2018 NEW AMERICAN POETRY PRIZE

The winner will receive $1,000 and a publication contract, as well as 25 author's copies and promotional support.

DEADLINE: January 15, 2018.

Manuscripts should be at least 48 pages and may contain one or several individual poems published previously in magazines or journals. Manuscripts without previously published poems are also welcome. Poems may be of any style, length, or form.

Final judge this year is ANDREW GRACE, author of A Belonging Field (Salt Publishing, 2001), Shadeland (Ohio State University Press, 2008) and Sancta (Ahsahta Press, 2012). His poems have appeared in Poetry, Boston Review, Iowa Review, TriQuarterly, and Prairie Schooner, among others. He has been a Wallace Stegner Fellow in poetry at Stanford and winner of an Academy of American Poets Prize. Grace currently teaches in the English Department at Kenyon College.

To submit to the 2018 New American Poetry Prize, use our convenient online submission manager, which saves paper and helps keep things organized.

We read manuscripts blind, so please exclude identifying information from the manuscript itself. All necessary contact information will be included in your Submittable file.

Simultaneous submissions are accepted and encouraged. Please contact us immediately if your manuscript is accepted for publication elsewhere.

Please see our Frequently Asked Questions for more info.

Further questions can be directed to the editors.

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