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    Three Percent
    Best Translated Book Awards

    Deadline: November 14,2014
    Website: http://www.besttranslatedbook.org
    E-mail address: chad.post@rochester.edu

    Two awards of $10,000 each will be given annually for a poetry collection and a short story collection or novel translated into English for the first time and published in the previous year. The winning author will receive $5,000; the translator or group of translators will receive $5,000. Submit five copies of a translated poetry collection or nine copies of a translated book of fiction published in 2014 by November 14. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Three Percent, Best Translated Book Awards, Open Letter, University of Rochester, Lattimore Hall 411, Box 270082, Rochester, NY 14627. (585) 319-0823. Chad Post, Director.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (11/7/2014 10:30:00 AM) Post reply

    Fordham University at Lincoln Center
    Poets Out Loud Prizes

    Deadline: November 10,2014
    Entry Fee: $28
    Website: http://www.fordham.edu/pol
    E-mail address: pol@fordham.edu

    Two prizes of $1,000 each and publication by Fordham University Press are given annually for poetry collections. The winners are also invited to give a reading at the Fordham University at Lincoln Center campus in New York City. Elisabeth Frost and John Yau will judge. Using the online submission system, submit a manuscript of 50 to 80 pages with a $28 entry fee by November 10. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Fordham University at Lincoln Center, Poets Out Loud Prizes,113 West 60th Street, Room 924i, New York, NY 10023. (212) 636-6792. Elisabeth Frost, Series Editor.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (11/6/2014 9:10:00 AM) Post reply

    New Millennium Writing Awards

    Closing date: 17 November 2014
    Prizes: $1,000 and publication
    Fee: $20
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    3 poems: No restrictions as to style, content, number of submissions, or nationality. Enter as often as you like. Send between now and November 17, Midnight, all U.S. time zones. Simultaneous & multiple submissions welcome. Previously published material welcome if under 5,000-circulation or if previously published online only. Each fiction or nonfiction piece is counted as a separate entry, and should total no more than 6,000 words except Short-Short Fiction (no more than 1,000 words) . Each poetry entry may include up to three poems, not to exceed five pages total per entry. All poetry Honorable Mentions will be published. Save cover sheet or letter with the submission you'll be uploading and send as one file. Should you forget to include such covers, however, it's OK, as contact information is automatically forwarded to us when you pay online. Payment is $20 per submission in order to cover our many expenses and reserve your book. Each entry must be in a separate file (up to 3 poems in one file) .


  • Poemhunter Moderator (11/6/2014 9:09:00 AM) Post reply

    Crab Orchard Series in Poetry Open Competition Award

    Closing date: 18 November 2014
    Prizes: $4,000 (x2) and publication
    Fee: $28
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    Judge: Cyrus Cassells

    Book manuscript: All unpublished, original collections of poems written in English by U. S. citizens and permanent residents are eligible (individual poems may have been previously published) . Two volumes of poems will be selected. The winners will each receive a publication contract with Southern Illinois University Press. In addition, both winners will be awarded a $2,500 prize and $1,500 as an honorarium for a reading at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Both readings will follow the publication of the poets’ collections by Southern Illinois University Press. Manuscripts are recommended to be a minimum of 50 pages to a recommended maximum of 100 pages of original poetry (12 pt. type preferred) . No more than one poem should appear on a page. All entrants will receive a one-year subscription to Crab Orchard Review. Please submit your file in.doc, .docx, .rtf, .txt, .pdf, .odt, or.wpf.12-point font, Times New Roman or Times preferred. Manuscripts should be single-spaced. Include a Table of Contents. No more than one poem should appear on a page. Submit a single title page with only the manuscript title in your file. YOUR NAME SHOULD APPEAR NOWHERE IN YOUR MANUSCRIPT. Manuscripts may be under consideration elsewhere, but the series editor must be informed immediately if a collection is accepted for publication.


  • Poemhunter Moderator (11/6/2014 9:07:00 AM) Post reply

    Lena-Miles Wever Todd Poetry Series Book Competition

    Closing date: 15 November 2014
    Prizes: $2,000 and publication
    Fee: $25 to Pleiades Press
    Judge: Adrian Matejka

    Book manuscript: Open to all American writers, regardless of previous publication. Submit one copy of a complete poetry book manuscript of at least 48 pages. Enclose two cover sheets with each manuscript. On one cover sheet, provide the title of the manuscript, your name, telephone number, and address. The second cover sheet should list only the title of the manuscript. Poems previously published in journals or anthologies are acceptable; enclose an acknowledgements page. Send an SASE with each entry. Online entry at website.

