- The 2009 International Poetry Competition: sponsored by the New Zealand Poetry Society. Has a special category for haiku. Entries are NZ$5 per poem (NZ$1 per haiku) and no, I have no idea how much that is in US dollars. Only unpublished poetry accepted, and winners will be notified by August 31st. Prizes for the "open" category are NZ$500, NZ$200, and NZ$100; prizes for the haiku category are NZ$100 for the top five haiku, with an additional prize of NZ$150 going to the single best ku. Deadline is May 31st. (This is NOT a postmark deadline.)
- Alabama Writers' Conclave 2009 Writing Competition: This contest has eight different categories:
*Free Verse Poem
*First Chapter of Novel
Entry fees are $5 per poem, $12 per novel chapter, and $8 each for all other categories. The prizes for the winning poems are $100/$75/$50/$25, and the postmark deadline is April 30th.
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