Friday, November 15, 2013

Three writing contests

The Open Heart Poetry Competition
Open to Canadian Residents Only
Grand Award:  $100 for the best poem, plus $100 to be donated to the author’s favourite charity.
Plus 18 Honourable Mention Awards
All winning poems will receive a fancy certificate, publication in a chapbook, and the winners will receive one free chapbook  
On your cover page, state Charity and mailing address for the Charity of your choice.
Poems must include at least one of the following Heart themes:
Love won, Love lost, Love of family, Love of animals, Love of Humanity, Valentine poems, Bonding, Charity, Generosity, Compassion, Courage, Heart health problems, Heart wood, Broken heart, Heartache, Hard hearted, Emotions carried in the heart
Deadline:  December 25, 2013
Fee: $5 for the first poem, additional poems $1 each. 
Additional copies of the chapbook will be available for $7 each (postage included).
Complete rules at the the Ontario Poetry Society web page here.

FreeFall Magazine (Canada) welcomes entries for their 2013 Prose and Poetry Contest. First prize in each category: $600. Length: 3000 words max. (prose), or 5 poems. Entry fee: $21 (includes subscription). Deadline: December 31, 2013.
Guidelines here.

We are pleased to announce Gemini Magazine’s fourth annual Poetry Open competition.
The grand prize is $1,000. Second place wins $100 and four honorable mentions will each receive $25. All six finalists will be published online in the March 2014 issue of Gemini. The entry fee is $5 for each batch of three poems. 
Deadline: January 2, 2014.
We are open to any type of poetry, any subject matter, any length. Scroll down the Poetry Open page to see previous winners and finalists.
David Bright,

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