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    Alice James Books
    Alice James Award

    Deadline: November 1,2014
    Entry Fee: $30
    Website: http://www.alicejamesbooks.org
    E-mail address: info@alicejamesbooks.org

    A prize of $2,000 and publication by Alice James Books is given annually for a poetry collection by a poet residing in the United States. Submit a manuscript of 48 to 80 pages with a $30 entry fee by November 1. All entries are considered for publication. Send an SASE or visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Alice James Books, Alice James Award,114 Prescott Street, Farmington, ME 04938. (207) 778-7071. Alyssa Neptune, Managing Editor.

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    Washington Writers' Publishing House
    Poetry and Fiction Prizes

    Deadline: November 1,2014
    Entry Fee: $25
    Website: http://www.washingtonwriters.org
    E-mail address: wwphpress@gmail.com

    Two prizes of $1,000 each, publication by Washington Writers, and 50 author copies are given annually for a poetry collection and a short story collection or a novel. Writers who live in Washington, D.C., Maryland, or Virginia within a 75-mile radius of the U.S. Capitol are eligible. For the Jean Feldman Poetry Prize, submit two hard copies or one electronic copy of a poetry manuscript of 50 to 70 pages with a $25 entry fee by November 1. For the Washington Writers' Fiction Prize, submit two hard copies or one electronic copy of up to 350 pages of fiction with a $25 entry fee by November 1. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Washington Writers' Publishing House, Poetry and Fiction Prizes, c/o Patric Pepper, P.O. Box 15271, Washington, D.C.20003.

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    Academy of American Poets
    Walt Whitman Award

    Deadline: November 1,2014
    Entry Fee: $35
    Website: http://www.poets.org/academy-american-poets/prizes/walt-whitman-award
    E-mail address: pguzman@poets.org

    A prize of $5,000, publication by Graywolf Press, and a six-week residency at the Civitella Ranieri Center in Umbria, Italy, is given annually for a poetry collection by a U.S. citizen who has not published a book of poems in a standard edition. The winning book will also be distributed to 5,000 members of the Academy of American Poets, and the winner will receive an all-expenses-paid trip to New York City to attend the awards ceremony. Tracy K. Smith will judge. Using the online submission system, submit a manuscript of 48 to 100 pages with a $35 entry fee by November 1. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

    Academy of American Poets, Walt Whitman Award,75 Maiden Lane, Suite 901, New York, NY 10038. (212) 274-0343, ext.13. Patricia Guzman, Programs Assistant.

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    American-Scandinavian Foundation
    Writing Fellowships and Grants

    Deadline: November 1,2014
    Entry Fee: $60
    Website: http://www.amscan.org
    E-mail address: info@amscan.org

    Fellowships of up to $23,000 and grants of up to $5,000 are given annually to poets, fiction writers, creative nonfiction writers, and translators for study and research in Scandinavia. For travel in 2015 and 2016, using the online submission system submit up to 15 pages of poetry,20 pages of prose, or 10 pages of work translated into English (along with the original text) , a project proposal, a project budget, a curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation with a $60 entry fee by November 1. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

    American-Scandinavian Foundation, Writing Fellowships and Grants,58 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10016. (212) 779-3587.

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    Briar Cliff Review
    Writing Contests

    Deadline: November 1,2014
    Entry Fee: $20
    Website: http://www.bcreview.org
    E-mail address: tricia.currans-sheehan@briarcliff.edu

    Three prizes of $1,000 each and publication in Briar Cliff Review are given annually for a poem, a short story, and an essay. The editors will judge. Submit three poems or up to 5,000 words of prose with a $20 entry fee, which includes a copy of the prize issue, by November 1. Call, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Briar Cliff Review, Writing Contests, Briar Cliff University,3303 Rebecca Street, Sioux City, IA 51104. (712) 279-1651. Tricia Currans-Sheehan, Editor.

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    Brick Road Poetry Press
    Book Contest

    Deadline: November 1,2014
    Entry Fee: $25
    Website: http://www.brickroadpoetrypress.com

    A prize of $1,000, publication by Brick Road Poetry Press, and 25 author copies is given annually for a poetry collection. Keith Badowski and Ron Self will judge. Using the online submission system, submit a manuscript of 50 to 100 pages with a $25 entry fee by November 1. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Brick Road Poetry Press, Book Contest, P.O. Box 751, Columbus, GA 31902. Keith Badowski and Ron Self, Coeditors.

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    Reed Magazine
    Edwin Markham Prize for Poetry

    Deadline: November 1,2014
    Entry Fee: $15
    Website: http://www.reedmag.org
    E-mail address: reedmagazinesjsu@gmail.com

    A prize of $1,000 and publication in Reed Magazine is given annually for a poem or group of poems. Using the online submission system, submit up to five poems with a $15 entry fee, which includes a copy of the prize issue, by November 1. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Reed Magazine, Edwin Markham Prize for Poetry, Department of English and Comparative Literature, San José State University,1 Washington Square, San José, CA 95192. (408) 924-4425.

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    Autumn House Press
    Poetry Chapbook Prize

    Deadline: November 1,2014
    Entry Fee: $20
    Website: http://www.coalhillreview.com

    A prize of $1,000 and publication by Autumn House Press is given annually for a poetry chapbook. The winning work will also appear in Coal Hill Review online. Michael Simms will judge. Submit a manuscript of 12 to 20 pages with a $20 entry fee by November 1. All entries are considered for publication in Coal Hill Review. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Autumn House Press, Poetry Chapbook Prize, P.O. Box 60100, Pittsburgh, PA 15211.

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    Mid-American Review
    Poetry and Fiction Contests

    Deadline: November 1,2014
    Entry Fee: $10
    Website: http://casit.bgsu.edu/midamericanreview/contests
    E-mail address: clouda@bgsu.edu

    Two prizes of $1,000 each and publication in Mid-American Review are given annually for a single poem and a short story. Submit up to three poems for the James Wright Poetry Award or a short story of up to 6,000 words for the Sherwood Anderson Fiction Award with a $10 entry fee, which includes a copy of the prize issue, by November 1. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Mid-American Review, Poetry and Fiction Contests, Box W, English Department, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH 43403. (419) 372-2725. Abigail Cloud, Editor in Chief.

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    Sow's Ear Poetry Review
    Poetry Prize

    Deadline: November 1,2014
    Entry Fee: $27
    Website: http://sows-ear.kitenet.net
    E-mail address: rglesman@gmail.com

    A prize of $1,000 and publication in Sow's Ear Poetry Review is given annually for a poem. John Brehm will judge. Submit up to five poems with a $27 entry fee, which includes a subscription to Sow's Ear Poetry Review, by November 1. Send an SASE, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Sow's Ear Poetry Review, Poetry Prize, P.O. Box 127, Millwood, VA 22646. (540) 955-3955. Robert G. Lesman, Managing Editor.

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