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    Money for Women/Barbara Deming Memorial Fund
    Individual Artist Grants for Women
    Deadline: December 31,2014
    Entry Fee: $25
    Website: http://demingfund.org
    Grants of up to $1,500 are given twice yearly to feminist writers who are citizens of the United States or Canada. The current round of grants will be awarded to fiction writers. Using the online submission system, submit a short story or novel excerpt of up to 20 pages, a project description, a budget, and a résumé with a $25 entry fee during the month of December. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

    Money for Women/Barbara Deming Memorial Fund, Individual Artist Grants for Women, P.O. Box 309, Wilton, NH 03086. Susan Pliner, Executive Director.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (12/31/2014 8:43:00 AM) Post reply

    PEN Center USA
    Literary Awards
    Deadline: December 31,2014
    Entry Fee: $35
    Website: http://www.penusa.org/awards
    E-mail address: awards@penusa.org
    Prizes of $1,000 each are given annually for books of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and translation published in 2014 by authors residing west of the Mississippi River. The winners will also receive a one-year PEN Center USA membership and two tickets to the Literary Awards Gala, to be held in Beverly Hills, California, in the fall of 2015. Submit four copies of a book with a $35 entry fee by December 31. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

    PEN Center USA, Literary Awards,269 South Beverly Drive, #1163, Beverly Hills, CA 90212. (323) 424-4939, ext.206. Stacy Valis, Contact.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (12/30/2014 8:54:00 AM) Post reply

    The Poetry Box Halloween Poetry Annual Award 2014
    Halloween-Themed Annual Poetry Award. Prizes: First Prize Winner will receive an elegant and engraved Glass Trophy, a decorative 'First Prize Winner Award' Certificate for framing, publication in a 2015 Edition of 'The Poetry Box Dark & Horror Poetry Magazine' - plus - publication on The Poetry Box website, on a specially created 'Winners' page. The 2nd and 3rd Prize Winners will receive £100.00 and £50.00 respectively - plus - beautiful and decorative 'Second Prize' and 'Third Prize' Award-Winning Certificates for framing - and publication as per the First Prize Winner above. There will also be a number of 'Judge's Special Commendation Awards' and 'Highly Commended Awards' awarded for outstanding poems entered for this year's Annual Award - and these Award-Winners will receive beautiful and decorative Award-Winning Certificates - and - publication as per the Prize-Winners above.
    £6 for 1 poem, £15 for 3 poems, £20 for 4 poems

    Entry Forms and Submission Rules may be downloaded from The Poetry Box website: www.ThePoetryBox.co.uk. To Request An Entry Form via Post - Please email your postal address to: FairytaleRhymes@aol.com. Poem Entries may be sent via Email to: FairytaleRhymes@aol.com - OR - via Post - together with the completed Entry Form (or the same details may be typed on a separate sheet of A4 paper and submitted with poem entries) .

  • Poemhunter Moderator (12/30/2014 8:54:00 AM) Post reply

    Guernsey's International Poetry Competition 2014

    deadline is 31.December 2014.
    We are fortunate to have Sir Andrew Motion as our judge this year, while last year's judge Candy Neubert (who is also the senior reader poetry for the Bridport Prize, and a Guernseywoman) stays on as filter judge.

    Maximum length for poems is 14 lines, and poems can be submitted by email or post. For the young people's category (12-17 years old) submissions are free.

    Please find attached the new competition leaflet. You can also download it online at www.guernseyliteraryfestival.com

  • Poemhunter Moderator (12/30/2014 8:54:00 AM) Post reply

    The Dream Quest One Poetry Contest is international, open to anyone who enjoys expressing one's innermost thoughts and feelings into the beautiful literary art of poetry. Welcome to everyone having the ability to dream... Write a poem,30 lines or fewer on any subject, theme for a chance to win cash prizes totaling $1275.00. All entries must be neatly hand printed or typed. Multiple entries are accepted. All works must be original. Prizes: $250, $125, $50. Entry fee is $5(USD) per poem. Postmark deadline: December 31,2014. Send your name, address, phone#, email address with brief biographical info (Tell us a little about yourself) , on the coversheet. Include a self addressed stamped envelope. Make fee(s) payable to: DREAMQUESTONE.COM. Mail entri(es) /fee(s) to: Dream Quest One Poetry Contest, P.O. Box 3141, Chicago, IL 60654. Visit http://www.dreamquestone.com/rules.html for details on how to enter! And remember, it's okay to dream...