    Lena-Miles Wever Todd Poetry Prize
    Pleiades Press
    Department of English, Martin 336
    Central Missouri State University
    Warrensburg, MO 64093

  • Poemhunter Moderator (11/5/2014 10:57:00 AM) Post reply

    Nightboat Books Poetry Prize

    Closing Date: 15 November 2014
    Prizes: $1,000, royalty contract,25 copies
    Fee: $25 to Nightboat Books
    Judge: Editors
    Notify: April 1

    Book manuscript: Any poet writing in English is eligible who: 1. does not have a close personal or professional relationship to the judge; 2. is not a current or recent (within the past two years) student of the judge; and 3. is not affiliated with Nightboat Books. Previous book publication is not a consideration for eligibility. Poems published in print or on-line periodicals, anthologies, or chapbooks may be included, but the manuscript itself must be unpublished. Original work only; translations are ineligible.48 to 70 pages (suggested length) , single-spaced, paginated, no more than one poem per page, one side of the page only. The manuscript must be typed (clear photocopies are acceptable) and bound only by a spring clip. Include two title pages (one with book title, name, address, telephone and email; one with book title only) , table of contents, and acknowledgments page. The author's name should not appear anywhere in the manuscript except on the first title page. Enclose a standard business-size SASE for winner notification. We will not return manuscripts. Please do not send your only copy. Send a self-addressed, stamped postcard for notification of manuscript receipt (optional) . Nightboat Books cannot answer questions regarding submissions during the reading period. Simultaneous submissions are acceptable. Please notify Nightboat Books immediately if your manuscript is accepted elsewhere. Submission of more than one manuscript is acceptable. Each manuscript must be submitted separately, each with a separate entry fee and SASE. International submissions only may be sent via FedEx, DHL, or UPS. (Please remember to include your email address and entry fee payable in US dollars.) The winner will have the opportunity to revise the manuscript before publication. No revisions will be considered during the reading period. A $25 entry fee in the form of a check or money order payable to Nightboat Books must accompany all submissions. In the event that the judge does not find an entry suitable for publication, reading fees will be returned to all entrants. Entrants to this year’s competition may receive a complimentary copy of the winning book. Please enclose a 9x12 self-addressed, stamped envelope with $3.00 in postage if you would like to receive the book. Winning collection to be published Spring. Fed Ex, UPS, or other overnight mail services are not necessary. Online entry at website.

    Nightboat Books
    c/o Kazim Ali
    Creative Writing Program
    153 West Lorain Street
    Oberlin, OH 44074 info@nightboat.org


  • Poemhunter Moderator (11/5/2014 10:53:00 AM) Post reply

    The Milton Kessler Memorial Prize for Poetry

    Closing date: 15 November 2014
    Prizes: $500 and publication
    Fee: $15 to Harpur Palate

    Poems: Previously unpublished poems in any style, form, or genre. The $15 entry fee includes a one-year subscription to Harpur Palate. No more than five poems per entry. Please send checks drawn on a U.S. bank or money orders made out to Harpur Palate. All poems entered will be considered for publication, and all entrants will receive a copy of the issue in which the winning poem appears. Please include a cover letter with your name, address, phone number, e-mail address and poem titles. Entrant's name should only appear on the cover letter and should not appear anywhere on the manuscript. Manuscripts cannot be returned. Prefers online entry on website.

    Milton Kessler Poetry Contest
    Harpur Palate
    Dept. of English
    Binghamton University
    P.O. Box 6000
    Binghamton, NY 13902-6000

  • Poemhunter Moderator (11/5/2014 10:52:00 AM) Post reply

    Sandy Crimmins National Prize for Poetry

    Deadline: 15 November 2014
    Prizes: $1,000, (3x) $100, and publication
    Fee: $12
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    Judge: Jeffrey Ethan Lee
    Notify: early April

    Poems: Previously unpublished works of poetry (up to 5 pages) . Multiple submissions will be accepted for the contest only. Simultaneous submissions are also accepted, but we must be notified immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere. Poets currently residing in the United States are eligible. Submissions will only be accepted via the website. $12 reading fee for each submission. All entrants receive a one-year membership to Philadelphia Stories.


  • Poemhunter Moderator (11/4/2014 11:45:00 AM) Post reply

    Bear Star Press
    Dorothy Brunsman Poetry Prize
    Deadline: November 30,2014
    Entry Fee: $25
    Website: http://www.bearstarpress.com
    E-mail address: beth@bearstarpress.com
    A prize of $1,000 and publication by Bear Star Press is given annually for a poetry collection by a writer residing in a state west of the central time zone. The editors will judge. Using the online submission system, submit a manuscript of 50 to 65 pages with a $25 entry fee by November 30. All entries are considered for publication. Send an SASE or visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Bear Star Press, Dorothy Brunsman Poetry Prize,185 Hollow Oak Drive, Cohasset, CA 95973. (530) 891-0360. Beth Spencer, Editor.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (11/4/2014 11:39:00 AM) Post reply

    Poetry International
    C. P. Cavafy Poetry Prize
    Deadline: November 21,2014
    Entry Fee: $15
    Website: http://poetryinternational.sdsu.edu
    A prize of $1,000 and publication in Poetry International is given annually for a single poem. The editors will judge. Submit up to three poems with a $15 entry fee ($3 for each additional poem) by November 21. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Poetry International, C. P. Cavafy Poetry Prize, Department of English and Comparative Literature, Mail Code 6020,5500 Campanile Drive, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA 92182. (619) 594-1522. Ilya Kaminsky, Editor.

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