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  • Poemhunter Moderator (7/8/2014 8:32:00 AM) Post reply

    Fenton Aldeburgh First Collection Prize

    Closing date: 25th July,2014.
    Prizes: £2,000, an invitation to read at Aldeburgh Poetry Festival.
    Entry fee: None stated.
    A first full poetry book collection published between 1 August 2013 and 31 July 2014.

    Email: info@thepoetrytrust.org
    Website: thepoetrytrust.org/aldeburgh-first-collection-prize/

  • Poemhunter Moderator (7/8/2014 8:31:00 AM) Post reply

    Tethered by Letters' Fall Poetry Contest

    Deadline: 15th July,2014.
    Prize: $100 and publication in the quarterly journal
    Entry Fee: $5 per entry OR $12 for three entries

    We are currently accepting poetry submissions of all genres and styles-from traditional form to free verse. Length requirements are no more than three pages per poem, single spaced with double spacing between stanzas. The poetry contest winner will be published as the featured poem in the Fall 2014 Quarterly Journal. Three finalists will be considered for subsequent quarterly journal publications or a TBL monthly poetry feature. Each finalist will also receive free professional edits on their submission. International submissions welcome.

    Contact Info: Alison Auger, AAuger@tetheredbyletters.com
    Website: tetheredbyletters.com/submissions/

  • Poemhunter Moderator (7/8/2014 8:30:00 AM) Post reply

    Ledbury Poetry Festival Poetry Competition 2014

    Closing date: 10th July,2014
    Prizes: Adults: First Prize: £1000 and a week at Ty Newydd; Second Prize £500; Third Prize £250. See website for details of Young People and Children's competition section. Winners have the opportunity to read their poems at the 2015 Ledbury Poetry Festival.
    Entry fee: first poem £5, for each subsequent poem £3. Children and Young People enter their first poem free.
    Judge: Ian McMillan.

    For more information visit website. poetry-festival.co.uk/poetry-competition.html

  • Poemhunter Moderator (7/4/2014 10:47:00 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 (7/4/2014 10:47:00 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 (7/4/2014 10:44:00 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 (7/4/2014 10:40:00 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 (7/4/2014 10:40:00 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 (7/4/2014 10:39:00 AM) Post reply

    Delaware Division of the Arts
    Individual Artist Fellowships

    Deadline: August 1,2014
    Website: http://www.artsdel.org/grants
    E-mail address: roxanne.stanulis@state.de.us

    Established Professional Fellowships of $6,000 each and Emerging Professional Fellowships of $3,000 each are given annually to Delaware poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers. Writers who have lived in Delaware for at least one year prior to application and who are not enrolled in a degree-granting program are eligible. Submit 15 to 20 pages of poetry or prose by August 1. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

    Delaware Division of the Arts, Individual Artist Fellowships,820 North French Street, Wilmington, DE 19801. Roxanne Stanulis, Coordinator.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (7/3/2014 10:26:00 AM) Post reply

    Rosebud Magazine
    William Stafford Award for Poetry

    Deadline: July 15,2014
    Entry Fee: $12
    Website: http://www.rsbd.net
    E-mail address: jesmelcer@aol.com

    A prize of $1,000 and publication in Rosebud is given biennially for a poem. Submit up to three poems with a $12 entry fee by July 15. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Rosebud Magazine, William Stafford Award for Poetry,19544 Sunset Trail, Kirksville, MO 63501. John Smelcer, Poetry Editor.

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