A prize of $5,000, publication by Graywolf Press, and a six-week residency at the Civitella Ranieri Center in Umbria, Italy, is given annually for a poetry collection by a poet who has not published a book of poems in a standard edition. The winning book will also be distributed to 5,000 members of the Academy of American Poets. Tyehimba Jess will judge. Using only the online submission system, submit a manuscript of 48 to 100 pages with a $35 entry fee by October 1. Visit the website for complete guidelines.
Academy of American Poets, First Book Award, 75 Maiden Lane, Suite 901, New York, NY 10038. (212) 274-0343, ext. 13. Nikay Paredes, Senior Programs Manager.