Tuesday 26 June 2018

Brexit in Poetry Competition

We’re inviting you to send us a poem that deals with any aspects of the Brexit process. We're not interested in whether you are for or against leaving the EU but it’s about how you’ve put the poem together: your use of language, rhythm, sound, imagery, etc. We want to be touched, inspired or even frustrated by your poem. The actual word Brexit does not have to appear, but the poem needs to be inspired by Brexit, for example by throwing a new light on being in or out of the EU, or by expressing something that hasn’t been voiced before, but make sure to stay away from clichés. 
Prize: £200 and publication in the Holland Park Press online magazine
Length: 50 lines or less
Entry fee: none
Deadline: 31 December 2018
Eligibility: poems written in English by writers over 18 from any country
To submit: email your poem as a Word, Text or PDF attachment to submissions@hollandparkpress.co.uk
Organizer: Holland Park Press
Webpage: complete guidelines are available from https://www.hollandparkpress.co.uk/magazine_detail.php?magazine_id=459&language=English

Friday 22 June 2018

James Tate Prize

International Poetry Chapbook Contest 2018
Deadline: Friday 31st August 2018, midnight.

SurVision Magazine (http://survisionmagazine.com) hosts the chapbook contest open to new, emerging and established poets from any country writing in English. We prefer innovative, experimental, surrealistic poetry to mainstream. To learn more about our preferences in poetry, please read SurVision Magazine. 

Prizes: 1st Prize: €200; 2nd Prize: €100.
Both winners of the James Tate Prize will win a chapbook publication and 20 complimentary copies. 

We will also arrange the winning poets' reading in Dublin.
Up to ten finalists will be publicly listed as "highly commended". Finalists may be offered publication at SurVision Books' discretion.

All the poems must be the original work of the entrant. Manuscripts can be between 20 and 29 pages of poetry in length, in the English language. This does not include the table of contents, title page and the list of acknowledgements, if any. 
Prose poems and translations of poetry are also eligible; all translations must be accompanied by the same work in the original language. 

Individual poems may be previously published.
There is an entrance fee of €18 for each manuscript. 

The winners will be selected by the editor of SurVision Magazine.

They will be offered for sale internationally through our own website and in selected independent book sellers. 

More information on how to submit at http://www.survisionmagazine.com/jamestateprize.htm

Tuesday 19 June 2018

Seashores Haiku Submissions

The Fishing Cat Press is pleased to announce the launch of seashores an international journal to share the spirit of haiku.

The objective of seashores is to share haiku from all over the world and explore how the way and the spirit of haiku, with its power to connect us to nature and our world can play a role in poetry and our lives in general.

Editorial team: Paul Chambers (www.paulchambershaiku.com) and Gilles Fabre (Haiku Spirit) with the contribution of David Burleigh.

www.haikuspirit.org to view more information 

You are all welcome to submit a maximum of eight (8) haiku/senryu, in any combination. Essays or articles on haiku are also welcome (app. 800 words max). All copyrights to remain with the author.

The submissions deadline for issue 1 is: 30 June 2018 for publication in autumn 2018.
Send all submissions (and any request of information) to haikuspirit@haikuspirit.org
Please enter Submissions for Seashores in the email subject. Family name, first name as well as country must be included in the email body text.

We regret to advise you that no free copies of this printed journal will be offered. Only contributors whose essay/article is selected to be published will receive a free copy. Price to be confirmed but each copy will be a maximum of €10 (including postage) for the first issue (2018).

Submissions Criteria:
1. All submissions must be unpublished and not being considered elsewhere.
2. All submissions must be in English. If originally in another language, translation must be provided with the original entry (if the author is not the translator, please indicate the translator’s details and his/her consent to publication).
3. All essays and articles must be submitted in English.

Submissions Guidelines:
Haiku (and senryu) need to reflect the rules and guidelines that are generally accepted in the global haiku community. Basically, haiku in three distinct lines with good rhythm are favoured and may include a season word (kigo) or a key word, a cut (kireji, by way of style, space or the use of punctuation or other) but poems of 1, 2 or 4 lines with haiku essence and spirit will also be considered. Ultimately, submissions will be judged on quality and originality.

Monday 18 June 2018

Waterford Poetry Prize

The Waterford Poetry Prize is open to all writers currently living on the island of Ireland.
This prize has emerged from the influence of the late Waterford writer Seán Dunne whose poetry still continues to inspire.
It is a condition of entry that prize winners will attend the announcement of the winning poems at a Festival event at the Waterford Writers Weekend on the evening of Friday 26th October 2018 in Waterford city. Accommodation will be provided for the prize winners in a 4 star city hotel.

  • A line limit of 40 lines applies
  • There is no entry fee. 
  • No more than one entry should be submitted by any individual.
  • Deadline 4th August 

First prize is  €400 plus attendance at a designated writing course at the Molly Keane Writers Retreat, Ardmore in 2019 (This prize valued 500 is non transferable and no cash alternative will be awarded in lieu).
Second prize €300                     Third prize €200.

The judge for the Waterford Poetry Prize 2018 is the poet Grace Wells.

Link here