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/
The Paul Darby Prize launches on 10 September 2013.
Entry fee of £5
Further Information at the Paul Darby Prize blogspot.
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.
Featuring work by MSt in Creative Writing graduates David Shook and Patrick Toland, and also poems by A.E. Stallings, Carrie Fountain and Kate Potts, fiction by Ron Rash and a conversation with Don Paterson on, amongst other matters, poetry and creative writing schools .
Readers are encouraged to subscribe and submit.
The Impress Prize is open to fiction and nonr fiction by anyone aged 18 and over who has NOT published a book-length publication before.
Closing Date: 17 June 2013
Administrative charge: £10.
Details on Impress Prize website.
The competition invites “imaginative work that pushes the boundaries of the two categories for entry: Poetry and Fiction”.
More information at www.aestheticamagazine.com/creativewriting
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.
For unpublished poems of any length and in any style by women poets.
1st Prize: £2,000
Judge: Kathleen Jamie
Closing date: 17 June 2013
Entry fee: £7 for up to three poems.
See http://www.mslexia.co.uk/whatson/msbusiness/pcomp_active.php for more information and competition rules.
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)