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    Gival Press
    Poetry Award
    Deadline: December 15,2014
    Entry Fee: $20
    Website: http://www.givalpress.com
    E-mail address: givalpress@yahoo.com
    A prize of $1,000, publication by Gival Press, and 20 author copies is given annually for a poetry collection. Submit a manuscript of at least 45 pages with a $20 entry fee by December 15. Send an SASE, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Gival Press, Poetry Award, P.O. Box 3812, Arlington, VA 22203. Robert Giron, Editor.

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    Provincetown OuterMost Community Radio
    Joe Gouveia Poetry Award
    Deadline: December 15,2014
    Entry Fee: $15
    Website: http://www.womr.org
    E-mail address: info@womr.org
    A prize of $1,000 is given annually for a single poem. The winner is also invited to be featured on OuterMost Community Radio's Poets Corner program. Marge Piercy will judge. Submit five poems totaling no more than seven pages with a $15 entry fee by December 15. E-mail or visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Provincetown OuterMost Community Radio, Joe Gouveia Poetry Award, P.O. Box 975, Provincetown, MA 02657.

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    Sarabande Books
    Bernheim Writing Residency
    Deadline: December 15,2014
    Website: http://www.sarabandebooks.org/residency
    E-mail address: info@sarabandebooks.org
    A two- to six-week residency at Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest in Clermont, Kentucky, will be given annually to a poet, a fiction writer, or a creative nonfiction writer. The resident will also receive a $500 stipend and lodging in a private cottage, and will be required to give one public reading or discussion during the residency. Submit a writing sample of 10 to 20 pages, a letter of intent, and a curriculum vitae by December 15. There is no application fee. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Sarabande Books, Bernheim Writing Residency,2234 Dundee Road, Suite 200, Louisville, KY 40205.

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    Black Caucus of the American Library Association
    Literary Awards
    Deadline: December 19,2014
    Website: http://www.bcala.org/index.php/resources/awards
    E-mail address: gladys.bell@hamptonu.edu
    Four prizes of $500 each are given annually for a poetry collection, a first novel, a book of fiction, and a book of nonfiction (including creative nonfiction) by an African American writer published in the United States during the previous year. The awards honor books that depict the " cultural, historical, and sociopolitical aspects of the Black Diaspora." Publishers may nominate books published in 2014 by December 19. There is no entry fee. Call, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines and the list of jurors to whom the books should be sent.

    Black Caucus of the American Library Association, Literary Awards, Harvey Library, Hampton University,130 East Tyler Street, Hampton, VA 23668. (757) 727-5185. Gladys Smiley Bell, Chair.

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    Commonwealth Club of California
    California Book Awards
    Deadline: December 22,2014
    Website: http://www.commonwealthclub.org/bookawards
    E-mail address: bookawards@commonwealthclub.org
    Three prizes are given annually to writers residing in California for books of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction (including creative nonfiction) . Prizes are also given for a first book of fiction and a book of fiction or nonfiction that relates to California. Authors or publishers may submit six copies of books published in 2014 by December 22. There is no entry fee. Send an SASE, call, e-mail, or visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

    Commonwealth Club of California, California Book Awards,595 Market Street,2nd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94105. (415) 597-6700.

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    Poetry Society of America
    Robert H. Winner Memorial Award
    Deadline: December 22,2014
    Entry Fee: $15
    Website: http://www.poetrysociety.org/psa/awards/annual
    A prize of $2,500 and publication of one poem on the Poetry Society of America website is given annually to a poet over 40 who has published no more than one book. Submit two copies of 10 to 15 pages of poetry with a $15 entry fee by December 22. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Poetry Society of America, Robert H. Winner Memorial Award,15 Gramercy Park South, New York, NY 10003. (212) 254-9628.

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    Cleveland Foundation
    Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards
    Deadline: December 31,2014
    Website: http://www.anisfield-wolf.org
    E-mail address: submit@anisfield-wolf.org
    Prizes of $10,000 each are given annually for books of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction (including creative nonfiction) published during the previous year that " contribute to our understanding of racism or appreciation of the rich diversity of human cultures." Submit five copies of a book published in 2014 by December 31. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

    Cleveland Foundation, Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards,1422 Euclid Avenue, Suite 1300, Cleveland, OH 44115. (216) 861-3810. Karen R. Long, Contact.

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    Before Columbus Foundation
    American Book Awards
    Deadline: December 31,2014
    Website: http://www.beforecolumbusfoundation.com
    E-mail address: info@beforecolumbusfoundation.com
    Awards are given annually for books published in the United States during the previous year that make contributions to American multicultural literature. Submit two copies of a book or galley published in 2014 by December 31. There is no entry fee. Send an SASE, call, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines.
    Before Columbus Foundation, American Book Awards, Raymond House,655 13th Street, Suite 302, Oakland, CA 94612. (510) 268-9775.

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    Poetry Society of America
    Chapbook Fellowships
    Deadline: December 22,2014
    Entry Fee: $12
    Website: http://www.poetrysociety.org/psa/awards/annual
    Four prizes of $1,000 each and publication by the Poetry Society of America are given annually for poetry chapbooks by poets who have not published a full-length collection. Two fellowships are given to poets ages 30 and younger living in the United States, and two fellowships are given to poets of any age living anywhere in the United States. Jane Hirshfield and A. Van Jordan will judge the 30 and under competition; Marilyn Chin and Don Patterson will judge the open competition. Submit a manuscript of 20 to 30 pages with a $12 entry fee by December 22. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Poetry Society of America, Chapbook Fellowships,15 Gramercy Park South, New York, NY 10003. (212) 254-9628.

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    The Frost Place
    Dartmouth Poet-in-Residence Award
    Deadline: December 31,2014
    Entry Fee: $25
    Website: http://www.frostplace.org
    E-mail address: saudsley@frostplace.org
    A prize of $2,000 and a six- to eight-week residency at Robert Frost's former home in Franconia, New Hampshire, is given annually to a poet who has published at least one poetry collection. The winner is also invited to participate in a regional reading series. A panel selected by Dartmouth College will judge. Using the online submission system, submit five poems from the most recent book, a résumé, a personal statement, and contact information for two references with a $25 entry fee by December 31. Call, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines.

    The Frost Place, Dartmouth Poet-in-Residence Award, P.O. Box 74, Franconia, NH 03580. (603) 823-5510. Sarah Audsley, Assistant to the Director.

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