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  • Poemhunter Moderator (3/10/2014 7:13:00 AM) Post reply

    Bellingham Review
    Literary Awards
    Deadline: March 15,2014
    Entry Fee: $20
    Website: http://www.bhreview.org
    Three prizes of $1,000 each and publication in Bellingham Review are given annually for works of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. The 49th Parallel Poetry Award is given for a poem or group of poems of any style or length; Kathleen Flenniken will judge. The Tobias Wolff Award for Fiction is given for a short story; Shawn Wong will judge. The Annie Dillard Award for Creative Nonfiction is given for an essay; Joy Castro will judge. Using the online submission system, submit up to three poems or a story or essay of up to 6,000 words with a $20 entry fee ($10 for each additional entry) , which includes a subscription to Bellingham Review, by March 15. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Bellingham Review, Literary Awards, Mail Stop 9053, Old Main 245, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA 98225. Lee Olsen, Managing Editor.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (3/10/2014 7:13:00 AM) Post reply

    University of Nebraska Press
    Prairie Schooner Book Prizes
    Deadline: March 15,2014
    Entry Fee: $25
    Website: http://prairieschooner.unl.edu
    E-mail address: prairieschooner@unl.edu
    Two prizes of $3,000 each and publication by University of Nebraska Press are given annually for collections of poetry and short fiction. Submit a manuscript of at least 50 pages of poetry or 150 pages of fiction with a $25 entry fee by March 15. Send an SASE, call, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines.

    University of Nebraska Press, Prairie Schooner Book Prizes,123 Andrews Hall, P.O. Box 880334, Lincoln, NE 68588-0334. (800) 715-2387. Marianne Kunkel, Managing Editor.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (3/10/2014 7:10:00 AM) Post reply

    Today is the deadline for this contest...

    Ahsahta Press
    Sawtooth Poetry Prize
    Deadline: March 10,2014
    Entry Fee: $25
    Website: http://ahsahtapress.org/open-submissions/sawtooth-poetry-prize/
    E-mail address: ahsahta@boisestate.edu
    A prize of $1,500, publication by Ahsahta Press, and 25 author copies is given annually for a poetry collection. Current and former students of Boise State University are ineligible. Mei-mei Berssenbrugge will judge. Submit a manuscript of 50 to 100 pages with a $25 entry fee by March 10. All entries are considered for publication. Send an SASE, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Ahsahta Press, Sawtooth Poetry Prize, English Department, Boise State University,1910 University Drive, Boise, ID 83725. Janet Holmes, Director.

  • Ranko Radojevic (3/10/2014 6:34:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply Stage

    Hello fellow poetry enthusiasts. :) Is there such a thing as a free entry poetry competition to be found?I have poetry, but no funds, so it's rather unfortunate.

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  • Poemhunter Moderator (3/7/2014 10:33:00 AM) Post reply

    Florida Review
    Editors' Awards

    Deadline: March 17,2014
    Entry Fee: $15
    Website: http://floridareview.cah.ucf.edu
    E-mail address: flreview@mail.ucf.edu

    Three prizes of $1,000 each and publication in Florida Review are given annually for a group of poems, a short story, and an essay. The editors will judge. Submit three to five poems or up to 6,000 words of prose with a $15 entry fee, which includes a subscription to Florida Review, by March 17. All entries are considered for publication. Send an SASE, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Florida Review, Editors' Awards, English Department, P.O. Box 161346, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL 32816. Jocelyn Bartkevicius, Editor.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (3/7/2014 10:33:00 AM) Post reply

    Ahsahta Press
    Sawtooth Poetry Prize

    Deadline: March 10,2014
    Entry Fee: $25
    Website: http://ahsahtapress.org/open-submissions/sawtooth-poetry-prize/
    E-mail address: ahsahta@boisestate.edu

    A prize of $1,500, publication by Ahsahta Press, and 25 author copies is given annually for a poetry collection. Current and former students of Boise State University are ineligible. Mei-mei Berssenbrugge will judge. Submit a manuscript of 50 to 100 pages with a $25 entry fee by March 10. All entries are considered for publication. Send an SASE, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Ahsahta Press, Sawtooth Poetry Prize, English Department, Boise State University,1910 University Drive, Boise, ID 83725. Janet Holmes, Director.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (3/7/2014 1:42:00 AM) Post reply

    Apply to Cedar Sigo’s Upcoming Poetry Workshop at UPB (Berkeley)

    Community Poets’ Workshop with Cedar Sigo
    Starts: March 10th
    Duration: 5 weeks
    Course fee: $250

    More information: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/harriet/2014/03/two-more-days-to-apply-to-cedar-sigos-upcoming-poetry-workshop-at-upb-berkeley/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+HarrietTheBlog+%28Harriet%3A+The+Blog%29

  • Poemhunter Moderator (3/6/2014 7:14:00 AM) Post reply

    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.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (3/6/2014 7:12:00 AM) Post reply

    Cleveland State University
    Poetry Center Prizes

    Deadline: March 16,2014
    Entry Fee: $25
    Website: http://www.csuohio.edu/poetrycenter
    E-mail address: csupc.mgr@gmail.com

    Two prizes of $1,000 each and publication in the Cleveland State University Poetry Series are given annually for poetry collections. The First Book Prize is open to poets who have not published a book. Ilya Kaminsky will judge. The Open Competition is given to a poet who has published at least one poetry collection of 48 pages or more. Erin Belieu will judge. Submit a manuscript of 48 to 100 pages with a $25 entry fee ($28 for electronic submissions) by March 16. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Cleveland State University, Poetry Center Prizes, English Department,2121 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115. (216) 687-3986. Frank Giampietro, Poetry Center Interim Director.

  • Poemhunter Moderator (3/6/2014 7:11:00 AM) Post reply

    Passages North
    Literary Prizes

    Deadline: March 15,2014
    Entry Fee: $15
    Website: http://www.passagesnorth.com
    E-mail address: passages@nmu.edu

    Two prizes of $1,000 each and publication in Passages North are given biennially for a short story and a short short story, essay, or prose poem. For the Waasnode Short Fiction Prize, submit a story of up to 7,500 words; Rus Bradburd will judge. For the Neutrino Short Short Prize, submit up to three stories, essays, hybrid-essays, or prose poems of up to 500 words each; Connie Voisine will judge. The entry fee is $15, which includes a copy of the prize issue, and the deadline is March 15. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Passages North, Literary Prizes, Northern Michigan University,1401 Presque Isle Avenue, Marquette, MI 49855. Jennifer Howard, Editor.

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