The Eric Gregory Awards are for a collection of poems by a writer under the age of 30 as of 31 March 2020. Closing date: 31 October 2019. Open only to British-born writers, resident in the UK. Full details here.
Vending machines that dispense stories and poems. Full information here. Note there is a maximum number of characters (including spaces) for both stories and poems, all of which must be previously unpublished, including on personal websites.
The next window is open. Write a poem in one hour, inspired by the image. You have until 15th September 2019. Read the full details before you begin.
Another one from fab Dawn Vincent of Mindfizz: For anyone who is training to work in/already works in/has worked in the NHS. Deadline is 14 September 2019. From the Fair Acre Press website: ‘The aim is to give a voice and reflect the experiences of NHS staff and celebrate their creativity and talent, while at the same time raising money to support the NHS.‘ Full details here.
Thanks to Dawn Vincent of Mindfizz for this one. Open to poets from around the world, this poetry competition on the theme of ‘where I’m from’ is free to enter for under-18s (over-18s can enter for a small fee). Winning and commended poems will be published in an anthology. Deadline: Monday 7 October 2019, midnight UK time. https://pctothepowerof2.wordpress.com/enter/
It’s that time again: Visual Verse posts an image on 1st of each month and is open until 15th to writing inspired by the image. There is a catch: you must write your piece within one hour. Submission guidelines here.
This poetry competition is to raise awareness of Maggie’s cancer support centre in Nottingham. Posthumous entries are also welcomed, from a family member of the poet.
- Our competition is open to all poets who live in the UK.
- Entry is free, but a small donation to Maggie’s Centre, Nottingham for those who can afford it, is greatly appreciated.
- All poems must be submitted by 12pm on 30th September 2019.
Full details here.
You have until 31 July 2019 to send your “possibility” (their preferred word for a submission) to this small press. Send 26 pages, following the guidelines.
Annual anthology from the editors of Poetica Publishing/Poetica Magazine. Deadline: 15 August 2019. Read the submissions guidelines carefully, as they are quite specific.
From the University of Louisville, Miracle Monocle is an online journal founded in 2009. For the next issue, submit up to 3 poems. The deadline is 1 August 2019, “and/or until we received 500 total…submissions”. Check out the full submission guidelines for information on how to submit to not just the journal but also an anthology for work by “contributors who identify as rural and queer”. There are also two awards which each have a fee to enter.