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Commonwealth Club of California California Book Awards

 


Deadline December 22, 2014
Type Poety/Fiction/Creative Nonfiction
Theme
Eligibility California   21+  
Prizes Three prizes are given annually to writers residing in California for books of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction (including creative nonfiction).
Entry Fee No entry fee
Description Authors and publishers are invited to submit entries online for books published in 2014 to The Commonwealth Club of California's 84th California Book Awards. Deadline is December 22, 2014.

Entries are restricted to books bearing a 2014 original publication date. The author must have been a legal resident of California at the time the manuscript was accepted for publication. To be eligible for an award for Notable Contribution to Publishing, the publisher must be headquartered in California.
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Poetry Society of America Chapbook Fellowships

 


Deadline December 22, 2014
Type Poetry
Theme
Eligibility USA   18+  
Prizes Winner receives $1000.
Entry Fee $12
Description Each year four renowned poets select and introduce a winning manuscript for publication. Open to any U.S. Resident who has not published a full-length poetry collection.

Manuscript page length: between 20-30 pages of poetry (front matter not included in count).

Note: Poets may apply to one contest only.
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Poetry Society of America Robert H. Winner Memorial Award

 


Deadline December 22, 2014
Type Poetry
Theme
Eligibility USA   18+  
Prizes Winner receives $1000.
Entry Fee $15
Description Each year four renowned poets select and introduce a winning manuscript for publication. Open to any U.S. Resident who has not published a full-length poetry collection. The PSA Chapbook Fellowship:
Open to any U.S. Resident who has not published a full-length poetry collection.

The PSA Chapbook Fellowship:
Note: Poets may apply to one contest only.
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Florida Review Jeanne M. Leiby Memorial Chapbook Award

 


Deadline December 30, 2014
Type Fiction/Creative nonfiction
Theme
Eligibility Open to all writers in English   21+  
Prizes First Place: $1000 and chapbook publication.
Second Place: Tuition at Sanibel Island Writers Conference and a selection of the entry considered for publication in The Florida Review.
Third Place: Tuition at The Florida Writers Conference and a selection of the entry considered for publication in The Florida Review
Entry Fee $25
Description Submit up to 45 pages (double spaced and in MS Word for fiction or essay, pdf or jpeg if graphic narrative). This is a blind-read contest. The manuscript should not have your name or other identifying information on any page.

Submit a cover letter with your name and the title (or titles) of the submitted writing. Any combination of long or short stories, essays, or flash fiction or nonfiction--as well as graphic narrative--will be considered.
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2015 Frost Place Chapbook Competition Sponsored by Bull City Press

 


Deadline December 31, 2014
Type Poetry
Theme
Eligibility Open to all poets   18+  
Prizes In summer 2015, the winnerís chapbook will be published by Bull City Press, and the winner will receive 10 complimentary copies (from a print run of 200), and a $250.00 stipend. The winner will also receive a full fellowship to attend the five-and-a-half-day Poetry Seminar at The Frost Place, August 2015, including room and board (a cash value of approximately $1,500.00), and will give a featured reading from the chapbook at the Seminar.

As well, the chapbook fellow will have the option to spend one week living and writing in The Frost Place House-Museum in September 2015 (peak leaf season in the White Mountains), at a time agreed upon by the fellow and The Frost Place.
Entry Fee $25.00 USD
Description The 2015 Bull City Chapbook Fellowship at The Frost Place is open to any poet writing in English. Simultaneous submissions are permissible, but entrants are asked to notify the contest administrators through the contest website immediately if a manuscript becomes committed elsewhere.

Entries must be submitted between October 1, 2014 and December 31, 2014. All entries must be submitted to our online submissions manager. Entries submitted by e-mail, fax, or US mail are not permitted and will be disqualified.

Do not include your name on any of the pages of the manuscript file. The first page of the manuscript should include the title of the collection only.

Manuscripts should have a page count (poems only, not including title page, table of contents, acknowledgements, or other items) of 20 to 25 pages.

Manuscripts should be submitted in rich text (.rtf) or Microsoft Word (.doc & .docx) format only. Manuscripts submitted in another file format are not permitted and will be disqualified. Manuscript revisions are not permitted during the contest.

The author's name should not appear on the manuscript.
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2015 Dartmouth Poet in Residence at The Frost Place

 


Deadline December 31, 2014
Type Poetry
Theme
Eligibility Open to all poets   18+  
Prizes The Frost Place in Franconia, New Hampshire, invites applications for a six- to eight-week residency in poet Robert Frost's former farmhouse, which sits on a quiet north-country lane with a spectacular view of the White Mountains, and which serves as a museum and conference center.

