The winning poet receives a $1,500 honorarium upon publication plus 25 copies of the published book. In addition to announcements in national publications, the winning book and author will be featured on the Ahsahta website, as will lists of finalists and semi-finalists.
The Sawtooth Poetry Prize honors a book of original poetry in English by a single author; translations are not eligible for this award.
Manuscripts should be 50 to 100 pages of poetry, submitted in PDF, RTF, or MSWord formats only. Please use PDF format if preserving your formatting is important to you.
Asian American writers living in the US.   21+
A prize of $1,000 and publication by Alice James Books.
Alice James Books is a cooperative poetry press with a mission is to seek out and publish the best contemporary poetry by both established and beginning poets, with particular emphasis on involving poets in the publishing process.
Finishing Line Press New Women's Voices Chapbook Competition
March 15, 2014
Open to all poets.   21+
A prize of $1,000 and publication for a chapbook-length poetry collection in print and eBook format.
All entries will be considered for publication. The top-ten finalists will be offered publication in the New Women's Voices Series.
Open to women who have never before published a full-length poetry collection. Previous chapbook publication does not disqualify. International entries are welcome. Multiple submissions are accepted. Final judge: Leah Maines.
Submit up to 26 pages of poetry, PLUS bio, acknowledgments, SASE and cover letter with a $15 entry fee.
The stipend for the nine-month fellowship is $16,000.
The Milton Postgraduate Fellowships offer new writers of Christian commitment the opportunity to complete their first book-length manuscript of fiction, poetry, or creative nonfiction. The Milton exists to encourage work by writers who seek to animate the Christian imagination, foster intellectual integrity and explore the human condition with honesty and compassion.
The 2014-15 fellowship award supports two months of research and two months of writing. The stipend is $5,000 per month for a total of $20,000, plus housing and university privileges.
No entry fee
The Hodson-Brown Fellowship supports work by academics, independent scholars and writers working on significant projects relating to the literature, history, culture, or art of the Americas before 1830. Candidates with a U.S. history topic are strongly encouraged to concentrate on the period prior to 1801. The fellowship is also open to filmmakers, novelists, creative and performing artists, and others working on projects that draw on this period of history.
The First Book Award is given to an author who has not previously published a book of poetry.
The Open Competition is for poets who have previously published at least one full-length collection.
Manuscripts are eligible for the First Book competition if the author has not published or committed to publish a collection of his or her poetry in a book of 48 or more pages with a press run of at least 500 copies; if an author's prior books were all selfpublished or published by subsidy presses, they should still enter the First Book competition.
Entry to the Open Book competition is limited to authors who have published at least one full-length collection of original poetry in English (of 48 or more pages with a press run of at least 500 copies) with a non-subsidy press.
2014 First Book Award Judge: Ilya Kaminsky
2014 Open Book Award Judge: Erin Belieu
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