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The Moth Nature Writing Prize Closing date: 15th September 2020. Prizes: 1st prize €1,000 plus a week at The Moth Retreat in rural Ireland. Entry Fee: €15. Looking for: an unpublished piece of writing - prose fiction, non-fiction or poetry - which best combines exceptional literary merit with an exploration of the writer's relationship with the natural world. Website: http://www.themothmagazine.com/ Sentinel Literary Quarterly Poetry Competition (October 2020) Closing Date: 31st October 2020. Judge: Roger Elkin - author of 'Marking Time' & 'Fixing Things' Details: This competition is for original, previously unpublished poems in English Language, on any subject, in any style, up to 50 lines long. Poets of all nationalities living in any part of the world are eligible to enter. Prizes: £250 (First), £100 (Second), £50 (Third), £30 x 3 (High commendation), £15 x 3 (Commendation) and 3 x Sentinel Literary Quarterly paperback (Special mention) Entry fees: £5/1, £8/2, £10/3, £12/4, £14/5, £16/7 and £22/10 poems. Enter online or download Entry Form for postal entries at https://sentinelquarterly.com/competitions/poetry/index.htm The Bedford International Writing Competition Closing date: 31st October, 2020. Prizes: Poetry, Short Story and Young Writers' Prizes: £500, £150, £100.Special Seniors' Prizes of £500, £150, £100 for the best stories submitted by persons aged 70 years and over. Entry Fee: £6 or 3 for £12, students £4 or 3 for £8. Looking for: poems (40 lines) and short stories (max.3000 words). Other info: This year, proceeds will go to charities helping coronavirus victims. All shortlisted and winning entries will be published as an anthology in paperback and Kindle form. Judge: Leigh Russell Website: https://bedfordwritingcompetition.co.uk/BWC/php/homepage.php 2020 Queen Mary Wasafiri New Writing Prize Closing date: 1st June 2020. Prizes: No more than one poem by any poet will be shortlisted for the prize, and no person may win in more than one category in a single year. Looking for: The competition is open to anyone who has not published a book-length work in the genre that they are entering. Entry fee: £10 for a single entry, £16 for a double entry. Other info: Shortlisted entries will be published on the Wasafiri website. We reserve the right to edit these. Website: https://www.wasafiri.org/enter-the-queen-mary-wasafiri-prize/ Sunday Times/University of Warwick Young Writer of the Year Award Closing date: 22nd June 2020. Prizes: £5,000, 3 x £500. Looking for: Published or self-published full-length fiction, non-fiction or poetry by an author under 35. Entry fee: Free entry. Website: https://www.societyofauthors.org/Prizes/Other-Prizes-Awards/Sunday-Times  Manchester Cathedral Poetry Competition 2020 Closing date: 30th June 2020. First Prize £500 - Manchester Cathedral Poet of the Year, 2020. Second Prize £250.    Third Prize £150. Entry Fee: £4.50 for the first poem and £2.00 per poem thereafter. Looking for: Poems are welcome in any style or form and will be judged solely on their merits as poetry. Website: http://www.manchestercathedral.org/poetry Fool for Poetry International Chapbook Competition Closing date: 31st August 2020. Prizes: €1,000, €500, chapbook publication, for both winners. Looking for: Short collection of poetry between 16 and 24 pages. Entry fee: €25. Website: http://www.munsterlit.ie/Fool%20for%20Poetry.html SaveAs Writers’ International Writing Competition 2020 Closing date: 31st August 2020. Prizes: The Canterbury Christ Church University Poetry Prize of £200; Second: £100; Third: £50. Judged by Dorothy Lehane. Looking for: Poetry 60 lines max. Entry fee:  £3 per poem £8 for three. Website: https://www.saveaswriters.co.uk Troubadour International Poetry Prize Closing date: 28th September 2020. Prizes: 1st prize £2,000; Second prize £1,000; Third prize £500; plus 20 Commendeds. Looking for: Entries must not have been previously published. Entry fee: 1 poem: £5.00. See website for further entries costs. Other info: Submit by email up to closing date. Website: www.coffeehousepoetry.org/prizes Sentinel Literary Quarterly Poetry Competition (October 2020) Closing Date: 31 October 2020 Judge: Roger Elkin - author of 'Marking Time' & 'Fixing Things' Details: This competition is for original, previously unpublished poems in English Language, on any subject, in any style, up to 50 lines long. Poets