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Poetry collections

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

Manchester Poetry and Fiction Prizes 2018

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Closing date: 
14 September 2018
Entry: 
Open to all internationally £17.50 entry fee for each prize
Prize: 
£10,000 for each

Poetry Prize

Judges

Adam O'Riordan (Chair), Gillian Clarke, Carol Ann Duffy and Imtiaz Dharker  Read more

The Sunday Times/PFD Young Writer of the Year 2018

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Closing date: 
8 June 2018
Entry: 
Writers of published fiction, non-fiction and poetry between the ages of 18 and 35 in the UK and Ireland, published or self-published No entry fee
Prize: 
First Prize £5,000 plus a 10 week residency and a year of mentoring, three runners-up £500

Submissions are being accepted until June 8 in one of the industry's longest-named awards, The Sunday Times / Peters Fraser + Dunlop Young Writer of the Year Award. The prize programme is designed to honour fiction, non-fiction, and poetry writers between the ages of 18 and 35 in the UK and Ireland.  Read more

National Poetry Writing Month

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Closing date: 
30 April 2018
Entry: 
Open to all No entry fee
Prize: 
None

NaPoWriMo, or National Poetry Writing Month, is an annual project in which participating poets attempt to write a poem a day for the month of April, starting on 1 April.  Read more

Emma Press poetry and prose open submission

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Closing date: 
10 December 2017
Entry: 
Open to all writers internationally but you have to join the Emma Press Club No entry fee
Prize: 
Publication

The Emma Press has launched an open submissions call for pamphlet proposals, for both poetry and prose, for adults and children. The submissions window will close on 10 December.  Read more

Manchester Poetry and Fiction Prizes 2017

Information

Closing date: 
29 September 2017
Entry: 
Open to all internationally £17.50 entry fee for each prize
Prize: 
£10,000 for each

Poetry Prize

Judges

Adam O'Riordan (Chair), Mona Arshi and Pascale Petit

£10,000 prize for the best portfolio of three to five poems (maximum combined length: 120 lines). Open internationally to new and established writers aged 16 or over (no upper age limit).

For more details  Read more

The Sunday Times PFD Young Writer of the Year Award 2017

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Closing date: 
2 June 2017
Entry: 
Published and self-published British and Irish authors of fiction, non-fiction and poetry aged 18-35
Prize: 
£5,000

Self-published authors are being encouraged to submit to this year's The Sunday Times/Peters Fraser + Dunlop Young Writer of the Year Award, along with traditionally-published writers.

Submissions are now open for the £5,000 prize, which is given annually to the best work of fiction, non-fiction or poetry by a British or Irish author aged between 18 and 35.  Read more

Pavilion Poetry Open for Submissions

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Closing date: 
31 January 2017
Entry: 
Poets with unpublished first full-length collections only No entry fee
Prize: 
Publication opportunity

We are delighted to announce submissions to our award-winning Pavilion Poetry series are being accepted during January 2017 for first full length collections only.  Read more

The Complete Works 2008

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Closing date: 
21 March 2008
Entry: 
Open to UK residents only Are you a Black or Asian poet, committed to producing a full-length poetry collection?
Prize: 
For one year you will have an individually assigned poet-mentor offering you intensive critical feedback on your writing

Are you a Black or Asian poet, committed to producing a full-length poetry collection?

Closing date 21 March 2008

Open to UK residents only

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New Writer Prose and Poetry Prizes 2008

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Closing date: 
1 December 2008
Entry: 
Entry fees
Prize: 
FACT: 1st prize £150, 2nd £100, 3rd £50; FICTION: Short Stories: 1st prize £300, 2nd £200, 3rd £100. Novella: 1st prize £300; POETRY: Collection: 1st prize £300, 2nd £200, 3rd £100. Single: 1st prize £100, 2nd £75, 3rd £50

One of the major, international prizes for contemporary fiction and poetry, essays and articles, this is an opportunity to bring your work to a wider audience.

Closing date 31 November 2008

Total Prize Fund £2,500

Entry fees

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