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    Morehead State University
    Thomas and Lillie D. Chaffin Award for Appalachian Writing
    Deadline: December 5,2014
    Website: http://www.moreheadstate.edu/english
    A prize of $1,000 is given annually for a book of poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction by an Appalachian writer. Authors and publishers may submit five copies of a book of poetry or prose by December 5. There is no entry fee. Call or visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Morehead State University, Thomas and Lillie D. Chaffin Award for Appalachian Writing, UPO 630, English Department, Morehead, KY 40351. (606) 783-2185. Tom Williams, Contact.

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    National Endowment for the Arts
    Translation Fellowships
    Deadline: December 8,2014
    Website: http://arts.gov
    E-mail address: litfellowships@arts.gov
    Grants of $12,500 and $25,000 each are given annually to translators of poetry and prose from any language into English. Applicants must have published at least 20 pages of translation in literary publications or in book form between December 1,1999, and December 8,2014. Using the online submission system, submit 10 to 15 pages of translation and the original work, a project description, a résumé, and the résumé of the writer of the original work with proof of eligibility by December 8. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

    National Endowment for the Arts, Translation Fellowships,400 7th Street SW, Washington, D.C.20506. (202) 682-5034.

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    Codhill Press
    Poetry Award
    Deadline: December 10,2014
    Entry Fee: $30
    Website: http://www.codhill.com/submissions/codhill-press-poetry-award-guide
    A prize of $1,000, publication by Codhill Press, and 25 author copies is given annually for a poetry collection. Pauline Uchmanowicz will judge. Submit a manuscript of 48 to 70 pages with a $30 entry fee by December 10. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Codhill Press, Poetry Award, P.O. Box 280, Bloomington, NY 12411. Pauline Uchmanowicz, Contest Coordinator.

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    Hunger Mountain
    Ruth Stone Poetry Prize
    Deadline: December 10,2014
    Entry Fee: $20
    Website: http://www.hungermtn.org
    E-mail address: hungermtn@vcfa.edu
    A prize of $1,000 and publication in Hunger Mountain is given annually for a poem. Submit up to three poems with a $20 entry fee by December 10. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Hunger Mountain, Ruth Stone Poetry Prize, Vermont College of Fine Arts,36 College Street, Montpelier, VT 05602. (802) 828-8517. Miciah Bay Gault, Editor.

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    Quercus Review Press
    Fall Book Award
    Deadline: December 12,2014
    Entry Fee: $25
    Website: http://quercusreviewpress.com
    E-mail address: pierstorffs@mjc.edu
    A prize of $1,000, publication by Quercus Review Press, and 15 author copies is given annually for a poetry collection. Stella Beratlis will judge. Submit a manuscript of 48 to 120 pages with a $25 entry fee by December 12. Send an SASE, call, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Quercus Review Press, Fall Book Award, English Department, Modesto Junior College,435 College Avenue, Modesto, CA 95350. (209) 575-6183. Sam Pierstorff, Editor in Chief.

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    Provincetown OuterMost Community Radio
    Joe Gouveia Poetry Award
    Deadline: December 15,2014
    Entry Fee: $15
    Website: http://www.womr.org
    E-mail address: info@womr.org
    A prize of $1,000 is given annually for a single poem. The winner is also invited to be featured on OuterMost Community Radio's Poets Corner program. Marge Piercy will judge. Submit five poems totaling no more than seven pages with a $15 entry fee by December 15. E-mail or visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Provincetown OuterMost Community Radio, Joe Gouveia Poetry Award, P.O. Box 975, Provincetown, MA 02657.

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    Gival Press
    Poetry Award
    Deadline: December 15,2014
    Entry Fee: $20
    Website: http://www.givalpress.com
    E-mail address: givalpress@yahoo.com
    A prize of $1,000, publication by Gival Press, and 20 author copies is given annually for a poetry collection. Submit a manuscript of at least 45 pages with a $20 entry fee by December 15. Send an SASE, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Gival Press, Poetry Award, P.O. Box 3812, Arlington, VA 22203. Robert Giron, Editor.

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    Sarabande Books
    Bernheim Writing Residency
    Deadline: December 15,2014
    Website: http://www.sarabandebooks.org/residency
    E-mail address: info@sarabandebooks.org
    A two- to six-week residency at Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest in Clermont, Kentucky, will be given annually to a poet, a fiction writer, or a creative nonfiction writer. The resident will also receive a $500 stipend and lodging in a private cottage, and will be required to give one public reading or discussion during the residency. Submit a writing sample of 10 to 20 pages, a letter of intent, and a curriculum vitae by December 15. There is no application fee. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Sarabande Books, Bernheim Writing Residency,2234 Dundee Road, Suite 200, Louisville, KY 40205.

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    Black Caucus of the American Library Association
    Literary Awards
    Deadline: December 19,2014
    Website: http://www.bcala.org/index.php/resources/awards
    E-mail address: gladys.bell@hamptonu.edu
    Four prizes of $500 each are given annually for a poetry collection, a first novel, a book of fiction, and a book of nonfiction (including creative nonfiction) by an African American writer published in the United States during the previous year. The awards honor books that depict the " cultural, historical, and sociopolitical aspects of the Black Diaspora." Publishers may nominate books published in 2014 by December 19. There is no entry fee. Call, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines and the list of jurors to whom the books should be sent.

    Black Caucus of the American Library Association, Literary Awards, Harvey Library, Hampton University,130 East Tyler Street, Hampton, VA 23668. (757) 727-5185. Gladys Smiley Bell, Chair.

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    Commonwealth Club of California
    California Book Awards
    Deadline: December 22,2014
    Website: http://www.commonwealthclub.org/bookawards
    E-mail address: bookawards@commonwealthclub.org
    Three prizes are given annually to writers residing in California for books of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction (including creative nonfiction) . Prizes are also given for a first book of fiction and a book of fiction or nonfiction that relates to California. Authors or publishers may submit six copies of books published in 2014 by December 22. There is no entry fee. Send an SASE, call, e-mail, or visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

    Commonwealth Club of California, California Book Awards,595 Market Street,2nd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94105. (415) 597-6700.

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