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    National Poetry Review Press
    Book Prize

    Deadline: June 30,2014
    Entry Fee: $25
    Website: http://www.nationalpoetryreview.com
    E-mail address: editor@nationalpoetryreview.com

    A prize of $1,000 and publication by National Poetry Review Press is given annually for a poetry collection. C. J. Sage will judge. Submit a manuscript of 45 to 80 pages with a $25 entry fee by June 30. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

    National Poetry Review Press, Book Prize, P.O. Box 2080, Aptos, CA 95001-2080. C. J. Sage, Editor. ?

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    Blue Mountain Center
    Richard J. Margolis Award

    Deadline: July 1,2014
    Website: http://award.margolis.com

    A prize of $5,000 and a monthlong residency at the Blue Mountain Center, an artists colony in Blue Mountain Lake, New York, is given annually to a writer of nonfiction (including creative nonfiction with the exception of memoir) whose work recalls that of Richard J. Margolis, a journalist, essayist, and poet who wrote about those whose voices are seldom heard. Submit three copies of at least two writing samples totaling no more than 30 pages, a biography, and a project description by July 1. There is no entry fee. Send an SASE or visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Blue Mountain Center, Richard J. Margolis Award, c/o Margolis & Bloom,535 Boylston Street,8th Floor, Boston, MA 02116. Harry Margolis, Contact. ?

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    Comstock Review
    Muriel Craft Bailey Award

    Deadline: July 1,2014
    Entry Fee: $5
    Website: http://www.comstockreview.org
    E-mail address: poetry@comstockreview.org

    A prize of $1,000 and publication in Comstock Review is given annually for a poem. Kwame Dawes will judge. Submit any number of poems of up to 40 lines each with a $5 entry fee per poem by July 1. Send an SASE, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Comstock Review, Muriel Craft Bailey Award,4956 St. John Drive, Syracuse, NY 13215. Betsy Anderson and Michael A. Sickler, Managing Editors.

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    Parlor Press
    New Measure Poetry Prize

    Deadline: June 30,2014
    Entry Fee: $28
    Website: http://www.parlorpress.com/freeverse

    A prize of $1,000 and publication by Parlor Press in the Free Verse Editions series is given annually for a poetry collection. Jon Thompson will judge. Using the online submission system, submit a manuscript of at least 54 pages with a $28 entry fee by June 30. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Parlor Press, New Measure Poetry Prize,3015 Brackenberry Drive, Anderson, SC 29621.

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    Omnidawn Publishing
    First/Second Book Prize

    Deadline: June 30,2014
    Entry Fee: $27
    Website: http://www.omnidawn.com

    A prize of $3,000, publication by Omnidawn Publishing, and 100 author copies is given annually for a first or second poetry collection. Timothy Donnelly will judge. Submit a manuscript of 40 to 120 pages with a $27 entry fee ($30 to receive a book from the Omnidawn catalogue) by June 30. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Omnidawn Publishing, First/Second Book Prize,1632 Elm Avenue, Richmond, CA 94590. (510) 237-5472. Rusty Morrison and Ken Keegan, Coeditors.

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    Barrow Street Press
    Book Prize

    Deadline: June 30,2014
    Entry Fee: $25
    Website: http://www.barrowstreet.org
    E-mail address: infobarrow@gmail.com

    A prize of $1,000 and publication by Barrow Street Press is given annually for a poetry collection. Denise Duhamel will judge. Submit a manuscript of 50 to 80 pages with a $25 entry fee ($28 for electronic submissions) by June 30. Send an SASE, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Barrow Street Press, Book Prize, P.O. Box 1558, Kingston, RI 02881. ?

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    ABZ Press
    First Book Prize

    Deadline: June 30,2014
    Entry Fee: $30
    Website: http://abzpress.sharepoint.com
    E-mail address: editor@abzpress.onmicrosoft.com

    A prize of $1,000, publication by ABZ Press, and 50 author copies is given annually for a first poetry collection. Gregory Orr will judge. Submit a manuscript of 48 to 76 pages with a $30 entry fee between May 1 and June 30. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

    ABZ Press, First Book Prize, P.O. Box 2746, Huntington, WV 25727. (304) 638-5701. John McKernan, Editor.

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    Money for Women/Barbara Deming Memorial Fund
    Individual Artist Grants for Women
    Deadline: June 30,2014

    Entry Fee: $25
    Website: http://demingfund.org

    Grants of $500 to $1,500 each are given twice yearly to feminist writers who are citizens of the United States or Canada. The current round of grants will be awarded to women poets and creative nonfiction writers. Submit three copies of a manuscript of up to 20 pages, a project description, a budget, and a résumé with a $25 entry fee during the month of June. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

    Money for Women/Barbara Deming Memorial Fund, Individual Artist Grants for Women, P.O. Box 309, Wilton, NH 03086. Susan Pliner, Executive Director.

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    Literary Arts
    Oregon Literary Fellowships

    Deadline: June 27,2014
    Website: http://www.literary-arts.org
    E-mail address: susan@literary-arts.org

    Fellowships of $2,500 each are given annually to Oregon writers to initiate, develop, or complete literary projects in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. In addition, one Women Writers Fellowship of $2,500 is given annually to an Oregon woman writer of poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction whose work explores experiences of race, class, physical disability, or sexual orientation. Submit three copies of up to 15 pages of poetry or 25 pages of prose by June 27. There is no entry fee. Send an SASE, call, e-mail, or visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

    Literary Arts, Oregon Literary Fellowships,925 SW Washington Street, Portland, OR 97205. (503) 227-2583, ext.107. Susan Denning, Program Director. ?

  • Rookie Rhea D''souza (6/19/2014 1:55:00 PM) Post reply

    The Bolero

    In the shadows
    Of the wind,
    The bolero reaches
    A Crescendo.

    The sound peaked
    Is coming from
    A distance

    There are spaces
    In-between

    The distance..The shadow..The Interval
    Makes the Symphony
    Come alive.
    In my imagination

    And hence,
    Even more
    Enthralling..

    I wait..

    Torn between
    Wanting to Stay where I am
    Longer....

    And going in search
    Of the music;
    That calls out to my soul.

    The shadow of the wind
    Crosses over me,
    Again.

    A stray zephyr…
    Gently picks up
    and Carries away
    …Some notes.

    The gap
    Makes a musician out of me.

    I walk …
    Away.

    With the bolero inside me.
    Forever.

    -Rhea Dsouza

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