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    Writer's Digest
    Annual Writing Competition

    Deadline: June 3,2014
    Entry Fee: $25
    Website: http://www.writersdigest.com/competitions
    E-mail address: writersdigestwritingcompetition@fwmedia.com

    A prize of $3,000 and an all-expenses-paid trip to the Writer's Digest Conference in August in New York City to meet with editors and agents is given annually for a poem, a short story, or an essay. Prizes of $1,000 each are also given for a work in each genre. Submit a poem of up to 32 lines, a story of up to 4,000 words, or an essay of up to 2,000 words by June 3. The entry fee for poetry is $15 ($10 for each additional poem) before May 5, and $20 thereafter. The entry fee for prose is $25 ($20 for each additional entry) before May 5, and $30 thereafter. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

    Writer's Digest, Annual Writing Competition,10151 Carver Road, Suite 200, Blue Ash, OH 45242. (715) 445-4612, ext.13430.

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    Boston Review
    Poetry Contest

    Deadline: June 2,2014
    Entry Fee: $20
    Website: http://bostonreview.net/contests
    E-mail address: review@bostonreview.net

    A prize of $1,500 and publication in Boston Review is given annually for a poem or group of poems. Major Jackson will judge. Submit up to five poems totaling no more than 10 pages with a $20 entry fee, which includes three issues of Boston Review, by June 2. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Boston Review, Poetry Contest, P.O. Box 425786, Cambridge, MA 02142. (617) 324-1360.

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    Boulevard
    Emerging Poets Contest

    Deadline: June 1,2014
    Entry Fee: $15
    Website: http://www.boulevardmagazine.org

    A prize of $1,000 and publication in Boulevard is given annually for a group of poems by a poet who has not published a poetry collection with a nationally distributed press. The editors will judge. Submit three poems of any length with a $15 entry fee, which includes a subscription to Boulevard, by June 1. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Boulevard, Emerging Poets Contest, PMB 325,6614 Clayton Road, Richmond Heights, MO 63117. Richard Burgin, Editor.

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    American-Scandinavian Foundation
    Translation Prizes

    Deadline: June 1,2014
    Website: http://www.amscan.org/translation.html
    E-mail address: grants@amscan.org

    A prize of $2,500 and publication of an excerpt in Scandinavian Review is given annually for an English translation of a Danish, Finnish, Icelandic, Norwegian, or Swedish work of poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction. In addition, a prize of $2,000 and publication is awarded to a translator whose literary translations have not previously been published. Translations of works by Scandinavian authors born after 1800 that have not been published in English are eligible. Submit up to 25 pages of poetry or 50 pages of prose, one copy of the original work, and a curriculum vitae by June 1. There is no entry fee. Send an SASE, call, e-mail or visit the website for complete guidelines.

    American-Scandinavian Foundation, Translation Prizes,58 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10016. (212) 779-3587. ?

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    New England Poetry Club
    Daniel Varoujan Award

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

    A prize of $1,000 is given annually for a poem in honor of Daniel Varoujan, an Armenian poet killed in the genocide in Turkey in 1915. Submit a poem with a $10 entry fee by May 31. Send an SASE, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines.

    New England Poetry Club, Daniel Varoujan Award, c/o Contest Coordinator,376 School Street, Watertwon, MA 02472. ?

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