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    The Pinch
    Literary Awards

    Deadline: March 1,2015
    Entry Fee: $20
    Website: http://www.pinchjournal.com
    E-mail address: editor@pinchjournal.com

    A prize of $1,000 and publication in the Pinch is given annually for a poem, a short story, and an essay. Submit up to three poems or a short story or essay of up to 5,000 words with a $20 entry fee ($10 for each additional entry) by March 1. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

    The Pinch, Literary Awards, English Department, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN 38152. Tim Johnston, Editor in Chief.

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    Atlanta Review
    International Poetry Competition

    Deadline: March 1,2015
    Entry Fee: $5
    Website: http://www.atlantareview.com

    A prize of $1,000 and publication in Atlanta Review is given annually for a poem. Dan Veach will judge. Submit a poem of any length by mail with a $5 entry fee ($3 for each additional poem) , or one or two poems via e-mail with a $10 entry fee ($5 for one or two additional poems) by March 1. All entries are considered for publication. Send an SASE or visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Atlanta Review, International Poetry Competition, P.O. Box 8248, Atlanta, GA 31106. Dan Veach, Editor.

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    Wag's Revue
    Winter Writers' Contest

    Deadline: February 28,2015
    Entry Fee: $20
    Website: http://www.wagsrevue.com
    E-mail address: editors@wagsrevue.com

    A prize of $1,000 and publication in Wag's Revue is given annually for a poem or group of poems, a short story, or an essay. The editors will judge. Using the online submission system, submit up to 10 pages of poetry or up to 8,000 words of prose with a $20 entry fee by February 28. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Wag's Revue, Winter Writers' Contest,786 Prospect Place 4F, Brooklyn, NY 11216.

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    Fence Books
    Modern Poets Series

    Deadline: February 28,2015
    Entry Fee: $28
    Website: http://www.fenceportal.org

    A prize of $1,000 and publication by Fence Books is given annually for a poetry collection. Using the online submission system, submit a manuscript of 48 to 80 pages with a $28 entry fee, which includes a subscription to Fence, during the month of February. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Fence Books, Modern Poets Series, Science Library 320,1400 Washington Avenue, University at Albany, Albany, NY 12222. Rebecca Wolff, Editor.

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    Tupelo Press
    Snowbound Chapbook Award

    Deadline: February 28,2015
    Entry Fee: $25
    Website: http://www.tupelopress.org

    A prize of $1,000 and publication by Tupelo Press is given annually for a poetry chapbook. Submit a manuscript of 20 to 36 pages with a $25 entry fee by February 28. All entries are considered for publication. Send an SASE or visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Tupelo Press, Snowbound Chapbook Award, P.O. Box 1767, North Adams, MA 01247. (413) 664-9611. Jeffrey Levine, Publisher.

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    Banipal Trust for Arab Literature
    Saif Ghobash Banipal Prize for Arabic Literary Translation

    Deadline: February 28,2015
    Website: http://www.banipaltrust.org.uk/prize
    E-mail address: info@banipaltrust.org.uk

    A prize of £3,000 (approximately $4,713) is given annually for a book of poetry or fiction translated from Arabic into English and published for the first time in English during the previous year. Translations of Arabic works of poetry or fiction originally published during or after 1967 are eligible. Publishers may submit five copies of a book published between April 1,2014, and March 31,2015, with three copies of the original work by February 28. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

    Banipal Trust for Arab Literature, Saif Ghobash Banipal Prize for Arabic Literary Translation, Society of Authors,84 Drayton Gardens, London SW10 9SB, England. Paula Johnson, Awards Secretary.

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    University of Wisconsin
    Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing Fellowships

    Deadline: February 28,2015
    Entry Fee: $50
    Website: http://www.creativewriting.wisc.edu/fellowships.html
    E-mail address: institutemail@english.wisc.edu

    An academic year in residence, which includes a stipend of $30,000, at the University of Wisconsin in Madison is given annually to up to five writers working on a first or second book of poetry or fiction. Fellows teach one workshop in creative writing each semester and give one public reading. Writers with an MFA or PhD in creative writing who have not published more than one book are eligible. Using the online submission system, submit 10 pages of poetry or one story or novel excerpt of up to 30 pages, a curriculum vitae, and contact information for two references with a $50 entry fee between January 1 and February 28. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

    University of Wisconsin, Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing Fellowships, English Department,6195C Helen C. White Hall,600 North Park Street, Madison, WI 53706. Sean Bishop, Contact.

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    Dream Horse Press
    American Poetry Journal Book Prize

    Deadline: February 28,2015
    Entry Fee: $25
    Website: http://www.dreamhorsepress.com
    E-mail address: dreamhorsepress@yahoo.com

    A prize of $1,000 and publication by Dream Horse Press is given annually for a poetry collection. J. P. Dancing Bear will judge. Submit a manuscript of 50 to 65 pages with a $25 entry fee by February 28. E-mail or visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Dream Horse Press, American Poetry Journal Book Prize, P.O. Box 2080, Aptos, CA 95001. J. P. Dancing Bear, Editor.

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    Association of Writers & Writing Programs
    Award Series

    Deadline: February 28,2015
    Entry Fee: $30
    Website: http://www.awpwriter.org/contests
    E-mail address: supriya@awpwriter.org

    Two prizes of $5,500 each and publication by a participating press are given annually for a poetry collection and a short story collection. In addition, two prizes of $2,500 each and publication by a participating press are given annually for a novel and a book of creative nonfiction. For the Donald Hall Prize in Poetry, submit a manuscript of at least 48 pages; Crystal Williams will judge, and University of Pittsburgh Press will publish the winning collection. For the Grace Paley Prize in Short Fiction, submit a manuscript of 150 to 300 pages; Nahid Rachlin will judge, and University of Massachusetts Press will be the publisher. For the AWP Prize for the Novel, submit a manuscript of at least 60,000 words; Paul Harding will judge, and New Issues Poetry & Prose will be the publisher. For the AWP Prize for Creative Nonfiction, submit a manuscript of 150 to 300 pages; Lia Purpura will judge, and University of Georgia Press will be the publisher. The entry fee for each award is $30 ($20 for AWP members) . Using the online submission system, submit manuscripts between January 1 and February 28. Send an SASE, call, e-mail, or visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

    Association of Writers & Writing Programs, Award Series, George Mason University,4400 University Drive, MSN 1E3, Fairfax, VA 22030. (703) 993-4301. Supriya Bhatnagar, Director of Publications.

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    Sustainable Arts Foundation
    Writing Awards

    Deadline: February 27,2015
    Entry Fee: $10
    Website: http://www.sustainableartsfoundation.org

    Up to five awards of $6,000 each and up to five Promise Awards of $2,000 each are given twice yearly to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers with children. Writers with at least one child under the age of 18 are eligible. Using the online submission system, submit a writing sample of any length with a biography, an artist statement, a curriculum vitae, and a $10 entry fee by February 27. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

    Sustainable Arts Foundation, Writing Awards,1032 Irving Street #609, San Francisco, CA 94122.

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