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Crab Orchard Review Literary Prizes

 


Deadline April 21, 2014
Type Poetry/Fiction/Creative Non Fiction
Theme
Eligibility Open to all writers in English.   21+  
Prizes $2000 prize and publication for a single unpublished poem up to five pages in length (this is a change in the entry instructions from last year).

Two or more finalists will receive a $500 prize and publication.

All entries will also be considered for publication in the Winter/Spring 2015 issue.
Entry Fee $23
Description Poetry entries should consist of one poem up to five pages in length (this is a change in the entry instructions from last year). Prose entry length: up to 6000 words for fiction and up to 6500 words for literary nonfiction.
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Sixfold Poetry and Short Story Awards

 


Deadline April 23, 2014
Type Poetry/Fiction
Theme
Eligibility Open to all writers in English.   21+  
Prizes Three prize-winning manuscripts of $1000, $200, and $100, and everything published in each issue.
Entry Fee $3
Description Sixfold is a completely writer-voted short story and poetry journal. Every writer who uploads a manuscript votes to choose the prize-winning manuscripts and all the short stories and poetry published in each issue. Everyone's equally weighted vote selects what's published, instead of one judge, or one or a few editors. With a fair, transparent, rule-based voting process, all writers find the best writing together.

Upload your own short-story or poetry manuscript PDF for $3 by April 23.
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Arrowhead Regional Arts Council Fellowships and Grants

 


Deadline April 25, 2014
Type Poetry/Fiction/Creative Non Fiction
Theme
Eligibility USA   21+  
Prizes Individual Artist Fellowships of $5,000 are given annually to Minnesota writers, and Career Development Grants of up to $3,000 are given twice a year to Minnesota writers to pursue a specific arts opportunity.
Entry Fee No entry fee.
Description McKnight/ACHF/ARAC Individual Artist Fellowship Grants provide support to regional artists to set aside time to work to achieve specific career goals, to purchase supplies and materials, to participate in advanced study not related to a degree program, or to pursue other activities that will allow them to meet their artistic goals. Artists working in contemporary or traditionally based visual, literary, media or performing arts are eligible to apply to this program. The ARAC Fellowship Review Panel will award several fellowships of $5,000 each, to be announced in June, 2014.

To apply for this year grant submit up to 15 pages of poetry or prose, a description of the work sample, an application, a project description of up to three pages, and a resume of up to two pages by April 25.
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Glimmer Train Press Very Short Fiction Award

 


Deadline April 30, 2014
Type Fiction
Theme
Eligibility Open to all writers in English.   18+  
Prizes 1st place wins $1,500, publication in Glimmer Train Stories, and 20 copies of that issue.
2nd place wins $500 (or, if accepted for publication, $700 and 10 copies).
3rd place wins $300 (or, if accepted for publication, $700 and 10 copies).
Entry Fee $15
Description Open to all writers, this category welcomes stories that have not appeared in any print publication.

Using the online submission system, submit a story of up to 3,000 words with a $15 entry fee by April 30.
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Tupelo Press First/Second Book Award

 


Deadline April 30, 2014
Type Poetry/Fiction/Creative Non Fiction
Theme
Eligibility Open to all writers in English.   21+  
Prizes 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 First / Second Book Award 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.

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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Nimrod International Journal Nimrod Literary Awards

 


Deadline April 30, 2014
Type Poetry/Fiction
Theme
Eligibility Open to all writers in English.   21+  
Prizes Winners of Nimrod Literary Awards receive $2,000 first prize, $1,000 second prize and publication.
Entry Fee $20
Description Submit For Fiction: Work must be previously unpublished. 7,500 words maximum. Vigorous writing; characters that are well developed; dialogue that is realistic without being banal.

For Poetry: Work must be previously unpublished. 3-10 pages. Poetry open to all styles and subjects. We seek poems that go beyond one word or image, honor the impulse to reveal a truth about, or persuasive version of, the inner and outer worlds.
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Noemi Press Book Awards

 


Deadline April 30, 2014
Type Poetry/Fiction
Theme
Eligibility Open to all writers in English.   21+  
Prizes Two prizes of $1,000 each and publication by Noemi Press are given annually for one book-length poetry collection and one book-length work of fiction.
Entry Fee $25
Description The 2014 Noemi Book Award for Fiction and the 2014 Noemi Book Award for Poetry will be judged by the editors.

POETRY: Poets at any stage in their career may submit a manuscript of no more than 70 pages.
FICTION: Fiction writers at any stage in their career may submit a manuscript (no page limit)
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Ashland Poetry Press Richard Snyder Publication Prize

 


Deadline April 30, 2014
Type Poetry
Theme
Eligibility Open to all poets.   21+  
Prizes The Winner of the Snyder Prize Receives:

$1,000.00
publication of winning manuscript in a paperback edition
50 copies of the published book (in lieu of royalties)
featured reading at Ashland University (optional)
Entry Fee $25
Description This poetry book series honors the memory of Richard Snyder (1925-1986), poet, fiction writer, playwright, and long-time professor of English at Ashland University. The contest is for the best book of poetry submitted.

Submit a book-length poetry manuscripts. Original collection of poems of 50 to 80 pages, with no more than one poem per page, single sided and single spaced. Translations are not eligible.
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Trio House Press Louise Bogan Award

 


Deadline April 30, 2014
Type Poetry
Theme
Eligibility Open to all poets.   21+  
Prizes Each award winner receives $1000 and twenty copies of his or her book. Additionally, each winner must serve as a Collective Member of Trio House Press for twenty-four months after publication in order to assist with the press and bringing more Trio books into print.
Entry Fee $25
Description Trio House Press proudly announces its submission period for both annual poetry awards, the Trio Award and the Louise Bogan Award. Submissions will be accepted November 1 through April 30.

The Trio Award for First or Second Book is only open to poets with less than two books published.

Manuscripts must be between 48-70 pages, written in English by a poet residing within the U.S. Translations are not eligible for publication.
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Marsh Hawk Press Poetry Prize

 


Deadline April 30, 2014
Type Poetry
Theme
Eligibility Open to all poets   21+  
Prizes First Place Award: $1,100.
Editors' Choices: $100 each
Ten stories will be named Stories of Distinction
Entry Fee $25
Description Submit a manuscript of 48-84 pages of original poetry in any style in English. The manuscript must not have been published previously in book form, although individual poems appearing in print or on the web are permitted. Entries may consist of individual poems, or a book-length poem-or any combination of long or short poems. Collaborations welcome.
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