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    University of Akron Press
    Akron Poetry Prize

    Deadline: June 15,2014
    Entry Fee: $25
    Website: http://www.uakron.edu/uapress/akron-poetry-prize

    A prize of $1,500 and publication by University of Akron Press is given annually for a poetry collection. Maxine Chernoff will judge. Submit a manuscript of 48 to 90 pages with a $25 entry fee by June 15. Send an SASE or visit the website for complete guidelines.

    University of Akron Press, Akron Poetry Prize,120 East Mill Street, Suite 415, Akron, OH 44308. Mary Biddinger, Series Editor. ?

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    Pulitzer Prizes
    Prizes in Letters

    Deadline: June 14,2014
    Entry Fee: $50
    Website: http://www.pulitzer.org
    E-mail address: pulitzer@pulitzer.org

    Three prizes of $10,000 each are given annually to U.S. writers to honor books of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction (including creative nonfiction) published in the United States during the current year. For books published between January 1 and June 15, submit four copies of the book, an author biography and photograph, and a $50 entry fee by June 14. The deadline for books published during the second half of the year is October 1. Send an SASE, e-mail, or visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

    Pulitzer Prizes, Prizes in Letters,709 Pulitzer Hall,2950 Broadway, Mail Code 3865, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027. ?

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    2014 Canterbury Festival Poet of the Year

    Closing date: 20th June,2014.
    Prizes: Prizes will be awarded for the Winner,2nd and 3rd places, the " Best Read Poem" and the " People's Choice" voted for on the night. The Winner will be named 'Canterbury Festival Poet of the Year 2014' and will receive a book token for £50.00 plus a half case of wine,2nd and 3rd Prize. Winners will receive book tokens for £25.00 each, the " Best Read" Prize will be a bottle of sparkling wine and the " People's Choice" will receive a book token for £20.00.
    A longlist of entries will be selected for inclusion in the 2014 Anthology.
    Entry fee: £5 per poem.
    Theme: The poem or poem sequence may be on any subject and in any style, but must not exceed 60 lines in length.

    For information on how to enter, visit website. canterburyfestival.co.uk/

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    • Veteran Poet - 2,874 Points Teboho Petrus Ntaita (6/4/2014 11:40:00 AM) Post reply

      i would like to join but i hv no idea how to enter this poetry contest, plz any infor is helpfull thank you

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    Mslexia Poetry and Pamphlet

    Closing date: 16th June,2014.
    Prizes: poetry: £2,000 plus mentoring session and week-long retreat, £400, £200,17 £25 runners-up, £100 for the best from an unpublished poet; pamphlet: publication by Seren Books,25 complimentary copies,10 royalties and £250.
    Entry fee: poetry, £7 for up to three; pamphlet, £20.
    For poems, and length/style, and collections of 20-24 pages by women who have not had a collection published.

    Email: poetry@mslexia.co.uk
    Website: mslexia.co.uk

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    Templar Poetry Pamphlet and Collection Awards

    Closing date: 16th June,2014.
    Prizes: Publication byTemplar Poetry
    Entry fee: £18 postal, £20 online
    Full-length poetry pamphlets.

    Email: info@templarpoetry.co.uk
    Website: templarpoetry.com

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    The 8th International Welsh Poetry Competition,2014

    Closing date: 15th June,2014.
    Prizes: 1st Prize - £400,2nd Prize - £200 and 3rd Prize - £100, plus 17 runners-up will be published on our web site and in a future anthology!
    Entry fee: £4.

    Compose a poem, in English, of less than 50 lines and send to the competition organizers.
    For more information visit website. welshpoetry.co.uk

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    Segora Poetry Competition 2014

    Closing date: 15th June,2014.
    Prizes: First prize: £150; Second: £50; Third: £30

    Entry fee: £4, adding £2 per subsequent entry, no limit.
    Poems may be on any theme, in free verse or any form to a maximum of 50 lines.

    For full entry rules and conditions see website. poetryproseandplays.com

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    Welsh Poetry Competition 2014

    Closing date: 15th June,2014.
    Prizes: £400, £200, £100, plus anthology and web publication for 17 runners-up.
    Entry fee: £4, £5 PayPal.

    The competition is for poems, up to 50 lines.

    Email: info@welshpoetry.co.uk
    Website: welshpoetry.co.uk

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    New Millennium Writing Awards

    Closing date: 17th June 2014
    Prizes: $1,000 and publication
    Fee: $20 to New Millennium Writings
    enter online

    3 poems: No restrictions as to style, content or number of submissions. Enter as often as you like. Send between now and midnight of June 17 (postmark OK) . Simultaneous & multiple submissions welcome. Previously published material welcome if under 5,000-circulation or if previously published online only. Each fiction or nonfiction piece is counted as a separate entry, and should total no more than 6,000 words except Short-Short Fiction (no more than 1,000 words) . Each poetry entry may include up to three poems, not to exceed five pages total per entry. All poetry Honorable Mentions will be published. Save cover sheet or letter with the submission you'll be uploading and send as one file. Should you forget to include such covers, however, it's OK, as contact information is automatically forwarded to us when you pay online. Payment is $20 per submission in order to cover our many expenses and reserve your book. To apply online: Each entry must be in a separate file (up to 3 poems in a file for poetry) . Many file formats are accepted. Payment will be by credit card or echeck through PayPal. Include cover letter in the same file with each entry.


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    Vermont Studio Center Fellowship Competition
    Vermont Studio Center

    Closing date: 15th June 2014
    Prize: residencies/fellowships
    Fee: $25 to Vermont Studio Center
    Notify: within 8 weeks

    10 pages: Applications must be received, not postmarked, by the application deadline. Full Fellowships, awarded on the basis of merit, enable artists and writers to come to VSC for four weeks at no fee. VSC offers over 50 Full Fellowships a year, which are open to all artists and writers. To apply for a VSC Fellowship, based on merit, for 4 weeks at no fee, submit your application for the jury reviews VSC holds 3 times a year. The 3 Full Fellowship application deadlines are February 15, June 15, and October 1. The Admissions office suggests that applications be submitted six months prior to the desired Residency start date. To Apply: Fill out the application form and include the following: Portfolio or manuscript, Resume, $25 application fee*, Copy of tax form (for need-based award and aid) , References: names, addresses and telephone numbers of three people who know your work. Writers: 2 copies of a manuscript without your name on any of the pages; clip a cover sheet with your name, address and the title of the piece (if applicable) to the manuscript. Manuscript length: Poets: up to 10 pages, all others: 10-15 pages. *For some Restricted Fellowship Awards, the application fee may be waived. The full fee for a 4 week residency is $3,500. Artists and writers who come as Contributing Residents and can pay the full fee to help support VSC and greatly increase the Studio Center's ability to provide Residencies for artists and writers with limited finances. Full Fellowships, awarded on the basis of merit, enable artists and writers to come to VSC for four weeks at no fee. VSC offers Partial Fellowships in grants and work exchange aid that reduces Residency fees.

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