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    Loft Literary Center
    Minnesota Emerging Writers' Grants

    Deadline: March 28,2014
    Website: http://www.loft.org

    Grants of up to $10,000 are given annually to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers who have lived in the state of Minnesota for at least one year. Writers who have published no more than two books in any genre are eligible to apply. Using the online submission system, submit three copies of 15 to 20 pages of poetry or 20 to 30 pages of prose, an artist proposal, a biographical statement, a preliminary budget, and a résumé by March 28. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

    Loft Literary Center, Minnesota Emerging Writers' Grants, Open Book,1011 Washington Avenue South, Suite 200, Minneapolis, MN 55415. (612) 215-2575.

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    Arts & Letters Journal of Contemporary Culture
    Arts & Letters Prizes

    Deadline: March 24,2014
    Entry Fee: $15
    Website: http://al.gcsu.edu
    E-mail address: al.journal@gcsu.edu

    Three prizes of $1,000 each and publication in Arts & Letters Journal of Contemporary Culture are given annually for a group of poems, a short story, and an essay. Beth Gylys will judge in poetry, Jayne Anne Phillips will judge in fiction, and Bret Lott will judge in creative nonfiction. Submit up to eight pages of poetry or 25 pages of prose with a $15 entry fee ($17 for electronic submissions) , which includes a subscription to Arts & Letters Journal of Contemporary Culture, by March 24. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Arts & Letters Journal of Contemporary Culture, Arts & Letters Prizes, Campus Box 89, Georgia College & State University, Milledgeville, GA 31061. (478) 445-1289. Martin Lammon, Editor.

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    Cave Canem Foundation
    Poetry Prize

    Deadline: March 17,2014
    Entry Fee: $15
    Website: http://www.cavecanempoets.org/cave-canem-prize

    A prize of $1,000 and publication by University of Pittsburgh Press is given annually for a first poetry collection by an African American poet. Terrance Hayes will judge. Using the online submission system, submit a manuscript of 48 to 75 pages with a $15 entry fee by March 17. Call or visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Cave Canem Foundation, Poetry Prize,20 Jay Street, Suite 310-A, Brooklyn, NY 11201. (718) 858-0000.

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    Tusculum Review
    Literary Prizes

    Deadline: March 15,2014
    Entry Fee: $15
    Website: http://www2.tusculum.edu/tusculumreview/contest
    E-mail address: review@tusculum.edu

    Two prizes of $1,000 each and publication in Tusculum Review are given annually for a poem and a short story. Jericho Brown will judge in poetry, and Sara Pritchard will judge in fiction. Submit five poems totaling no more than 10 pages or a story of up to 25 pages with a $15 entry fee, which includes a copy of the prize issue, by March 15. Send an SASE, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Tusculum Review, Literary Prizes, P.O. Box 5113,60 Shiloh Road, Greeneville, TN 37743. Wayne Thomas, Editor.

  • Rookie - 18 Points Kanshabe Brenda (3/13/2014 5:05:00 AM) Post reply

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    Diana Brebner Prize

    Prize: $500
    Deadline: March 15,2014
    Eligible entries must not exceed 30 lines (includ­ing spaces) .
    No email sub­mis­sions will be accepted.

    The Diana Breb­ner Prize is awarded yearly for the best poem writ­ten by a National Cap­i­tal Region poet, who has not yet been pub­lished in book form. The prize hon­ours the late Diana Breb­ner, an award-winning Ottawa-based poet who was devoted to fos­ter­ing lit­er­ary tal­ent among new, local writers.

    More information: http://arcpoetry.ca/?page_id=5586#brebner

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    • Veteran Poet - 2,977 Points Padmini Dutta Sharma (3/12/2014 12:20:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

      I am an Indian poet who writes in English. My poems are regularly getting published in your much acclaimed portal. Am I eligible to participate in this competition?Please do let me know. Best re ... more

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    The Robert Spiess Memorial
    2014 Haiku Awards

    As a memorial to Editor Bob Spiess, who died on March 13,2002, Modern Haiku is pleased to announce the Robert Spiess Memorial Haiku Award Competition for 2013. The purpose of this competition is to honor the life and work of Bob Spiess, editor of Modern Haiku from 1978 to his death on March 13,2002.

    Theme: Haiku are to be written in the spirit of the following Speculation (Robert Spiess, A Year’s Speculations on Haiku, Modern Haiku Press,1995) :

    After the awareness of a haiku moment, the poet must select and arrange the words of the haiku in such a manner that when the haiku is read or heard, the words arouse or evoke in the reader/ hearer those immediate feelings that the poet had. The art of haiku is that of the haiku poet’s feel for words, the selection of the absolutely appropriate words and the exact positioning of them.

    Deadline: In hand no later than March 13,2014.
    More information: http://www.modernhaiku.org/spiesscontest/spiesscontest2014.html

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    Wenlock Poetry Festival Poetry Competition 2014

    Deadline: 17th March 2014
    Prizes: 1st Prize £500,2nd Prize £200,3rd Prize £100.
    Entry Fee: £5 per poem

    Shortlisted entries will be judged by Daljit Nagra. Winners will be invited to read at an awards ceremony on Saturday 26th April in Much Wenlock as part of Wenlock Poetry Festival 2014.

    Contact: For further details and entry form please see website: www.wenlockpoetryfestival.org
    Address: Corn Exchange, High Street, Much Wenlock, TF13 6AE

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    Southeast Review Gearhart Poetry Contest

    Deadline: 15 March 2014
    Prize: $500 and publication
    Fee: $16 to The Southeast Review

    Submit up to three poems, no more than 10 pages total with a $15 reading fee ($16 online) . Include no more than one poem per page. Include your name and contact information on a very brief cover letter. Your name should also appear on the first page of each poem submitted. One winner will be chosen and awarded $500. The winner and nine finalists will be published. Label envelope: SER Poetry Contest. It is not necessary to send an SASE. Winners will be announced on the website in late spring. Please note the importance of including your contact information in a brief cover letter; all contestants will receive the issue in which the winning submissions appear.


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    Campbell Corner Poetry Prize

    Deadline: 15 March 2014
    Prizes: $3,000, reading, and publication
    Fee: $25 to Sarah Lawrence College

    Poems: Entries that treat larger themes with lyric intensity are especially welcomed. Winners are invited to give a public reading at the college. The poems will be published in the Poetry Contest Section of the Sarah Lawrence Language Exchange. Omit author's name on manuscript and include a cover sheet with name, address, phone, and e-mail. Maximum length for submissions is 20 pages. Entrants must submit their poems in three printed copies. The entry fee is $25; checks should be made payable to Sarah Lawrence College. Previously published work is accepted, but when and where published should be noted on the cover sheet.


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