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This week’s batch of prizes includes one for budding poets, another for authors who have not published a book yet, and one for nonfiction writers. Deadlines range from May 1-15.

Southwest Review (SWR) is now accepting submissions for the David Nathan Meyerson Prize for Fiction. The prize is open to writers who have not yet published a book of fiction, either a novel or collection of stories. Entries should be no longer than 8,000 words. No simultaneous or previously published work. The winner will receive $1,000 and publication in SWR. Entry fee: $25. Deadline: May 1, 2014. For more information, please visit the website.

Ruminate Magazine is currently accepting submissions for the Janet B. McCabe Poetry Prize. All submissions must be previously unpublished work. Entries can include two poems, no longer than 40 lines each. The winner will receive $1500 and publication in the Summer 2014 issue. The runner up will receive $200 and publication. Entry fee: $20. Deadline: May 1, 2014. For more information, please visit the website.

The Sonora Review 2014 Nonfiction Contest is now open for submissions. Essays and nonfiction up to 6,000 words are eligible. Entries must be previously unpublished. The winner will receive $1,000 and publication. Entry fee: $15. Deadline: May 15, 2014. For more information, please visit the website.

The Stan and Tom Wick Poetry Prize is offered annually to a poet who has not previously published a full-length collection of poems. The competition is open to poets writing in English who have not yet published a full-length collection of poems (defined here as a volume of 50 or more pages published in an edition of 500 or more copies). The winner will receive $2,500 and publication by Kent State University Press. Entry fee: $28. Deadline: May 1, 2014. For more information, please visit the website.

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