Magma’s 2013 Poetry Competion: closing date 12 Dec 2013

Magma Judge’s Prize 

Magma Editors’ Prize  for poems of up to 12 lines,  judged by a panel of Magma Editors comprising Julia Bird, Rob Mackenzie, Ian McEwen, Laurie Smith and Karen McCarthy Woolf.

Entry Fees: £5 for the first poem, £4 for the second and £3 for the third and each subsequent poem.  Magma magazine subscribers benefit from reduced fees.

For more information see http://magmapoetry.com/competition-2/

COMPAS Poetry Competition 2013, supported by Keble College. Closing date 11 Oct 2013

The topic is Poetry on the Move, “celebrating a decade of work in the field of migration“.

Judge: Ruth Padel.

First prize £700, second prize £200 and third prize £100.

Eligibility: residents of the UK and Ireland over the age of 18 (excluding organising and judging staff and their relations).

Up to 5 entries per person.More details on the COMPAS website.

Gulf Coast’s 2013 Barthelme Prize for Short Prose: closing date 31 Aug 2013

Judged by Robert Coover, closes for entries on August 31st.

Established in 2008, the winner is awarded $1,000 and publication in the journal. Two honorable mentions each receive $250 and will also be published. All entries are considered for paid publication on the Gulf Coast website

Information on how to enter is online here.

Mslexia Women’s Pamphlet Competition, closing date 17 June 2013

For short collections of 20-24 pages of 18-20 pems by women poets who have not previously had a full-length collection published.

1st prize: Publication by Seren Books, plus £250, 25 complimentary copies of the pamphlet and a 10 per cent royalty on sales.

One or more poems from the pamphlet will be published in _Mslexia_ magazine.

Judge: Amy Wack, poetry editor at Seren Books

Closing date: 17 June 2013

Entry fee: £20 per collection
See http://www.mslexia.co.uk/whatson/msbusiness/pamcomp_active.php for more information.

Yeovil Literary Prize 2013, Prose and Poetry. Closing date 31 May 2013.

There are three categories:

The novel:  Short list judge Tracy Chevalier
Synopsis and opening chapters (up to 15,000 words in total)
Entry fee – £11 for each novel submitted

The short story:  Short list judge Julia Churchill, The Greenhouse Literary Agency
Up to a maximum of 2,000 words.
Entry fee – £6 for each short story submitted

Poetry: Judge Neil Astley, Editor and MD Bloodaxe Books
A poem with a maximum of 40 lines.
Entry fee – £6 for one poem, £9 for two, £11 for three

Closing date:  31st May 2013, 23:59

Full information and details at www.yeovilprize.co.uk

(Postal address:  Yeovil Literary Prize, The Octagon Theatre, Hendford, Yeovil, BA20 1UX)