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    Coffee-House Poetry
    Troubadour International Poetry Prize
    Deadline: October 20,2014
    Entry Fee: $8
    Website: http://www.coffeehousepoetry.org/prizes
    E-mail address: info@coffeehousepoetry.org
    A prize of £5,000 (approximately $8,375) is given annually for a poem. A second-place prize of £1,000 (approximately $1,676) is also given. Both winners receive publication on the Coffee-House Poetry website and an invitation to read at a Coffee-House Poetry reading in London in December. Neil Astley and Amy Wack will judge. Submit any number of poems of up to 45 lines each with a £5 entry fee (approximately $8) per poem by October 20. E-mail or visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Coffee-House Poetry, Troubadour International Poetry Prize, P.O. Box 16210, London W4 1ZP.

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    Cutthroat
    Poetry and Fiction Awards
    Deadline: October 20,2014
    Entry Fee: $17
    Website: http://www.cutthroatmag.com
    E-mail address: cutthroatmag@gmail.com
    Two awards of $1,250 each and publication in Cutthroat are given annually for a group of poems and a short story. Martn Espada will judge the Joy Harjo Poetry Award, and Bobbie Ann Mason will judge the Rick DeMarinis Short Fiction Award. Submit three poems of up to 100 lines each or a short story of up to 5,000 words with a $17 entry fee by October 20. Call, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Cutthroat, Poetry and Fiction Awards, P.O. Box 2414, Durango, CO 81302. (970) 903-7914. Pamela Uschuk, Editor in Chief.

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    Tucson Festival of Books
    Literary Awards
    Deadline: October 18,2014
    Entry Fee: $20
    Website: http://tucsonfestivalofbooks.org
    E-mail address: masters@tucsonfestivalofbooks.org
    Three prizes of $1,000 each are given annually for a group of five poems, a short story, and an essay, or an excerpt from a novel or memoir. Each winner will also be invited to take part in a panel discussion at the Tucson Festival of Books, and attend a workshop on the University of Arizona campus in March 2015. Using the online submission system, submit five poems of any length or up to 5,000 words of prose with a $20 entry fee by October 18. E-mail or visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Tucson Festival of Books, Literary Awards, P.O. Box 85394, Tucson, AZ 85754. Meg Files, Contact.

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    Flipped Eye Publishing
    Venture Award
    Deadline: October 17,2014
    Entry Fee: $34
    Website: http://www.flippedeye.net/venture
    E-mail address: venture@flippedeye.net
    A prize of £1,000 (approximately $1,680) and publication by Flipped Eye Publishing will be given annually for a poetry chapbook. Tara Betts will judge. Submit a manuscript of up to 15 pages via e-mail with a £20 (approximately $34) entry fee by October 17. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Flipped Eye Publishing, Venture Award, P.O. Box 43771, London W14 8ZY, United Kingdom.

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    Amy Lowell Poetry Traveling Scholarship
    Deadline: October 15,2014
    Website: http://www.amylowell.org
    An award of approximately $54,000 is given annually to a U.S. poet for a year of travel and study abroad. Submit two copies of either 40 pages of poetry or a published book and 20 pages of poetry, two copies of a curriculum vitae, and two copies of the required entry form by October 15. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.
    Amy Lowell Poetry Traveling Scholarship, c/o Laura Reidy, Choate, Hall & Stewart,2 International Place, Boston, MA 02110.

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    National Federation of State Poetry Societies
    Stevens Poetry Manuscript Competition
    Deadline: October 15,2014
    Entry Fee: $25
    Website: http://www.nfsps.com
    A prize of $1,000, publication by National Federation of State Poetry Societies Press, and 50 author copies is given annually for a poetry collection. Submit a manuscript of 48 to 70 pages with a $25 entry fee ($20 for National Federation of State Poetry Societies members) by October 15. Send an SASE or visit the website for complete guidelines.

    National Federation of State Poetry Societies, Stevens Poetry Manuscript Competition,3520 State Road 56, Mechanicsburg, OH 43044. Amy Jo Zook, Chair.

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    Los Angeles Review
    Wild Light Poetry Contest
    Deadline: October 15,2014
    Entry Fee: $25
    Website: http://www.losangelesreview.org
    A prize of $1,000 and publication in Los Angeles Review is given annually for a poem. Brendan Constantine will judge. Submit up to three poems of no more than 200 lines each with a $25 entry fee by October 15. Call or visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Los Angeles Review, Wild Light Poetry Contest, c/o Red Hen Press, P.O. Box 40820, Pasadena, CA 91114. (626) 356-4760. Kate Gale, Editor.

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    Silverfish Review Press
    Gerald Cable Book Award
    Deadline: October 15,2014
    Entry Fee: $25
    Website: http://www.silverfishreviewpress.com
    E-mail address: sfrpress@earthlink.net
    A prize of $1,000, publication by Silverfish Review Press, and 25 author copies is given annually for a first poetry collection. Dorianne Laux will judge. Poets who have not published a full-length poetry collection may submit a manuscript of at least 48 pages with a $25 entry fee, which includes a copy of the winning book, by October 15. All entries are considered for publication. Send an SASE, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Silverfish Review Press, Gerald Cable Book Award, P.O. Box 3541, Eugene, OR 97403. (541) 344-5060. Rodger Moody, Series Editor.

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    Comstock Review
    Chapbook Contest
    Deadline: October 15,2014
    Entry Fee: $30
    Website: http://www.comstockreview.org
    E-mail address: poetry@comstockreview.org
    A prize of $1,000, publication by Comstock Writers Group, and 50 author copies will be given biennially for a poetry chapbook. The editors will judge. Submit a manuscript of 25 to 34 pages with a $30 entry fee, which includes a copy of the winning chapbook, by October 15. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Comstock Review, Chapbook Contest,4956 St. John Drive, Syracuse, NY 13215. Betsy Anderson and Michael A. Sickler, Managing Editors.

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    Amy Lowell Poetry Traveling Scholarship

    Deadline: October 15,2014
    Website: http://www.amylowell.org

    An award of approximately $54,000 is given annually to a U.S. poet for a year of travel and study abroad. Submit two copies of either 40 pages of poetry or a published book and 20 pages of poetry, two copies of a curriculum vitae, and two copies of the required entry form by October 15. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

    Amy Lowell Poetry Traveling Scholarship, c/o Laura Reidy, Choate, Hall & Stewart,2 International Place, Boston, MA 02110.

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