Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize Guidelines

  • Books must be submitted in the year after their publication, which means that books published in 2014 may not be submitted for consideration until 2015.
  • The 2015 contest is open to any book of original poetry, in English, published in the United States during 2014 in a standard edition (48 pages or more) by a living American citizen.
  • Self-published books are not eligible.
  • Publishers may submit as many titles as they wish. The publisher should send four copies of each book to the Academy, postmarked between January 1 and May 15, 2015.
  • A $75 entry fee and entry form are required for each title submitted. The winner will be announced in September.
  • The Academy of American Poets will award the winning poet $25,000.

Publishers may send four copies of each entry to:

The Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize
The Academy of American Poets
75 Maiden Lane, Suite 901
New York, NY 10038

Books will not be returned.

For more information, please contact:

Patricia Guzman
Programs Assistant
awards@poets.org
(212) 274-0343, ext. 13