Moving Words Poetry Competition

The Literary Centre, a Singaporean not-for-profit organisation has initiated a new project in collaboration with SMRT- Moving Words 2011 – to feature poetry written by Singaporeans in SMRT trains and stations.The Moving Words Poetry Competition is calling for entries that will stand to get displayed in the SMRT network and published in the Moving Words Anthology to be launched at the Singapore Writers’ Festival.
Entries in four languages are allowed – English, Chinese, Malay and Tamil. However, non-English entries must be accompanied by an English translation. In addition, participants must have Singaporean citizenship or PR. More information can be found at movingwords.sg. You can also click the poster below to learn more.

INTERNATIONAL PROVERSE PRIZE FOR UNPUBLISHED WRITING 2011

The Entry Documents for the 2011 competition, with the Terms and Conditions and Submission Guidance and Instructions, are available now on the following website: http://www. proversepublishing.com.

Deadline for receipt of Completed Entry Documents for the 2011 competition: 31 May 2011.
Entry to the competition is open to all aged 18 or above on the date they sign the Entry Documents, irrespective of residence, nationality or citizenship.
The Proverse Prize is offered for a single-author unpublished full-length work of fiction, non-fiction or poetry, submitted in English. Genres accepted include novels, novellas, short-story collections, poetry collections and non-fiction including but not limited to autobiography, biography, memoir, diaries, essay-collections, journals, letters, works of popular scholarship. (Translations are welcome. Work may be previously edited, acknowledging the editor.)
The entry fee is HK$200 or GBP30.
The first prize is publication of the entered work and HK$10,000, (HKD7.80 = US$1.00). Additional publication prizes may be awarded.
Full details, including background, previous winners, winning and other entered works already published, as well as selected events, media notices and press releases, are on the Proverse website.
General enquiries to the following email address: <info@proversepublishing.com>.

2011 Million Writers Award

If you liked a piece of fiction published in Cha in 2010, please consider nominating it for storySouth‘s 2011 Million Writers Award.
Nominations can be made HERE
In 2010, we published three issues and the following four short stories are eligible for the award:
1) “Love Story” by Kimarlee Nguyen (February 2010)
2) “A Month in the Tropics” by Donna Miscolta (May 2010)
3) “Crossing Over” by Gwen Florio (May 2010)
4) “The Earth that Stands Before Us” by Elizabeth Weinberg (September 2010)
Thank you for your support.

The Editors and Authors of Cha

Kudos 86

JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2011
Runs mainly from the end of January right up to mid March, and beyond in some cases –
£3.00
       
THE SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS
 and loads of dough with The Biscuit Prize
Ver-ily there’s some tasty stuff around:
old favourites from Southport,Torriano, Verulam, Ware, Writeonsiteand Frogmore Papers, Kent & Sussex Poetry SocietyNorthampton Literature Groupalong with David Burland, John DrydenAble Muse, and all.
There’s many a new Challenge, plus other good causes & matters medical: The Hippocrates Prize and Swale Life
You could of course just go Larkin about, having adventures with Rider Haggard, or going great guns with The Mayor of Enfield’s Poetry Competition.
Maybe get yourself to the Greek … Writer’s Retreat, courtesy of Limnisa, or invent a love story for WritersReigninspired by ‘Words and Ideas’ from Words by The Water
And if you think the answer lies in the soil, there’s Gardener’s World, Brightoncow, Thynks, Jim Baen and Verity Bargate and lots, lots more to unearth right here…
Biscuit International Short Story Prize 2011
1st Prize £1,500
or publication of collection or novella,
plus £500 + 75 books – the choice is yours
Deadline: 9th May 2011
Fee: £10  1000 – 5000 words
Send SAE to Biscuit Publishing, PO Box 123,
Washington, Tyne & Wear, NE37 2YW

Rumjhum Biswas’s and W.F. Lantry’s poems named finalists of Aesthetica’s Creative Works Competition

Rumjhum Biswas’s “Cleavage” and W.F. Lantry’s “Talavera” were named finalists of Aesthetica Magazine‘s Creative Works Competition 2010. The magazine is currently accepting submissions for its 2011 competition. Check out the information here.

