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POETRY KIT

THE POETRY KIT SUMMER COMPETITION 2017

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.   Sole Judge for the competition is Lesley Burt.
1st prize is £100.
Selected poems will be published in a special edition of CITN ENTER ONLINE Entry is by email to comps@poetrykit.org  after an appropriate fee is paid by Pay Pal to the account of info@poetrykit.org all entries must be received before midnight 23rd October 2017 Entries received after this time will be discarded. All entries are judged anonymously so please do not put any identifying features on the poems.
Entry fees are as follows;
1 poem    £3.50   3 Poems  £8.00   5 poems  £10
For further details and to enter online see https://www.poetrykit.org/comp-spring.htm
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Some places still available for July.

PK ONLINE POETRY COURSES

We currently offer four online courses, suitable for the beginner, intermediate or more experienced writer. Including Mentoring and Critique service.
New courses start on the second and fourth Monday of each month.

Individual Online Mentoring for Poets is also available – Start at any time.

Comments from some of our clients;
“great value for money.  I highly recommend it.”
“…personal feedback I received was excellent and I still value everything we covered…”
“…feedback throughout the course was specific, helpful and thought provoking.”

For details of fees and enrolment please go to http://www.poetrykit.org/pkcourse/pkcourses.htm

If you have any questions regarding the service we offer please email; info@poetrykit.org

*All courses conducted using email and occasional online downloads.
*Students set their own work times and pace.
*The only requirement is internet access.
*All required reading materials supplied or available free online.
*Full feedback and critique on all assignments.
*Courses available for every level of experience *All courses supervised by Jim Bennett (http://www.poetrykit.org/jim/index.htm)
*See FAQ – http://www.poetrykit.org/pkcoursesfaq.htm

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2017 IS&T/Café Writers Pamphlet Commission Competition

And we’re off again!

Following on from the success of 2014 co-winner Jay Bernard’s resulting pamphlet The Red and Yellow Nothing being shortlisted for the 2016 Ted Hughes Award, we have taken the plunge again and the IS&T/Café Writers Pamphlet Commission Competition is on for 2017. Basically the same process as before, although we are leaving snail mail behind and entries will be via email only.

Anyone from 2014 who is interested in entering the 2017 competition is eligible for a 10% discount on the handling charge – a kind of a thank-you for your patience. You can link to that page here http://www.inksweatandtears.co.uk/pages/?p=14229 and read the Submission Guidelines here http://www.inksweatandtears.co.uk/pages/?page_id=14164.

THE POETRY KIT SUMMER COMPETITION 2017

THE POETRY KIT SUMMER COMPETITION 2017
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.   Sole Judge for the competition is Lesley Burt.
1st prize is £100.
Selected poems will be published in a special edition of CITN ENTER ONLINE Entry is by email to comps@poetrykit.org  after an appropriate fee is paid by Pay Pal to the account of info@poetrykit.org all entries must be received before midnight 23rd October 2017 Entries received after this time will be discarded. All entries are judged anonymously so please do not put any identifying features on the poems.
Entry fees are as follows;
1 poem    £3.50   3 Poems  £8.00   5 poems  £10
For further details and to enter online see https://www.poetrykit.org/comp-spring.htm

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a few places still available for a June Start date – July dates available

PK ONLINE POETRY COURSES

We currently offer four online courses, suitable for the beginner, intermediate or more experienced writer. Including Mentoring and Critique service.
New courses start on the second and fourth Monday of each month.

Individual Online Mentoring for Poets is also available – Start at any time.

Comments from some of our clients;
“great value for money.  I highly recommend it.”
“…personal feedback I received was excellent and I still value everything we covered…”
“…feedback throughout the course was specific, helpful and thought provoking.”

For details of fees and enrolment please go to http://www.poetrykit.org/pkcourse/pkcourses.htm

If you have any questions regarding the service we offer please email; info@poetrykit.org

*All courses conducted using email and occasional online downloads.
*Students set their own work times and pace.
*The only requirement is internet access.
*All required reading materials supplied or available free online.
*Full feedback and critique on all assignments.
*Courses available for every level of experience *All courses supervised by Jim Bennett (http://www.poetrykit.org/jim/index.htm)
*See FAQ – http://www.poetrykit.org/pkcoursesfaq.htm

The Manchester Writing Competition

The Manchester Writing Competition: Poetry and Fiction Prizes 2017

First Prize: £10,000*

Poetry Judges: Mona Arshi, Pascale Petit, Adam O’Riordan

Fiction Judges: Bonnie Greer, Angela Readman, Nicholas Royle

Deadline for entries: Friday 29th September 2017

Enter the 2017 Manchester Writing Competition. The Manchester Poetry Prize will award £10,000 to the writer of the best portfolio of three to five poems submitted and the Manchester Fiction Prize £10,000 to the writer of the best short story of up to 2,500 words in length. Open internationally to new and established writers aged 16 or over (no upper age limit). Deadline: 29th September. Entry fee: £17.50. For full details, to enter, and to read last year’s winners:www.manchesterwritingcompetition.co.uk

The Manchester Writing Competition was established by UK Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy in 2008. Organised by the Manchester Writing School at Manchester Metropolitan University, it is designed to attract the best new writing from around the world, and establish the city as the focal point for a major literary award. Since it began, the Competition has awarded more than £135,000 to writers.

McLellan Poetry Prize

The McLellan Poetry Prize is awarded as part of the annual McLellan Arts Festival on the Isle of Arran. With nine prizes including a first prize of £1000 the McLellan Poetry Competition provides a major opportunity for aspiring poets to gain recognition. This year’s judge Maura Dooley will present the prizes in person at a special festival event on Friday 1st September to which all prizewinners will be invited. Entries close on 21st June.
I would be grateful if you could draw this to the attention of your members. Full details can be found at https://www.arrantheatreandarts.co.uk/poetry-competition

The Red Shed Open Poetry Competition 2017

The Red Shed Open Poetry Competition 2017

For poems of 50 lines or fewer

Prizes: !st £100, 2nd £50 Wakefield Postcode Prize £25

Sole judge: Di Slaney

Entry fee: £3 and £2 for subsequent entries

Closing date: Saturday 29th April
Award ceremony: Sunday 28th May

The Competition Organiser,
The Red Shed Poetry Competition,
3 Sandal Cliff,
Sandal,
Wakefield
WF2 6AU

Full details available from: http://www.currockpress.com/the-red-shed-open-poetry-competition-2017.html