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Writing Competitions

Writing Competitions & Submission Deadlines

Fish Publishing – Short Story Competition – 5000 words max – 30th November 2007 – 20 euros; online submissions only. First prize: 2,500.00 euros.

The South Poetry Magazine – Poetry Submissions – 3 poems max – Deadline 30th November 2007

Each issue of Envoi carries the results of the latest competition with publication of the judges report and of the winning three poems and three runners up.

Ist prize £150
2nd prize £100
3rd prize £50
each winner and three runners up win a complimentary copy with their poem.
The three runners up are also awarded an annual subscription worth £15.
Entries must be made by post.
Deadline for submissions – 20th February, 20th June and 20th October each year.
Each poem should be on a separate sheet.
Please do not put any identification on the poem/s, but enclose a separate sheet with name, address, email contact and titles of poems.
Check the site to confirm details – correct as at October 17th 2007

Submissions to Envoi

Submissions can be made by post or email.
For post, please enclose either UK SAE or IRCs for a response.
Each poem should be on a separate sheet, typed in a clear font, with your name and address on each sheet,
You can submit up to six poems at any one time.
Poems can be in any style If you are sending six poems each should be up to 40 lines.
You can also submit a sequence of six poems or one or two longer poems
Poems should be previously unpublished and not be simultaneous submissions.
Copyright remains with the author
Work will not be returned, so please keep a copy.
You can normally expect a reply to a submission within 4-6 weeks.
The editor reserves the right to make small changes to spelling and grammar.
For email please send poems to the editor in the body of the email (attachments will not be read)
or address to – Jan Fortune-Wood, Envoi, Meirion House, Glan yr afon Tanygrisiau, Blaenau Ffestiniog, Gwynedd, LL41 3SU.

Orbis Poetry Submissions & Prose
Current requirements: besides poems (occasionally upbeat doesn’t come amiss), Orbis welcomes prose (500-1000 words), suggestions for cover artwork and features (500-1000 words; ideas in first instance): subjects for discussion: ‘day in the life’, technical, topical etc. With the latter, Carole explains: ‘We’ve had debates on a variety of subjects: ‘the heresy that poems should be about truth more than words’ (123); ‘I’ll clean toilets at Piccadilly Circus but don’t let me come back as a Poetry Editor’. (124); could Auden be right: ‘when a poem is thought finished, it’s time to put it in the bin’? (125).’She adds: ‘In particular, having been involved with Social Inclusion projects and encouraging access to the Arts (eg South Asian Showcase for Liverpool’s Dead Good Poets Society), I’m interested in work from all such communities, especially young people (under 20s and 20somethings). Even with women writers, although subs are around 50/50, submissions are still a good third less than those from men.’

Submissions by post: four poems; two prose pieces (500-1000 words). Please enclose SAE with ALL correspondence. Overseas: 2 IRCs.

Via email, Overseas only: two poems/one piece of prose in body – no attachments

The Equinox

Submissions of up to four previously unpublished poems at a time are welcome.

Each poem (maximum 40 lines) must include the poet’s name and address. We cannot respond to submissions which do not include an SAE. (Overseas, please include IRCs to the value of £1.20 sterling) Copy deadline: 30th November and 30th June.


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