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    Southern Indiana Review
    Michael Waters Poetry Prize

    Deadline: February 2,2015
    Entry Fee: $25
    Website: http://www.usi.edu/sir
    E-mail address: sir.contest@usi.edu

    A prize of $2,000 and publication by Southern Indiana Review Press is given annually for a poetry collection. Michael Waters will judge. Submit up to 80 pages of poetry (no more than one poem per page) with a $25 entry fee ($5 for each additional entry) by February 2. All entries are considered for publication. Call, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Southern Indiana Review, Michael Waters Poetry Prize, University of Southern Indiana,8600 University Boulevard, Evansville, IN 47712. (812) 464-1784. Ron Mitchell, Editor.

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    Southern Illinois University
    Devil's Kitchen Reading Awards

    Deadline: February 2,2015
    Entry Fee: $20
    Website: http://www.grassroots.siuc.edu/dkawards.html

    Three prizes of $1,000 each and an all-expenses-paid trip to give a reading at the Devil's Kitchen Fall Literary Festival at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale in October 2015 are given annually for a poetry collection, a novel or a collection of short fiction, and a book of creative nonfiction published in the previous year. Authors and publishers may submit one copy of a book published in 2014 and a brief biography, including publication history, with a $20 entry fee by February 2. Send an SASE or visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Southern Illinois University, Devil's Kitchen Reading Awards, English Department, Mail Code 4503,1000 Faner Drive, Carbondale, IL 62901. Jon Tribble, Award Coordinator.

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    Malahat Review
    Long Poem Prize

    Deadline: February 1,2015
    Entry Fee: $40
    Website: http://web.uvic.ca/malahat/contests/long_poem_prize/info.html
    E-mail address: longpoem@uvic.ca

    Two prizes of $1,000 Canadian (approximately $879) each and publication in Malahat Review will be given biennially for a single long poem. Evan Jones, Anita Lahey, and Alice Major will judge. Submit a poem between 10 to 20 pages (up to 36 lines per page) with a $40 entry fee, which includes a subscription to Malahat Review, by February 1. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Malahat Review, Long Poem Prize, University of Victoria, P.O. Box 1700, Station CSC, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 2Y2, Canada. (250) 721-8524.

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    Stadler Center for Poetry
    Philip Roth Residencies

    Deadline: February 1,2015
    Website: http://www.bucknell.edu/centers-institutes-and-resources/stadler-center-for-poetry/programs-and-residencies/philip-roth-...
    E-mail address: ciotola@bucknell.edu

    Two four-month residencies, each of which include a $4,000 stipend, at the Stadler Center for Poetry at Bucknell University are given in alternating years to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers working on a first or second book. The 2015–2016 residencies are open to U.S. fiction and creative nonfiction writers who are over the age of 21 and not enrolled in a college or university. Using the online submission system, submit up to 20 pages of prose, a curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation by February 1. There is no entry fee. E-mail or visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Stadler Center for Poetry, Philip Roth Residencies, Bucknell Hall, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA 17837. Andrew Ciotola, Program Manager.

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    Passaic County Community College
    Paterson Poetry Prize

    Deadline: February 1,2015
    Website: http://www.pccc.edu/poetry
    E-mail address: mgillan@pccc.edu

    A prize of $1,000 is given annually for a book of poetry published in the previous year. The winning poet must participate in an awards ceremony and give a reading at the Poetry Center in Paterson, New Jersey. Books of at least 48 pages with a minimum press run of 500 copies are eligible. Publishers may submit three copies of books published in 2014 by February 1. There is no entry fee. Send an SASE or visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

    Passaic County Community College, Paterson Poetry Prize, Poetry Center,1 College Boulevard, Paterson, NJ 07505. (973) 684-6555. Maria Mazziotti Gillan, Executive Director.

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    Virginia Commonwealth University
    Levis Reading Prize

    Deadline: February 1,2015
    Website: http://english.vcu.edu/mfa/levis
    E-mail address: detischc@vcu.edu

    A prize of $2,000 and an all-expenses-paid trip to give a reading in Richmond is given annually for a first or second book of poetry published during the previous year. Faculty of the MFA program in creative writing at Virginia Commonwealth University will judge. Publishers and writers may submit three copies of a book of at least 48 pages published in 2014 by February 1. There is no entry fee. Call, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines.
    Virginia Commonwealth University, Levis Reading Prize, English Department, P.O. Box 842005, Richmond, VA 23284. (804) 828-1329. Christian Detisch, Contact.

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    Fellowship of Postgraduate Medicine
    Hippocrates Prize Open International Award

    Deadline: January 31,2015
    Entry Fee: $11
    Website: http://www.hippocrates-poetry.org
    E-mail address: hippocrates.poetry@gmail.com

    A prize of £5,000 (approximately $7,856) and publication in the Hippocrates Prize anthology is given annually for a poem on a medical theme. A second-place prize of £1,000 (approximately $1,571) is also given. Rebecca Goss, John Humphrys, and Femi Oyebode will judge. Using the online submission system, submit an unpublished poem of up to 50 lines with a £7 entry fee (approximately $11) by January 31. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Fellowship of Postgraduate Medicine, Hippocrates Prize Open International Award,12 Chandos Street, London W1G 9DR, England.

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    Crazyhorse
    Literary Prizes

    Deadline: January 31,2015
    Entry Fee: $20
    Website: http://crazyhorse.cofc.edu

    Three prizes of $2,000 each and publication in Crazyhorse are given annually for a poem, a short story, and an essay. Alberto Ros will judge in poetry; Adam Johnson will judge in fiction; and Dinty W. Moore will judge in nonfiction. Using the online submission system, submit up to three poems or a story or essay of up to 25 pages with a $20 entry fee, which includes a subscription to Crazyhorse, during the month of January. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Crazyhorse, Literary Prizes, English Department, College of Charleston,66 George Street, Charleston, SC 29424.

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    Winter Anthology
    Writing Contest

    Deadline: January 31,2015
    Entry Fee: $10
    Website: http://www.winteranthology.com

    A prize of $1,000 and publication in Winter Anthology is given annually for a group of poems, a single story or essay, or a full-length novel, novella, or collection of poetry, short stories, or essays. Srikanth Reddy will judge. Using the online submission system, submit a group of poems, a single story or essay, or a full-length manuscript of up to 50 pages with a $10 entry fee by January 31. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Winter Anthology, Writing Contest,5400 South Harper Avenue, Suite 201, Chicago, IL 60615.

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    Balcones Center for Creative Writing
    Poetry and Fiction Prizes

    Deadline: January 31,2015
    Entry Fee: $30
    Website: http://www.austincc.edu/crw/html/balconescenter.html
    E-mail address: balcones@austincc.edu

    Two prizes of $1,500 each are given annually for a poetry collection and a book of fiction published during the previous year. Authors and publishers may submit three copies of a book published in 2014 (poetry collections must be at least 42 pages) by January 31. The entry fee for poetry is $25, and the entry fee for fiction is $30. Send an SASE, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Balcones Center for Creative Writing, Poetry and Fiction Prizes, Austin Community College,1212 Rio Grande Street, Austin, TX 78701.

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