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  • Poemhunter Moderator (3/5/2014 7:35:00 AM) Post reply

    CBC Poetry Prize

    WHAT: Submit your original, unpublished, poem or poetry collection. The entry must be between 400 and 600 words.

    WHEN: Competition opens: March 1,2014. Deadline to submit: May 1,2014 at 11: 59 p.m. ET

    WHO: All Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada can submit.

    A fee of $25.00 (taxes included) for administration purposes is required for each entry.

    THE PRIZE: The First Prize winner will receive $6,000, courtesy of the Canada Council for the Arts, and will have his/her story published in Air Canada’s enRoute magazine and on the Canada Writes website. He or she will also be awarded a two-week residency at The Banff Centre's Leighton Artists' Colony, and will be interviewed on CBC Radio.

    The 4 runners-up will each receive $1,000, courtesy of the Canada Council for the Arts, and their stories will be published on the Canada Writes website.

    More information: http://www.cbc.ca/books/canadawrites/literaryprizes/poetry/

  • Poemhunter Moderator (3/4/2014 9:22:00 AM) Post reply

    New South
    Writing Contest

    Deadline: March 15,2014
    Entry Fee: $15
    Website: http://www.newsouthjournal.com
    E-mail address: newsoutheditors@gmail.com

    Two prizes of $1,000 each and publication in New South are given annually for a poem and a story or an essay. Brian Oliu will judge in poetry; Christopher Merkner will judge in prose. Submit up to three poems or up to 9,000 words of prose with a $15 entry fee, which includes a subscription to New South, by March 15. All entries are considered for publication. E-mail or visit the website for complete guidelines.

    New South, Writing Contest, English Department, Georgia State University, P.O. Box 3970, Atlanta, GA 30302. Jenny Mary Brown, Editor in Chief.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (3/4/2014 9:21:00 AM) Post reply

    Slope Editions
    Book Prize

    Deadline: March 15,2014
    Entry Fee: $22
    Website: http://www.slopeeditions.org
    E-mail address: orders@slope.org

    A prize of $1,000 and publication by Slope Editions is given annually for a poetry collection. Matt Hart will judge. Submit a manuscript of 40 to 90 pages with a $22 entry fee ($25 for electronic submissions) by March 15. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Slope Editions, Book Prize,847 Bernardston Road, Greenfield, MA 01301. Christopher Janke, Editor.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (3/4/2014 9:18:00 AM) Post reply

    Robinson Jeffers Tor House Foundation
    Poetry Prize

    Deadline: March 15,2014
    Entry Fee: $10
    Website: http://www.torhouse.org
    E-mail address: thf@torhouse.org

    A prize of $1,000 is given annually for a poem. Wesley McNair will judge. Submit up to three poems of no more than three pages each with a $10 entry fee by March 15. Send an SASE, call, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Robinson Jeffers Tor House Foundation, Poetry Prize, P.O. Box 223240, Carmel, CA 93922. (831) 624-1813. Elliot Ruchowitz-Roberts, Coordinator.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (3/4/2014 9:17:00 AM) Post reply

    Gulf Coast
    Writing Contests

    Deadline: March 15,2014
    Entry Fee: $23
    Website: http://www.gulfcoastmag.org
    E-mail address: editors@gulfcoastmag.org

    Three prizes of $1,500 each and publication in Gulf Coast are given annually for a poem, a short story, and an essay. Rachel Zucker will judge in poetry, Andrea Barrett will judge in fiction, and John D'Agata will judge in nonfiction. Submit up to five poems totaling no more than 10 pages or a story or essay of up to 25 pages with a $23 entry fee, which includes a subscription to Gulf Coast, by March 15. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Gulf Coast, Writing Contests, English Department, University of Houston, Houston, TX 77204. (713) 743-3223. Zachary Martin, Editor, and Karyna McGlynn, Managing Editor.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (3/4/2014 9:11:00 AM) Post reply

    Persea Books
    Lexi Rudnitsky Editor's Choice Award

    Deadline: March 5,2014
    Entry Fee: $25
    Website: http://www.perseabooks.com/editorschoiceaward.php
    E-mail address: poetry@perseabooks.com

    A prize of $1,000 and publication by Persea Books is given annually for a poetry collection by a U.S. poet who has published at least one book of poetry. The winner also receives a residency of two to four weeks at the Anderson Center in Red Wing, Minnesota. Submit a manuscript of at least 40 pages with a $25 entry fee by March 5. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Persea Books, Lexi Rudnitsky Editor's Choice Award, P.O. Box 1388, Columbia, MO 65205. (212) 260-9256. Gabriel Fried, Poetry Editor.

  • Jayne Harris Rookie - 1st Stage (3/3/2014 11:22:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    hi how do i enter the contest for poem /lyrics

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  • Poemhunter Moderator (3/3/2014 9:56:00 AM) Post reply

    University of Nebraska Press
    Prairie Schooner Book Prizes

    Deadline: March 15,2014
    Entry Fee: $25
    Website: http://prairieschooner.unl.edu
    E-mail address: prairieschooner@unl.edu

    Two prizes of $3,000 each and publication by University of Nebraska Press are given annually for collections of poetry and short fiction. Submit a manuscript of at least 50 pages of poetry or 150 pages of fiction with a $25 entry fee by March 15. Send an SASE, call, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines.

    University of Nebraska Press, Prairie Schooner Book Prizes,123 Andrews Hall, P.O. Box 880334, Lincoln, NE 68588-0334. (800) 715-2387. Marianne Kunkel, Managing Editor.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (3/3/2014 9:55:00 AM) Post reply

    Ahsahta Press
    Sawtooth Poetry Prize

    Deadline: March 10,2014
    Entry Fee: $25
    Website: http://ahsahtapress.org/open-submissions/sawtooth-poetry-prize/
    E-mail address: ahsahta@boisestate.edu

    A prize of $1,500, publication by Ahsahta Press, and 25 author copies is given annually for a poetry collection. Current and former students of Boise State University are ineligible. Mei-mei Berssenbrugge will judge. Submit a manuscript of 50 to 100 pages with a $25 entry fee by March 10. All entries are considered for publication. Send an SASE, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Ahsahta Press, Sawtooth Poetry Prize, English Department, Boise State University,1910 University Drive, Boise, ID 83725. Janet Holmes, Director.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (2/27/2014 8:59:00 AM) Post reply

    CCWWP Writing Awards

    The CCWWP holds bi-annual writing competitions in the same academic years as the CCWWP conference. Entries will be accepted for previously unpublished work in each of the following categories:
    Poetry: 50 line limit
    Fiction: 3,500 word limit
    Nonfiction: 3,500 word limit
    Prize: $500.00, COURTESY OF CCWWP

    Entries should be ORIGINAL AND UNPUBLISHED to a maximum of 3500 words (or 50 lines for poetry) .

    More information and the rules: http://www.ccwwp.ca/2014_contests/

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