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  • Poemhunter Moderator (7/26/2014 5:48:00 AM) Post reply

    PEN Center USA
    Emerging Voices Fellowships
    Deadline: August 11,2014
    Entry Fee: $10
    Website: http://www.penusa.org
    E-mail address: ev@penusa.org
    Fellowships of $1,000 each are given annually to emerging poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers who lack access to financial and creative support. Each fellow participates in an eight-month mentorship in Los Angeles with a professional writer, as well as classes at the UCLA Extension Writers' Program, public readings, and other programming. Housing is not provided. Writers who do not have significant publication credits, are not enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate writing program, and do not hold a graduate writing degree are eligible. Submit up to 10 pages of poetry or 20 pages of prose, a curriculum vitae, a federal tax return summary, and at least two letters of recommendation with a $10 entry fee by August 11. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

    PEN Center USA, Emerging Voices Fellowships,269 South Beverly Drive, #1163, Beverly Hills, CA 90212. (323) 424-4939. Libby Flores, Program Manager.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (7/26/2014 5:48:00 AM) Post reply

    Leeway Foundation
    Art and Change Grants
    Deadline: August 1,2014
    Website: http://www.leeway.org
    E-mail address: info@leeway.org
    Grants of up to $2,500 each are given twice yearly by the Leeway Foundation to women and transsexual, transgender, genderqueer, and Two-Spirit poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers in the Philadelphia area who need financial assistance to work on a project involving art and social change. Writers living in Bucks, Camden, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, or Philadelphia counties who are 18 years of age or older and who are not full-time students in a degree-granting arts program are eligible. Applicants must identify a person, an organization, or a business as a project partner. The deadline for entries is August 1. There is no entry fee. Call, e-mail, or visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

    Leeway Foundation, Art and Change Grants, The Philadelphia Building,1315 Walnut Street, Suite 832, Philadelphia, PA 19107. (215) 545-4078. Sham-e-Ali Nayeem, Program Director.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (7/26/2014 5:47:00 AM) Post reply

    Delaware Division of the Arts
    Individual Artist Fellowships
    Deadline: August 1,2014
    Website: http://www.artsdel.org/grants
    E-mail address: roxanne.stanulis@state.de.us
    Established Professional Fellowships of $6,000 each and Emerging Professional Fellowships of $3,000 each are given annually to Delaware poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers. Writers who have lived in Delaware for at least one year prior to application and who are not enrolled in a degree-granting program are eligible. Submit 15 to 20 pages of poetry or prose by August 1. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

    Delaware Division of the Arts, Individual Artist Fellowships,820 North French Street, Wilmington, DE 19801. Roxanne Stanulis, Coordinator.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (7/26/2014 5:47:00 AM) Post reply

    Stone Canoe
    Literary Awards
    Deadline: July 31,2014
    Website: http://stonecanoejournal.org/submit.html
    E-mail address: stonecanoe@syr.edu
    Three prizes of $500 each are given annually to a poet, a fiction writer, and a creative nonfiction writer who have a connection to upstate New York. A prize of $500 is also given annually to a U.S. military veteran. Writers who have not published a book with a nationally distributed press are eligible. The editors will judge. Submit three to five poems or a short story or essay of up to 10,000 words by July 31. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Stone Canoe, Literary Awards,700 University Avenue, Suite 326, Syracuse, NY 13244. (315) 443-4165. Allison Vincent, Assistant Editor.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (7/26/2014 5:46:00 AM) Post reply

    Press 53
    Award for Poetry
    Deadline: July 31,2014
    Entry Fee: $30
    Website: http://www.press53.com/award_for_poetry.html
    A prize of $1,000 and publication by Press 53 will be given annually for a poetry collection. The winner will also receive an all-expenses-paid trip to attend the annual Gathering of Poets conference in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, in April 2015. Tom Lombardo will judge. Using the online submission system, submit a manuscript of 60 to 120 pages with a $30 entry fee by July 31. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Press 53, Award for Poetry,411 West Fourth Street, Suite 101, Winston-Salem, NC 27101. (336) 770-5353. Kevin Morgan Watson, Publisher.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (7/26/2014 5:45:00 AM) Post reply

    A Room of Her Own Foundation
    Orlando Prizes
    Deadline: July 31,2014
    Entry Fee: $15
    Website: http://www.aroho.org
    E-mail address: tracey@aroho.org
    Four prizes of $1,000 each and publication in Los Angeles Review are given twice yearly for a poem, a short story, a short short story, and an essay by a woman writer. Submit a poem of no more than 36 lines, a short short story of up to 500 words, a story of up to 1,500 words, or an essay of up to 1,500 words with a $15 entry fee by July 31. Call, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines.

