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    Bellevue Literary Review
    Prizes in Poetry and Prose

    Deadline: July 1,2014
    Entry Fee: $20
    Website: http://www.blreview.org
    E-mail address: stacy@blreview.org

    Three prizes of $1,000 each and publication in Bellevue Literary Review are given annually to a poet, a fiction writer, and a creative nonfiction writer for works about health, healing, illness, the body, and the mind. Major Jackson will judge in poetry, Chang-rae Lee will judge in fiction, and Anne Fadiman will judge in creative nonfiction. Using the online submission system, submit up to three poems totaling no more than five pages or up to 5,000 words of prose with a $20 entry fee (a $30 entry fee includes a subscription to Bellevue Literary Review) by July 1. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Bellevue Literary Review, Prizes in Poetry and Prose, New York University Langone Medical Center, Department of Medicine,550 First Avenue, OBV-A612, New York, NY 10016. (212) 263-3973. Stacy Bodziak, Managing Editor.

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    Nuclear Age Peace Foundation
    Barbara Mandigo Kelly Peace Poetry Award

    Deadline: July 1,2014
    Entry Fee: $15
    Website: http://www.wagingpeace.org

    A prize of $1,000 and publication on the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation website is given annually for a poem that explores " positive visions of peace and the human spirit." Submit two copies of up to three poems of no more than 30 lines each with a $15 entry fee by July 1. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, Barbara Mandigo Kelly Peace Poetry Award, PMB 121,1187 Coast Village Road, Suite 1, Santa Barbara, CA 93108. (805) 965-3443.

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    Claremont Graduate University
    Tufts Poetry Awards

    Deadline: July 1,2014
    Website: http://www.cgu.edu/tufts

    The $100,000 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award is given annually to honor a book of poetry by a midcareer U.S. poet. The winner spends one week in residence at Claremont Graduate University in California. The $10,000 Kate Tufts Discovery Award is given annually to honor a first book of poetry by " a poet of genuine promise." Poets, publishers, agents, or friends may submit eight copies of a book of poetry published between September 1,2013, and June 30,2014, with a list of previously published work by July 1. There is no entry fee. Call or visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

    Claremont Graduate University, Tufts Poetry Awards,150 East 10th Street, Claremont, CA 91711. (909) 621-8974.

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    Crab Orchard Series in Poetry
    First Book Award

    Deadline: July 8,2014
    Entry Fee: $28
    Website: http://craborchardreview.siuc.edu/firstpo.html

    A prize of $2,500, publication by Southern Illinois University Press, and a $1,500 honorarium to give a reading at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale is given annually for a poetry collection. U.S. poets who have not published a book of poems of over 48 pages in an edition of over 500 copies are eligible. Brian Barker will judge. Using the online submission system, submit a manuscript of 50 to 75 pages with a $28 entry fee, which includes a subscription to Crab Orchard Review, between May 15 and July 8. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Crab Orchard Series in Poetry, First Book Award, English Department, Mail Code 4503,1000 Faner Drive, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL 62901. Jon Tribble, Series Editor.

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    New Guard
    Poetry and Fiction Contest

    Deadline: July 14,2014
    Entry Fee: $15
    Website: http://www.newguardreview.com
    E-mail address: info@newguardreview.com

    Two prizes of $1,000 each and publication in New Guard will be given annually for a poem and a short story or novel excerpt. Tim Seibles will judge in poetry and Joe Wenderoth will judge in fiction. Using the online submission system, submit three poems of up to 150 lines each or no more than 5,000 words of prose with a $15 entry fee by July 14. All entries will be considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

    New Guard, Poetry and Fiction Contest, P.O. Box 866, Wells, ME 04094. Shanna McNair, Publisher.

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    Omnidawn Publishing
    First/Second Book Prize

    Deadline: July 15,2014
    Entry Fee: $27
    Website: http://www.omnidawn.com
    E-mail address: submissions@omnidawn.com

    A prize of $3,000, publication by Omnidawn Publishing, and 100 author copies is given annually for a first or second poetry collection. Timothy Donnelly will judge. Submit a manuscript of 40 to 120 pages with a $27 entry fee ($30 to receive a book from the Omnidawn catalogue) by July 15. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Omnidawn Publishing, First/Second Book Prize,1632 Elm Avenue, Richmond, CA 94590. (510) 237-5472. Rusty Morrison and Ken Keegan, Coeditors.

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    Bauhan Publishing
    May Sarton New Hampshire Book Prize

    Deadline: June 30,2014
    Entry Fee: $25
    Website: http://www.bauhanpublishing.com/contest

    A prize of $1,000 and publication by Bauhan Publishing is given annually for a poetry collection. Gary Margolis will judge. Submit a manuscript of 50 to 80 pages with a $25 entry fee by June 30. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Bauhan Publishing, May Sarton New Hampshire Book Prize, P.O. Box 117, Peterborough, NH 03458. (603) 567-4430.

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    Cider Press Review
    Editors' Prize Book Award

    Deadline: June 30,2014
    Entry Fee: $25
    Website: http://www.ciderpressreview.com

    A prize of $1,000, publication by Cider Press Review, and 25 author copies is given annually for a first or second poetry collection. The editors will judge. Submit a manuscript of 48 to 80 pages with a $25 entry fee by June 30. Send an SASE, call, or visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Cider Press Review, Editors' Prize Book Award, P.O. Box 33384, San Diego, CA 92168. Caron Andregg, Publisher.

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    Matrix Magazine
    Lit POP Awards

    Deadline: June 30,2014
    Entry Fee: $25
    Website: http://www.matrixmagazine.org
    E-mail address: litpop2014@gmail.com

    Two prizes valued at $2,000 each will be given annually for a group of poems and a short story. The winners will receive $100, publication in Matrix Magazine, and transportation and lodging to attend the POP Montreal Festival in September 2014. Submit up to five poems or a story of no more than 3,000 words with a $25 entry fee by June 30. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

    Matrix Magazine, Lit POP Awards,1455 de Maisonneuve Boulevard, LB 658, Montreal, ZC, H3G 1M8. (514) 848-2424, ext.2357. Jessica Rose Marcotte, Managing Editor.

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    National Poetry Review Press
    Book Prize

    Deadline: June 30,2014
    Entry Fee: $25
    Website: http://www.nationalpoetryreview.com
    E-mail address: editor@nationalpoetryreview.com

    A prize of $1,000 and publication by National Poetry Review Press is given annually for a poetry collection. C. J. Sage will judge. Submit a manuscript of 45 to 80 pages with a $25 entry fee by June 30. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

    National Poetry Review Press, Book Prize, P.O. Box 2080, Aptos, CA 95001-2080. C. J. Sage, Editor. ?

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