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Juniper Prize for Poetry Contest
Original manuscripts of at least fifty pages are sought by The University of Massachusetts Press which will publish the winning collection of original poetry. Entry fee: $15. Deadline: September 30, 2003.

The Kingsley Tufts Poetry Awards
An annual award of $100,000 is offered for a published book of original poetry by a U.S. citizen or legal resident alien.

Lois Cranston Poetry Prize
CALYX announces its third annual Poetry Contest. Prize: Publication plus $300. Deadline: May 31, 2004. Fee: $15 per entry. No more than six manuscript pages. Women writers only.

Love Stories.com
Monthly poetry contests for members, subjects and rules varying every month.

Margaret Reid Poetry Prize for Traditional Verse
An annual award of $500 is made to the poet who submits the best collection of traditional verse. Minimum: 25 lines. Maximum: No limit. Minimum entry fee: $5. Closing date: September 30. This award is made in conjunction with the Tom Howard Poetry Contest.

Mattia Family Poetry Contest
A free poetry competition, seeking on-line submissions, offers worthwhile cash prizes and web publication. Maximum length: 300 words. Deadline: March 31.

May Swenson Poetry Award
Seeks original manuscripts, 50-100 pages, on any theme. Prize: $1,000, plus publication. Reading fee: $25. Deadline: September 30.

Mildred Werba Poetry Contest
Sponsored by The Baltimore Writers' Alliance, this annual contest seeks unpublished poetry in the style of Mildred "Mime" Werba. Prize money totals $350. Entry fee: $15. Deadline: July 31.

Net Poetry and Arts Competition
Created to honor aspiring poets, for their creative endeavors on the Internet, through monthly competitions organized by participating member forums.

The New Writer Poetry and Prose Prizes
Annual contest seeks both single and multiple (six to ten) poems, plus short stories and essays. 2,500 pounds in prize pool. Entry fees vary from 4 pounds to 10 pounds. Closing date: October 31, 2003.

Odes of March Poetry Contest
Annual contest, closing in March, offers a $300 cash prize.

Ohio State University Press Poetry Contest
A $2,000 poetry contest for book-length manuscripts (at least 48 pages), sponsored by the Ohio State University's literary magazine, "The Journal". Reading fee: $25. Entries must be postmarked during the month of September.

OnceWritten Poetry Contest
Seeks original, unpublished verse for website publication. No maximum word or line length. Entry fee: $10. Cash awards total at least $600. Deadline: December 15.

Pennsylvania Poetry Society Contests
Comprises seventeen open categories, plus four restricted to PPS members. Modest entry fees. Cash Prizes vary from $10 to $100. All winning poems are published. Deadline: January 15, 2004.

Penumbra Poetry and Haiku Contest
Sponsored by the Tallahassee Writers' Association, this annual poetry contest offers prize money totaling $460. Deadline: June 30. Entry fees: $5 for poems up to 50 lines in length; $3 for haiku.

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