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  • Poemhunter Moderator (4/17/2014 5:56:00 AM) Post reply

    Ashland Poetry Press
    Richard Snyder Publication Prize

    Deadline: April 30,2014
    Entry Fee: $25
    Website: http://www.ashlandpoetrypress.com

    A prize of $1,000, publication by Ashland Poetry Press, and 50 author copies is given annually for a poetry collection. The winner is also invited to give a reading at Ashland University. Angie Estes will judge. Submit a manuscript of 50 to 80 pages with a $25 entry fee by April 30. Send an SASE or visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Ashland Poetry Press, Richard Snyder Publication Prize, Ashland University, Ashland, OH 44805. Sarah Wells, Managing Editor.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (4/17/2014 5:55:00 AM) Post reply

    Arrowhead Regional Arts Council
    Fellowships and Grants

    Deadline: April 25,2014
    Website: http://www.aracouncil.info
    E-mail address: info@aracouncil.org

    Individual Artist Fellowships of $5,000 are given annually to Minnesota writers, and Career Development Grants of up to $3,000 are given twice a year to Minnesota writers to pursue a specific arts opportunity. Poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers who are U.S. citizens, at least 18 years of age, and have lived in Aitkin, Carlton, Cook, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake, or St. Louis counties in northeastern Minnesota for at least six months are eligible. Students enrolled full-time in a degree-granting program are ineligible for the Individual Artist Fellowships; students enrolled full-time in a degree-granting program related to the arts are ineligible for the Career Development Grants. For both awards, submit up to 15 pages of poetry or prose, a description of the work sample, an application, a project description of up to three pages, and a résumé of up to two pages by April 25. There is no entry fee. Call, e-mail, or visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

    Arrowhead Regional Arts Council, Fellowships and Grants, Marshall Professional Building,1301 Rice Lake Road, Suite 120, Duluth, MN 55811. (800) 569-8134. Robert DeArmond, Executive Director.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (4/17/2014 5:52:00 AM) Post reply

    Sixfold
    Poetry and Short Story Awards

    Deadline: April 23,2014
    Entry Fee: $3
    Website: http://www.sixfold.org
    E-mail address: sixfold@sixfold.org

    Two prizes of $1,000 each and publication in Sixfold are given quarterly for a group of poems and a short story. Using the online submission system, submit up to five poems totaling no more than 10 pages or up to 20 pages of prose with a $3 entry fee by April 23. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Sixfold, Poetry and Short Story Awards,28 Farm Field Ridge Road, Sandy Hook, CT 06482. (203) 491-0242. Garrett Doherty, Publisher.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (4/17/2014 5:51:00 AM) Post reply

    Omnidawn Publishing
    Poetry Chapbook Competition

    Deadline: April 22,2014
    Entry Fee: $18
    Website: http://www.omnidawn.com
    E-mail address: submissions@omnidawn.com

    A prize of $1,000, publication by Omnidawn Publishing, and 100 author copies is given annually for a poetry chapbook. Kazim Ali will judge. Submit a manuscript of 20 to 40 pages with an $18 entry fee by April 22. For an additional $2, entrants will receive one chapbook of their choice from the Omnidawn catalogue. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Omnidawn Publishing, Poetry Chapbook Competition,1632 Elm Avenue, Richmond, CA 94805. (510) 237-5472. Rusty Morrison and Ken Keegan, Coeditors.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (4/17/2014 5:51:00 AM) Post reply

    Crab Orchard Review
    Literary Prizes

    Deadline: April 21,2014
    Entry Fee: $23
    Website: http://craborchardreview.siu.edu/dyer.html

    Three prizes of $2,000 each and publication in Crab Orchard Review are given annually for a poem, a short story, and an essay. Using the online submission system, submit a single poem of up to five pages, a short story of up to 6,000 words, or an essay of up to 6,500 words with a $22.50 entry fee, which includes a subscription to Crab Orchard Review, by April 21. All entries are considered for publication. Send an SASE or visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Crab Orchard Review, Literary Prizes, English Department, Mail Code 4503, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL 62901. Jon Tribble, Managing Editor.

