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A prize of $5,000 is given annually for a second book of poetry by a living 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. Ellen Bass, Jericho Brown, and Carmen Giménez Smith will judge. U.S. publishers may submit four copies of a manuscript of at least 48 pages that has come under contract and will be published in 2017 by May 15. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.
Academy of American Poets, James Laughlin Award, 75 Maiden Lane, Suite 901, New York, NY 10038. (212) 274-0343, ext. 13. Patricia Guzman, Programs Coordinator.