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    Society of Classical Poets
    Poetry Competition

    Deadline: December 31,2014
    Website: http://classicalpoets.org
    E-mail address: submissions@classicalpoets.org

    A prize of $500 is given annually for a group of three to five poems on a theme. For this year's contest, one poem must address either the struggles of the Chinese people under communism or the persecution of the Chinese meditation practice Falun Gong; the remaining poems must address one or more of the following themes: beauty, great culture, humor, or science. Poems must incorporate meter and rhyme. Society president Evan Mantyk will judge. Submit three to five poems of up to 50 lines each by December 31. There is no entry fee. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Society of Classical Poets, Poetry Competition,20 Winnetaska Road, Otisville, NY 10963.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (12/26/2014 5:45:00 AM) Post reply

    Griffin Trust for Excellence in Poetry
    Griffin Poetry Prize

    Deadline: December 31,2014
    Website: http://www.griffinpoetryprize.com
    E-mail address: info@griffinpoetryprize.com

    Two prizes of $65,000 Canadian (approximately $59,506) each are given annually for poetry collections by a Canadian poet or translator and by an international poet or translator. Tim Bowling, Fanny Howe, and Piotr Sommer will judge. Publishers may submit four copies of a book of at least 48 pages published in 2014 by December 31. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

    Griffin Trust for Excellence in Poetry, Griffin Poetry Prize,363 Parkridge Crescent, Oakville ON L6M 1A8, Canada. (905) 618-0420. Ruth Smith, Manager.

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    The Frost Place
    Chapbook Competition

    Deadline: December 31,2014
    Entry Fee: $25
    Website: http://www.frostplace.org
    E-mail address: saudsley@frostplace.org

    A prize of $250, publication by Bull City Press,10 author copies, and a fellowship to attend the Frost Place Poetry Seminar (valued at $1,450) is given annually for a poetry chapbook. The winner also receives a weeklong writing residency at the Frost Place in Franconia, New Hampshire. Using the online submission system, submit a manuscript of 20 to 25 pages with a $25 entry fee by December 31. Call, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines.

    The Frost Place, Chapbook Competition, P.O. Box 74, Franconia, NH 03580. (603) 823-5510. Sarah Audsley, Assistant to the Director.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (12/26/2014 5:44:00 AM) Post reply

    Schaffner Press
    Nicholas Schaffner Award for Music in Literature

    Deadline: December 31,2014
    Entry Fee: $25
    Website: http://www.schaffnerpress.com
    E-mail address: awards@schaffnerpress.com

    A prize of $1,000 and publication by Schaffner Press is given annually for a poetry collection, a novel, a short story collection, an essay collection, or a memoir that " deals in some way with the subject of music and its influence." Submit a poetry manuscript of approximately 60 pages, a short story collection of 50,000 to 80,000 words, a novel of 75,000 to 150,000 words, or an essay collection or memoir of 75,000 to 100,000 words with a $25 entry fee by December 31. E-mail or visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Schaffner Press, Nicholas Schaffner Award for Music in Literature, P.O. Box 41567, Tucson, AZ 85717.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (12/26/2014 5:44:00 AM) Post reply

    The Moth
    Ballymaloe International Poetry Prize

    Deadline: December 31,2014
    Entry Fee: $16
    Website: http://www.themothmagazine.com
    E-mail address: editor@themothmagazine.com

    A prize of €10,000 (approximately $13,387) and publication in the Moth is given annually for a poem. Three runner-up prizes of €1,000 (approximately $1,339) each are also given. The winners will be invited to read at an awards ceremony in Dublin in March 2015. Michael Symmons Roberts will judge. Submit any number of poems with a €12 (approximately $16) entry fee per poem by December 31. Send an SASE or visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

    The Moth, Ballymaloe International Poetry Prize, Drummullen, Cavan, County Cavan, Ireland. Rebecca O'Connor, Editor.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (12/26/2014 5:43:00 AM) Post reply

    The Frost Place
    Dartmouth Poet-in-Residence Award

    Deadline: December 31,2014
    Entry Fee: $25
    Website: http://www.frostplace.org
    E-mail address: saudsley@frostplace.org

    A prize of $2,000 and a six- to eight-week residency at Robert Frost's former home in Franconia, New Hampshire, is given annually to a poet who has published at least one poetry collection. The winner is also invited to participate in a regional reading series. A panel selected by Dartmouth College will judge. Using the online submission system, submit five poems from the most recent book, a résumé, a personal statement, and contact information for two references with a $25 entry fee by December 31. Call, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines.

    The Frost Place, Dartmouth Poet-in-Residence Award, P.O. Box 74, Franconia, NH 03580. (603) 823-5510. Sarah Audsley, Assistant to the Director.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (12/25/2014 4:06:00 AM) Post reply

    New American Press
    New American Poetry Prize

    Deadline: December 31,2014
    Entry Fee: $23
    Website: http://www.newamericanpress.com
    E-mail address: david@newamericanpress.com

    A prize of $1,000 and publication by New American Press is given annually for a poetry collection. Maggie Smith will judge. Using the online submission system, submit a manuscript of 48 to 100 pages with a $22.50 entry fee by December 31. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

    New American Press, New American Poetry Prize,2606 East Locust Street, Milwaukee, WI 53211. (336) 430-6620. David Bowen, Senior Editor.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (12/25/2014 4:05:00 AM) Post reply

    Tupelo Press
    Dorset Prize

    Deadline: December 31,2014
    Entry Fee: $28
    Website: http://www.tupelopress.org

    A prize of $3,000 and publication by Tupelo Press is given annually for a poetry collection. Submit a manuscript of 48 to 88 pages with a $28 entry fee by December 31. All entries are considered for publication. Send an SASE or visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Tupelo Press, Dorset Prize, P.O. Box 1767, North Adams, MA 01247. Jeffrey Levine, Publisher.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (12/25/2014 4:05:00 AM) Post reply

    PEN Center USA
    Literary Awards

    Deadline: December 31,2014
    Entry Fee: $35
    Website: http://www.penusa.org/awards
    E-mail address: awards@penusa.org

    Prizes of $1,000 each are given annually for books of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and translation published in 2014 by authors residing west of the Mississippi River. The winners will also receive a one-year PEN Center USA membership and two tickets to the Literary Awards Gala, to be held in Beverly Hills, California, in the fall of 2015. Submit four copies of a book with a $35 entry fee by December 31. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

    PEN Center USA, Literary Awards,269 South Beverly Drive, #1163, Beverly Hills, CA 90212. (323) 424-4939, ext.206. Stacy Valis, Contact.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (12/25/2014 4:03:00 AM) Post reply

    Money for Women/Barbara Deming Memorial Fund
    Individual Artist Grants for Women

    Deadline: December 31,2014
    Entry Fee: $25
    Website: http://demingfund.org

    Grants of up to $1,500 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 fiction writers. Using the online submission system, submit a short story or novel excerpt of up to 20 pages, a project description, a budget, and a résumé with a $25 entry fee during the month of December. 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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