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    Banipal Trust for Arab Literature
    Saif Ghobash Banipal Prize for Arabic Literary Translation
    Deadline: February 28,2014
    Website: http://www.banipaltrust.org.uk/prize
    E-mail address: info@banipaltrust.org.uk
    A prize of £3,000 (approximately $4,856) is given annually for a book of poetry or fiction translated from Arabic into English and published for the first time in English during the previous year. Publishers may submit five copies of a book published in 2013 with three copies of the original work by February 28. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

    Banipal Trust for Arab Literature, Saif Ghobash Banipal Prize for Arabic Literary Translation, Society of Authors,84 Drayton Gardens, London SW10 9SB, England. Paula Johnson, Awards Secretary.

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    National Poetry Series
    Open Competition
    Deadline: February 28,2014
    Entry Fee: $30
    Website: http://www.nationalpoetryseries.org
    Five prizes of $1,000 each and publication by participating trade, university, or small press publishers are given annually for poetry collections. Publishers currently include Fence Books, HarperCollins, Milkweed Editions, Penguin Books, and the University of Georgia Press. Submit a manuscript of 48 to 64 pages with a $30 entry fee by February 28. Send an SASE or visit the website for complete guidelines.

    National Poetry Series, Open Competition,57 Mountain Avenue, Princeton, NJ 08540. (609) 430-0999. Stephanie Stio, Coordinator.

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    Dream Horse Press
    American Poetry Journal Book Prize
    Deadline: February 28,2014
    Entry Fee: $25
    Website: http://www.dreamhorsepress.com
    E-mail address: dreamhorsepress@yahoo.com
    A prize of $1,000 and publication by Dream Horse Press is given annually for a poetry collection. J. P. Dancing Bear will judge. Submit a manuscript of 50 to 65 pages with a $25 entry fee by February 28. E-mail or visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Dream Horse Press, American Poetry Journal Book Prize, P.O. Box 2080, Aptos, CA 95001. J. P. Dancing Bear, Editor.

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    Association of Writers & Writing Programs
    Award Series
    Deadline: February 28,2014
    Entry Fee: $30
    Website: http://www.awpwriter.org/contests
    E-mail address: supriya@awpwriter.org
    Two prizes of $5,500 each and publication by a participating press are given annually for a poetry collection and a short story collection. In addition, two prizes of $2,500 each and publication by a participating press are given annually for a novel and a book of creative nonfiction. For the Donald Hall Prize in Poetry, submit a manuscript of at least 48 pages; Joy Harjo will judge, and the University of Pittsburgh Press will publish the winning collection. For the Grace Paley Prize in Short Fiction, submit a manuscript of 150 to 300 pages; Alice McDermott will judge, and the University of Massachusetts Press will be the publisher. For the novel award, submit a manuscript of at least 60,000 words; Mary Gaitskill will judge, and New Issues Press will be the publisher. For the creative nonfiction award, submit a manuscript of 150 to 300 pages; John Phillip Santos will judge, and the University of Georgia Press will be the publisher. The entry fee for each award is $30 ($20 for AWP members) . Using the online submission system, submit manuscripts between January 1 and February 28. Send an SASE, call, e-mail, or visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

    Association of Writers & Writing Programs, Award Series, George Mason University,4400 University Drive, MSN 1E3, Fairfax, VA 22030. (703) 993-4308. Supriya Bhatnagar, Director of Publications.

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    Lambda Literary Foundation
    Outstanding Midcareer Novelists' Prizes

    Deadline: March 3,2014
    Website: http://www.lambdaliterary.org/awards/mid-career-novelist-prize/
    E-mail address: tvalenzuela@lambdaliterary.org

    Two prizes of $5,000 each are given annually to LGBT novelists in midcareer who have published at least three novels or two novels in addition to books of poetry, short stories, or essays. Submit four copies of a nomination statement and a publication list by March 3. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

    Lambda Literary Foundation, Outstanding Midcareer Novelists' Prizes,5482 Wilshire Boulevard, #1595, Los Angeles, CA 90036. Tony Valenzuela, Executive Director.