The residency begins July 1 and ends August 31, and includes an award of $1,000 from The Frost Place and an award of $1,000 from Dartmouth College. The Dartmouth Poet in Residence at The Frost Place will have an opportunity to give a series of public readings across the region, including at Dartmouth College, for which the Poet will receive a $1,000 honorarium. There are no other specific obligations.

Accommodations are spartan but comfortable. The Frost Place Museum is open to the public during afternoon hours, but the resident poet will have sole use of non-public rooms of the house.
Entry Fee $25.00 USD
Description To be eligible, applicants must have published at least one full-length collection of poetry at the time of submission.

Applications must be submitted by midnight December 31, 2014. Poets can apply directly or be nominated by someone else.
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Tupelo Press Dorset Prize

 


Deadline December 31, 2014
Type Poetry
Theme
Eligibility USA & International   21+  
Prizes The Dorset Prize includes a cash award of $3,000 in addition to publication by Tupelo Press, 20 copies of the winning title, a book launch, and national distribution with energetic publicity and promotion. Manuscripts are judged anonymously and all finalists will be considered for publication.
Entry Fee $28
Description The Dorset Prize is open to anyone writing in the English language, whether living in the United States or abroad. Translations are not eligible for this prize, nor are previously self-published books. Employees of Tupelo Press and authors with books previously published by Tupelo Press are not eligible. Poets submitting work for consideration may be published authors or writers without prior book publications.

Submit a previously unpublished, full-length poetry manuscript with a table of contents. There is no mandatory page count. We suggest in the area of 48 to 88 pages of poems, but all manuscripts will be read and considered with full respect, regardless of length, and no manuscript will be rejected simply because it's shorter or longer.
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Glimmer Train Press Fiction Open

 


Deadline December 31, 2014
Type Poetry/Fiction/Creative Nonfiction
Theme Open theme & subjects
Eligibility Open to all writers in English   18+  
Prizes 1st place wins $2,500, publication in Glimmer Train Stories, and 20 copies of that issue.
2nd place wins $1,000 (and 10 copies, if accepted for publication).
3rd place wins $600 (or, if accepted for publication, $700 and 10 copies).
Entry Fee $20
Description Submit a story of 2,000 to 8,000 words, but stories from 2,000 to 20,000 words are fine.
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PEN Center USA Literary Awards

 


Deadline December 31, 2014
Type Poety/Fiction/Creative Nonfiction
Theme
Eligibility Open to all writers   21+  
Prizes Each winner is entitled to a $1,000 cash prize, a free year of membership with PEN Center USA, and an invitation to the annual Literary Awards Festival in Beverly Hills in the fall of 2015.
Entry Fee $35
Description PEN Center USA is accepting submissions of work produced or published in 2014 by writers living of the Mississippi River. Entries in the eleven categories: fiction, creative nonfiction, research nonfiction, poetry, children's literature, graphic literature, translation, journalism, drama, teleplay, and screenplay. are reviewed and judged by panels of distinguished writers, critics and editors.

Writers and translators whose primary residence is in the United States, west of the Mississippi River, including all of Minnesota and Louisiana. For works written by two or more persons, the majority of the writers must reside west of the Mississippi River, including all of Minnesota and Louisiana. Works may be submitted by writers, their publishers, agents, or publicists.
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Before Columbus Foundation American Book Awards

 


Deadline December 31, 2014
Type Poetry/Fiction/Creative Nonfiction
Theme
Eligibility Open to all writers in English   21+  
Prizes Awards are given annually for books published in the United States during the previous year that make contributions to American multicultural literature.
Entry Fee No entry fee
Description The recipients of the 2014 American Book Awards have been announced.

The American Book Awards were created to provide recognition for outstanding literary achievement from the entire spectrum of America's diverse literary community. The purpose of the awards is to recognize literary excellence without limitations or restrictions. There are no categories, no nominees, and therefore no losers.

The award winners range from well-known and established writers to under-recognized authors and first works. There are no quotas for diversity, the winners list simply reflects it as a natural process. The Before Columbus Foundation views American culture as inclusive and has always considered the term "multicultural" to be not a description of various categories, groups, or "special interests," but rather as the definition of all of American literature. The Awards are not bestowed by an industry organization, but rather are a writers' award given by other writers.
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