Raiziss/de Palchi Fellowship Guidelines

  • Any poet who meets one of the below criteria on the date of the application deadline, in any given year, is eligible to apply:
  • U.S. Citizen
  • resident of the United States for a ten-year period prior to the submission deadline, or
  • Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) status, Temporary Protected Status (TPS), Legal Permanent Status (LPS), or any subsequent categories designated by the U.S. authorities as conferring similar enhanced status upon non-citizens living in the United States.

Please note: By law the Academy of American Poets must report cash prizes awarded to individuals to the Internal Revenue Service. If individuals have a Social Security Number (SSN) or an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN), the individual will receive a 1099. If the individual does not have an SSN or ITIN, the individual will receive a 1042 and could be subject to a withholding of a percentage of the cash prize.

  • Each submission must be accompanied by an entry form.

Mailing Instructions

Publishers please send four copies of each book (no manuscripts) to:

The Raiziss/de Palchi Book Prize
Academy of American Poets
75 Maiden Lane, Suite 901
New York, NY 10038

For more information, please contact:
Patricia Guzman
Programs Coordinator
(212) 274-0343, ext. 13