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    The Writer's Center
    Emerging Writer Fellowships

    Deadline: May 30,2014
    Website: http://www.writer.org
    E-mail address: laura.spencer@writer.org

    Three fellowships are given annually to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers. Fellows who live within a 250-mile radius of the Writer's Center in Bethesda, Maryland, receive a $250 honorarium each, and others receive $500 each. Fellows will also be invited to give a reading at the center. Poets who have published no more than three books and prose writers who have published no more than two books are eligible. Submit up to 10 pages of poetry or 16 pages of prose, a curriculum vitae, and a letter of interest by May 30. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

    The Writer's Center, Emerging Writer Fellowships,4508 Walsh Street, Bethesda, MD 20815. (301) 654-8664. Laura Spencer, Office Manager.

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    Dylan Thomas Centre
    Dylan Thomas Prize

    Deadline: May 30,2014
    Website: http://www.swansea.ac.uk/dylan-thomas-prize
    E-mail address: dtprize@swansea.ac.uk

    A prize of £30,000 (approximately $49,473) is given annually for a book of poetry or fiction published in the preceding year that " displays creative, imaginative, and innovative use of the English language" by a writer under 39. Publishers may submit three copies of a book published between June 1,2013, and September 1,2014, by May 30. There is no entry fee. E-mail or visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

    Dylan Thomas Centre, Dylan Thomas Prize, c/o Dr. Elaine Canning, Research Institute for Arts and Humanities, Keir Hardie Building, Room 405c, Swansea University, Singleton Park, Swansea, SA2 8PP, England.

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    String Poet
    Poetry Competition

    Deadline: May 20,2014
    Entry Fee: $15
    Website: http://www.stringpoet.com
    E-mail address: editor@stringpoet.com

    A prize of $1,000 and publication in String Poet will be given annually for a poem. Composer Judith Shatin will also compose an original piece of music inspired by the winning poem, to be performed at the awards ceremony. David Yezzi will judge. Submit up to five poems of no more than 40 lines each with a $15 entry fee by May 20. All entries will be considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

    String Poet, Poetry Competition, The Long Island Violin Shop,8 Elm Street, Huntington, NY 11746. Annabelle Mosley, Founder.

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    New Letters
    Literary Awards

    Deadline: May 18,2014
    Entry Fee: $15
    Website: http://www.newletters.org/writers-wanted
    E-mail address: newletters@umkc.edu

    Three prizes of $1,500 each and publication in New Letters are given annually for a group of poems, a short story, and an essay. Submit three to six poems or up to 8,000 words of prose with a $15 entry fee ($18 for electronic submissions) , which includes a subscription to New Letters, by May 18. All entries are considered for publication. Send an SASE, call, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines.

    New Letters, Literary Awards,5101 Rockhill Road, University of Missouri, Kansas City, MO 64110. (816) 235-1169. Ashley Kaine, Contest Manager.

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    Academy of American Poets
    Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize

    Deadline: May 15,2014
    Entry Fee: $75
    Website: http://www.poets.org/awards
    E-mail address: awards@poets.org

    A prize of $25,000 is given annually for a poetry collection by a living U.S. poet published in the United States during the previous year. A jury of three poets will select the winner. Publishers may submit four copies of a book published in 2013 with a $75 entry fee by May 15. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

    Academy of American Poets, Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize,75 Maiden Lane, Suite 901, New York, NY 10038. (212) 274-0343. Patricia Guzman, Programs Assistant. ?

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    Lynx House Press
    Blue Lynx Prize for Poetry

    Deadline: May 15,2014
    Entry Fee: $28
    Website: http://www.lynxhousepress.org
    E-mail address: lynxhousepress@gmail.com

    A prize of $2,000 and publication by Lynx House Press is given annually for a poetry collection. Submit a manuscript of at least 48 pages with a $28 entry fee by May 15. Call, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Lynx House Press, Blue Lynx Prize for Poetry,420 West 24th Avenue, Spokane, WA 99203. (509) 624-4894. Christopher Howell, Editor.

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    Ploughshares
    Emerging Writer's Contest

    Deadline: May 15,2014
    Entry Fee: $24
    Website: http://www.pshares.org
    E-mail address: pshares@emerson.edu

    Three prizes of $1,000 each and publication in Ploughshares are given annually for a poem or group of poems, a short story, and an essay. Writers who have not published a book or chapbook are eligible. Submit three to five poems or up to 6,000 words of prose with a $24 entry fee (there is no entry fee for current subscribers) , which includes a subscription to Ploughshares, by May 15. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Ploughshares, Emerging Writer's Contest,120 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116. (617) 824-3757. Ellen Duffer, Interim Managing Editor.

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    Iowa Review
    Jeff Sharlet Award

    Deadline: May 15,2014
    Entry Fee: $15
    Website: http://www.iowareview.org
    E-mail address: iowa-review@uiowa.edu

    A prize of $1,000 and publication in Iowa Review will be given annually for a work of poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction by a U.S. military veteran or an active duty service member. Anthony Swofford will judge. Submit up to 20 pages of poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction with a $15 entry fee (fee waivers are available upon request) by May 15. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Iowa Review, Jeff Sharlet Award,308 English-Philosophy Building, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242. (319) 335-0462. Lynne Nugent, Managing Editor.

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    National Book Foundation
    National Book Awards

    Deadline: May 15,2014
    Website: http://www.nationalbook.org
    E-mail address: nationalbook@nationalbook.org

    Three prizes of $10,000 each are awarded annually to honor a book of poetry, a book of fiction, and a book of creative nonfiction written by U.S. writers and published in the United States during the eligibility year. Five finalists in each category receive $1,000 each. Publishers may submit an entry form by May 15. Books, bound galleys, or bound manuscripts published or scheduled for publication between December 1,2013, and November 30,2014, should be submitted to the judges and to the National Book Foundation by July 1. The entry fee is $125 per title. Call, e-mail, or visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

    National Book Foundation, National Book Awards,90 Broad Street, Suite 604, New York, NY 10004. (212) 685-0261. ?

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    Leeway Foundation
    Transformation Awards

    Deadline: May 15,2014
    Website: http://www.leeway.org
    E-mail address: info@leeway.org

    Awards of $15,000 each are given annually to women and transsexual, transgender, genderqueer, and Two-Spirit poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers in the Philadelphia area who have been creating art for social change for five or more years. Writers who have lived for at least two years 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. Writers may submit an application by May 15. A panel of community-based artists will review applications and invite selected poets and writers to submit work for the second stage of the application process. There is no entry fee. Call, e-mail, or visit the website for the required application and complete guidelines.

    Leeway Foundation, Transformation Awards, Philadelphia Building,1315 Walnut Street, Suite 832, Philadelphia, PA 19107. (215) 545-4078. Sham-e-Ali Nayeem, Program Director. ?

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