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    Bethesda Literary Festival
    Writing Contests

    Deadline: January 23,2015
    Website: http://www.bethesda.org/bethesda/writing-contests
    E-mail address: vhillman@bethesda.org

    Two prizes of $500 each will be given annually for a short story and an essay. The winning short story and essay will be published in Bethesda Magazine. Residents of Maryland's Montgomery county and upper northwest Washington D.C. (postal codes 20015 and 20016) are eligible for the short story contest; residents of Maryland, Virginia, and Washington D.C. are eligible for the essay contest. Submit a short story of up to 4,000 words, or an essay of up to 500 words by January 23. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Bethesda Literary Festival, Writing Contests, Bethesda Urban Partnership,7700 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda, MD 20814. (301) 215-6660. Valerie Hillman, Marketing & Communications Manager.

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    Unterberg Poetry Center
    “Discovery”/Boston Review Poetry Prizes

    Deadline: January 23,2015
    Entry Fee: $12
    Website: http://www.92y.org/discovery

    Four prizes of $500 each and publication in Boston Review are given annually for a group of poems. Winners also receive transportation to and lodging in New York City to give a reading at the 92nd Street Y Unterberg Poetry Center in May. Poets who have not yet published a full-length poetry collection are eligible. Timothy Donnelly, Peter Gizzi, Camille Rankine, Atsuro Riley, and Susan Stewart will judge. Submit a 10-page manuscript, including at least two unpublished poems and two poems that are one page in length, with a $12 entry fee by January 23. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Unterberg Poetry Center, " Discovery" /Boston Review Poetry Prizes,92nd Street Y,1395 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10128.

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    Omnidawn Publishing
    Open Poetry Book Contest

    Deadline: January 20,2015
    Entry Fee: $27
    Website: http://www.omnidawn.com/contest/poetry-contests.htm
    E-mail address: submissions@omnidawn.com

    A prize of $3,000, publication by Omnidawn Publishing, and 100 author copies is given annually for a poetry collection. Mary Jo Bang will judge. Submit a manuscript of 40 to 120 pages with a $27 entry fee by January 20. For an additional $3, entrants will receive one book of their choice from the Omnidawn catalogue. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Omnidawn Publishing, Open Poetry Book Contest,1632 Elm Avenue, Richmond, CA 94805. (510) 237-5472. Rusty Morrison and Ken Keegan, Coeditors.

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    University of Texas in Austin
    Dobie Paisano Fellowships

    Deadline: January 15,2015
    Entry Fee: $20
    Website: http://www.utexas.edu/ogs/Paisano
    E-mail address: gbarton@austin.utexas.edu

    Two residencies, cosponsored by the Texas Institute of Letters, at a rural retreat west of Austin are given annually to writers who are native Texans, have lived in Texas for at least three years, or who have published significant work with a Texas subject. The six-month Jesse H. Jones Writing Fellowship is given to a writer in any stage of his or her career and includes a grant of $18,000. The four-month Ralph A. Johnston Memorial Fellowship is given to a writer who has demonstrated " publishing and critical success" and includes a grant of $25,000. Submit three copies of the entry form and a poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction manuscript of up to 50 pages with a $20 entry fee ($30 for both competitions) by January 15. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

    University of Texas in Austin, Dobie Paisano Fellowships, The Graduate School,110 Inner Campus Drive, Mail Stop G0400, Austin, TX 78712. Gwen Barton, Contact.

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    Fourteen Hills
    Stacy Doris Memorial Poetry Award

    Deadline: January 15,2015
    Website: http://14hills.net
    E-mail address: hills@sfsu.edu

    A prize of $500 and publication in Fourteen Hills is given annually for a single poem. Chet Wiener will judge. Using the online submission system, submit 3 to 10 pages of poetry by January 15. There is no entry fee. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Fourteen Hills, Stacy Doris Memorial Poetry Award, Creative Writing Department, San Francisco State University,1600 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94132. (415) 338-3083. Ryan Nash, Editor in Chief.

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    Jewish Currents
    Raynes Poetry Prize

    Deadline: January 15,2015
    Entry Fee: $18
    Website: http://www.jewishcurrents.org/poetry-prize
    E-mail address: poetryprize@jewishcurrents.org

    A prize of $1,000 and publication in Jewish Currents is given annually for a single poem on the theme of " World to Come." The work of the winning poet and 36 finalists will also be published in an anthology by Blue Thread Press in the summer of 2015. L. S. Asekoff will judge. Submit up to three poems with an $18 entry fee, which includes a subscription to Jewish Currents, by January 15,2015. All entries are considered for publication. Send an SASE or visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Jewish Currents, Raynes Poetry Prize, P.O. Box 111, Accord, NY 12404. Lawrence Bush, Editor.

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    Third Coast
    Poetry and Fiction Contest

    Deadline: January 15,2015
    Entry Fee: $16
    Website: http://www.thirdcoastmagazine.com/contests
    E-mail address: editors@thirdcoastmagazine.com

    Two awards of $1,000 each and publication in Third Coast are given annually for a poem and a short story. Ralph Angel will judge the Third Coast Poetry Prize, and Stuart Dybek will judge the Jaimy Gordon Prize in Fiction. Submit up to three poems or a story of up to 9,000 words with a $16 entry fee, which includes a subscription to Third Coast, by January 15. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Third Coast, Poetry and Fiction Contest, English Department, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI 49008.

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    University of Mississippi
    Summer Poet-in-Residence Award

    Deadline: January 15,2015
    Website: http://mfaenglish.olemiss.edu/spir-summer-poet-in-residence

    A one-month residency, which includes a $3,000 honorarium, is given annually to a poet who is working on a manuscript to live and work in Oxford, Mississippi, near the University of Mississippi campus. The award also includes publication of a limited edition broadside,10 author copies, and reimbursement of travel expenses. Poets who have had at least one book accepted for publication but no more than two books published are eligible. The poet-in-residence participates in a reading and visits one to two classes per week at the university. Submit 10 pages of poetry, a résumé, a personal statement, and contact information for three references by January 15. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

    University of Mississippi, Summer Poet-in-Residence Award, English Department, Bondurant Hall C135, P.O. Box 1848, University, MS 38677. Beth Ann Fennelly, Program Director.

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    Asheville Poetry Review
    William Matthews Poetry Prize

    Deadline: January 15,2015
    Entry Fee: $20
    Website: http://www.ashevillepoetryreview.com

    A prize of $1,000 and publication in Asheville Poetry Review is given annually for a single poem. The winner is also invited to read at Malaprop's Bookstore in Asheville, North Carolina. Garrett Hongo will judge. Submit up to three poems of any length with a $20 entry fee by January 15,2015. All entries are considered for publication. Call or visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Asheville Poetry Review, William Matthews Poetry Prize, P.O. Box 7086, Asheville, NC 28802. (828) 450-0357. Keith Flynn, Managing Editor.

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    BkMk Press
    Ciardi/Chandra Prizes

    Deadline: January 15,2015
    Entry Fee: $25
    Website: http://www.newletters.org/writers-wanted/BkMk-writing-contests
    E-mail address: bkmk@umkc.edu

    Two prizes of $1,000 each and publication by BkMk Press are given annually for a poetry collection and a short story collection. Submit a manuscript of 50 to 110 pages of poetry or 125 to 300 pages of short fiction with a $25 entry fee by January 15,2015. Send an SASE, call, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines.

    BkMk Press, Ciardi/Chandra Prizes,5100 Rockhill Road, University of Missouri, Kansas City, MO 64110. (816) 235-2558. Ben Furnish, Managing Editor.

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