Gemini Magazine Poetry Open competition

Arnos Vale kissing trees cr Judy DarleyGemini Magazine is now accepting entries for its seventh annual Poetry Open competition. With a deadline of 2nd January 2018, this offers the perfect chance to get next year off to a poetic start!

Entry costs $7.

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 2018 issue of Gemini. The entry fee is $7 for each batch of three poems.

Editor David Bright says: “We are open to any type of poetry, any subject matter, any length: prose, rhyming, free verse, ballads, sonnets, haiku . . . Scroll down the Poetry Open page to see the broad range of work from previous winners and finalists.”

Find full details here

Got an event, challenge, competition or call for submissions you’d like to draw my attention to? Send me an email at Judy(at)socket creative(dot)com.

Gemini Magazine invites short story contest entries

Borneo jungle vinesDo you write stories that twist and turn and tangle with their readers’ minds? Gemini Magazine is seeking stories that meet these criteria for their 4th annual short story contest.

Editor David Bright says: “There are no restrictions on style, subject, content or length. Simply send your best, most powerful work.”

The entry fee is just $4 (approx £2.50), making this one of the most cost-effective writing competitions around.

Top prize is $1,000. All six finalist will be published online in the June 2013 issue of Gemini. The deadline for entries is Monday April 1st 2013.

Find out how to enter.