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  • Poemhunter Moderator (10/30/2014 9:38:00 AM) Post reply

    American Poetry Review
    Honickman First Book Prize
    Deadline: October 31,2014
    Entry Fee: $25
    Website: http://www.aprweb.org/aprhonickman-first-book-prize
    A prize of $3,000 and publication by American Poetry Review is given annually for a first poetry collection. The winning book is distributed by Copper Canyon Press through Consortium. C. D. Wright will judge. Submit a manuscript of at least 48 pages with a $25 entry fee by October 31. Send an SASE, call, or visit the website for complete guidelines.

    American Poetry Review, Honickman First Book Prize, University of the Arts,320 South Broad Street, Hamilton #313, Philadelphia, PA 19102. (215) 717-6800. Elizabeth Scanlon, Editor.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (10/30/2014 9:37:00 AM) Post reply

    Arrowhead Regional Arts Council
    Career Development Grants
    Deadline: October 31,2014
    Website: http://www.aracouncil.org
    E-mail address: info@aracouncil.org
    Grants of up to $3,000 are given twice yearly to allow Minnesota writers to take advantage of a specific arts opportunity. Poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers who are U.S. citizens and have lived in Aitkin, Carlton, Cook, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake, or St. Louis counties in northeastern Minnesota for at least six months are eligible. Submit a work sample of up to 15 pages of poetry or prose, a description of the work sample, a description of the opportunity or project, and a résumé by October 31. There is no entry fee. Call, e-mail, or visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

    Arrowhead Regional Arts Council, Career Development Grants, Marshall Professional Building,1301 Rice Lake Road, Suite 120, Duluth, MN 55811. (800) 569-8134.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (10/30/2014 9:37:00 AM) Post reply

    Dana Awards
    Dana Awards
    Deadline: October 31,2014
    Entry Fee: $15
    Website: http://www.danaawards.com
    E-mail address: danaawards@gmail.com
    Three prizes of $1,000 each are given annually for a group of poems, a short story, and a novel or novel-in-progress. Submit five poems of no more than 100 lines each with a $15 entry fee, a short story of up to 10,000 words with a $15 entry fee, or the first 40 pages of a novel with a $25 entry fee by October 31. Send an SASE, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Dana Awards,200 Fosseway Drive, Greensboro, NC 27455. Mary Elizabeth Parker, Chair.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (10/30/2014 9:37:00 AM) Post reply

    lixir Press
    Poetry Awards
    Deadline: October 31,2014
    Entry Fee: $30
    Website: http://www.elixirpress.com
    E-mail address: info@elixirpress.com
    A prize of $2,500 and publication by Elixir Press is given annually for a poetry collection. A second prize of $1,500 and publication is also awarded. Sarah Kennedy will judge. Submit a manuscript of at least 48 pages with a $30 entry fee by October 31. Send an SASE, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Elixir Press, Poetry Awards, P.O. Box 27029, Denver, CO 80227. Dana Curtis, Editor.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (10/30/2014 9:33:00 AM) Post reply

    Persea Books
    Lexi Rudnitsky First Book Prize
    Deadline: October 31,2014
    Entry Fee: $25
    Website: http://www.perseabooks.com
    E-mail address: poetry@perseabooks.com
    A prize of $1,000 and publication by Persea Books is given annually for a first poetry collection by a woman who is a U.S. citizen. The winner also receives a six-week, all-expenses-paid residency at the Civitella Ranieri Center in Umbria, Italy. Submit a manuscript of at least 40 pages with a $25 entry fee by October 31. E-mail or visit the website for complete guidelines.
    Persea Books, Lexi Rudnitsky First Book Prize, P.O. Box 1388, Columbia, MO 65205. (212) 260-9256. Gabriel Fried, Poetry Editor.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (10/29/2014 9:48:00 AM) Post reply

