Since 1934, the Academy of American Poets has awarded more money to poets than any other organization. Guidelines and entry forms are
provided, where applicable.
- Academy Fellowship
$25,000 for distinguished poetic achievement
- Wallace Stevens Award
$100,000 to recognize outstanding and proven mastery in the art of poetry
- Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize
$25,000 for the best book of poetry published in the previous year
- James Laughlin Award
$5,000 to recognize and support a poet's second book
- Walt Whitman Award
First-book publication, $5,000, and a one-month residency at the Vermont Studio
Center for an American who has not yet published a book of poetry
- Raiziss/de Palchi Translation Awards
$10,000 book prize and $25,000 fellowship to recognize outstanding translations
into English of modern Italian poetry
- Harold Morton Landon Translation Award
$1,000 for a published translation of poetry from any language into English
- University & College Poetry Prizes
Annual prizes at over 200 schools around the country
- Past Awards & Grants
Historical information about awards that are no longer offered by the Academy.
Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to common questions about awards and contests in general, and the Academy's awards in particular.