A prize of $1,000 is given annually for a poetry collection published during the previous year. The winner is also invited to read at the organization’s annual Spring Poetry Festival, held at the Richmond Public Library in May. Self-published books and books that have previously received a post-publication award are ineligible. Bill Glose will judge. Submit three copies of a book of at least 64 pages and published in 2022 with a $36 entry fee, which includes a one-year membership to the organization ($25 for Poetry Society of Virginia members), by January 15. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.
Poetry Society of Virginia, North American Book Award, 4951 Burnley Drive, Williamsburg, VA 23188. (757) 903-6381. Sofia Starnes, Book Award Chair.