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  • Poemhunter Moderator (2/17/2014 9:13:00 AM) Post reply

    Fence Books
    Modern Poets Series
    Deadline: February 28,2014
    Entry Fee: $28
    Website: http://www.fenceportal.org
    A prize of $1,000 and publication by Fence Books is given annually for a poetry collection. Using the online submission system, submit a manuscript of 48 to 80 pages with a $28 entry fee, which includes a subscription to Fence, during the month of February. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Fence Books, Modern Poets Series, Science Library 320,1400 Washington Avenue, University at Albany, Albany, NY 12222. Rebecca Wolff, Editor.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (2/17/2014 9:11:00 AM) Post reply

    Sustainable Arts Foundation
    Writing Awards
    Deadline: February 28,2014
    Entry Fee: $10
    Website: http://www.sustainableartsfoundation.org
    Up to five awards of $6,000 each and up to five Promise Awards of $1,000 each are given twice yearly to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers with children. Writers with at least one child under the age of 18 are eligible. Using the online submission system, submit a writing sample of any length with a biography, an artist statement, a curriculum vitae, and a $10 entry fee by February 28. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

    Sustainable Arts Foundation, Writing Awards,1032 Irving Street #609, San Francisco, CA 94122.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (2/17/2014 9:08:00 AM) Post reply

    Tupelo Press
    Snowbound Chapbook Award
    Deadline: February 28,2014
    Entry Fee: $25
    Website: http://www.tupelopress.org
    A prize of $1,000 and publication by Tupelo Press is given annually for a poetry chapbook. Submit a manuscript of 20 to 36 pages with a $25 entry fee by February 28. All entries are considered for publication. Send an SASE or visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Tupelo Press, P.O. Box 1767, North Adams, MA 01247. (413) 664-9611.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (2/17/2014 8:14:00 AM) Post reply

    Banipal Trust for Arab Literature
    Saif Ghobash Banipal Prize for Arabic Literary Translation
    Deadline: February 28,2014
    Website: http://www.banipaltrust.org.uk/prize
    E-mail address: info@banipaltrust.org.uk
    A prize of £3,000 (approximately $4,856) is given annually for a book of poetry or fiction translated from Arabic into English and published for the first time in English during the previous year. Publishers may submit five copies of a book published in 2013 with three copies of the original work by February 28. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

    Banipal Trust for Arab Literature, Saif Ghobash Banipal Prize for Arabic Literary Translation, Society of Authors,84 Drayton Gardens, London SW10 9SB, England. Paula Johnson, Awards Secretary.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (2/17/2014 8:13:00 AM) Post reply

    University of Wisconsin
    Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing Fellowships
    Deadline: February 28,2014
    Entry Fee: $45
    Website: http://www.creativewriting.wisc.edu/fellowships.html
    E-mail address: institutemail@english.wisc.edu
    An academic year in residence, which includes a grant of $27,000, at the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing in Madison is given annually to up to six writers working on a first book of poetry or fiction. Fellows teach one workshop in creative writing each semester and give one public reading. Writers with an MFA or PhD in creative writing who have not published more than one book are eligible. Using the online submission system, submit 10 pages of poetry or one story or novel excerpt of up to 30 pages, a curriculum vitae, and contact information for two references with a $45 entry fee by February 28. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

    University of Wisconsin, Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing Fellowships, English Department,6195A Helen C. White Hall,600 North Park Street, Madison, WI 53706. Sean Bishop, Contact.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (2/17/2014 8:12:00 AM) Post reply

    National Poetry Series
    Open Competition
    Deadline: February 28,2014
    Entry Fee: $30
    Website: http://www.nationalpoetryseries.org
    Five prizes of $1,000 each and publication by participating trade, university, or small press publishers are given annually for poetry collections. Publishers currently include Fence Books, HarperCollins, Milkweed Editions, Penguin Books, and the University of Georgia Press. Submit a manuscript of 48 to 64 pages with a $30 entry fee by February 28. Send an SASE or visit the website for complete guidelines.

