Academy of American Poets

James Laughlin Award

Deadline: 
May 15, 2022 - Check back on February 15th for Upcoming Deadline
Cash Prize: 
$5,000
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A prize of $5,000 is given annually for a second book of poetry by a living poet to be published in the coming calendar 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 distributed to members of the Academy of American Poets. Aracelis Girmay, Solmaz Sharif, and Mai Der Vang will judge. Using only the online submission system, U.S. publishers may submit a PDF of a manuscript of at least 48 pages that has come under contract and will be published in 2023 by May 15. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Academy of American Poets, James Laughlin Award, 75 Maiden Lane, Suite 901, New York, NY 10038.