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2021 International Poetry Competition

closed  30th April 2021. Results HERE

JUDGE: JAMES HARPUR               

http://www.jamesharpur.com/biography.htm

2021 - 2nd Competition for Short Stories

Short stories: closes 31st July 2021   No word limit - but be sure not to lose the judges' attention! 

Theme: Haunted. Yes, uneasy stories - poems, too - for winter reading! 

Prize:  €200. Winner may read at October Celebration on Lake Orta.

Stories may have already been published providing author retains copyright and has not received a previous cash prize or payment.

We intend to publish an anthology of the best stories in time for Christmas 2021. Authors will be asked for permission first, and receive a complimentary copy. Further copies may be purchased at a reduced price.

Fees:  First story €12 , then €8.

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Single or double spacing. email: Stories, attached in doc; docx, or rtf (not pdf), titled, must not bear author’s identifying details. Put contact and payment details in body of mail

online entry for stories or enquiries poetryonthelake@yahoo.co.uk  subject line: HAUNTED 2021 STORY (or ENQUIRY)

 

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2020 1st Short story Competition 

CLOSED 31st December 2020 RESULTS & JUDGE'S REPORT HERE

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Last year's winning poems HERE

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2020 1st Short story Competition 

CLOSED 31st December 2020 RESULTS & JUDGE'S REPORT HERE

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19th International Competition  CLOSED  31st March 2019.

                       (To read winning poems 2019 (and 2018), click here)

 

SILVER WYVERN - Results 2019 - Adjudicator: Paul Henry

 

Silver Wyvern + 500 euro  1st prize:     ‘Rower, Battersea Lake’ by Helena Goddard, Tewkesbury

2nd prize - 200 euro :    ‘Dead in the Water’ by Graham Burchell, Devon

 

Highly commended:

 

‘Hautdesert Terminus’ by Oz Hardwick, York

‘Cornering the French Horn’ by Roger Elkin, Biddulph Moor

‘Chocolate Waltz’ by Alex de Verteuil, Tobago, Trinidad and Tobago

‘Balance’ by Michael Swan, Oxford

 

Shortlisted poems:

 

‘Was that you?’ by Bridget Frost, Limekilns

 ‘Vernal Equinox’ by Patrick Lodge, Yorks

‘Of Fire and Water’ by Mary Gilonne, Pourrières, France

‘Muscovy Ducks’ by Virginia Griem. Kinsteignton

‘Au Moulin de la Galette’ by Derek Sellen, Canterbury

‘At the Chapel of Apparitions’ by Olivia Dawson, Sintra, Portugal

FORMAL CATEGORY - adjudicator Kevin Bailey

Winner - 100 euro : What will survive of us by Ian Royce Chamberlain, Teignmouth

Highly Commended: When the trees were still dangerous by Paul Nash, Dublin

Shortlisted by Paul Henry: 

The Unburdening by Peter Duff, Ireland

The isolation of the long distance runner, Carolyn King, Isle of Wight

The Mission by Peter Duff, Ireland

Caesium lioness by Chris Scriven, Weymouth

 

 'SPIRIT' -  adjudicator Paul Henry

Best poem overall inspired by the theme 'Spirit' 

winner (100 euro)‘Mardale Common’ by Erica Bell, Surrey

 LONGLIST OF ALL 361 POEMS 2019 DRAWN UP BY KEVIN BAILEY AND GARY BILLS

IN RANDOM ORDER 

Stone Star  - What will survive of us... -The rituals of others - Lady Cooper Parvenue - The moon yawns and keeps yawning - Climate of Opinion - Hautdesert Terminus - Paris Blues: Global Warning - Au Moulin de la Galette - in our family house - Me, Tammy Wynette, Soren Kierkegaard, Karl Marx and Adele  – Balance - Special Delivery  - Without words - A fishy thing the soul  - Of fire and water - Instead, think of this - Rower, Battersea Lake - In Loudhams Wood - Dead in the water - At the Chapel of Apparitions -  Was that you?  - perhaps a manifestation of Buddha - Life in three bags – Revenant - Malus -  Meeting a monster in Anglesey - In the Flit of a Wing - The Isolation of the Long-Distance Runner -   Caesium Lioness - see you around - Meili Su - The Silver Cord - The Unburdening - The Mission - Green Flash - Vernal Equinox – Responsibility - Chocolate Waltz  - Cornering the French Horn -  Unknown Young man with a background of flame –Fava leaves  -  Killing Inside the Wall  -  This winter  - Evening  - Muscovy Ducks - Mardale Common - When the trees were still dangerous     

Adjudicators: Paul Henry - Kevin Bailey - Gary Bills