Academy of American Poets

James Laughlin Award

May 15, 2023
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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 approximately 1,500 members of the Academy of American Poets. 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 2024 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. Nikay Paredes, Programs Director.