Items Tagged With second book awards

Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize

Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize

A prize of $3,000 and publication by Waywiser Press is given annually for a poetry collection by a poet who has published no more than one poetry collection. The winner is also invited to give a reading at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., in the fall of 2015. Submit a manuscript of 48 to 88 pages with a $25 entry fee ($27 for online submissions) by December 1. Send an SASE or visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

Antivenom Poetry Award

Antivenom Poetry Award
A prize of $1,000 and publication by Elixir Press is given annually for a first or second poetry collection. Nicholas Samaras will judge. Submit a manuscript of at least 48 pages with a $30 entry fee by March 31. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

First/Second Book Prize

First/Second Book Prize

A prize of $3,000, publication by Omnidawn Publishing, and 100 author copies is given annually for a first or second poetry collection. Claudia Rankine will judge. Submit a manuscript of 40 to 120 pages with a $27 entry fee ($30 to receive a book from the Omnidawn catalogue) by June 30. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

James Laughlin Award

James Laughlin Award

A prize of $5,000 is given annually for a second book of poetry by a U.S. poet that will be published in the forthcoming year. The winner also receives an all-expenses-paid weeklong residency at the Betsy Hotel in Miami Beach, Florida. Copies of the winning book are purchased and distributed to approximately 1,000 members of the Academy of American Poets. U.S. publishers may submit a manuscript of at least 48 pages that has come under contract and will be published in 2016 by May 15. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

Letras Latinas/Red Hen Poetry Prize

Letras Latinas/Red Hen Poetry Prize

A prize of $1,000 and publication by Red Hen Press is given biennially for a second or third book by a Latino poet. Lorna Dee Cervantes will judge. The winner is also invited to give readings in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City, and Washington, D.C. Submit two copies of a manuscript of at least 50 pages by January 15, 2014. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Levis Reading Prize

Levis Reading Prize
A prize of $2,000 and an all-expenses-paid trip to give a reading in Richmond is given annually for a first or second book of poetry published during the previous year. Faculty of the MFA program in creative writing at Virginia Commonwealth University will judge. Publishers and writers may submit three copies of a book of at least 48 pages published in 2014 by February 1. There is no entry fee. Call, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines.

Northwestern University Press Poetry Prize

Northwestern University Press Poetry Prize

A prize of $1,000 and publication by Northwestern University Press is given biennially for a second book of poetry by an African American poet. Parneshia Jones and Frank X Walker will judge. Submit two copies of a manuscript of 50 to 75 pages with a $20 entry fee by April 1.Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Poetry Center Prizes

Poetry Center Prizes

Two prizes of $1,000 each and publication by the Cleveland State University Poetry Center are given annually for poetry collections. The First Book Prize is open to poets who have not published a full-length book; Eileen Myles will judge. The Open Competition is given to a poet who has published at least one poetry collection of 48 pages or more; Lesle Lewis, Shane McCrae, and Wendy Xu will judge. Using the online submission system, submit a manuscript of at least 48 pages with a $25 entry fee by March 31. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Poetry Prize

Poetry Prize
A prize of $1,000 and publication by Perugia Press is given annually for a first or second poetry collection by a woman. Submit a manuscript of 48 to 85 pages with a $25 entry fee by November 15. Send an SASE or visit the website for complete guidelines.

Poetry Series

Poetry Series

A prize of $1,000 and publication by Carolina Wren Press is given biennially for a first or second poetry collection. Using the online submission system, submit a manuscript of 48 to 72 pages with a $20 entry fee by March 31. E-mail or visit the website for complete guidelines.