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    Mississippi Arts Commission
    Literary Artist Fellowships

    Deadline: March 3,2014
    Website: http://www.arts.state.ms.us/grants/artist-fellowship.php
    E-mail address: dwilliams@arts.ms.gov

    Grants of up to $5,000 each are given in alternating years to Mississippi poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers. This year the fellowships will be offered in poetry and fiction. Applicants must be permanent residents of Mississippi at the time of application and through the duration of the grant. Students enrolled full-time in a degree-granting program are ineligible. Using the online submission system, submit 10 to 15 pages of poetry or fiction, a résumé, a brief biography, and a writer's statement by March 3. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Mississippi Arts Commission, Literary Artist Fellowships,501 North West Street, Woolfolk Building, Suite 1101A, Jackson, MS 39201. (601) 359-6529. Diane Williams, Arts Industry Director.

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    Alabama State Council on the Arts
    Individual Artist Grants

    Deadline: March 1,2014
    Website: http://arts.state.al.us/grants/index-grants.html
    E-mail address: anne.kimzey@arts.alabama.gov

    Fellowships of $5,000 are given annually to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers who have lived in the state of Alabama for at least two years. Using the online submission system, submit 10 to 20 pages of poetry or prose, a résumé, and a list of publications by March 1. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

    Alabama State Council on the Arts, Individual Artist Grants,201 Monroe Street, Montgomery, AL 36130. (334) 242-4076. Anne Kimzey, Contact.

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    42 Miles Press
    42 Miles Poetry Award

    Deadline: March 1,2014
    Entry Fee: $25
    Website: http://www.42miles.wordpress.com/contest
    E-mail address: 42milespress@gmail.com

    A prize of $1,000, publication by 42 Miles Press, and 50 author copies is given annually for a poetry collection. Current and former students of Indiana University in South Bend are ineligible. David Dodd Lee will judge. Submit a manuscript of 48 to 100 pages with a $25 entry fee by March 1. All entries are considered for publication. Send an SASE, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines.

    42 Miles Press,42 Miles Poetry Award, English Department, Indiana University,1700 Mishawaka Avenue, P.O. Box 7111, South Bend, IN 46634.

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    Lake Forest College
    Madeleine P. Plonsker Residency

    Deadline: March 1,2014
    Website: http://www.lakeforest.edu/academics/programs/english/press/plonsker.php
    E-mail address: corey@lakeforest.edu

    A prize of $10,000 and a two-month residency at Lake Forest College is given in alternating years to an emerging poet or prose writer to complete an innovative work-in-progress. This year the residency will be offered to a poet. The winner also receives publication of his or her manuscript by &NOW Books, an imprint of Lake Forest College Press, with distribution by Northwestern University Press. Poets who are under the age of 40 and who have not published a book are eligible. Eleni Siklians will judge. Using the online submission system, submit up to 30 pages of poetry, a project statement, and a curriculum vitae. The deadline is March 1; only the first 200 entries will be considered. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Lake Forest College, Madeleine P. Plonsker Residency, English Department, P.O. Box A16,555 North Sheridan Road, Lake Forest, IL 60045. (847) 735-5274. Joshua Corey, Contact.

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    PEN Northwest
    Margery Davis Boyden Wilderness Writing Residency

    Deadline: March 1,2014
    Entry Fee: $20
    Website: http://www.johndaniel-author.net/mdb-res.php
    E-mail address: johndaniel48@yahoo.com

    A seven-month residency, which includes a $5,000 honorarium, is given biennially to a poet, a fiction writer, or a creative nonfiction writer to live and work at the Dutch Henry Homestead near the Rogue River in southwestern Oregon. The residency runs from April to October and requires one hour per day of general homestead maintenance. A committee of PEN Northwest members will judge. For the 2016 residency, submit three copies of 10 pages of poetry or 20 pages of prose, a rsum, and a letter of intent with a $20 entry fee by March 1. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

    PEN Northwest, Margery Davis Boyden Wilderness Writing Residency, c/o John Daniel,23030 West Sheffler Road, Elmira, OR 97437. John Daniel, Contact.

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