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Dog River Publishing
Offers a romantic poetry contest, closing July 6, 2003. Entries must be lodged electronically. $2 entry fee per poem. Extremely modest cash prizes.

Emily Dickinson Poetry Awards
An annual contest for original, unpublished poems, not exceeding six pages in length. Winning entries are published in an anthology. Reading fee: $12. Deadline: August 31.

Excalibur Contest for Unpublished Poetry
Original poems are sought, under 200 words (not lines) in length. Email submissions only. Deadline: November 30. Entry fee: C$10. First prize: C$200. Second prize: C$50.

First Writer Poetry Competition
Annual contest offers $200 as First Prize for a poem in any style and on any subject. Length: under 30 lines. Minimum entry fee: 3 pounds. Deadline: October 1, 2003.

Foley Poetry Contest at America Magazine
America magazine sponsors annually the Foley Poetry Award with a $1,000 prize. Submit only one poem of 30 lines or fewer. Poems must arrive between January 1 and the third Friday of April. Free entry. No email submissions.

Frances Locke Memorial Poetry Award
Annual contest offers a $1,000 cash award, plus publication, for an imaginative work. Reading fee: $10. Deadline: June 15.

Georgia Poetry Society Contests
Offers a number of contests throughout the year, international in scope, for short poems.

Glacier Press Poetry Contest
Seeks all genres of Poetry. Requires a collection of up to 10 poems per entry. Prize: $500, plus publication. Deadline: April 30. Entry fee: $25.

Griffin Poetry Prize
Griffin Poetry Prizes, worth C$40,000 each, are annual international and Canadian literary awards for poetry written or translated into English. Publishers only are invited to submit collections of poetry in traditional print format each calendar year.

Haiku Contest Announcements
Provides details of haiku contests around the world.

HerPoetry sponsors a monthly poetry contest on a given theme. Prizes are modest, but entry is free.

Hollis Summers Poetry Prize
Seeks manuscript collections of unpublished poems. Prize: $500 cash, plus publication. Reading fee: $15. Deadline: October 31.

Indiana Review Annual Poetry Prize
Prize: $1000 plus publication. Deadline: March 2005. Reading Fee: $15 (includes a year's subscription).

The Joan Leiman Jacobson Poetry Prizes
Annual contest, co-sponsored by the 92nd Street Y Unterberg Poetry Center and The Nation magazine, offered to poets who have not yet published a book of poems. Entry fee: $5. Deadline: January 17.

Jolly Roger Classical Poetry Contest
Traditional poetry is favored. Awards include a classic Captain Ahab bust. Entry fee: $10. Deadline: May 30, 2003.

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