  • Rumjhum Biswas’s poem “Bones” was published in issue #12 of Cha. The piece has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize.
  • W.F. Lantry’s poetry was published in Issue #12 of Cha.

Kudos – for people who prize writing #86

‘Great to sit down with a coffee, and see what competitions and opportunities are available rather than trawl the internet, which feels too much like work’ (Lyn Fountain, Norwich Writers’ Circle)


JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2011
Runs mainly from the end of January right up to mid March, and beyond in some cases –

£3.00
       
THE SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS
 and loads of dough with The Biscuit Prize

Ver-ily there’s some tasty stuff around:
old favourites from Southport,Torriano, Verulam, Ware, Writeonsite,
and Frogmore Papers, Kent & Sussex Poetry Society,
Northampton Literature Group,
along with David Burland, John DrydenAble Muse, and all.

There’s many a new Challenge, plus other good causes & matters medical:
The Hippocrates Prize and Swale Life

You could of course just go Larkin about, having adventures with Rider Haggard,
or going great guns with The Mayor of Enfield’s Poetry Competition.

Maybe get yourself to the Greek … Writer’s Retreat, courtesy of Limnisa,
or invent a love story for WritersReign,
inspired by ‘Words and Ideas’ from Words by The Water

And if you think the answer lies in the soil, there’s Gardener’s World,
Brightoncow, Thynks, Jim Baen and Verity Bargate
and lots, lots more to unearth right here…


Biscuit International Short Story Prize 2011

1st Prize £1,500
or publication of collection or novella,
plus £500 + 75 books – the choice is yours

Deadline: 9th May 2011

Fee: £10                     1000 – 5000 words

Send SAE to Biscuit Publishing, PO Box 123,
Washington, Tyne & Wear, NE37 2YW

Three Cha contributors named finalists for the 2010 HKU Poetry Prize

We are very pleased to announce that Cha contributors W.F. Lantry (Jewel Tones), Jason Lee (Beds in the East and Other Poems) and Ling Hoi Ching (A Seed and a Plant) are three of the five finalists for the inaugural HKU Poetry Prize. Congratulations!

John Medeiros (brothers, keepers & dna) is also a finalist and the winner for the competition is Kit Fan (Paper Scissors Stone). To learn more about the HKU Poetry Prize, visit here.

Haiku competition

From their website:

Times Are Tough; Talk Is Cheap

At a recent poetry reading, a poet gave a five-minute introduction to a haiku. Absurdities not being lost on us, we began generating our own haiku responses. We invite you to join us in the first Off the Coast poetry competition.

Entry fee is 25¢ for each haiku and multiple entries are encouraged. Deadline is January 17, 2011 and the winners will be announced on February 2, 2011. First prize is $5. 75. They are working on securing a high-profile judge to make the final decisions. Learn more about the competition here.

ASM Prize for Creative Writing 2010

ASM Prize for Creative Writing 2010

ASM (The Association of Stories in Macao) is pleased to announce its annual prize for Creative Writing. Entries will be accepted in the following areas:
– short fiction (up to 5,000 words)
– poetry (a suite of poems or a single poem)
– life writing (up to 5,000 words)
– bilingual writing in any creative genre (where one of the texts is in
English)
Anyone who was a student in Macao during the calendar year 2010 is eligible to enter. Both published and unpublished works may be entered. Works which are published should be acknowledged as such. Entries for the award should be sent by email attachment to KitKelen@umac.mo on or before Sunday 12th December. The subject line for the email should include ‘ASM Prize for Creative Writing 2010’ and the entrant’s name and the title of the work entered. The prize/s will be awarded at the ASM annual booklaunch to be held on Saturday 18th December at 4 pm at CCI (Macao Cultural Centre). More details of this event will be announced shortly.

2010 Troubadour International Poetry Prize


The 2010 Troubadour International Poetry Prize will be judged by Gwyneth Lewis & Maurice Riordan (both judges will be reading all poems).
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Prizes:
  • 1st £1000, 2nd £500, 3rd £250, & 20 prizes of £20 each
  • Spring 2011 coffee-house poetry season ticket
  • Prizewinners’ coffee-house poetry reading with Gwyneth Lewis & Maurice Riordan for all winning poets
Deadline: Friday 15th october 2010

More information here.