of all nationalities living in any part of the world are eligible to enter. Prizes: £250 (First), £100 (Second), £50 (Third), £30 x 3 (High commendation), £15 x 3 (Commendation) and 3 x Sentinel Literary Quarterly paperback (Special mention) Entry fees: £5/1, £8/2, £10/3, £12/4, £14/5, £16/7 and £22/10 poems. Enter online or download Entry Form for postal entries at https://sentinelquarterly.com/competitions/poetry/index.htm The National Poetry Competition 2020 Closing date: 31st October 2020. Prizes: 1st prize: £5,000; 2nd prize: £2,000, 3rd prize: £1,000. Looking for: All poems must have a title and must not exceed 40 lines in length (excluding title). Entries must be written in English. Entries can be on any subject. Entry fee: First poem submitted costs £7. Subsequent entries in the same submission cost £4 per poem. Other info: The competition is for previously unpublished poems of up to 40 lines in length. Website: https://npc.poetrysociety.org.uk/ The Bedford Poetry Competition Closing date: 31st October 2020. Prizes: 1st place, £500, 2nd place £150 and 3rd place £100. In addition all short listed stories and poems plus other prizewinners are published in an anthology which is produced in paperback and electronic book format. Looking for: Poems must be no more than 40 lines long. Entry fee: £6 for one or £12 if three are entered at the same time. Full time students pay a reduced entry fee of £4 for one poem and £8 for three. Website: https://bedfordwritingcompetition.co.uk/BWC/php/homepage.php The Moth Poetry Prize Prize 2020 Closing date: 31st December 2020. Prizes: 1st prize €6,000, plus three runner-up prizes of €1,000 and eight commended poets will each receive €250. Looking for: an unpublished poem, and entrants (over 16) are welcome from anywhere in the world. Entry fee: €15 per poem. Other info: The overall winner will be announced at a special award ceremony at Poetry Ireland in the spring. Website: www.themothmagazine.com Ó Bhéal International Five Words Poetry Competition Closing date: 31st January 2021. Prizes: A prize of 750 euros will be awarded to the winner, 500 euros for second place and 250 euros for third place and if available the three winners will be invited to read at Ó Bhéal's anniversary event on in April (an additional travel fee of 100 euro plus B&B accommodation will be provided for this. Entry Fee: €5.
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The Moth Nature Writing Prize Closing date: 15th September 2020. Prizes: 1st prize €1,000 plus a week at The Moth Retreat in rural Ireland. Entry Fee: €15. Looking for: an unpublished piece of writing - prose fiction, non-fiction or poetry - which best combines exceptional literary merit with an exploration of the writer's relationship with the natural world. Website: http://www.themothmagazine.com/ Sentinel Literary Quarterly Poetry Competition (October 2020) Closing Date: 31st October 2020. Judge: Roger Elkin - author of 'Marking Time' & 'Fixing Things' Details: This competition is for original, previously unpublished poems in English Language, on any subject, in any style, up to 50 lines long. Poets of all nationalities living in any part of the world are eligible to enter. Prizes: £250 (First), £100 (Second), £50 (Third), £30 x 3 (High commendation), £15 x 3 (Commendation) and 3 x Sentinel Literary Quarterly paperback (Special mention) Entry fees: £5/1, £8/2, £10/3, £12/4, £14/5, £16/7 and £22/10 poems. Enter online or download Entry Form for postal entries at https://sentinelquarterly.com/competitions/poetry/inde x.htm The Bedford International Writing Competition Closing date: 31st October, 2020. Prizes: Poetry, Short Story and Young Writers' Prizes: £500, £150, £100.Special Seniors' Prizes of £500, £150, £100 for the best stories submitted by persons aged 70 years and over. Entry Fee: £6 or 3 for £12, students £4 or 3 for £8. Looking for: poems (40 lines) and short stories (max.3000 words). Other info: This year, proceeds will go to charities helping coronavirus victims. All shortlisted and winning entries will be published as an anthology in paperback and Kindle form. Judge: Leigh Russell Website: https://bedfordwritingcompetition.co.uk/BWC/php/hom epage.php 2020 Queen Mary Wasafiri New Writing Prize Closing date: 1st June 2020. Prizes: No more than one poem by any poet will be shortlisted for the prize, and no person may win in more than one category in a single year. Looking