Looking for: Poetry up to 40 lines, poems in short category, short stories up to 1,000 words. Email: poetryonthelake@yahoo.co.uk Website: www.poetryonthelake.org Earlyworks Press Poetry Competition 2018 Closing date: 30th April 2018. Prizes: £100 first prize, £25 runner up; £5 for commendations and/or any we show on the website. Entry fee: £3.50 per poem, £15 for up to six entries. Further details: Poems must be the work of the entrant and not simultaneously entered for other competitions. Website: http://www.earlyworkspress.co.uk/Competitiondetails.htm Grey Hen Poetry Competition Closing date: 30th April 2018. Prizes: £100, £50, £25, plus website publication. Entry fee: £3, £10 for four. Looking for: For poems, up to 40 lines, by women over 60 before end of June 2018. Email: info@greyhenpress.com Website: http://www.greyhenpress.com/poetry-competition- 2018/ The 70th Swanwick 2018 Writing Magazine Competition Closing date: 30th April 2018. Prizes: Inclusive week at Swanwick Writers' 2018 Summer School for each category winner, Writing Magazine Creative Writing manuscript appraisal for second-winners, Writers' 6- Artists' Yearbook 2018 for third. Entry fee: £5 for each work entered. Looking for: Short stories, poems and writing for children. The theme for all entries this year is ‘BONDING’. Email: secretary@swanwickwritersschool.org.uk  Website: https://www.swanwickwritersschool.org.uk/ 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 Welsh Poetry Competition 2018 Closing date: 27th May 2018. Prizes: 1st prize - £500; 2nd Prize - £250; 3rd Prize - £100; plus 17 runners up published on website and future anthology. Entry fee: £5 per poem (£6 PayPal) / 50 lines maximum. Further details: Entry forms, rules, past winners, anthologies available from our website. Judge - Sally Spedding. Website: www.welshpoetry.co.uk Battered Moons Poetry Competition 2018 Closing date: 31st May 2018. On-line and postal entries accepted. Prizes: First prize, £700; second, £200; third, £100, plus four commendations of £25 each. Winning and commended poems will appear in the Battered Moons pamphlet and website. The 3 winners and 4 commended poets are invited to read their poems at the Poetry Swindon Festival on Saturday 6th October 2018. Entry fee: £5 for the first poem and £3.50 thereafter. Looking for: poems on any topic and style of up to 40 lines. Further details: Battered Moons Poetry Competition is open to all UK residents aged 18 or over. Guest judge Jacob Sam La- Rose and Cristina Navazo-Eguía Newton will both read all the poems. For further information visit http://batteredmoons.com or http://www.richardjefferies.org/battered-moons
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