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Lexi Rudnitsky First Book Prize

Persea Books
Entry Fee: 
$30
Deadline: 
October 31, 2018
A prize of $1,000 and publication by Persea Books is given annually for a first poetry collection by a woman who is a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. The winner also receives a six-week, all-expenses-paid residency at the Civitella Ranieri Center in Umbria, Italy. Using the online submission system, submit a manuscript of at least 40 pages with a $30 entry fee by October 31. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Poetry Prize

Perugia Press
Entry Fee: 
$27
Deadline: 
November 15, 2018
A prize of $1,000 and publication by Perugia Press is given annually for a first or second poetry collection by a woman. Submit a manuscript of 45 to 85 pages with a $27 entry fee by November 15. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Art and Change Grants

Leeway Foundation
Entry Fee: 
$0
Deadline: 
August 1, 2018

Project grants of up to $2,500 each are given twice yearly to women and transsexual, transgender, genderqueer, or otherwise gender-nonconforming poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers in the Delaware Valley region to fund art for social change projects. Writers living in Bucks, Camden, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, or Philadelphia counties who are 18 years of age or older and who are not full-time students in a degree-granting arts program are eligible. Applicants must identify a person, an organization, or a business as a partner for their project. Submit a project description and budget with the required entry form by August 1. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

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Transformation Awards

Leeway Foundation
Entry Fee: 
$0
Deadline: 
May 15, 2018
Awards of $15,000 each are given annually to women and transgender, transsexual, genderqueer, or otherwise gender-nonconforming poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers in the Philadelphia area who have been creating art for social change for five or more years. Writers who have lived for at least two years in Bucks, Camden, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, or Philadelphia counties, who are at least 18 years of age, and who are not full-time students in a degree-granting arts program are eligible. Submit an application by May 15. A panel of community-based artists will review applications and invite selected poets and writers to submit work for the second stage of the application process. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for the required application and complete guidelines.
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Oregon Literary Fellowships

Literary Arts
Entry Fee: 
$0
Deadline: 
July 9, 2018
Fellowships of $3,500 each are given annually to Oregon writers to initiate, develop, or complete literary projects in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. One Women Writers Fellowship and one Writer of Color Fellowship of $3,500 each are also given annually. Submit three copies of up to 15 pages of poetry or 25 pages of prose with the required entry form by July 9. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.
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New Women's Voices Chapbook Competition

Finishing Line Press
Entry Fee: 
$16
Deadline: 
April 30, 2018

A prize of $1,000 and publication by Finishing Line Press is given annually for a poetry chapbook by a woman who has not yet published a full-length collection. Leah Maines will judge. Submit a manuscript of 16 to 35 pages with a $16 entry fee by April 30. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

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