for: The competition is open to anyone who has not published a book-length work in the genre that they are entering. Entry fee: £10 for a single entry, £16 for a double entry. Other info: Shortlisted entries will be published on the Wasafiri website. We reserve the right to edit these. Website: https://www.wasafiri.org/enter-the-queen- mary-wasafiri-prize/ Sunday Times/University of Warwick Young Writer of the Year Award Closing date: 22nd June 2020. Prizes: £5,000, 3 x £500. Looking for: Published or self-published full-length fiction, non-fiction or poetry by an author under 35. Entry fee: Free entry. Website: https://www.societyofauthors.org/Prizes/Other-Prizes- Awards/Sunday-Times  Manchester Cathedral Poetry Competition 2020 Closing date: 30th June 2020. First Prize £500 - Manchester Cathedral Poet of the Year, 2020. Second Prize £250.    Third Prize £150. Entry Fee: £4.50 for the first poem and £2.00 per poem thereafter. Looking for: Poems are welcome in any style or form and will be judged solely on their merits as poetry. Website: http://www.manchestercathedral.org/poetry Fool for Poetry International Chapbook Competition Closing date: 31st August 2020. Prizes: €1,000, €500, chapbook publication, for both winners. Looking for: Short collection of poetry between 16 and 24 pages. Entry fee: €25. Website: http://www.munsterlit.ie/Fool%20for%20Poetry.html SaveAs Writers’ International Writing Competition 2020 Closing date: 31st August 2020. Prizes: The Canterbury Christ Church University Poetry Prize of £200; Second: £100; Third: £50. Judged by Dorothy Lehane. Looking for: Poetry 60 lines max. Entry fee:  £3 per poem £8 for three. Website: https://www.saveaswriters.co.uk Troubadour International Poetry Prize Closing date: 28th September 2020. Prizes: 1st prize £2,000; Second prize £1,000; Third prize £500; plus 20 Commendeds. Looking for: Entries must not have been previously published. Entry fee: 1 poem: £5.00. See website for further entries costs. Other info: Submit by email up to closing date. Website: www.coffeehousepoetry.org/prizes Sentinel Literary Quarterly Poetry Competition (October 2020) Closing Date: 31 October 2020 Judge: Roger Elkin - author of 'Marking Time' & 'Fixing Things' Details: This competition is for original, previously unpublished poems in English Language, on any subject, in any style, up to 50 lines long. Poets of all nationalities living in any part of the world are eligible to enter. Prizes: £250 (First), £100 (Second), £50 (Third), £30 x 3 (High commendation), £15 x 3 (Commendation) and 3 x Sentinel Literary Quarterly paperback (Special mention) Entry fees: £5/1, £8/2, £10/3, £12/4, £14/5, £16/7 and £22/10 poems. Enter online or download Entry Form for postal entries at https://sentinelquarterly.com/competitions/poetry/inde x.htm The National Poetry Competition 2020 Closing date: 31st October 2020. Prizes: 1st prize: £5,000; 2nd prize: £2,000, 3rd prize: £1,000. Looking for: All poems must have a title and must not exceed 40 lines in length (excluding title). Entries must be written in English. Entries can be on any subject. Entry fee: First poem submitted costs £7. Subsequent entries in the same submission cost £4 per poem. Other info: The competition is for previously unpublished poems of up to 40 lines in length. Website: https://npc.poetrysociety.org.uk/ The Bedford Poetry Competition Closing date: 31st October 2020. Prizes: 1st place, £500, 2nd place £150 and 3rd place £100. In addition all short listed stories and poems plus other prizewinners are published in an anthology which is produced in paperback and electronic book format. Looking for: Poems must be no more than 40 lines long. Entry fee: £6 for one or £12 if three are entered at the same time. Full time students pay a reduced entry fee of £4 for one poem and £8 for three. Website: https://bedfordwritingcompetition.co.uk/BWC/php/hom epage.php The Moth Poetry Prize Prize 2020 Closing date: 31st December 2020. Prizes: 1st prize €6,000, plus three runner-up prizes of €1,000 and eight commended poets will each receive €250. Looking for: an unpublished poem, and entrants (over 16) are welcome from anywhere in the world. Entry fee: €15 per poem. Other info: The overall winner will be announced at a special award ceremony at Poetry Ireland in the spring. Website: www.themothmagazine.com Ó Bhéal International Five Words Poetry
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