    The Gregory O'Donoghue International Poetry Competition 2015

    Closing Date: 30-Nov-14

    Details:
    The Munster Literature Centre holds an annual competition for an international poetry prize for a single poem, named in honour of a late Irish poet long associated with the Centre. Prizes: 1st Prize 1000 Euro, a week's residency at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre, publication in Southword and a trip to Cork, Ireland,2nd Prize 500 Euro & publication in Southword,3rd Prize 250 Euro & publication in Southword. Ten runners-up to be published in Southword and receive 30 Euro publication fee. Judge: Matthew Sweeney.
    Entry Fee: £5 per poem, or £20 per batch of five

    Contact: For entry and more information see website:
    http://www.munsterlit.ie/Gregory%20ODonoghue%20International%20Poetry%20Competition.html#prize

  • Poemhunter Moderator (10/29/2014 9:47:00 AM) Post reply

    Sentinel Literary Quarterly Poetry Competition

    Closing Date: 30-Nov-14

    Details:
    For original, previously unpublished poems in English language, in any style, on any subject, up to 50 lines long. Eligibility: Poets of all nationalities living in any part of the world may enter this competition. Judge: Mandy Pannett. Prizes: £200 (1st) , £75 (2nd) , £50 (3rd) , £20 x 3 (High Commendation)
    Entry Fee: £4/1, £7/2, £9/3, £11/4, £12/5, £16/7 and £22/10 poems

    Contact: E-mail: competitions@sentinelpoetry.org.uk Enter online or download Entry Form for postal entries at http://www.sentinelquarterly.com/competitionsSend Cheques/Postal Orders in GB Pound Sterling only, payable to SENTINEL POETRY MOVEMENT to: Unit 136,113?115 George Lane, South Woodford, London E18 1AB

  • Poemhunter Moderator (10/29/2014 9:46:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    The Brunel University African Poetry Prize 2015 prize is open for entries

    Closing Date: 30-Nov-14

    Details:
    The £3000 prize is open to poets who were born in Africa, or who are nationals of an African country, or whose parents are African. The prize is for ten poems exactly in order to encourage serious poets. These poems may, however, have been published. Only poets who have not yet had a full-length poetry book published are eligible. Poets who have self-published poetry books or had chapbooks and pamphlets published are allowed to submit for this prize.
    Entry Fee: £0

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  • Poemhunter Moderator (10/29/2014 9:46:00 AM) Post reply

    The Magic Oxygen Literary Prize

    Closing Date: 30-Nov-14

    Details:
    Open for worldwide submissions of unpublished work and must be aged 16+. Poems on any theme up to 50 lines. Electronic and postal entries welcome. To upload and for full rules, terms and conditions see website. First Prize - £1,000, Second Prize - £300, Third Prize - £100, Two Highly Commended - £50 and the shortlist and winners will be taken into print. In addition, a tree will be planted in Bore, Kenya for each entry and an additional schoolroom will be built at the nearby Kundeni School. When the contest closes the GPS co-ordinates of your tree will be emailed to you.
    Entry Fee: £5 per entry


    For full details and entry see website:
    www.magicoxygen.co.uk/competition
    For details on Kundeni School click http://www.primatehandshake.org/latest/morning-kundeni-primary-school-bore/

  • Poemhunter Moderator (10/29/2014 9:44:00 AM) Post reply

    Cafe Writers Competition 2014

    Closing Date: 30-Nov-14

    Details:
    Prizes: 1st £1000,2nd £300,3rd £200, Six Commended Prizes of £50, Funniest Poem not winning another prize £100, Norfolk Prize £100 awarded to the best poem from a permanent Norfolk resident not winning another prize. Judge: David Morley. Maximum of 40 lines per poem (excluding title) on one side of A4
    Entry Fee: £4 per poem; or £10 for 3 poems and £2 per poem thereafter

    Contact: For entry and full details see website: cafewriters.co.uk/home/news-2/poetry-competition

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