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    Loft Literary Center
    Minnesota Emerging Writers' Grants
    Deadline: March 28,2014
    Website: http://www.loft.org
    Grants of up to $10,000 are given annually to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers who have lived in the state of Minnesota for at least one year. Writers who have published no more than two books in any genre are eligible to apply. Using the online submission system, submit three copies of 15 to 20 pages of poetry or 20 to 30 pages of prose, an artist proposal, a biographical statement, a preliminary budget, and a résumé by March 28. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

    Loft Literary Center, Minnesota Emerging Writers' Grants, Open Book,1011 Washington Avenue South, Suite 200, Minneapolis, MN 55415. (612) 215-2575.

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    Elixir Press
    Antivenom Poetry Award
    Deadline: March 31,2014
    Entry Fee: $30
    Website: http://www.elixirpress.com
    E-mail address: info@elixirpress.com
    A prize of $2,000 and publication by Elixir Press is given for a first or second poetry collection. George Kalamaras will judge. Submit a manuscript of at least 48 pages with a $30 entry fee by March 31. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Elixir Press, Antivenom Poetry Award, P.O. Box 27029, Denver, CO 80227.

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    Black Lawrence Press
    Hudson Prize
    Deadline: March 31,2014
    Entry Fee: $25
    Website: http://www.blacklawrence.com
    E-mail address: editors@blacklawrencepress.com
    A prize of $1,000, publication by Black Lawrence Press, and 10 author copies is given annually for a collection of poems or short stories. The editors will judge. Using the online submission system, submit a poetry manuscript of 45 to 95 pages or a fiction manuscript of 120 to 280 pages with a $25 entry fee by March 31. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Black Lawrence Press, Hudson Prize,326 Bigham Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15211.

  • Rookie - 19 Points Goldheart Bird (3/23/2014 3:37:00 PM) Post reply

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    Entry fees: 30 UK Dollers
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    The Allen Ginsberg Poetry Prize
    Prizes: $1,000, $200, $100, publication, reading
    Fee: $18 to PCCC
    Notify: summer

    Poems: Awarded for a group of unpublished poems in honor of Allen Ginsberg's contribution to American literature. Entry fee includes subscription to The Paterson Literary Review. Send SASE or see website for complete guidelines. Up to five poems per person will be accepted for consideration. Four copies of each poem should be submitted. No poem should be more than two manuscript pages. Poems should not have the poet's name on them; instead a separate sheet should list the poet's name, address, phone number and the titles of the poems. Poems cannot be returned. Please do not submit poems that imitate Allen Ginsberg's work. Fee must accompany submission, (in the memo section of the check write " Poetry Contest" ;) . $40 " bounced check" fee. Only unpublished poems may be submitted. Do not call the College in reference to the Contest. Winners will be notified by mail. Winners' names will also appear in newspaper announcements. Include SASE for a list of winners.


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    John Elsberg Poetry Contest
    Prizes: $300, $50, seafood, and publication
    Fee: $15
    Judge: Sue Ellen Thompson

    3 poems: Up to three poems, of any length or form. Contest Fee: $15, payable by Paypal through submission form on site. If you prefer to mail entries, please send check payable to Free State Review. Contest entries will not be returned. All entries will be considered for publication in our Summer 2014. First prize winner gets $300 and a bushel of crabs. Second prize winner gets $50 and some claws. An extra $100 to the winning entry if submitted prior to January 15th,2014. Two notable mentions will also be published in our review. All entries will receive a copy of the Summer 2014 issue.


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    Cave Canem Northwestern University Press Poetry Prize

    Prizes: $1,000, publication, and reading
    Fee: $20 to Cave Canem Foundation
    Judge: Parneshia Jones and Frank X Walker
    Notify: June

    Second book manuscript: The Cave Canem Northwestern University Press Poetry Prize is a second-book award for African American poets, offered every other year. Submit two copies of a manuscript of 50 to 75 pages with a $20 entry fee. This award celebrates and publishes works of lasting cultural value and literary excellence. Winner receives $1,000, publication by Northwestern University Press,15 copies of the book and a featured reading.


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    Balticon Sci-Fi Poetry Contest

    Deadline: Mailed entries must be postmarked or e-mail entries received by April 1.
    Prizes: $100, $75, $50, and publication
    Fee: none
    Notify: May

    3 poems: Entries should address the themes of science fiction/fantasy/science. Winners will receive a cash prize, convention membership and be invited to read their winning entries at Balticon. Winning entries will be published in the BSFAN, the Balticon souvenir book. Attendance at Balticon is NOT required to win. Limit: 3 poems/person, maximum 50 lines each. Please include your name, address, phone & e-mail address and a brief bio with your entry. Entries may be e-mailed to poetry@bsfs.org.


  • Poemhunter Moderator (3/21/2014 10:04:00 AM) Post reply

    Literary Awards

    Deadline: April 1,2014
    Entry Fee: $20
    Website: http://enizagam.org
    E-mail address: enizawards@oakarts.org

    Two prizes of $1,000 each and publication in Enizagam are given annually for a group of poems and a short story. Eileen Myles will judge in poetry and Daniel Alarcón will judge in fiction. Using the online submission system, submit three to five poems totaling no more than 10 pages or a short story of up to 6,000 words with a $20 entry fee by April 1. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Enizagam, Literary Awards, Oakland School for the Arts,530 18th Street, Oakland, CA 94612. (510) 873-8800. Kate Schatz, Literary Arts Chair.

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    Carlow University
    Patricia Dobler Poetry Award

    Deadline: April 1,2014
    Entry Fee: $20
    Website: http://www.carlow.edu/Dobler_Poetry_Award.aspx
    E-mail address: sewilliams412@carlow.edu

    A prize valued at $2,000 is given annually to a woman poet over 40 years of age who has not published a book in any genre. The winner receives $1,000; publication in Voices From the Attic, the university's literary journal; and round-trip transportation and lodging to give a reading at Carlow University with this year's judge, Yona Harvey. Submit two poems of up to 75 lines each with a $20 entry fee, which includes a copy of Voices From the Attic, by April 1. Send an SASE, call, or e-mail for complete guidelines.

    Carlow University, Patricia Dobler Poetry Award, c/o Jan Beatty, Director of Creative Writing,3333 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. (412) 578-6346. Jan Beatty and Sarah Williams-Devereux, Contacts.

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