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The Manchester Poetry Prize 2014

 


Deadline August 29, 2014
Type Poetry
Theme
Eligibility Open to all poets.   21+  
Prizes The 2014 Manchester Poetry Prize will award a cash prize of 10,000 sterling to the writer of the poems submitted.
Entry Fee 17.50 sterling
Description All entrants are asked to submit a portfolio of three to five poems (total maximum line length: 120). The poems can be on any subject, and in any style, but must be new work, not previously published or currently under consideration elsewhere.
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The 2014 Manchester Fiction Prize

 


Deadline August 29, 2014
Type Fiction
Theme
Eligibility Open to all writers in English.   21+  
Prizes The 2014 Manchester Fiction Prize will award a cash prize of 10,000 sterling to the writer of the best short story submitted.
Entry Fee 17.50 sterling
Description All entrants are asked to submit a story of up to 2,500 words in length. The story can be on any subject, and in any style, but must be fiction and new work, not previously published or currently under consideration elsewhere.
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Utica College Eugene Paul Nassar Poetry Prize

 


Deadline August 31, 2014
Type Poetry
Theme
Eligibility Upstate New York   21+  
Prizes For best poetry collection published by an Upstate author.
Entry Fee No entry fee.
Description Submitted work must be a book of poems in English, at least 48 pages long, published between July 1, 2013 and June 30, 2014 by a resident of Upstate New York. Collections by more than one author, "collected" or "selected" volumes, collections of translations, self-published works, and vanity press publications are not eligible.
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Sustainable Arts Foundation Writing Awards

 


Deadline August 31, 2014
Type Poetry/Fiction/Creative Non Fiction
Theme
Eligibility Open to all writers in English.   21+  
Prizes The foundation will award the following:

Sustainable Arts Foundation Visual Arts Award: $6,000
Sustainable Arts Foundation Writing Award: $6,000

There will be multiple winners for each award.

Additionally, we will be awarding a number of smaller Promise Awards to those applicants whose work may not qualify for the main awards, but nonetheless demonstrates both skill and potential.
Entry Fee $10
Description Our program focuses on awards to individual artists and writers with families. Specifically, the applicant must have at least one child under the age of 18. We welcome applicants from anywhere, but will give some preference to residents of the San Francisco bay area.

The foundation offers awards in two major categories: visual arts and writing. We encourage writers working in fiction, nonfiction, playwriting, and poetry to apply.

Visual artists practicing painting, sculpture, drawing, printmaking, film/video, and photography are encouraged to apply.

At this time we are not accepting applications in the performing arts or music.
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Red Hen Press Benjamin Saltman Poetry Award

 


Deadline August 31, 2014
Type Poetry
Theme
Eligibility Open to all poets.   21+  
Prizes Award is $3000 and publication of the awarded collection by Red Hen Press.
Entry Fee $25
Description Established in 1998, in honor of the poet Benjamin Saltman (1927-1999), this award is for a previously unpublished original collection of poetry. Awarded collection is selected through an annual competition which is open to all poets. This year's final judge will be Douglas Kearney.

Submit a manuscript of 48 page minimum with a $25 entry fee. Send SASE for notification.
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Snake Nation Press Violet Reed Haas Prize for Poetry

 


Deadline August 31, 2014
Type Poetry
Theme
Eligibility Open to all poets.   21+  
Prizes A prize of $1,000 and publication by Snake Nation Press.
Entry Fee $25
Description Submit a manuscript of 50 to 75 pages with a $25 entry fee.
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Gulf Coast Barthelme Prize for Short Prose

 


Deadline August 31, 2014
Type Poetry
Theme
Eligibility Open to all poets.   21+  
Prizes The contest awards its winner $1,000 and publication in the journal. Two honorable mentions will also appear in issue 27.2, due out in April 2015, and all entries will be considered for paid publication on our website as Online Exclusives.
Entry Fee $17
Description Gulf Coast is now accepting entries for the 2014 Barthelme Prize for Short Prose. The contest is open to pieces of prose poetry, flash fiction, and micro-essays of 500 words or fewer.

This year's contest will be judged by Amy Hempel.
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Off the Grid Press Poetry Prize

 


Deadline August 31, 2014
Type Poetry
Theme
Eligibility Open to all poets.   21+  
Prizes The winner will receive $1,000 and publication.
Entry Fee $25
Description Manuscript must be typed, paginated, and 50 - 70 pages in length (single spaced). We do not accept double-sided manuscripts.

Individual poems from the manuscript may have been previously published in magazines, anthologies, or chapbooks of less than 35 pages, but the collection as a whole must be unpublished. Translations and self-published books are not eligible. No multi-authored collections, please.
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Serena McDonald Kennedy Fiction Award Short List

 


Deadline August 31, 2014
Type Fiction
Theme
Eligibility Open to all writers in English.   21+  
Prizes A prize of $1,000 and publication by Snake Nation Press.
Entry Fee $25
Description Submit no more than 50,000 word novella or 200 page manuscript of short stories will be accepted. Any well written manuscript on any topic will be considered. Previously published works may be entered.
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Wag's Revue Summer Writers' Contest

 


Deadline August 31, 2014
Type Poetry/Fiction/Creative Non Fiction
Theme
Eligibility Open to all writers in English.   21+  
Prizes For each, first prize is $1000 and guaranteed publication, second prize $500 and third $100. All pieces are considered for publication. There is a $20 reading fee per piece.
Entry Fee No entry fee.
Description The editors are excited to announce that beginning with Issue 11, the magazine compensates $100 per piece (poem or group of poems, essay, or short story).

The contests are open to all three genres and are judged by the editors. Poetry submissions may include multiple poems but should not exceed ten pages. Fiction and Essays must be less than 10,000 words.
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