Academy of American Poets

James Laughlin Award

May 15, 2024 - Check back on February 15th for Upcoming Deadline
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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 next 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 1,000 members of the Academy of American Poets. Using only the online submission system, U.S. publishers may submit a PDF of a manuscript of 48 to 100 pages that has come under contract for publication in 2025 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. Nikay Paredes, Programs Director.