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    Slapering Hol Press Chapbook Competition

    Closing date: 15th May 2014
    Prizes: $1,000, publication,20 books
    Fee: $20 to The Hudson Valley Writers' Center
    Notify: September

    Chapbook manuscript: This competition is open to poets who have not published a book or chapbook, though individual poems may have already appeared in magazines or anthologies. Entrants should submit a collection of poems, or one long poem, limited to 16-20 pages, single-spaced in standard typeface. Manuscripts should include a title page (title only) , and a separate cover sheet with the title of the work, the author's name, address, phone number, a bio, and acknowledgements. Manuscripts will not be returned. Enclose SASE for results only. Enclose an 8x10 envelope with $2.20 in postage for a previous winning chapbook. Online submissions encouraged.


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    5/15/14 Robert Dana Prize

    Prizes: $2,000, publication, and reading tour of Florida
    Fee: $25/$28 to Anhinga Press
    Judge: TBA
    Notify: November

    Book manuscript: Open to all poets. Entries must be original poetry in English; however, a few translations in a manuscript are acceptable. Poems previously published in journals and anthologies should be accompanied by an acknowledgments page. Authors may submit multiple manuscripts if each one is accompanied by a separate reading fee. Previously submitted manuscripts and manuscripts under consideration by other publishers are also eligible. Should your manuscript be accepted by another press, please notify us as soon as possible. Once we have received a manuscript, we cannot accept alterations or additions to it. Please check your manuscript carefully before you mail it. Each submission must be accompanied by a $25 reading fee, checks payable to Anhinga Press. Do not put your name on your manuscript. Instead, make two title pages—one with the manuscript title, your name, address and phone number, and a second title page with only the manuscript's title. Manuscripts must be 48-80 pages, excluding front matter. They may be single- or double-spaced, and all pages must be numbered. Please do not staple or bind your manuscript. Include a #10 SASE for contest results. Manuscripts will not be returned. $28 fee for online entries.


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    Frogmore Poetry Prize

    Closing date: 31st May,2014.
    Prizes: 250,75 or 50 guineas, plus subscriptions to The Frogmore Papers.
    Entry fee: £3.

    For poems, any theme/style, up to 40 lines

    Email: frogmorepress@gmail.com
    Website: frogmorepress.co.uk

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    George Crabbe Memorial Poetry Competition

    The competition is open to anyone who was either born, educated or resident in Suffolk, or is a Suffolk Poetry Society member.

    Closing date: 31st May,2014.
    Prizes: £500, £150, £100,2 x £25.
    Entry fee: £3.

    Website: suffolkpoetrysociety.org.uk/

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    Sentinel Short Story and Poetry Competitions

    Closing date: 31st May,2014.
    Prizes: £200, £75, £50, three £20 highly commendeds in both categories.
    Entry fee: short stories, £5, £8 for two, £10 for three, £12 for four/poems, £3, £11 for four, £12 for five

    Quarterly competitions for short stories, up to 1,500 words, and poems up to 50 lines.

    Email: competitions@sentinelpoetry.org.uk
    Website: sentinelpoetry.org.uk

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    Birmingham Poetry Prize 2014

    Closing date: 31st May 2014.
    Prizes: £750 + 5 runner up prizes of pamphlet collection.
    Entry fee: £2 per poem. £1 for each subsequent poem.
    For unpublished poems up to 40 lines or fewer on any subject, theme or form.
    Judges: Roy McFarlane & Charlie Jordan.

    The Birmingham Poetry Prize 2014 is organised by The Magpie's Nest, a literary magazine which provides a platform for emerging and established poets and writers. the magazine welcomes submissions of original poetry and short fiction.

    For further information please visit the website. nestmagpie.co.uk

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    Wigtown Poetry Competition

    Closing date: 30th May,2014.
    Prizes: £2,000, £400, Gaelic Prize £250, Scots Prize £250,8 £25 runners-up
    Entry fee: £6.50, £17 for three, £5 after that

    For poems, up to 40 lines in English, Scots or Scots/lrish Gaelic.

    Email: mail@wigtownbookfestival.com
    Website: wigtownbookfestival.com/poetrycomp

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    Mary Charman-Smith May Poetry Competition 2014

    Closing date: 15th May,2014.
    Prizes: 1st £100, and the runner up will receive £25.
    Entry fee: One poem £4, three poems £9, five poems £12.

    Poems must be the entrant's own work and not have been published, self published, published on a website or broadcast.
    Poems can have a maximum of 45 lines, which will not include the title.
    Entries must be in English. They can be on any subject and in any style or poetic form.
    Judge: Mary Charman-Smith.

    For more information visit website. marycharmansmith.co.uk/poetry-competition-may-2014/

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    Emerging Poets Contest

    Deadline: June 1,2014
    Entry Fee: $15
    Website: http://www.boulevardmagazine.org

    A prize of $1,000 and publication in Boulevard is given annually for a group of poems by a poet who has not published a poetry collection with a nationally distributed press. The editors will judge. Submit three poems of any length with a $15 entry fee, which includes a subscription to Boulevard, by June 1. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Boulevard, Emerging Poets Contest, PMB 325,6614 Clayton Road, Richmond Heights, MO 63117. Richard Burgin, Editor.

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    American-Scandinavian Foundation
    Translation Prizes

    Deadline: June 1,2014
    Website: http://www.amscan.org/translation.html
    E-mail address: grants@amscan.org

    A prize of $2,500 and publication of an excerpt in Scandinavian Review is given annually for an English translation of a Danish, Finnish, Icelandic, Norwegian, or Swedish work of poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction. In addition, a prize of $2,000 and publication is awarded to a translator whose literary translations have not previously been published. Translations of works by Scandinavian authors born after 1800 that have not been published in English are eligible. Submit up to 25 pages of poetry or 50 pages of prose, one copy of the original work, and a curriculum vitae by June 1. There is no entry fee. Send an SASE, call, e-mail or visit the website for complete guidelines.
    American-Scandinavian Foundation, Translation Prizes,58 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10016. (212) 779-3587. ?

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