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    John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation
    Writing Fellowships

    Deadline: September 19,2014
    Website: http://www.gf.org
    E-mail address: fellowships@gf.org

    Guggenheim Fellowships of approx- imately $50,000 each are awarded annually to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers on the basis of achievement and exceptional promise. Residents of the United States and Canada are eligible. Using the online submission system, submit a career summary, a list of publications, contact information for up to four references, and a statement of intent by September 19. Upon request of the foundation, submit up to three published books by November 14. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

    John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, Writing Fellowships,90 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10016. (212) 687-4470.

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    Red Mountain Press
    Poetry Prize

    Deadline: September 15,2014
    Entry Fee: $27
    Website: http://www.redmountainpress.us
    E-mail address: redmtnpress@gmail.com

    A prize of $1,000 and publication by Red Mountain Press is given annually for a poetry collection. Submit a manuscript of 48 to 72 pages with a $30 entry fee ($27 for electronic submissions) by September 15. E-mail or visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Red Mountain Press, Poetry Prize, P.O. Box 32205, Santa Fe, NM 87594. Devon Ross, Publisher.

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    Farmingdale State College
    Paumanok Poetry Award

    Deadline: September 15,2014
    Entry Fee: $25
    Website: http://www.farmingdale.edu/academics/arts-sciences/english/paumanokpoetryaward.shtml
    E-mail address: margery.brown@farmingdale.edu

    A prize of $1,500 and travel and lodging expenses to give a reading at Farmingdale State College is given annually for a group of poems. Submit three to five published or unpublished poems totaling no more than 10 pages with a $25 entry fee by September 15. Send an SASE, call, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Farmingdale State College, Paumanok Poetry Award, English Department,2350 Broadhollow Road, Farmingdale, NY 11735. (631) 420-2645. Margery Brown, Director.

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    Les Figues Press
    NOS Book Contest

    Deadline: September 15,2014
    Entry Fee: $25
    Website: http://www.lesfigues.com
    E-mail address: info@lesfigues.com

    A prize of $1,000 and publication by Les Figues Press is given annually for an innovative book of poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction. Cross-genre collections are also eligible. Fanny Howe will judge. Using the online submission system, submit a manuscript of 62 to 250 pages with a $25 entry fee, which includes a book from the Les Figues Press catalogue, by September 15. Send an SASE, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Les Figues Press, NOS Book Contest, P.O. Box 7736, Los Angeles, CA 90007. Andrew Wessels, Contact.

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    University of Wisconsin Press
    Brittingham and Felix Pollak Prizes

    Deadline: September 15,2014
    Entry Fee: $25
    Website: http://www.wisc.edu/wisconsinpress/poetryguide.html
    E-mail address: rwallace@wisc.edu

    Two prizes of $1,000 each and publication by University of Wisconsin Press are given annually for poetry collections. Submit a manuscript of 60 to 90 pages with a $25 entry fee by September 15. Send an SASE or visit the website for complete guidelines.

    University of Wisconsin Press, Brittingham and Felix Pollak Prizes, English Department,600 North Park Street, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53706. Ronald Wallace, Poetry Series Editor.

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    Skipton Library Poetry Competition

    Closing Date: 26th September 2014

    For poems of up to 40 lines on any subject.1st prize £100,2nd prize £50,3rd prize £25,5 prizes £10 each,5 Hight commended. Adjudicator Isobel Thrilling and one other to be appointed. Poem to be typed on single sheet of A4 in single spacing, enclose separate sheet with your contact details, name, address, email, telephone number.
    Entry Fee: £2 per poem
    Contact: Send entries and cheques or postal orders (payable to North Yorkshire County Council) to Skipton Library Competition, Skipton Library, High Street, Skipton, North Yorks, BD23 1JX. Send SAE for details to above address.

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    Poetry Rivals 2014

    Closing Date: 17th September 2014

    Poetry Rivals is open to poets across the UK who are 18 years and over. Prizes: Top 100 poems will be selected by guest judges, those finalists will receive five free copies of the finalist publication and invited to the live poetry slam where they perform their poem to a live audience and the judges. The overall winner will be crowned the Poetry Rivals Slam Champion 2014 and get a book publishing contract.
    Entry Fee: £10 (only one entry per person)

    Contact: To find out more about Poetry Rivals 2014 please visit www.poetryrivals.com or email info@poetryrivals.com.

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    The Timothy Corsellis Prize

    Closing Date: 15th September 2014

    Prize for writers aged 14-25 responding to work from six Second World War poets. Winners will be chosen by the Poetry Society, Imperial War Museums and the War Poets Association. Prizes include book tokens, poetry books, and the overall winner will be published in Poetry News.
    Entry Fee: £0

    Contact: For further information and entry see http://www.youngpoetsnetwork.org.uk/2014/07/11/the-first-annual-timothy-corsellis-prize/

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    Stanza Poetry Competition

    Closing Date: 15th September 2014

    Open exclusively to Poetry Society members who are also members of a Poetry Society Stanza. The theme is NEGLECT. Send up to two poems, email or post, max 40 lines. Winners announced on National Poetry Day,2 October 2014. Judge: Les Robinson. Poems to be sent in anonymously, with contact details on a separate sheet, plus the name of your Stanza and your Stanza rep. Winning poet will be given the choice of a free Poetry Prescription or a year's worth of membership. The poem will also be entered into the Forward Prize for a Best Single Poem nomination. Top 3 and 10 commended will be published on Society website.
    Entry Fee: £0

    Paul McGrane membership@poetrysociety.org.uk or 020 7420 9881, or go to www.poetrysociety.org.uk and click on Competitions

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    The Poems Please Me Prize 2014

    Closing Date: 14th September 2014

    Prizes: 1st £600,2nd £300,3rd £150, Highly Commended £30 each. Subject: open. Length: 12-40 lines. Judge: Anthony Watts. Artists worldwide will illustrate the winning and commended poems (with mounted illustrations of their choice for the top three poets) with publication by Poems Please Me, by The Artists' Quarter (TAQ) and in a new eBook (see 'Movement' with 2013 prizewinners: http://www.poemsplease.me/movement/)
    Entry Fee: £5 for first poem, two poems £9, three poems £12.

    Contact: Please see Poems Please Me website for full details www.poemsplease.me
    General enquiries: admin@poemsplease.me

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