International opportunities

2016 Canterbury Festival Poet of the Year Competition

The Festival Friends are once more pleased to launch the Canterbury Festival Poet of the Year Competition, generously supported for the second year by the School of English at the University of Kent. The Competition has really grown since it started 10 years ago and...

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Rattle – Ekphrastic Challenge (online only)

There's a long tradition of poetry responding to art (and vice versa), and we thought it would be fun to post these challenges. Every month we will post an image on our Ekphrastic Challenge page. Poets will then have one month to write a poem in response to that...

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The 2016 Rattle Poetry Prize

Rattle is a Californian-based poetry journal. Rattle’s mission is to promote the practice of poetry. Rattle is published in several forms, in effort to find as many readers as possible, but the primary version has been our print issue, originally twice per year, but...

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The 2016 Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award

The Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award is for poems written by any young poet aged 11-17. Since it began 15 years ago the Award has kick-started the career of some of today’s most exciting new voices.  It is the largest competition of its kind and is free to enter....

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2016 International Welsh Poetry Competition

The long-awaited 10th competition is now open and accepting entries! Hard to believe that we’ve been here for 10 years, bringing you the best poetry from the best poets right across the globe. In our 10th year it seems fit that we have famous Welsh writer John Evans...

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Griffith Review The Novella Project IV

Submissions are now open for Griffith Review’s The Novella Project IV competition. Winning novellas will share in a $25,000 prize pool and will be published in Griffith Review 54: The Novella Project IV (26 October 2016). Each entrant will receive a free one-year...

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Ubud Writers Festival AAWP Short Story Competition

The winner of this Prize will receive a ticket to Ubud Writers & Readers Festival (UWRF), accommodation for the duration of the festival and $500 towards economy airfares. In addition, you will receive a one-year annual membership to the Australasian Association of...

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QueerTips – Call for Submission

American Journal, TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly, Volume IV, number II, 2017. Transgender Studies Quarterly is a new journal, edited by Paisley Currah and Susan Stryker published by Duke University Press. Special issue: The Issue of Blackness. Guest editors: Treva...

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Metatron – Montreal

Metatron is an independent publisher specialized in contemporary literature and titles by new or rising authors. They publish literary books and booklets, and operate out of Montreal, Canada. To submit a piece for their blog: Please email a short selection of writing...

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The Malahat Review’s Long Poem Prize

Deadline: 1 Feb 2017. The Malahat Review, Canada’s premier literary magazine, invites entries from Canadian, American, and overseas authors for the Long Poem Prize. Two awards of $1,000 CAD each are given. Poets contributing to The Malahat Review have also won or been...

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Fire Island Artist Residency

Fire Island Artist Residency (FIAR), the first residency in the United States exclusively for artists identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer. Applications for its prestigious and internationally recognized summer program for 2017, open in January...

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Poets are invited to submit poems for the World Book of Poetry

Poets are invited to submit poems for the World Book of Poetry.  This is a unique opportunity for poets to find a world-wide audience for their work. The book seeks to preserve the best poems from the world’s greatest living poets. Poets should send only what they...

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Troubadour International Poetry Prize 2016

Judged by Jane Yeh & Glyn Maxwell.Prizes 1st £5,000 - 2nd £1,000 - 3rd £500. First prize sponsored by Cegin Productions. Plus 20 prizes of £25 each. Plus an autumn 2016 coffee-house-poetry season-ticket. Plus a prize-winners' coffee-house poetry reading with Jane Yeh...

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Northern Territory Literary Awards

Administered by the Department of Arts and Museums, the Northern Territory Literary Awards celebrate the achievements of a wide range of emerging Northern Territory writers. With a prize pool of more than $5000, the awards open on Monday 21 March 2016. Entries close...

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The Emma Press launches open call for love poems

Birmingham-based publisher the Emma Press is looking for romantic poems to include in The Emma Press Anthology of Love. The anthology will be edited by Rachel Piercey and Emma Wright and published in January 2017. The deadline for submissions is 10th April 2016....

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The Minetta Review call for submissions!

The oldest literary magazine at New York University, The Minetta Review, is now taking submissions. They welcome prose, poetry, art, thought experiments, manifestos, love letters, finger paintings, crossword puzzles, macaroni portraits. Submit your poetry, prose, and...

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