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    Cave Canem Foundation
    Poetry Prize

    Deadline: March 9,2015
    Entry Fee: $15
    Website: http://www.cavecanempoets.org/cave-canem-prize

    A prize of $1,000 and publication by Graywolf Press is given annually for a first poetry collection by a poet of African descent. Nikky Finney will judge. Using the online submission system, submit a manuscript of 48 to 75 pages with a $15 entry fee by March 9. Call or visit the website for complete guidelines.
    Cave Canem Foundation, Poetry Prize,20 Jay Street, Suite 310-A, Brooklyn, NY 11201. (718) 858-0000.

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    Persea Books
    Lexi Rudnitsky Editor's Choice Award

    Deadline: March 5,2015
    Entry Fee: $25
    Website: http://www.perseabooks.com/editorschoiceaward.php
    E-mail address: info@perseabooks.com

    A prize of $1,000 and publication by Persea Books is given annually for a poetry collection by a U.S. poet who has published at least one book of poetry. The winner also receives up to $1,000 for travel expenses and promotional activities. Submit a manuscript of at least 40 pages with a $25 entry fee by March 5. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Persea Books, Lexi Rudnitsky Editor's Choice Award, P.O. Box 1388, Columbia, MO 65205. (212) 260-9256. Gabriel Fried, Poetry Editor.

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    Mississippi Arts Commission
    Literary Artist Fellowships

    Deadline: March 2,2015
    Website: http://www.arts.state.ms.us/grants/artist-fellowship.php
    E-mail address: csoutolearman@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 creative nonfiction. 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 15 to 20 pages of creative nonfiction, a résumé, a brief biography, and a writer's statement by March 2. 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) 359-6035. Connie Souto Learman, Contact.

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    St. Petersburg Review
    Poetry Contest

    Deadline: March 2,2015
    Entry Fee: $20
    Website: http://www.stpetersburgreview.com

    E-mail address: ehodges@stpetersburgreview.com
    A prize of $1,000 and publication in St. Petersburg Review is given annually for a poem. The editors will judge. Submit up to three poems with a $20 entry fee, which includes a copy of the prize issue, by March 2. All entries are considered for publication. E-mail or visit the website for complete guidelines.

    St. Petersburg Review, Poetry Contest, P.O. Box 2888, Concord, NH 03302. Elizabeth Hodges, Editor.

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    Broadside Lotus Press
    Naomi Long Madgett Poetry Award

    Deadline: March 1,2015
    Website: http://www.lotuspress.org
    E-mail address: lotuspress@comcast.net

    A prize of $500 and publication by Broadside Lotus Press is given annually for a poetry collection by an African American poet. Submit two copies of a manuscript between 60 to 90 pages between January 2 and March 1. There is no entry fee. Send an SASE, call, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Broadside Lotus Press, Naomi Long Madgett Poetry Award, Gloria House,8300 East Jefferson Avenue #504, Detroit, MI 48214. (313) 736-5338.

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    Alabama State Council on the Arts
    Individual Artist Grants

    Deadline: March 1,2015
    Website: http://arts.state.al.us
    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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    Enizagam
    Literary Awards

    Deadline: March 1,2015
    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. Chinaka Hodge will judge in poetry and Taiye Selasi 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 March 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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    42 Miles Press
    42 Miles Poetry Award

    Deadline: March 1,2015
    Entry Fee: $25
    Website: http://www.42milespress.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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    Binghamton University
    Book Awards

    Deadline: March 1,2015
    Website: http://www2.binghamton.edu/english/creative-writing
    E-mail address: mgillan@mail.binghamton.edu

    Two prizes of $1,000 each are given annually for books of poetry and fiction published during the previous year. The Milt Kessler Poetry Book Award is given for a poetry collection of at least 48 pages. The John Gardner Fiction Book Award is given for a novel or a short story collection. Publishers may submit two copies of books published in 2014 by March 1. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

    Binghamton University, Book Awards, Creative Writing Program, Department of English, General Literature, and Rhetoric, Library North Room 1149, Vestal Parkway East, P.O. Box 6000, Binghamton, NY 13902. Maria Mazziotti Gillan, Director.

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    Ahsahta Press
    Sawtooth Poetry Prize

    Deadline: March 1,2015
    Entry Fee: $25
    Website: http://ahsahtapress.org/open-submissions/sawtooth-poetry-prize
    E-mail address: ahsahta@boisestate.edu

    A prize of $1,500, publication by Ahsahta Press, and 25 author copies is given annually for a poetry collection. Current and former students of Boise State University are ineligible. Ed Roberson will judge. Using the online submission system, submit a manuscript of 50 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.

    Ahsahta Press, Sawtooth Poetry Prize, English Department, Boise State University,1910 University Drive, Boise, ID 83725. Janet Holmes, Director.

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