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Academy of American Poets First Book Award 65

A project of The Academy of American Poets (see other related projects)

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The Academy of American Poets First Book Award is a first-book publication prize. The winning manuscript, chosen by an acclaimed poet, is published by Graywolf Press, a leading independent publisher committed to the discovery and energetic publication of contemporary American and international literature. The winner also receives an all-expenses-paid six-week residency at the Civitella Ranieri Center in the Umbrian region of Italy, distribution of the winning book to thousands of Academy of American Poets members, and promotion in American Poets magazine.

Fees Notice: This project charges fees (or requires purchases) for all submissions.
Important: Limited Demographic: Submissions are restricted to Americans who have never published a full-length book of poetry.

Country of Publication & Year Established

United States Established in 1975

Audience

Open to a broad Audience.

Publication Medium & Contest Frequency

Print Publication Print PublicationAwarded 1 x per year.

Poetry Open Fee-based

Dates:
Open to poetry submissions through 15 November 2020 (16.1 days from now). 21
Genres:
General General
Poetry Forms:
Open to all/most Forms.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Poetry Collection Poetry Collection48 - 100 pages.
Winner's Prize:
We list broad pay categories rather than prize specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Professional advance (US$2000 or more) + No royalties Professional advance (US$2000 or more). No royalties.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMulti-EntriesMedia
OK No No OK NoText format submissions
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Dates

Last Updated: 16 Sep 2020
Last Checked: 18 Oct 2020 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 12 Jun 2020 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 08 Dec 2010

Before Submitting

We cannot guarantee that the information on this page is correct. It is not unusual for publications to evolve or close without notice. We do our best to keep up, but it isn't always possible. Just remember…

  • Always read the full guidelines provided by the publisher.
  • Try to read at least one previous publication to get a better idea of what the editor would like to see.
  • Unless the publisher's guidelines state otherwise, always use industry standard manuscript formatting.
  • Be professional, patient, and persistent.