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The Bridport Prize is an annual international creative writing competition for poetry and short stories. The closing date for entries which may either be sent by post or online is 30th June. Bridport Prize is the biggest open creative writing competition in the English language. It has been the first step in the careers of many established poets and novelists. The prize money for 2008 totals £14,000. The judges this year are Helen Simpson for short stories and David Harsent for poetry.

Rick Lupert's website.  He exists, he's jewish and he has a wonderful poetry website.  There's too much to mention here, so you'll just have to visit.

Remember to come back to us though!

Carol Lynn Grellas is a Northern California-based writer.  She is among my favourite modern poets and "Pockets Full Of You" is one of the most moving things I have recently read.  She is also the most genuinely warm person I have "met" through poetry and I am honoured to provide a lnk to her site.

Poetry Ireland/Éigse Éireann is the national organisation for poetry in Ireland, serving all 32 counties of both the Repblic and Northern Ireland.  They receive support from The Arts Council of Ireland/An Chomhairle Ealaíon and The Arts Council of Northern Ireland.

Lots of useful resources and links on their site, including ourselves.

The resource site for writers of all abilities, "a treasure trove for writers" and one of the top websites as listed by Writer's Digest 101.