    A Room of Her Own Foundation, Orlando Prizes, P.O. Box 778, Placitas, NM 87043. (505) 867-5373. Tracey Cravens-Gras, Associate Director.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (7/24/2014 11:41:00 AM) Post reply

    Buzzwords Open Poetry Competition

    Sole Judge: Jonathan Davidson (will read all entries) .
    Closing date AUGUST 17TH
    Poems up to length: 70 lines.
    Prizes: £600, £300, £50 x 5 commended.
    The Gloucestershire Prize- £200 (residents only) .
    Fee: £4; £10/3 (postal entries):
    £4.35; £8.70/2; £11/3 (Paypal) .
    Online entry or
    SEND SAE to Buzzwords Open Poetry Competition, Butlers, Western Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 3RN
    http://tinyurl.com/buzzwords-competition

  • Poemhunter Moderator (7/24/2014 11:41:00 AM) Post reply

    2014 Mind Magazine INSIGHT Poetry Prize Competition. $300 for first prize, $150 for second prize, and $50 each for three honorable mentions. Winners will be published in Mind Magazine's top talent showcase section. All poems submitted will be considered for standard publication. Submit 1–3 unpublished poems, up to three pages each. Entry fee $10, check or money order to Mind Magazine, PO Box 387, O’Brien, OR 97534; or via PayPal to mindmagazinestore@gmail.com Deadline for all entries is August 15th. Winner will be announced in September,2014. The Mind Magazine 2014 INSIGHT Poetry Prize Competition will be judged by award winning poet Michael Spring and Editor-in-chief Rich Norman. For more information visit http://www.mindmagazine.net

  • Poemhunter Moderator (7/24/2014 11:40:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    Nottingham Open Poetry Competition

    Closing date: 12th August 2014
    Prizes: 1st £300,2nd £150,3rd £75, + ten Merit prizes of £10 each
    Sole Adjudicator: Helen Mort
    Length: up to 40 lines
    Fees: £3 per poem, £10 for 4 poems. Cheques payable to Nottingham Poetry Society
    Entries to: The Competition Secretary,38 Harrow Road, West Bridgford, Nottingham NG2 7DU

    Further details from: viv.apple@ntlworld.com

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    • John Globetrotter (7/26/2014 10:47:00 AM) Post reply

      Can I send entries that were submitted to another Poetry Contest here in PoemHunter?

  • Poemhunter Moderator (7/24/2014 11:39:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    The John Betjeman Poetry Competition for Young People

    The John Betjeman Poetry Competition for Young People is open to children aged 10 to 13 years. Our aim is to encourage children to look at their surroundings more keenly as well as to be inspired by reading and writing poetry.
    Each child is invited to send in (by post or online) a poem on the sense of ‘place’. They can choose anywhere that is important to them – from their bedroom to a larger landscape, from their local park to their favourite building. The subject of their poem could be a city or a garden or a beach or a street – whatever moves them to write. We are asking them to capture in words what that place means to them
    The first prize is a £1000 (£500 to the winner and £500 to the English department of their school) as well as four Eurostar tickets. £50 book tokens are awarded to commended entrants. Junior/primary schools entering a whole class will receive a copy of The Puffin Book of Modern Children’s Verse on receipt of entries and secondary/senior schools, The Rattle Bag. We organise eight poet visits a year to schools entering the competition.
    Winners of the poetry competition are invited to read their poems aloud to an audience of judges, entrants, teachers and parents as well as sponsors and press, at a prize giving held on National Poetry Day, Thursday 2nd October, on the concourse of St Pancras station, next to the bronze statue of John Betjeman by Martin Jennings.
    The judges are the National Poet of Wales, Gillian Clarke, and the founder of Gifford Circus, Nell Gifford.
    The competition is free to enter and closes on 31st July.

    Please see website www.betjemanpoetrycompetition.com for details and an online entry form.

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