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    Arcadia
    Ruby Irene Poetry Chapbook Prize

    Deadline: August 15,2014
    Entry Fee: $20
    Website: http://www.arcadiamagazine.org/contests
    E-mail address: arcadia@arcadiamagazine.org

    A prize of $1,000, publication by Arcadia, and 25 author copies is given annually for a poetry chapbook. Submit a manuscript of 15 to 35 pages with a $20 entry fee by August 15. All entries are considered for publication. E-mail or visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Arcadia, Ruby Irene Poetry Chapbook Prize,9616 Nicholas Road, Oklahoma City, OK 73120.

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    PEN Center USA
    Emerging Voices Fellowships

    Deadline: August 11,2014
    Entry Fee: $10
    Website: http://www.penusa.org
    E-mail address: ev@penusa.org

    Fellowships of $1,000 each are given annually to emerging poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers who lack access to financial and creative support. Each fellow participates in an eight-month mentorship in Los Angeles with a professional writer, as well as classes at the UCLA Extension Writers' Program, public readings, and other programming. Housing is not provided. Writers who do not have significant publication credits, are not enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate writing program, and do not hold a graduate writing degree are eligible. Submit up to 10 pages of poetry or 20 pages of prose, a curriculum vitae, a federal tax return summary, and at least two letters of recommendation with a $10 entry fee by August 11. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

    PEN Center USA, Emerging Voices Fellowships,269 South Beverly Drive, #1163, Beverly Hills, CA 90212. (323) 424-4939. Libby Flores, Program Manager.

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    Leeway Foundation
    Art and Change Grants

    Deadline: August 1,2014
    Website: http://www.leeway.org
    E-mail address: info@leeway.org

    Grants of up to $2,500 each are given twice yearly by the Leeway Foundation to women and transsexual, transgender, genderqueer, and Two-Spirit poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers in the Philadelphia area who need financial assistance to work on a project involving art and social change. Writers living in Bucks, Camden, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, or Philadelphia counties who are 18 years of age or older and who are not full-time students in a degree-granting arts program are eligible. Applicants must identify a person, an organization, or a business as a project partner. The deadline for entries is August 1. There is no entry fee. Call, e-mail, or visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

    Leeway Foundation, Art and Change Grants, The Philadelphia Building,1315 Walnut Street, Suite 832, Philadelphia, PA 19107. (215) 545-4078. Sham-e-Ali Nayeem, Program Director.

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    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.

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    Sixfold
    Short Story and Poetry Awards

    Deadline: July 24,2014
    Entry Fee: $3
    Website: http://www.sixfold.org
    E-mail address: sixfold@sixfold.org

    Two prizes of $1,000 each and publication in Sixfold are given quarterly for a short story and a group of poems. Using the online submission system, submit up to five poems totaling no more than 10 pages or up to 20 pages of prose with a $3 entry fee by July 24. Call, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Sixfold, Short Story and Poetry Awards,28 Farm Field Ridge Road, Sandy Hook, CT 06482. (203) 491-0242. Garrett Doherty, Publisher.

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    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.

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    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.

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