  • M E Silverman (4/16/2014 10:17:00 AM) Post reply

    Blue Lyra Review announces 4 contests:
    The Blue Lyra Longish Poem Prize,2-6 pages, one poem or strongly linked smaller poems. Judge: Andrew McFayden-Ketchum, author of Ghost Gear. Prize: $100 per category. $9 per entry, $15 with anthology. May 1 – June 30.

    The Living Earth Creative Nonfiction Prize, must be about nature,5000 word max. Judge: Sharman Apt Russell, author of Standing in the Light: My Life as a Panthiest and Diary of a Citizen Scientist. Guidelines online & Submittable link. Prize: $100 per category. $9 per entry, $15 with anthology. May 1 – June 30.

    Blue Lyra Flash Fiction Prize,1000 word max. Judge: Stefanie Freele, author of Surrounded by Water. Prize: $100 per category. $9/3 entries, $15 with anthology. July 1 – Aug 31.

    Blue Lyra Poetry Prize,65 line max. Judge: Katherine E. Young, author of Day of the Border Guards. Guidelines online & Submittable link. Prize: $100 per category. $9/3 entries, $15 with anthology. July 1 – Aug 31.

    Submit through Submittable, link found on our website.

    Winners will be announced in November-December 2014.

    Entries ONLY accepted during the above dates.

    While we read “blind”, please note our policy on Conflicts of Interest: Students, faculty, staff, associates or administrators currently affiliated with the judges are ineligible for consideration or publication in that category.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (4/16/2014 2:00:00 AM) Post reply

    Swanwick Writers' School Comps

    Closing date: 30th April,2014.
    Prizes: Inclusive week at Swanwick Writers' Summer School for each category winner, Writing Magazine Creative Writing manuscript appraisal for second-winners, Writers' & Artists' Yearbook 2014 for third.
    Entry fee: £5.

    Short stories, poems and writing for children, all on the theme of 'unsung hero'

    secretary@swanwickwritersschool.org.uk
    Website: swanwickwritersschool.org.uk

  • Poemhunter Moderator (4/16/2014 1:59:00 AM) Post reply

    Poetic Republic Poetry Prize 2014

    Closing date: 30th April,2014.
    Prizes: £2,000 for a single poem; £1,000 for a portfolio
    Entry fee: £7.

    For poetry or prose poetry,42 lines maximum. The Poetry Republic Prize has an unusual system of organisation - 'online anonymous peer review' - it is judged by the entran s themselves, The event culminates with a collaborative ebook publication featuring the best poems and comments as chosen by the participants.

    Website: poeticrepublic.com

  • Poemhunter Moderator (4/16/2014 1:58:00 AM) Post reply

    Divine Chocolate Poetry Competition

    Closing date: 30th April,2014.
    Prizes: chocolate, goodies, book tokens.
    Free entry.
    For poems on the theme 'If I met a cocoa farmer', in three age groups, ages 7-11,12-16 and 17+

    Email: poetry@divinechocolate.com
    More info on website: http://www.divinechocolate.com/uk/poetry

  • Poemhunter Moderator (4/16/2014 1:57:00 AM) Post reply

    Bomb Poetry Contest

    Deadline: 30th April 2014
    Prizes: $1,000 and publication
    Fee: $20
    online only

    3–5 poems: Manuscripts must include 3–5 poems. No more than 5 poems (max.10 pages) per entry fee. Do not write a name on the actual manuscript, as all entries are considered anonymously. NON-ANONYMOUS ENTRIES WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. Poems must be previously unpublished. Simultaneous submissions OK, but reading fee is not refundable. Reading Fee: $20 inside the US—includes free one-year subscription to BOMB* (addresses outside North America add $12; Canada/Mexico add $6) .

    http://bombmagazine.org/article/7542/2014-poetry-contest

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