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    Brown University
    International Writers Project Fellowship

    Deadline: February 15,2015
    Website: http://www.brown.edu/academics/literary-arts
    E-mail address: lori_baker@brown.edu

    A fellowship, including a stipend of $45,000, is given annually to an established international poet or fiction writer " who is unable to practice free expression in his or her homeland." The fellowship provides funds for relocation to the United States, living expenses, and an office on the Brown University campus for ten months. Writers or individuals seeking to nominate a writer may submit at least 10 pages of poetry or prose along with English translations, a case history showing a record of need, a publishing history, a résumé, and two letters of support by February 15. There is no entry fee. E-mail or visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Brown University, International Writers Project Fellowship, Literary Arts Department, P.O. Box 1923, Providence, RI 02912. (401) 863-3260. Lori Baker, Contact.

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    Academy of American Poets
    Harold Morton Landon Translation Award

    Deadline: February 15,2015
    Website: http://www.poets.org/awards
    E-mail address: awards@poets.org

    A prize of $1,000 is given annually to a U.S. citizen for a translation of a book of poetry from any language into English published in the United States during the previous year. Collaborations by two translators are eligible, but anthologies of work by more than two translators are not. Bill Johnston will judge. Publishers may submit three copies of books published in 2014 by February 15. There is no entry fee. Send an SASE, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines.
    Academy of American Poets,75 Maiden Lane, Suite 901, New York, NY 10038. (212) 274-0343, ext.13. Patricia Guzman, Programs Assistant.

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    Library of Virginia
    Literary Awards

    Deadline: February 12,2015
    Website: http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/litawards/index.htm
    Three prizes of $2,500 each are given annually for books of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction (including creative nonfiction) published in the previous year. Books by writers who were born in or are residents of Virginia or, in the case of nonfiction, books with a Virginia theme, are eligible. Submit four copies of a book published in 2014 by February 12. There is no entry fee. Send an SASE, call, or visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

    Library of Virginia, Literary Awards,800 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23219. (804) 692-3500.

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    Library of Virginia
    Literary Awards

    Deadline: February 12,2015
    Website: http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/litawards/index.htm
    Three prizes of $2,500 each are given annually for books of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction (including creative nonfiction) published in the previous year. Books by writers who were born in or are residents of Virginia or, in the case of nonfiction, books with a Virginia theme, are eligible. Submit four copies of a book published in 2014 by February 12. There is no entry fee. Send an SASE, call, or visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

    Library of Virginia, Literary Awards,800 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23219. (804) 692-3500.

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    Japan–U.S. Friendship Commission
    United States/Japan Creative Artists Residencies

    Deadline: February 2,2015
    Website: http://www.jusfc.gov/program-guidelines
    E-mail address: jusfc@jusfc.gov

    Up to five residencies of three to five months, each of which include a monthly stipend of $20,000 for living expenses, housing, and professional support, are awarded annually to published U.S. poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers to live in Japan and pursue creative projects. Each residency also includes a travel grant of up to $2,000. Writers who have published a book or at least 20 poems in five or more journals or five stories or essays in two or more journals in the past ten years are eligible. Using the online submission system, submit 10 pages of poetry or up to 15 pages of a long poem or a work of prose, two letters of recommendation, a résumé, and proof of publication by February 2. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

    Japan–U.S. Friendship Commission, United States/Japan Creative Artists Residencies,1201 15th Street NW, Suite 330, Washington, D.C.20005. (202) 653-9800.

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    Southern Indiana Review
    Michael Waters Poetry Prize

    Deadline: February 2,2015
    Entry Fee: $25
    Website: http://www.usi.edu/sir
    E-mail address: sir.contest@usi.edu

    A prize of $2,000 and publication by Southern Indiana Review Press is given annually for a poetry collection. Michael Waters will judge. Submit up to 80 pages of poetry (no more than one poem per page) with a $25 entry fee ($5 for each additional entry) by February 2. All entries are considered for publication. Call, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Southern Indiana Review, Michael Waters Poetry Prize, University of Southern Indiana,8600 University Boulevard, Evansville, IN 47712. (812) 464-1784. Ron Mitchell, Editor.

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    Southern Illinois University
    Devil's Kitchen Reading Awards

    Deadline: February 2,2015
    Entry Fee: $20
    Website: http://www.grassroots.siuc.edu/dkawards.html

    Three prizes of $1,000 each and an all-expenses-paid trip to give a reading at the Devil's Kitchen Fall Literary Festival at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale in October 2015 are given annually for a poetry collection, a novel or a collection of short fiction, and a book of creative nonfiction published in the previous year. Authors and publishers may submit one copy of a book published in 2014 and a brief biography, including publication history, with a $20 entry fee by February 2. Send an SASE or visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Southern Illinois University, Devil's Kitchen Reading Awards, English Department, Mail Code 4503,1000 Faner Drive, Carbondale, IL 62901. Jon Tribble, Award Coordinator.

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    Malahat Review
    Long Poem Prize

    Deadline: February 1,2015
    Entry Fee: $40
    Website: http://web.uvic.ca/malahat/contests/long_poem_prize/info.html
    E-mail address: longpoem@uvic.ca

    Two prizes of $1,000 Canadian (approximately $879) each and publication in Malahat Review will be given biennially for a single long poem. Evan Jones, Anita Lahey, and Alice Major will judge. Submit a poem between 10 to 20 pages (up to 36 lines per page) with a $40 entry fee, which includes a subscription to Malahat Review, by February 1. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Malahat Review, Long Poem Prize, University of Victoria, P.O. Box 1700, Station CSC, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 2Y2, Canada. (250) 721-8524.

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    Stadler Center for Poetry
    Philip Roth Residencies

    Deadline: February 1,2015
    Website: http://www.bucknell.edu/centers-institutes-and-resources/stadler-center-for-poetry/programs-and-residencies/philip-roth-...
    E-mail address: ciotola@bucknell.edu

    Two four-month residencies, each of which include a $4,000 stipend, at the Stadler Center for Poetry at Bucknell University are given in alternating years to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers working on a first or second book. The 2015–2016 residencies are open to U.S. fiction and creative nonfiction writers who are over the age of 21 and not enrolled in a college or university. Using the online submission system, submit up to 20 pages of prose, a curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation by February 1. There is no entry fee. E-mail or visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Stadler Center for Poetry, Philip Roth Residencies, Bucknell Hall, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA 17837. Andrew Ciotola, Program Manager.

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    Passaic County Community College
    Paterson Poetry Prize

    Deadline: February 1,2015
    Website: http://www.pccc.edu/poetry
    E-mail address: mgillan@pccc.edu

    A prize of $1,000 is given annually for a book of poetry published in the previous year. The winning poet must participate in an awards ceremony and give a reading at the Poetry Center in Paterson, New Jersey. Books of at least 48 pages with a minimum press run of 500 copies are eligible. Publishers may submit three copies of books published in 2014 by February 1. There is no entry fee. Send an SASE or visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

    Passaic County Community College, Paterson Poetry Prize, Poetry Center,1 College Boulevard, Paterson, NJ 07505. (973) 684-6555. Maria Mazziotti Gillan, Executive Director.

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