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    Academy of American Poets
    Raiziss/de Palchi Fellowship Award

    Deadline: February 15,2015
    Website: http://www.poets.org/awards
    E-mail address: awards@poets.org

    A fellowship of $25,000 and a five-week residency at the American Academy in Rome is given biennially to a U.S. translator for a work-in-progress of modern Italian poetry translated into English. Adria Bernardi, Luigi Fontanella, and Giuseppe Leporace will judge. Translators may submit four copies of 15 pages of translated poetry, the original poems, and an application of up to five pages describing the work-in-progress, the translator's credentials, and the fellowship project proposal by February 15. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

    Academy of American Poets,75 Maiden Lane, Suite 901, New York, NY 10038. (212) 274-0343, ext.13. Patricia Guzman, Programs Assistant.

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    Georgetown Review Press
    Poetry Manuscript Contest

    Deadline: February 15,2015
    Entry Fee: $30
    Website: http://www.georgetowncollege.edu/grpress

    A prize of $1,200 and publication by Georgetown Review Press is given annually for a poetry collection. Terrance Hayes will judge. Submit a manuscript of 48 to 80 pages with a $30 entry fee by February 15. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Georgetown Review Press, Poetry Manuscript Contest,400 East College, P.O. Box 227, Georgetown, KY 40324. Steve Carter, Editor.

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    Sarabande Books
    Morton and McCarthy Prizes

    Deadline: February 15,2015
    Entry Fee: $27
    Website: http://www.sarabandebooks.org

    Two prizes of $2,000 each and publication by Sarabande Books are given annually for collections of poetry and fiction. For the Kathryn A. Morton Prize in Poetry, submit a manuscript of at least 48 pages; Mary Ruefle will judge. For the Mary McCarthy Prize in Short Fiction, submit a manuscript of 150 to 250 pages of stories, novellas, or a short novel; Ben Marcus will judge. The entry fee for each award is $27, and the deadline is February 15. Send an SASE or visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Sarabande Books, Morton and McCarthy Prizes,2234 Dundee Road, Suite 200, Louisville, KY 40205.

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    National Poetry Series
    Open Competition

    Deadline: February 15,2015
    Entry Fee: $30
    Website: http://www.nationalpoetryseries.org

    Five prizes of $10,000 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 University of Georgia Press. Submit a manuscript of 48 to 64 pages with a $30 entry fee by February 15. Send an SASE or visit the website for complete guidelines.

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

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    Brown University
    International Writers Project Fellowship

    Deadline: February 15,2015
    Website: http://www.brown.edu/academics/literary-arts
    E-mail address: lori_baker@brown.edu

    A fellowship, including a stipend of $45,000, is given annually to an established international poet or fiction writer " who is unable to practice free expression in his or her homeland." The fellowship provides funds for relocation to the United States, living expenses, and an office on the Brown University campus for ten months. Writers or individuals seeking to nominate a writer may submit at least 10 pages of poetry or prose along with English translations, a case history showing a record of need, a publishing history, a résumé, and two letters of support by February 15. There is no entry fee. E-mail or visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Brown University, International Writers Project Fellowship, Literary Arts Department, P.O. Box 1923, Providence, RI 02912. (401) 863-3260. Lori Baker, Contact.

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    Academy of American Poets
    Harold Morton Landon Translation Award

    Deadline: February 15,2015
    Website: http://www.poets.org/awards
    E-mail address: awards@poets.org

    A prize of $1,000 is given annually to a U.S. citizen for a translation of a book of poetry from any language into English published in the United States during the previous year. Collaborations by two translators are eligible, but anthologies of work by more than two translators are not. Bill Johnston will judge. Publishers may submit three copies of books published in 2014 by February 15. There is no entry fee. Send an SASE, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines.
    Academy of American Poets,75 Maiden Lane, Suite 901, New York, NY 10038. (212) 274-0343, ext.13. Patricia Guzman, Programs Assistant.

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    Library of Virginia
    Literary Awards

    Deadline: February 12,2015
    Website: http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/litawards/index.htm

    Three prizes of $2,500 each are given annually for books of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction (including creative nonfiction) published in the previous year. Books by writers who were born in or are residents of Virginia or, in the case of nonfiction, books with a Virginia theme, are eligible. Submit four copies of a book published in 2014 by February 12. There is no entry fee. Send an SASE, call, or visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

    Library of Virginia, Literary Awards,800 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23219. (804) 692-3500.

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    2015 Camden/Lumen Poetry Competition

    Closing Date: 14-Feb-15

    Details:
    Judge: George Szirtes. Prize: 50 free copies of a perfect bound small collection of your poems plus a reading. Poems up to 40 lines. Poetry must not be previously published. Proceeds to Homeless Cold Weather Shelters. No entry form is necessary.
    Entry Fee: £2.50 for single poems,6 poems £10
    Contact: Please make out cheques to Caris Camden and send to Ruth O'Callaghan,49 Ripley Gardens, Mortlake, London SW14 8HF

  • Poemhunter Moderator (2/2/2015 11:09:00 AM) Post reply

    SENTINEL LITERARY QUARTERLY POETRY COMPETITION
    For original, previously unpublished poems in English language on any subject, in any style up to 50 lines long.
    Closing Date: 28-Feb-2015
    Judge: Noel Williams
    Prizes: £200 (1st) , £75 (2nd) , £50 (3rd) , £20 x 3 (High Commendation)
    Fees: £4/1, £7/2, £9/3, £11/4, £12/5, £16/7, £22/10
    more details at http://www.sentinelquarterly.com/competitions/poetry/index.htm

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    Christopher Tower Poetry Competition 2015 open for all UK 16-18 year olds. Judges Ian McMillan, Helen Mort and Peter McDonald. Prize-giving will be on Monday 20th April 2015 at Christ Church, Oxford.
    Festival. Winners & runners-up will be invited to read their winning poems at the prizegiving. Winning and longlisted poems will be published on the Tower Poetry website
    First Prize £3,000 Second £1,000, Third £500 3-4 commended prizes of £250. Prizewinners' schools receive £150 each.
    Free entry
    For further details, rules & entry form visit www.towerpoetry.org.uk/prize

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