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    White Pine Press
    Poetry Prize

    Deadline: November 30,2014
    Entry Fee: $20
    Website: http://www.whitepine.org
    E-mail address: wpine@whitepine.org

    A prize of $1,000 and publication by White Pine Press is given annually for a poetry collection by a U.S. citizen. Submit a manuscript of 60 to 80 pages with a $20 entry fee by November 30. Send an SASE, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines.

    White Pine Press, Poetry Prize, P.O. Box 236, Buffalo, NY 14201. Elaine LaMattina, Managing Director.

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    University of North Texas
    Rilke Prize

    Deadline: November 30,2014
    Website: http://english.unt.edu/creative-writing/poetryprize
    E-mail address: lisa.vining@unt.edu

    A prize of $10,000 is given annually for a book published in the previous year by a mid-career poet. The winner also receives airfare and lodging to give readings at the University of North Texas and the Dallas–Fort Worth Metroplex in April 2015. U.S. poets who have published at least two previous poetry collections are eligible. The poetry faculty of the University of North Texas will judge. Authors, editors, or publishers may submit two copies of a book published between November 1,2013, and October 31,2014, by November 30. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

    University of North Texas, Rilke Prize, English Department, University of North Texas,1155 Union Circle #311307, Denton, TX 76203. Lisa Vining, Contact.

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    Public Poetry
    ARTlines2 Ekphrastic Poetry Contest

    Deadline: November 30,2014
    Entry Fee: $16
    Website: http://artlines2.net
    E-mail address: artlines2@publicpoetry.net

    A prize of $1,000 will be given triennially for an ekphrastic poem inspired by a piece of art selected by the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston. The winner and runners-up will be invited to a reading and award reception at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston in April 2015; their poems and the finalists' poems will also be published in the ARTlines2 anthology. Robert Pinsky, David M. Parsons, Patricia Smith, Mary Szybist, and Roberto Tejada will judge. Using the online submission system, submit a poem of up to 40 lines inspired by one of five selected pieces of art (which can be found on the contest website) with a $16 entry fee by November 12 ($10 for each additional poem) or a $20 entry fee by November 30 ($16 for each additional poem) . E-mail or visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Public Poetry, ARTlines2 Ekphrastic Poetry Contest,2617C West Holocombe Boulevard, #543, Houston, TX 77025. Fran Sanders, Director.

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    New Issues Poetry & Prose
    Poetry Prize

    Deadline: November 30,2014
    Entry Fee: $20
    Website: http://www.wmich.edu/newissues
    E-mail address: new-issues@wmich.edu

    A prize of $2,000 and publication by New Issues Poetry & Prose is given annually for a first poetry collection. Poets who have not published a poetry collection of more than 48 pages are eligible. Major Jackson will judge. Submit a manuscript of at least 48 pages with a $20 entry fee by November 30. Send an SASE, call, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines.

    New Issues Poetry & Prose, Poetry Prize, Western Michigan University,1903 West Michigan Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI 49008. (269) 387-8185. Kimberly Kolbe, Managing Editor.

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    Munster Literature Center
    Gregory O'Donoghue International Poetry Prize

    Deadline: November 30,2014
    Entry Fee: $7
    Website: http://www.munsterlit.ie
    E-mail address: info@munsterlit.ie

    A prize of €1,000 (approximately $1,339) , publication in Southword, and a weeklong residency at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre in Annaghmakerrig, Ireland, is given annually for a poem. The winner also receives up to €600 (approximately $803) of travel expenses, as well as lodging and meals, to give a reading at the Cork Spring International Poetry Festival in Cork, Ireland, in February 2015. Matthew Sweeney will judge. Submit one poem of up to 40 lines with a €5 (approximately $7) entry fee or five poems of up to 40 lines each with a €20 (approximately $27) entry fee by November 30. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Munster Literature Center, Gregory O'Donoghue International Poetry Prize, Frank O'Connor House,84 Douglas Street, Cork, Ireland.

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    Fence Books
    Ottoline Prize

    Deadline: November 30,2014
    Entry Fee: $28
    Website: http://www.fenceportal.org

    A prize of $5,000 and publication by Fence Books will be given annually for a poetry collection by a woman who has published at least one book of poetry. Using the online submission system, submit a manuscript of up to 80 pages with a $28 entry fee by November 30. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Fence Books, Ottoline Prize, Science Library 320,1400 Washington Avenue, University at Albany, Albany, NY 12222.

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    Burnside Review Press
    Book Prize

    Deadline: November 30,2014
    Entry Fee: $25
    Website: http://www.burnsidereview.org
    E-mail address: sid@burnsidereview.org

    A prize of $1,000, publication by Burnside Review Press, and 10 author copies is given annually for a poetry collection. The editors will judge. Using the online submission system, submit a manuscript of 48 to 64 pages with a $25 entry fee by November 30. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Burnside Review Press, Book Prize, P.O. Box 1782, Portland, OR 97207. Sid Miller, Contact.

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    Bright Hill Press
    Poetry Book Competition

    Deadline: November 30,2014
    Entry Fee: $25
    Website: http://www.brighthillpress.org
    E-mail address: wordthur@stny.rr.com

    A prize of $1,000, publication by Bright Hill Press, and 30 author copies is given annually for a poetry collection. Submit a manuscript of 48 to 64 pages with a $25 entry fee by November 30. All entries are considered for publication. Send an SASE, call, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Bright Hill Press, Poetry Book Competition,94 Church Street, Treadwell, NY 13846. (607) 829-5055. Bertha Rogers, Editor.

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    Cider Press Review
    Book Award
    Deadline: November 30,2014
    Entry Fee: $25
    Website: http://www.ciderpressreview.com/bookaward
    E-mail address: editor@ciderpressreview.com
    A prize of $1,500, publication by Cider Press, and 25 author copies is given annually for a poetry collection. Jeffrey Harrison will judge. Submit a manuscript of 48 to 80 pages with a $25 entry fee, which includes a copy of the winning book, by November 30. Send an SASE, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Cider Press Review, Book Award, P.O. Box 33384, San Diego, CA 92163. (717) 417-8596. Caron Andregg, Editor in Chief.

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    BOA Editions
    A. Poulin Jr. Poetry Prize

    Deadline: November 30,2014
    Entry Fee: $25
    Website: http://www.boaeditions.org
    E-mail address: fisher@boaeditions.org

    A prize of $1,500 and publication by BOA Editions is given annually for a first book of poetry by a U.S. citizen. Mary Szybist will judge. Submit a manuscript of 48 to 100 pages with a $25 entry fee by November 30. Send an SASE or visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

    BOA Editions, A. Poulin Jr. Poetry Prize, P.O. Box 30971, Rochester, NY 14603. Jenna Fisher, Contact.

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