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    Flash 500 Humour Verse Competition

    Closing date: 31st December 2014

    Entry fee: £3 for the first poem, then £2.50 for each poem thereafter

    Line Length: Up to 32 lines

    Prizes will be awarded as follows:

    First: £150

    Second: £100

    Third: £50

    The results will be announced within six weeks of the closing date and the three winning entries will be published on the website.

    Website: http://www.flash500.com/index_files/humourverse.html

  • Poemhunter Moderator (12/29/2014 8:30:00 AM) Post reply

    Asheville Poetry Review
    William Matthews Poetry Prize

    Deadline: January 15,2015
    Entry Fee: $20
    Website: http://www.ashevillepoetryreview.com

    A prize of $1,000 and publication in Asheville Poetry Review is given annually for a single poem. The winner is also invited to read at Malaprop's Bookstore in Asheville, North Carolina. Garrett Hongo will judge. Submit up to three poems of any length with a $20 entry fee by January 15,2015. All entries are considered for publication. Call or visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Asheville Poetry Review, William Matthews Poetry Prize, P.O. Box 7086, Asheville, NC 28802. (828) 450-0357. Keith Flynn, Managing Editor.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (12/29/2014 8:30:00 AM) Post reply

    BkMk Press
    Ciardi/Chandra Prizes

    Deadline: January 15,2015
    Entry Fee: $25
    Website: http://www.newletters.org/writers-wanted/BkMk-writing-contests
    E-mail address: bkmk@umkc.edu

    Two prizes of $1,000 each and publication by BkMk Press are given annually for a poetry collection and a short story collection. Submit a manuscript of 50 to 110 pages of poetry or 125 to 300 pages of short fiction with a $25 entry fee by January 15,2015. Send an SASE, call, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines.

    BkMk Press, Ciardi/Chandra Prizes,5100 Rockhill Road, University of Missouri, Kansas City, MO 64110. (816) 235-2558. Ben Furnish, Managing Editor.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (12/29/2014 8:30:00 AM) Post reply

    Colorado Review
    Colorado Prize for Poetry

    Deadline: January 14,2015
    Entry Fee: $25
    Website: http://coloradoprize.colostate.edu
    E-mail address: creview@colostate.edu

    A prize of $2,000 and publication by the Center for Literary Publishing is given annually for a poetry collection. Colorado State University employees, students, and alumni are ineligible. Laura Kasischke will judge. Submit a manuscript of 48 to 100 pages with a $25 entry fee ($28 for online submissions) , which includes a subscription to Colorado Review, by January 14,2015. Send an SASE, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Colorado Review, Colorado Prize for Poetry, Center for Literary Publishing,9105 Campus Delivery, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523. (970) 491-5449. Stephanie G'Schwind, Editor.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (12/29/2014 8:29:00 AM) Post reply

    Spark
    Writing Contest

    Deadline: January 4,2015
    Website: http://sparkanthology.org/contests/all
    E-mail address: editor@sparkanthology.org

    A prize of $500 and publication in Spark: A Creative Anthology is given quarterly for a poem, a short story, or a personal essay on a theme. The winner also receives a lifetime membership to Scribophile, a one-year subscription to Duotrope, and a one-year subscription to either American Poetry Review, Poets & Writers Magazine, or the Writer, provided by Spark. Using the online submission system, submit a poem of up to 150 lines or a work of fiction or creative nonfiction totaling no more than 12,000 words by January 4,2015. The contest does not accept postal submissions. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for the contest theme and complete guidelines.

    Spark, Writing Contest, Empire & Great Jones Creative Arts Foundation,6100 Horseshoe Bar Road, Suite A-133, Loomis, CA 95650. (480) 442-6747. Brian Lewis, Editor in Chief.

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