It’s that time again! Head over to the site here and give yourself just one hour to pen a response to the November 2021 image. As ever, I advise getting your submission in asap to increase your chances of being published on the Visual Verse site.
creative writing competitions
Political Poems for Holland Park Press
You have until 31 August 2016 to enter this writing competition, entitled ‘Poetry & Politics’. It’s free to enter, and the winner will receive £200. Poems by the winner and runners-up will be published in the Holland Park Press online magazine. One poem per entrant. Your poem must be original (hope that would go without saying!), unpublished, and up to 50 lines in length. Poems must be in English, but may be from poets anywhere in the world and of any nationality. Please refer to the website for full submissions info: http://hollandparkpress.co.uk/magazine_detail.php?magazine_id=407&language=English
Carers UK Writing Competition 2015
Closing date: 31 July 2015. It’s late, so I’ve copied this from the ever-helpful Poetry Library website (http://www.poetrylibrary.org.uk/competitions/)
While we’re inviting entries about all aspects of caring, this year we’re particularly interested in poems and short stories that respond to our 50th Anniversary message: no one should have to care alone. Prizes: A total of £300 in high street vouchers will be provided in prizes, plus other prizes from leading literary organisations. We will publish the winning entries on the Carers UK website in the autumn and, depending on the number of entries, we hope to produce an anthology or an e-book featuring a selection of the poems and stories. Judge: Cheryl Moskowitz will be judging the Carers UK creative writing competition for the second year. You can submit up to three poems, each being no longer than 40 lines. Short story: you can submit one short story of up to 1,000 words. Entries must be unpublished, in English, and not a translation of another author’s work.
Entry Fee: £Free
Contact: If you have any questions about the competition, please send an email firstname.lastname@example.org. For further information and entry, please see:http://www.carersuk.org/how-you-can-help/creative-writing/2015-competition
Ideas Tap Quarterly Competition
You have to be a member of the fantastic Ideas Tap site to enter this competition – but it’s free to join, and well worth doing. As well as frequent poetry opportunities offered by third parties, the site has its own, quarterly competition, across disciplines. (Don’t forget, however, that once you have posted your poems on the Ideas Tap site, they will not be considered ‘unpublished’ by most competition administrators, so you may find you can’t send them elsewhere.) I suspect it’s only worth joining the site/community if you are UK-based, as most of the opportunities are based in the UK. But I don’t know for sure…
The following info is copied and pasted from the Ideas Tap site: As always, the quarterly Editor’s Brief is open to all ages and disciplines. There will be first (£250), second (£100) and third (£50) prizes for each category (audio/video, writing and visual art/photographs). http://www.ideastap.com/Opportunities/Brief/Editors-brief-family-041214#Overview