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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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    Ruminate Magazine
    Janet B. McCabe Poetry Prize

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

    A prize of $1,500 and publication in Ruminate Magazine is given annually for a poem. Using the online submission system, submit up to two poems of no more than 40 lines each with a $20 entry fee by May 15. E-mail or visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Ruminate Magazine, Janet B. McCabe Poetry Prize,1041 North Taft Hill Road, Ft. Collins, CO 80521. Brianna Van Dyke, Editor in Chief.

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    Anhinga Press
    Anhinga-Robert Dana Prize for Poetry

    Deadline: May 15,2014
    Entry Fee: $25
    Website: http://www.anhinga.org
    E-mail address: info@anhinga.org

    A prize of $2,000, publication by Anhinga Press, and 25 author copies is given annually for a poetry collection. The winner is also invited to participate in a reading tour at select colleges in Florida. Submit a manuscript of 48 to 80 pages with a $25 entry fee by May 15. Call, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Anhinga Press, Anhinga-Robert DAna Prize for Poetry, P.O. Box 3665, Tallahassee, FL 32315. (850) 577-0745. Rick Campbell, Director.

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    River Styx
    International Poetry Contest

    Deadline: May 31,2014
    Entry Fee: $10
    Website: http://www.riverstyx.org
    E-mail address: bigriver@riverstyx.org

    A prize of $1,500 and publication in River Styx is given annually for a poem. Joan Murray will judge. Submit up to three poems totaling no more than 14 pages with a $10 entry fee, which includes a copy of the winning issue (a $20 entry fee includes a subscription to River Styx) , by May 31. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

    River Styx, International Poetry Contest,3547 Olive Street, Suite 107, St. Louis, MO 63103. Richard Newman, Editor.

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    Bridport Arts Centre
    Bridport Prize

    Deadline: May 31,2014
    Entry Fee: $15
    Website: http://www.bridportprize.org.uk

    Two prizes of £5,000 (approximately $8,354) each and publication in the Bridport Prize anthology are given annually for a poem and a short story. A second-place prize of £1,000 (approximately $1,690) and publication is given in each category. A prize of £1,000 (approximately $1,690) and publication is also given for a work of flash fiction. Liz Lochhead will judge in poetry, Andrew Miller will judge in fiction, and Tania Hershman will judge in flash fiction. Submit a poem of up to 42 lines, a story of up to 5,000 words, or a short short story of up to 250 words by May 31. The entry fee is £8 (approximately $13) for poetry, £9 (approximately $15) for fiction, and £7 (approximately $12) for flash fiction. Send an SASE or visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

    Bridport Arts Centre, Bridport Prize, P.O. Box 6910, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 9BQ, England.

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    Backwaters Press
    Backwaters Prize

    Deadline: May 31,2014
    Entry Fee: $25
    Website: http://www.thebackwaterspress.org

    A prize of $1,000 and publication by Backwaters Press is given annually for a poetry collection. Patricia Smith will judge. Using the online submission system, submit a manuscript of 60 to 85 pages with a $25 entry fee by May 31. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Backwaters Press, Backwaters Prize,3502 North 52nd Street, Omaha, NE 68104. (402) 451-4052. Greg Kosmicki, Editor.

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    Wigtown Poetry Competition

    Closing date: 30th May,2014.
    Prizes: £2,000, £400, Gaelic Prize £250, Scots Prize £250,8 £25 runners-up
    Entry fee: £6.50, £17 for three, £5 after that

    For poems, up to 40 lines in English, Scots or Scots/lrish Gaelic.

    Email: mail@wigtownbookfestival.com
    Website: wigtownbookfestival.com/poetrycomp

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    Mary Charman-Smith May Poetry Competition 2014

    Closing date: 15th May,2014.
    Prizes: 1st £100, and the runner up will receive £25.
    Entry fee: One poem £4, three poems £9, five poems £12.

    Poems must be the entrant's own work and not have been published, self published, published on a website or broadcast.
    Poems can have a maximum of 45 lines, which will not include the title.
    Entries must be in English. They can be on any subject and in any style or poetic form.
    Judge: Mary Charman-Smith.

    For more information visit website. marycharmansmith.co.uk/poetry-competition-may-2014/

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    Oberlin College Press
    FIELD Poetry Prize

    Deadline: May 31,2014
    Entry Fee: $28
    Website: http://www.oberlin.edu/ocpress
    E-mail address: oc.press@oberlin.edu

    A prize of $1,000 and publication by Oberlin College Press is given annually for a poetry collection. Using the online submission system, submit a manuscript of 50 to 80 pages with a $28 entry fee, which includes a subscription to FIELD: Contemporary Poetry and Poetics, during the month of May. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Oberlin College Press, FIELD Poetry Prize,50 North Professor Street, Oberlin, OH 44074. (440) 775-8408. David Walker and David Young, Coeditors.

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