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  • Poemhunter Moderator (8/22/2014 3:00:00 AM) Post reply

    University of Wisconsin Press
    Brittingham and Felix Pollak Prizes

    Deadline: September 15,2014
    Entry Fee: $25
    Website: http://www.wisc.edu/wisconsinpress/poetryguide.html
    E-mail address: rwallace@wisc.edu

    Two prizes of $1,000 each and publication by University of Wisconsin Press are given annually for poetry collections. Submit a manuscript of 60 to 90 pages with a $25 entry fee by September 15. Send an SASE or visit the website for complete guidelines.

    University of Wisconsin Press, Brittingham and Felix Pollak Prizes, English Department,600 North Park Street, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53706. Ronald Wallace, Poetry Series Editor.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (8/22/2014 2:59:00 AM) Post reply

    Dogwood
    Literary Prize

    Deadline: September 5,2014
    Entry Fee: $10
    Website: http://www.dogwoodliterary.com
    E-mail address: shuber@fairfield.edu

    A prize of $1,000 and publication in Dogwood is given annually for a poem, a short story, or an essay. Submit up to three poems totaling no more than 10 pages or up to 22 pages of prose with a $10 entry fee by September 5. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Dogwood, Literary Prize, Fairfield University, English Department,1073 North Benson Road, Fairfield, CT 06824. (203) 254-4000, ext.2788. Sonya Huber, Editor.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (8/22/2014 2:59:00 AM) Post reply

    phren-Z
    Morton Marcus Memorial Poetry Contest

    Deadline: September 1,2014
    Entry Fee: $15
    Website: http://phren-z.org

    Sponsored in collaboration with Santa Cruz Writes, a prize of $1,000 and publication in phren-Z is given annually for a poem. The winner is also invited to give a reading at the fifth annual Morton Marcus Memorial Reading at Cabrillo College in November. Christopher Buckley will judge. Submit up to three poems of no more than five pages each with a $15 entry fee by September 1. Call or visit the website for complete guidelines.

    phren-Z, Morton Marcus Memorial Poetry Contest,184 Kenny Court, Santa Cruz, CA 95065. (831) 476-6835. Jory Post, Cofounder.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (8/22/2014 2:59:00 AM) Post reply

    Slippery Elm
    Poetry and Prose Awards

    Deadline: September 1,2014
    Entry Fee: $15
    Website: http://slipperyelm.findlay.edu
    E-mail address: slipperyelm@findlay.edu

    Two prizes of $1,000 each and publication in Slippery Elm are given annually for a poem and a short story or essay. Jeff Gundy will judge in poetry, and David James Poissant will judge in prose. Using the online submission system, submit up to three poems or up to 5,000 words of prose with a $15 entry fee by September 1. All entries are considered for publication. E-mail or visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Slippery Elm, Poetry and Prose Awards, University of Findlay,1000 North Main Street, Mail Box 1615, Findlay, OH 45840. Dave Essinger, Contact.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (8/22/2014 2:58:00 AM) Post reply

    Black Warrior Review
    Writing Contests

    Deadline: September 1,2014
    Entry Fee: $20
    Website: http://www.bwr.ua.edu

    Three prizes of $1,000 each and publication in Black Warrior Review are given annually for a poem, a short story, and an essay. Richard Siken will judge in poetry, Lily Hoang will judge in fiction, and Kiese Laymon will judge in nonfiction. Using the online submission system, submit up to three poems of any length or a story or essay of up to 7,000 words with a $20 entry fee, which includes a subscription to Black Warrior Review, by September 1. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Black Warrior Review, Writing Contests, P.O. Box 870170, Office of Student Media, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487. Kirby Johnson, Editor.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (8/22/2014 2:58:00 AM) Post reply

    Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center

    Poetry Contest
    Deadline: September 1,2014
    Entry Fee: $20
    Website: http://www.beyondbaroque.org
    E-mail address: carlye@beyondbaroque.org

    A prize of $1,000 is given annually for a poem. Winners and finalists are invited to read their poems at Beyond Baroque in October. Submit up to four poems of no more than 40 lines each with a $20 entry fee by September 1. Call, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, Poetry Contest,681 Venice Boulevard, Venice, CA 90291. (310) 822-3006. Carlye Archibeque, Director of Publicity and Membership.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (8/22/2014 2:56:00 AM) Post reply

    Gulf Coast
    Barthelme Prize for Short Prose

    Deadline: August 31,2014
    Entry Fee: $17
    Website: http://www.gulfcoastmag.org
    E-mail address: editors@gulfcoastmag.org

    A prize of $1,000 and publication in Gulf Coast is given annually for a piece of short prose. Amy Hempel will judge. Submit a prose poem, a piece of flash fiction, or a micro-essay of up to 500 words with a $17 entry fee, which includes a subscription to Gulf Coast, by August 31. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Gulf Coast, Barthelme Prize for Short Prose, English Department, University of Houston, Houston, TX 77204. (713) 743-3223. Adrienne Perry, Editor.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (8/20/2014 8:23:00 AM) Post reply

    Manchester Metropolitan University
    Poetry and Fiction Prizes

    Deadline: August 29,2014
    Entry Fee: $28
    Website: http://www.manchesterwritingcompetition.co.uk
    E-mail address: writingschool@mmu.ac.uk

    Two prizes of £10,000 (approximately $16,592) each are given annually for a group of poems and a short story. Submit three to five poems, totaling no more than 120 lines, or a story of up to 2,500 words with a £17 (approximately $28) entry fee by August 29. E-mail or visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Manchester Metropolitan University, Poetry and Fiction Prizes, HLSS Finance Office, John Dalton Building, Chester Street, Manchester M15 5GD, England.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (8/20/2014 8:23:00 AM) Post reply

    Off the Grid Press
    Poetry Prize

    Deadline: August 31,2014
    Entry Fee: $25
    Website: http://offthegridpress.net
    E-mail address: offthegridpress@gmail.com

    A prize of $1,000 and publication by Off the Grid Press is given annually for a poetry collection by a poet over the age of 60. Tam Lin Neville and Bert Stern will judge. Submit a manuscript of 50 to 70 pages with a $25 entry fee by August 31. Call, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Off the Grid Press, Poetry Prize,24 Quincy Street, Somerville, MA 02143. (617) 629-2541. Tam Lin Neville, Coeditor.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (8/20/2014 8:22:00 AM) Post reply

    Red Hen Press
    Benjamin Saltman Poetry Award

    Deadline: August 31,2014
    Entry Fee: $25
    Website: http://www.redhen.org

    A prize of $3,000 and publication by Red Hen Press is given annually for a poetry collection. Douglas Kearney will judge. Submit a manuscript of 48 to 96 pages with a $25 entry fee by August 31. Call or visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Red Hen Press, Benjamin Saltman Poetry Award, P.O. Box 40820, Pasadena, CA 91114. (626) 356-4760. Kate Gale, Managing Editor.

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