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    Money for Women/Barbara Deming Memorial Fund
    Individual Artist Grants for Women

    Deadline: June 30,2014
    Entry Fee: $25
    Website: http://demingfund.org

    Grants of $500 to $1,500 each 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 women poets and creative nonfiction writers. Submit three copies of a manuscript of up to 20 pages, a project description, a budget, and a résumé with a $25 entry fee during the month of June. 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 (6/5/2014 11:38:00 PM) Post reply

    Literary Arts
    Oregon Literary Fellowships

    Deadline: June 27,2014
    Website: http://www.literary-arts.org
    E-mail address: susan@literary-arts.org

    Fellowships of $2,500 each are given annually to Oregon writers to initiate, develop, or complete literary projects in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. In addition, one Women Writers Fellowship of $2,500 is given annually to an Oregon woman writer of poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction whose work explores experiences of race, class, physical disability, or sexual orientation. Submit three copies of up to 15 pages of poetry or 25 pages of prose by June 27. There is no entry fee. Send an SASE, call, e-mail, or visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

    Literary Arts, Oregon Literary Fellowships,925 SW Washington Street, Portland, OR 97205. (503) 227-2583, ext.107. Susan Denning, Program Director. ?

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    Mexico
    Fil Prize in Romance Languages

    Deadline: June 22,2014
    Website: http://www.fil.com.mx/ingles/i_default.asp
    E-mail address: filny@aol.com

    A prize of $150,000 is given annually to honor a poet, a fiction writer, or a creative nonfiction writer who writes in Catalan, French, Galician, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian, or Spanish. The prize is awarded by a consortium of Mexican government agencies, banks, and universities. Cultural or educational institutions or groups interested in literature may nominate a candidate; individuals may not apply. Submit the writer's curriculum vitae and a letter of support by June 22. There is no entry fee. Call or e-mail for complete guidelines.
    Mexico, FIL Prize in Romance Languages, Guadalajara International Book Fair, Avenida Alemania 1370, Guadalajara,44190 Jalisco, Mexico. (212) 650-7925. David Unger, U.S. Coordinator. ?

  • Poemhunter Moderator (6/5/2014 11:38:00 PM) Post reply

    New Millennium Writings
    New Millennium Awards

    Deadline: June 17,2014
    Entry Fee: $20
    Website: http://www.newmillenniumwritings.com

    Four prizes of $1,000 each and publication in New Millennium Writings and on the journal's website are given twice yearly for a poem, a short story, a short short story, and an essay that have not appeared in a print publication with a circulation over 5,000. Submit up to three poems totaling no more than five pages, a short short story of up to 1,000 words, or a story or essay of up to 6,000 words with a $20 entry fee by June 17. All entries are considered for publication. Send an SASE or visit the website for complete guidelines.

    New Millennium Writings, New Millennium Awards,4021 Garden Drive, Knoxville, TN 37918. Alexis Williams Carr, Editor. ?

  • Poemhunter Moderator (6/5/2014 2:46:00 AM) Post reply

    Bitter Oleander Press
    Library of Poetry Book Award

    Deadline: June 16,2014
    Entry Fee: $25
    Website: http://www.bitteroleander.com
    E-mail address: info@bitteroleander.com

    A prize of $1,000 and publication by Bitter Oleander Press is given annually for a poetry collection. Original works written in English are eligible. Submit a manuscript of 48 to 80 pages with a $25 entry fee between May 1 and June 16. Send an SASE, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Bitter Oleander Press, Library of Poetry Book Award,4983 Tall Oaks Drive, Fayetteville, NY 13066.

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    Cultural Center of Cape Cod
    Poetry Competition

    Deadline: June 16,2014
    Entry Fee: $15
    Website: http://www.cultural-center.org
    E-mail address: lwolk@cultural-center.org

    A prize of $1,000 is given annually for a poem that has not won a national competition. George Bilgere will judge. Submit up to three poems totaling no more than five pages with a $15 entry fee by June 16. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Cultural Center of Cape Cod, Poetry Competition,307 Old Main Street, South Yarmouth, MA 02664. Lauren Wolk, Associate Director.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (6/5/2014 2:45:00 AM) Post reply

    Towson University
    Prize for Literature

    Deadline: June 15,2014
    Website: http://www.towson.edu/english

    A prize of $1,000 is given annually for a book of poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction by a writer who has lived in Maryland for at least three years and is currently a resident. Books published within the past three years or scheduled for publication in 2014 are eligible. Publishers, institutions, or individuals may submit three copies of a book or manuscript by June 15. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

    Towson University, Prize for Literature, English Department, Towson, MD 21252. George Hahn, Department Chair.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (6/5/2014 2:45:00 AM) Post reply

    Southern Poetry Review
    Guy Owen Prize

    Deadline: June 15,2014
    Entry Fee: $20
    Website: http://www.southernpoetryreview.org

    A prize of $1,000 and publication in Southern Poetry Review is given annually for a poem. Submit three to five poems totaling no more than 10 pages with a $20 entry fee, which includes a subscription to Southern Poetry Review, by June 15. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Southern Poetry Review, Guy Owen Prize, Department of Languages, Literature, and Philosophy, Armstrong Atlantic State University,11935 Abercorn Street, Savannah, GA 31419.

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    University of Akron Press
    Akron Poetry Prize

    Deadline: June 15,2014
    Entry Fee: $25
    Website: http://www.uakron.edu/uapress/akron-poetry-prize

    A prize of $1,500 and publication by University of Akron Press is given annually for a poetry collection. Maxine Chernoff will judge. Submit a manuscript of 48 to 90 pages with a $25 entry fee by June 15. Send an SASE or visit the website for complete guidelines.

    University of Akron Press, Akron Poetry Prize,120 East Mill Street, Suite 415, Akron, OH 44308. Mary Biddinger, Series Editor. ?

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    Pulitzer Prizes
    Prizes in Letters

    Deadline: June 14,2014
    Entry Fee: $50
    Website: http://www.pulitzer.org
    E-mail address: pulitzer@pulitzer.org

    Three prizes of $10,000 each are given annually to U.S. writers to honor books of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction (including creative nonfiction) published in the United States during the current year. For books published between January 1 and June 15, submit four copies of the book, an author biography and photograph, and a $50 entry fee by June 14. The deadline for books published during the second half of the year is October 1. Send an SASE, e-mail, or visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

    Pulitzer Prizes, Prizes in Letters,709 Pulitzer Hall,2950 Broadway, Mail Code 3865, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027. ?

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