It's getting very close to deadline time on a couple of excellent poetry competitions. The Essex Poetry Festival 12th Open Competition has a first prize of £1,000, and is judged by Pascale Petit - you've only got a few days left, as the deadline is July 30th.
Meanwhile, the Buzzwords
Open Poetry Competition (all money raised goes to the excellent
Buzzwords reading/open mic series in Cheltenham) has a prize of £600, and is
judged by Ann Drysdale. The deadline has just been extended until August 14th,
so there's still time to polish up that submission.