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December 7

Mslexia Poetry Competition 2020

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Judge: Karen McCarthy Woolf
Entry fee: £10 for up to three poems
Closing date: 7 December 2020

Our Poetry Competition is back for another year and we’re excited to welcome poems of any length, in any style, on any subject.

Our judge is Karen McCarthy Woolf whose collection An Aviary of Small Birds was described as ‘extraordinarily moving and technically flawless’ (The Poetry Review) and was shortlisted for both the Forward Felix Dennis and Fenton Aldeburgh prizes. As an editor of five literary anthologies, she has launched many new voices. Her poems have been translated into Spanish, Turkish and Swedish, selected for Poems on the Underground, and made into poetry films.

The competition is open to women of any nationality from any country.

Each £10 entry fee allows you to submit up to three poems. If you’d like to enter more than three poems, please select the correct number of entries below.

The winner will receive £2,000 plus two optional extras: a one-to-one feedback session with acclaimed poet Malika Booker; and a one-week retreat at the beautiful Cove Park Centre in Scotland. Our second-place poet will receive £500; our third-place poet will receive £250 and 17 runners up will receive £25. All winners and runners up will be published in the March 2021 issue of Mslexia.

In addition, there is a special prize of £250 for the best poem by a previously-unpublished woman poet.
https://mslexia.co.uk/products/uncategorized/mslexia-poetry-competition-2020/

Mslexia Pamphlet Competition 2020

1st prize: £250 plus publication by Seren

Judge: Amy Wack
Entry fee: £20 per pamphlet
Closing date: 7 December 2020

We’re excited to welcome entries for our annual Poetry Pamphlet Competition.

Our judge is Amy Wack, Poetry Editor at Seren Books. Originally from California, Amy started her career with Seren in 1989 where she was the reviews editor for poetry Wales before going on to become commissioning poetry editor.

The annual pamphlet competition is open to women of any nationality from any country, and welcomes completed collections of up to 24 pages of up to 20 poems;  these poems may be in any style, of any length, on any subject.

In addition to the top prize of £250, the winning pamphlet will be published in 2021 by Seren Books. One or more poems from the pamphlet will be published in Mslexia in June 2021.

Each £20 entry fee allows you to enter one pamphlet. You may enter as many times as you like, provided each collection is accompanied by the £20 entry fee.

https://mslexia.co.uk/products/uncategorized/mslexia-pamphlet-competition-2020/

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Trim Poetry Competition 2021

open for entries until 30 November

https://trimpoetryfestival.blogspot.com/

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October 31
THE BEDFORD COMPETITION

https://bedfordwritingcompetition.co.uk/


Poems (maximum 40 lines) and short stories (maximum 3000 words)
Prizes in each category: £500, £150, £100
Over 70s: Rainbow Short Story Prize: £500, £150, £100.
Plus prizes for young short story writers and poets aged 17-25
Judges: Jordan Lees (short stories); Lesley Saunders (poetry); Leigh Russell (Rainbow);
Neil Beardmore (Bedford short story); Steve Kendall (Bedford poetry);
Stephen Bywater (Young Writers’ short story); Cameron Stuart (Young Writers’ poetry)
Fee: £6; £12/3. Students: £4; £8/3
Proceeds to Age Uk Bedfordshire for Covid-19 Emergency Appeal
Details: https://bedfordwritingcompetition.co.uk/
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October 31

Cannon Poets’ popular Sonnet or Not 2020

www.cannonpoets.org.uk 

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October 20
Eyelands Book Awards 2020

https://eyelandsawards.com/2020/07/09/eyelands-book-awards-2020/

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October 31st

Southport Writers’ Circle Annual Short Story Competition 2020

http://www.swconline.co.uk

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October 31

The 2020 National Poetry Competition

www.poetrysociety.org.uk/npc

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October 12

The London Magazine’s Poetry Prize 2020

https://www.thelondonmagazine.org/the-london-magazine-poetry-prize-2020/

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September 30

HAMMOND HOUSE INTERNATIONAL LITERARY PRIZE

 www.hammondhousepublishing.com

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September 21

Mslexia Fiction & Memoir Competition 2020

www.mslexia.co.uk/competitions

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