Costing the Earth? Submissions wanted for ecopoetry anthology

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Submissions are being sought by Hebrides-based publisher Two Ravens Press for an anthology of ecopoetry to be published in November 2012. The deadline for submissions is 31 March, 2012. The anthology is intended to address the complex relationship between people and the natural world. Is poetry in itself a form of environmental action, or can it inspire action? An introduction by Dr David Borth...

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Chance to be published: Flarestack Poets pamphlet competition

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Flarestack Poets have launched their 2012 pamphlet competition, with two winners' pamphlets published in late spring 2012. Each winner will receive £300 and 20 copies of their winning pamphlet. A selection of outstanding individual poems will be published in an anthology. Winners and authors of p...

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Daljit Nagra to judge Wigan's Greenheart competition

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A £1,000 first prize is on offer in a poetry competition focusing on Greenheart regional park, a new sustainable and environmental initiative outside Wigan. The themes are the park, and the word “g...

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Poems that will spook you: anthology of ghouls and ghosties

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The Spoken Word and Stairwell Books are looking for poems, short stories and essays for their anthology on ghouls and ghosties, and things that go bump in the night. The anthology will be published...

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Magma marks big anniversary with poetry contest

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The deadline is 30 November for two poetry contests run by Magma, to celebrate the past 50 issues of the magazine. The Magma judge’s prize is for a poem up to 80 lines.  All poems submitted will au...

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Live in Dorset? Here's a competition for you

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Bournemouth Festival of Words is running a poetry competition – for adults and children - for those living in Dorset, in advance of the festival itself which takes place in April next year. The the...

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National Poetry Competition: lastminute.chance!

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It's not too late to enter the 2011 National Poetry Competition - and if you're thinking it's far too high a prize to aim for, think again. The 2010 winning poem was by an unpublished poet. Paul Ad...

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Roll up for the Malton festival poetry slam

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The Speakers’ Corner, the team behind York's monthly poetry and performance nights, have got together with the organisers of the second Malton literature festival to present a poetry slam with cash...

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Search for best performance poet in Wales

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Literature Wales is on the hunt for the best performance poet in Wales. Do you have what it takes to impress the judges in just five minutes and walk away with the first prize of £500?

The firs...

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Deadline nears for Troubadour prize

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There's still time to enter the competition for the £2,500 Troubadour international poetry prize. Susan Wicks and David Harsent are the judges, with both reading all poems - not always the case wit...

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Hot pot of Lancashire poetry

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The search is on for the north-west’s best food poems for an anthology being published by Lancashire independent publisher Clitheroe Books Press.

The anthology, which is being published under t...

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Support the homeless - with a chance to get your poetry published

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There’s the possibility of having your poetry published in a 20-page pamphlet while supporting the homeless, if you take part  in the International Lumen/Camden Poetry Competition 2012. The contest...

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Malton festival contest

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Closing date is 24 September for the Malton Literature Festival poetry competition. There are prizes of  £100, £50 and £25 for poems up to 40 lines, with an entry fee  of £4 per poem or 4 poems for...

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The Disappeared: British Red Cross writing competition

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The British Red Cross is organising a creative writing competition on the theme of The Disappeared. The closing date is 30 August. Entries should fit onto one side of A4 paper. Qhat qualifies? Poet...

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Poetry Review's Fiona Sampson to judge women's contest

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Fiona Sampson, editor of the Poetry Society’s Poetry Review, will be judging the Second Light Network women’s competition for long and short poems, closing date 1 November. Second Light Network is ...

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Glyn Maxwell to judge Live Canon competition

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Glyn Maxwell is judging this year’s Live Canon international poetry competition. It’s not too late to enter the contest, with a first prize of £1,000. The deadline is 29 July. There's no word limit...

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Muslim Writers awards: closing date 31 July

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Closing date is 31 July for the 2011 Muslim Writers awards, which welcomes submissions of work from Muslim writers aged over 16 across the world. As well as a poetry award, other categories include...

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Bedford open poetry competition

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Poet, tutor, freelance editor and critic Paul Groves will be judging this year’s Bedford Open poetry competition. Deadline for the competition, first prize £300, is 18 November. Entrants can submit...

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Lippfest poetry contest

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Organisers of Lippfest 2011 have launched a poetry competition to tie in with the festival in Leeds in September. Entries close quite soon, on 14 July 2011. Winners will be announced at a special e...

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Liz Lochhead to judge Elmet poetry prize

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Liz Lochhead, Scotland’s makar – or national poet - is to judge this year’s Elmet poetry prize. The theme is Connections, the deadline 15 July, and prizes are: 1st  £300, 2nd £100, runners up £50, ...

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George Szirtes to judge Essex poetry contest

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George Szirtes will be judging this year’s Essex poetry festival’s open poetry competition. The closing date is 30 July, with prizes - first prize £500 - handed out at the poetry festival in Octobe...

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Bridport poetry prize: one of the top awards

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It’s not too late to consider entering for the Bridport poetry prize, one of the most prestigious awards around. First prize is £5,000, and the top four poems are entered for the Forward Prize for ...

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