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This week’s batch includes two poetry contests, a residency, and one multi-genre competition, with deadlines ranging from October 25-31.

The James Hearst Poetry Prize is currently open for submissions. Entries may include up to five poems. The winner will receive $1,000 and publication in the Spring 2014 issue of the North American Review. Entry fee: $20 (includes a one year subscription to the North American Review). Deadline: October 31, 2013. For more information, please visit the website.

The Poetry Society of the United Kingdom is currently seeking submissions for the National Poetry Competition. The competition is open to anyone aged 17 or over at the time of entering. International entries are welcome. The winner will receive £5000 (approximately $7,588 USD), publication in Poetry Review, and will be invited to read at the Ledbury Poetry Festival in July 2014. Poems should not exceed 40 lines and should be written in English. Entry fee: £6 (approximately $9.61) for the first entry and £3.50 ($5.60) for each subsequent entry. Deadline: October 31, 2013. For more information, please visit the website.

The Tucson Festival of Books Literary Awards is now accepting fiction, nonfiction, and poetry for the 2014 competitions. First-place winners in each category will receive $1,000. Second-place winners receive $500, and third-place winners $250. All winners will be awarded scholarships to the 2014 Tucson Festival of Books Masters Workshop, which will be held March 17-18, 2014. Entries may be five poems of any length, a short story or novel chapter, or a nonfiction piece or book chapter. Maximum length for prose is 5,000 words. Entry fee: $20. One entry per category. Deadline: October 31, 2013. For more information, please visit the website.

The University of Manitoba’s Centre for Creative Writing and Oral Culture is currently accepting applications for their 2014 Writer/Storyteller in Residence. The three-month residency, from September 8 to December 8, 2014, will require the resident to spend approximately 16 hours per week providing mentorship and practical artistic advice to developing writers and storytellers at the University of Manitoba, to give a limited number of readings and/or performances on campus, and to lead an informal non-credit workshop.  The remaining time is to be devoted to the writer or storyteller’s own projects. The resident will also receive a salary of $15,000 CAD. Applicants should provide a cover letter, a CV of career achievements, a writing sample of no more than 20 pages, and two letters of reference. Candidates of all nationalities are encouraged to apply. Deadline: October 25, 2013. For more information please visit the website.

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