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poetry competitions 2019: James Laughlin Award
deadline: May 15, 2019
prizes: The winner receives a prize of $5,000, an all-expenses-paid weeklong residency at The Betsy Hotel in Miami Beach, Florida, and distribution of the winning book to approximately one thousand Academy of American Poets members.
requirements: U.S. Citizen
resident of the United States for the ten-year period prior to the submission deadline
To be eligible, a book must be under contract with a U.S. publisher and scheduled to be published between January 1, 2020, and December 31, 2020. Winning books must be published by December 31, 2020.
To be eligible, an author must have published one book of poetry in a standard edition (48 pages or more). The publication of chapbooks (less than 48 pages) does not disqualify an author.
Entries must be at least 48 pages total (suggested length: 48 to 100 pages).
how To enter: the netry form is available at m.poets.org/sites/default/files/laughlin_award_entry_form.pdf
Send four copies of each manuscript (no bound books or galleys, please) to:
The James Laughlin Award
The Academy of American Poets
75 Maiden Lane, Suite 901
New York, New York 10038
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