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The competition this year will open February 15 – April 30. The 2017 judges are acclaimed poets Michael Harlow and Emma Neal. Visit the website https://nationalflash.org/ to find out more.

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Closing date: 28-Feb-2017 Judge: Mandy Pannett author of All the Invisibles Details: For original, previously unpublished poems in English language, on any subject, in any style, up to 50 lines long.  Poets of all nationalities living in any part of the world are eligible to enter. Prizes:  £200 (first prize), £100 (second prize), £50 (third […]

Entries for Sarah Broom Poetry Prize 2017 close 2 March The prize is awarded on the basis of an original collection of poems by a New Zealand resident or citizen. Entries will be accepted from 6 February 2017 until 2 March 2017. Poets are required to submit six to eight poems, of which at least […]

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The IAFOR Vladimir Devidé Haiku Award is an open competition for previously unpublished haiku written in the English language. The award is for haiku regardless of whether in the traditional or modern style; it transcends haiku divisions and is based only on literary merit. Closing date 1 March, visit the website http://iaforhaikuaward.org/ to find out more.

Poems: 42 lines maximum, no minimum, the title is not included in the line count. Lines between text/stanzas are not counted. All entries submitted can be on any subject, and written in any style or form. The deadline date for entries is 12 midnight (UK time) on Wednesday 31st May 2017 (postal entries postmarked 31st […]

This year’s competition is for poetry on any subject. There are no style or length restrictions but it should be stressed that a short poem is just as likely to be selected as a longer one. 1st prize is £100. The top ten poems will be published in a special edition of CITN https://www.poetrykit.org/comp-spring.htm for […]