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    Subject: New England Poetry Club Contests 2013 New England Poetry Club Contests 2013 All contests are open to members in good standing (except Board members).
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      Subject: New England Poetry Club Contests 2013
      New England Poetry Club Contests 2013

      All contests are open to members in good standing (except Board members).
      Non-members may enter by paying $10 for up to 3 poems and $3 for each
      additional poem. Checks should be made out to the New England Poetry
      Club (NEPC). No charge for students and members.
      For Student Contests, see below.

      Members-Only Contests
      Rosalie Boyle/Norma Farber Award
      For a poem in traditional form, including sonnet, villanelle, and
      sestina. Prize $100.

      Gretchen Warren Award
      For the best published poem of the previous year. (Members of the
      governing board may not enter any competition except this one.) Send 2
      copies of up to 4 poems, with dates and names of publications,
      author’s name on one copy. No cash award.

      Contests Open to Members and Non-Members
      Daniel Varoujan Award
      For an unpublished poem (not a translation) worthy of Daniel Varoujan,
      a poet killed by the Turks in the genocide that destroyed
      three-fourths of the Armenian population. Previous winners may not
      enter. Prize $1000. Funded by Diana Der-Hovanessian's translation
      royalties.

      Der-Hovanessian Prize
      For a translation from any language. Send a copy of the original poem
      with the translation. Prize $200. Funded by John Mahtesian.

      Erika Mumford Prize
      For a poem in any form about foreign culture or travel. Prize $250.
      Funded by her family and friends.

      Firman Houghton Award
      For a lyric poem in honor of the former president of the NEPC. Prize $250.

      Barbara Bradley Award
      For a lyric poem under 21 lines, written by a woman. Prize $200.

      Jean Pedrick Chapbook Prize
      For a chapbook of poems published in the past two years. Send 2 copies
      of the book. Non-members should include a check for the $5 handling
      fee. Prize $100.
      Send to 2 Farrar Street, Cambridge, MA 02138.

      Sheila Margaret Motton Prize
      For a book of poems published in the past two years. Send 2 copies of
      the book. Non-members should include a check for the $5 handling fee.
      Prize $500.

      Only one poem may be submitted per contest.
      * Entries must be original unpublished (cannot be in print or online)
      poems in English.
      * No poem may be entered in more than one contest, nor should it have
      won a previous contest.
      * Poems should be typed and submitted in duplicate, with the author's
      name and address on one copy. Include an e-mail address, if available.
      * Label each poem with the name of the contest.
      * No entry will be returned, and the NEPC does not engage in
      correspondence regarding poems submitted or contest decisions.
      * Judges are well-known poets, and sometimes are winners of previous
      NEPC contests.
      * No entry should be sent by special delivery or express mail. Regular
      mail only.
      * Mark the name or names of the contest(s) entered on the envelope.
      All entries (unless otherwise noted) should be sent to: NEPC Contest
      Coordinator, 654 Green St., No. 2, Cambridge MA 02139.
      Annual contest deadline: May 31. Entries must be postmarked in April
      and May only.


      Student Contests
      Contest deadline: March 18
      No fee for full-time students.

      The John Holmes Award
      For a poem by a student enrolled in a New England college. Prize $100.

      Ruth Berrien Fox Award
      Given for a poem by a Massachusetts High School student. Prize $100.

      Longfellow Prize
      For poems by Massachusetts students in elementary and middle schools.
      Prize $100.
      Funded by Friends of Longfellow House Frank Buda Memorial Fund.

      Submit poem in duplicate, with school name, grade, address, and
      student’s name and e-mail address. Label the entry with the name of
      the contest.
      Send to: Children's Contests, Longfellow National Historic Site, 105
      Brattle St., Cambridge MA 02138.

      Again, contest deadline: March 18




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