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The Queen Mary Wasafiri New Writing Prize 2019

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Closing date: 
28 June 2019
Entry: 
All new writers of Fiction, Poetry and Life Writing Entry fee £6, 2 entries £10 and 3 entries £15
Prize: 
£1,000 for each category

The Queen Mary Wasafiri New Writing Prize 2019 is open for submissions in the categories of Fiction, Poetry, and Life Writing. The prize was launched ten years ago to support new writers, with no limits on age, gender, nationality or background. In this birthday year we are excited to announce that we are increasing each prize sum from £300 to £1,000.  Read more

Poetry London Clore Prize 2019

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Closing date: 
1 May 2019
Entry: 
Open to all poets for unpublished poems in English Entry fee £7 or £3 for subscribers
Prize: 
1st prize £5,000, 2nd prize £2,000, 3rd prize £1,000. Four commendations £500 plus publication in the magazine

Poetry London is an arts charity and leading international poetry magazine where acclaimed contemporary poets share pages with exciting new names. Published three times a year in February, May and September, each issue contains new poetry, incisive reviews and features. Poetry London launches each issue with readings from distinguished poet contributors to the magazine.  Read more

The Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2019

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Closing date: 
31 July 2019
Entry: 
Poets from anywhere in the world aged 11-17 years No entry fee
Prize: 
A wide range of prizes, opportunities and resources including a week-long intensive residential Arvon course

The Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2019 is open!   Read more

The Christopher Tower Poetry Competition 2019

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Closing date: 
1 March 2019
Entry: 
16-19 year-olds resident in the UK No entry fee
Prize: 
£5,000

The 18th Christopher Tower Poetry Competition, the UK's most valuable prize for young poets, has opened for entries, and this year students between 16-18 years of age resident in the UK can enter.

The closing date for entries is 1 March 2019.

Winners will be announced on 29 March 2019.  Read more

The Brotherton Poetry Prize

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Closing date: 
4 March 2019
Entry: 
Open to anyone in the world over the age of 18 who hasn't yet published a full collection of poems Entry fee £10
Prize: 
First Prize £1,000, 4 runners-up £200

This new prize has just been launched by the University of Leeds Poetry Centre.

The Brotherton Poetry Prize is open to anyone in the world over the age of 18 who hasn't yet published a full collection of poems (a chapbook or pamphlet does not count as a full collection). Entries to the competition should include no more than 200 lines of poetry in up to five individual poems.  Read more

The International Rubery Book of the Year Award 2019

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Closing date: 
31 March 2019
Entry: 
Open to all writers internationally who have published or self-published their work Entry fee £37
Prize: 
£1500 plus £150 for at least three category winners

The Rubery Prize is a prestigious international book award seeking the best books by indie writers, self published authors and books published by independent presses, judged by reputable judges.

It is open to all writers internationally and is awarded to a book published in print or ebook form. Books published by independent presses and self published books are eligible to enter  Read more

National Poetry Competition 2018

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Closing date: 
31 October 2018
Entry: 
Open to any poet from across the world aged 17 or over at the time of entering £7 for your first poem, and £4 per poem thereafter. Members of The Poetry Society can enter a second poem for free
Prize: 
First Prize £5,000 with 9 other cash prizes

Now in its 40th year, the National Poetry CompetitionAnnual poetry prize run by the UK-based Poetry Society established in 1978; accepts entries from all over the world; over 10,000 poems submitted each year is open for entries! Judged by Kei Miller, Kim Moore and Mark Waldron, there are 10 cash prizes, including a first prize of £5000.  Read more

Troubadour International Poetry Prize 2018

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Closing date: 
22 October 2018
Entry: 
Open to all Entry fee £6 for first poem £4 for further poems
Prize: 
First prize £2,000, Second prize £1,000 and Third prize a week-long creative-writing course at the Arvon centre of your choice

Judged by Jo Shapcott and Daljit Nagra  Read more

The Moth Poetry Prize 2018

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Closing date: 
31 December 2018
Entry: 
Open to all poets over 16 Entry fee £12 per poem
Prize: 
First Prize of €10,000, and three runner-up prizes of €1,000

The Moth Poetry Prize is one of the biggest prizes in the world for a single unpublished poem. The prize is open to anyone (over 16) as long as the poem is previously unpublished, and each year it attracts thousands of entries from new and established poets from over 50 countries worldwide.  Read more

Women’s Poetry and Pamphlet Competitions 2018

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Closing date: 
13 September 2018
Entry: 
Open to women of any nationality from any country, and welcomes poems in any style, of any length, on any subject. Entry fee: Poetry £10 Pamphlet £20
Prize: 
POETRY: First Prize £2000 plus publication in both Mslexia and the PBS Bulletin, Second Prize £400, Third Prize £200. PAMPHLET: Publication by Seren Books

Women's Poetry Competition 2018

 

For a single poem.

Judged by the UK Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duff

1st Prize: £2000 plus publication in both MslexiaStylish and lively site for quarterly UK literary magazine read by 12,000 'committed' women writers. Good range of quality writing, information and advice with news, reviews, competitions and interviews, all presented in a friendly fashion. Praised by Helen Dunmore as 'astute, invigorating and above all an excellent read.' www.mslexia.co.uk and the PBS Bulletin, as well a mentorship with PBS Book Selector Sandeep Parmar and a Cove Park writing retreat.

2nd Prize: £400, 3rd Prize: £200

17 finalists win £25 each.  Read more

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