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    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.

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    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.

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    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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    Cleveland Foundation
    Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards

    Deadline: December 31,2014
    Website: http://www.anisfield-wolf.org
    E-mail address: submit@anisfield-wolf.org

    Prizes of $10,000 each are given annually for books of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction (including creative nonfiction) published during the previous year that " contribute to our understanding of racism or appreciation of the rich diversity of human cultures." Submit five copies of a book published in 2014 by December 31. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

    Cleveland Foundation, Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards,1422 Euclid Avenue, Suite 1300, Cleveland, OH 44115. (216) 861-3810. Karen R. Long, Contact.

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    Before Columbus Foundation
    American Book Awards

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

    Awards are given annually for books published in the United States during the previous year that make contributions to American multicultural literature. Submit two copies of a book or galley published in 2014 by December 31. There is no entry fee. Send an SASE, call, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines.
    Before Columbus Foundation, American Book Awards, Raymond House,655 13th Street, Suite 302, Oakland, CA 94612. (510) 268-9775.

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    Magma Editors' Prize 2014

    Closing Date: 19th January 2015

    Details:
    This competition celebrates the short poem and is open to poems of up to 10 lines. The Magma Editors' Prize reflects the magazine's rotating editorship and poems of up to 10 lines will be judged by a panel of Magma Editors who will select a range of poems for 'special mentions' as well as choosing first and second prize winners. First prize £1,000, Second Prize £300, Plus 10 Special Mentions £15 each.
    Entry Fee: £5 for the first poem, £4 for the second and £3.50 for the third and each subsequent poem. Magma magazine subscribers benefit from reduced fees, £4 for the first poem, £3 for the second, and £2.50 for the third and each subsequent poem.

    Contact: For further information and entry see website:
    http://magmapoetry.com/competition/

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    Magma Judges Prize 2014

    Closing Date: 19th January 2015

    Details:
    Poems of 11 to 50 lines will be judged by Jo Shapcott for the Judge's Prize. Prizes: First Prize £1,000, Second Prize £300, Third Prize £150. In addition to receiving cash prizes, winners will be invited to read at Magma's prize-giving event in Spring 2015. All winning entries will be published in the magazine.
    Entry Fee: £5 for the first poem, £4 for the second and £3.50 for the third and each subsequent poem. Magma magazine subscribers benefit from reduced fees, £4 for the first poem, £3 for the second, and £2.50 for the third and each subsequent poem.
    Contact: For further information and entry see website:
    http://magmapoetry.com/competition/

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    Guernsey Poetry Prize 2014

    Closing Date: 31st December 2014

    Details:
    Judge: Andrew Motion. Maximum line length: 14 lines. Prizes: Open Category: 1st prize £600,2nd place £400,3rd place £200.33 poems will be chosen for exhibit in the island's buses for up to one year,12 of these form a second moveable display. See website for further information.
    Entry Fee: £4 per poem or 3 poems for £10, Young People's Poetry: entries FREE
    Contact: Entries can be sent to: poetry@cwgsy.net. Post to: Poems on the Move 2014 Guernsey Literary Festival, P.O. Box 174, St Peter Port, Guernsey GY1 3LG, Channel Islands. UK Entry forms at: www.guernseyliteraryfestival.com

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    Flash 500 Humour Verse Competition

    Closing Date: 31st December 2014

    Details:
    Line Length: Up to 32 lines. Prizes will be awarded as follows: First: £150, Second: £100, Third: £50. The results will be announced within six weeks of the closing date and the three winning entries will be published on the website.
    Entry Fee: £3 for the first poem, then £2.50 for each poem thereafter
    Contact: http://www.flash500.com/index_files/humourverse.html

  • Poemhunter Moderator (12/22/2014 9:32:00 AM) Post reply

    The Poetry Box Halloween Poetry Annual Award 2014

    Closing Date: 31-Dec-14

    Details:
    Halloween-Themed Annual Poetry Award. Prizes: First Prize Winner will receive an elegant and engraved Glass Trophy, a decorative 'First Prize Winner Award' Certificate for framing, publication in a 2015 Edition of 'The Poetry Box Dark & Horror Poetry Magazine' - plus - publication on The Poetry Box website, on a specially created 'Winners' page. The 2nd and 3rd Prize Winners will receive £100.00 and £50.00 respectively - plus - beautiful and decorative 'Second Prize' and 'Third Prize' Award-Winning Certificates for framing - and publication as per the First Prize Winner above. There will also be a number of 'Judge's Special Commendation Awards' and 'Highly Commended Awards' awarded for outstanding poems entered for this year's Annual Award - and these Award-Winners will receive beautiful and decorative Award-Winning Certificates - and - publication as per the Prize-Winners above.

    Entry Fee: £6 for 1 poem, £15 for 3 poems, £20 for 4 poems
    Contact: Entry Forms and Submission Rules may be downloaded from The Poetry Box website: www.ThePoetryBox.co.uk. To Request An Entry Form via Post - Please email your postal address to: FairytaleRhymes@aol.com. Poem Entries may be sent via Email to: FairytaleRhymes@aol.com - OR - via Post - together with the completed Entry Form (or the same details may be typed on a separate sheet of A4 paper and submitted with poem entries) .

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