    National Poetry Series, Open Competition,57 Mountain Avenue, Princeton, NJ 08540. (609) 430-0999. Stephanie Stio, Coordinator.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (2/17/2014 7:49:00 AM) Post reply

    The 2014 Skysaje Enterprise Poetry Contest!

    Submission period: January 1st 2014 - December 31st 2014

    Prizes: Winner gets $500.00 US and all entries will be considered for publication in Working Title 2 The Anthology of the Skysaje Enterprise Poetry Contest. However, being considered does not guarantee publication!

    Postal submission may be mailed to: Skysaje Enterprise,50 Amesbury Rd., Rochester, NY 14623, and must include a $15 check made out to Skysaje Enterprise to be accepted. Electronic submissions can be sent to laughingl@skysajeenterprise.com. The $15 nonrefundable entry fee can also be sent electronically via Paypal to laughingl@skysajeenterprise.com.

    Detailes at: http://www.skysajeenterprise.com/poetry_contest.htm

    Good luck.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (2/17/2014 7:42:00 AM) Post reply

    Association of Writers & Writing Programs
    Award Series

    Deadline: February 28,2014
    Entry Fee: $30
    Website: http://www.awpwriter.org/contests
    E-mail address: supriya@awpwriter.org

    Two prizes of $5,500 each and publication by a participating press are given annually for a poetry collection and a short story collection. In addition, two prizes of $2,500 each and publication by a participating press are given annually for a novel and a book of creative nonfiction. For the Donald Hall Prize in Poetry, submit a manuscript of at least 48 pages; Joy Harjo will judge, and the University of Pittsburgh Press will publish the winning collection. For the Grace Paley Prize in Short Fiction, submit a manuscript of 150 to 300 pages; Alice McDermott will judge, and the University of Massachusetts Press will be the publisher. For the novel award, submit a manuscript of at least 60,000 words; Mary Gaitskill will judge, and New Issues Press will be the publisher. For the creative nonfiction award, submit a manuscript of 150 to 300 pages; John Phillip Santos will judge, and the University of Georgia Press will be the publisher. The entry fee for each award is $30 ($20 for AWP members) . Using the online submission system, submit manuscripts between January 1 and February 28. Send an SASE, call, e-mail, or visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

    Association of Writers & Writing Programs, Award Series, George Mason University,4400 University Drive, MSN 1E3, Fairfax, VA 22030. (703) 993-4308. Supriya Bhatnagar, Director of Publications.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (2/17/2014 7:14:00 AM) Post reply

    Tupelo Press
    Tupelo Quarterly Poetry Contest
    Deadline: February 19,2014
    Entry Fee: $20
    Website: http://www.tupelopress.org
    A prize of $1,000 and online publication in Tupelo Quarterly will be given twice yearly for a group of poems. Using the online submission system, submit up to five poems with a $20 entry fee by February 19. All entries will be considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Tupelo Press, P.O. Box 1767, North Adams, MA 01247. (413) 664-9611.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (2/17/2014 7:02:00 AM) Post reply

    Blue Mountain Arts

    Announces Its Twenty-fourth Biannual Poetry Card Contest
    Deadline: June 30,2014
    1st prize: $300 * 2nd prize: $150 * 3rd prize: $50

    In addition, the winning poems will be displayed on sps.com.

    Poetry Contest Rules
    All entries must be the original creation of the submitting author. All rights to the entries must be owned by the author and shall remain the property of the author. The author gives permission to Blue Mountain Arts, Inc. to publish and display the entry on the Web (in electronic form only) if the entry is selected as a winner or finalist. Winners will be contacted within 45 days of the deadline date. Contest is open to everyone except employees of Blue Mountain Arts and their families. Void where prohibited.

    You can get the latest details at http://www.sps.com/poetry/

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