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This week’s batch of contests is heavy on the poetry, but there’s a fiction contest in there as well. Deadlines range from August 15-August 31.

The Grayson Books Poetry Prize is now open for submissions to all poets writing in English. Submitted manuscripts must be 50-80 pages. The winner will receive $1,000, publication, and 10 copies of the collection. Entry fee: $25. Deadline: August 15, 2013. For complete guidelines, please visit the website.

The Manchester Writing School is currently accepting submissions for their Poetry and Fiction Prizes. The Fiction Prize will award £10,000 (about $15,125) to the best short story. The story can be on any subject, and in any style, but must be fiction and must not be previously published. The Poetry Prize will award £10,000 (about $15,125) to the writer of the best portfolio of poetry submitted. Entrants are asked to submit a portfolio of three-to-five poems (total maximum combined length: 120 lines). The poems can be on any subject, and in any style, but must not be previously published. Deadline Entry fee: £17 (about $25) per entry. August 30, 2013. For complete guidelines, please visit the website.

The Tennessee Williams Annual Poetry Contest is currently open for submissions. The contest is only open to writers who have not yet published a book of poetry. Authors who have self-published or have published chapbooks are eligible provided that their poetry collection does not have an ISBN number. Authors who have published in other genres are eligible. To enter, submit 2-4 original, unpublished poems, written in English, with a combined length of up to 400 lines. The winner will receive $1,000, a VIP All Access Pass to the New Orleans Literary Festival, publication in Louisiana Cultural Vistas Magazine, and a reading at the next festival. Deadline: August, 15, 2013. For complete guidelines, please visit the website.

A Room of Her Own Foundation’s To the Lighthouse Poetry Publication Prize will be awarded to the best, unpublished poetry collection by a woman. Manuscripts should be between 48 and 96 pages. The winner will receive $1,000 and publication by Red Hen Press. Entry fee: $20. Deadline: August 31, 2013. For complete guidelines, please visit the website.

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