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  • Poemhunter Moderator (7/22/2014 6:41:00 AM) Post reply

    Great Lakes Colleges Association
    New Writers Awards

    Deadline: July 25,2014
    Website: http://www.glca.org/programs/new-writers-award
    E-mail address: wegner@glca.org

    Three prizes are given annually to a poet, a fiction writer, and a creative nonfiction writer to honor their first books. The winners each receive an all-expenses-paid trip to several of the 13 GLCA colleges, each of which pays an honorarium of at least $500, to give readings, meet with students, and lead discussions and classes. Books published between the spring of 2013 and the spring of 2014 are eligible. Faculty members of the colleges will judge. Publishers may submit four copies of one book in each category by July 25. There is no entry fee. Send an SASE, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Great Lakes Colleges Association, New Writers Awards,535 West William Street, Suite 301, Ann Arbor, MI 48103. Gregory Wegner, Director of Program Development.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (7/22/2014 6:40:00 AM) Post reply

    A Room of Her Own Foundation
    Orlando Prizes

    Deadline: July 31,2014
    Entry Fee: $15
    Website: http://www.aroho.org
    E-mail address: tracey@aroho.org

    Four prizes of $1,000 each and publication in Los Angeles Review are given twice yearly for a poem, a short story, a short short story, and an essay by a woman writer. Submit a poem of no more than 36 lines, a short short story of up to 500 words, a story of up to 1,500 words, or an essay of up to 1,500 words with a $15 entry fee by July 31. Call, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines.

    A Room of Her Own Foundation, Orlando Prizes, P.O. Box 778, Placitas, NM 87043. (505) 867-5373. Tracey Cravens-Gras, Associate Director.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (7/22/2014 6:39:00 AM) Post reply

    A Room of Her Own Foundation
    To the Lighthouse Prize

    Deadline: July 31,2014
    Entry Fee: $20
    Website: http://www.aroho.org
    E-mail address: tracey@aroho.org

    A prize of $1,000 and publication by Red Hen Press is given annually for a poetry collection by a woman writer. The winner will also receive up to $1,000 in travel and promotional expenses. C. D. Wright will judge. Submit a manuscript of 48 to 96 pages with a $20 entry fee by July 31. Call, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines.

    A Room of Her Own Foundation, To the Lighthouse Prize, P.O. Box 778, Placitas, NM 87043. (505) 867-5373. Tracey Cravens-Gras, Associate Director.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (7/22/2014 6:39:00 AM) Post reply

    Stone Canoe
    Literary Awards

    Deadline: July 31,2014
    Website: http://stonecanoejournal.org/submit.html
    E-mail address: stonecanoe@syr.edu

    Three prizes of $500 each are given annually to a poet, a fiction writer, and a creative nonfiction writer who have a connection to upstate New York. A prize of $500 is also given annually to a U.S. military veteran. Writers who have not published a book with a nationally distributed press are eligible. The editors will judge. Submit three to five poems or a short story or essay of up to 10,000 words by July 31. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Stone Canoe, Literary Awards,700 University Avenue, Suite 326, Syracuse, NY 13244. (315) 443-4165. Allison Vincent, Assistant Editor.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (7/22/2014 6:38:00 AM) Post reply

    Press 53
    Award for Poetry

    Deadline: July 31,2014
    Entry Fee: $30
    Website: http://www.press53.com/award_for_poetry.html

    A prize of $1,000 and publication by Press 53 will be given annually for a poetry collection. The winner will also receive an all-expenses-paid trip to attend the annual Gathering of Poets conference in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, in April 2015. Tom Lombardo will judge. Using the online submission system, submit a manuscript of 60 to 120 pages with a $30 entry fee by July 31. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Press 53, Award for Poetry,411 West Fourth Street, Suite 101, Winston-Salem, NC 27101. (336) 770-5353. Kevin Morgan Watson, Publisher.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (7/21/2014 7:05:00 AM) Post reply

    PENfro Book Festival Poetry Competition

    Closing date: 31st July,2014.
    Prizes: Top prize is £250.
    Entry fee: £4 per poem.
    The subject is open in both competitions, but there is a maximum length of 40 lines for each poem entered.

    Website: penfrobookfestival.org.uk/open-poetry-competition-2014

  • Poemhunter Moderator (7/21/2014 7:04:00 AM) Post reply

    John Betjeman Poetry Competition for Young People

    Closing date: 31st July,2014.
    Prizes: £1,000, shared by the poet and his or her school, four tickets from St Pancras to Paris, Brussels or Lille for each of the top three entrants.
    Free entry.
    Poems on the theme of 'place' by poets aged 10-13 on 31st July.

    Visit website for more: betjemanpoetrycompetition.com

  • Poemhunter Moderator (7/21/2014 7:02:00 AM) Post reply

    Wells Festival of Literature

    Closing date: 31st July,2014.
    Prizes: £500, £200, £100 for poetry and short stories; £100 and reading by agent and publisher for crime novel. Local prize £100.
    Entry fee: £5.
    Poetry, up to 40 lines.

    See website for more: wellsfestivalofliterature.org.uk

  • Poemhunter Moderator (7/21/2014 7:01:00 AM) Post reply

    Foyle Young Poets of the Year

    Closing date: 31st July,2014.
    Prizes: Publication in an anthology, mentoring, Arvon writing residency.
    Free entry.
    Poetry from writers aged 11-17.

    Email: fyp@poetrysociety.org.uk
    Website: foyleyoungpoets.org

  • Poemhunter Moderator (7/21/2014 7:01:00 AM) Post reply

    The Elmet Trust - The Elmet Poetry Prize

    Closing date: 25th July 2014.
    Prizes: First Prize - an Arvon course at Lumb Bank, Second prize - Weekend retreat at Ted's House, Mythrolmroyd, Third prize - £50
    Entry fee: £5 per person
    Judges: Lucy Burnett

    For further information please visit the website: theelmettrust.org/competitions

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