The Academy of American Poets is currently accepting submissions for the Walt Whitman Award for a first-book publication. Applicants must be living poets who have neither published, nor committed to publish a book-length collection of poems (48 pages or more). Poems may have been previously published in periodicals or chapbooks, but the collection must not have been previously published (including self-publications and e-books). Manuscripts must be of original poetry, in English, between 48 and 100 pages. The winner will receive $5,000, publication with Graywolf Press, and an all-expenses-paid 6 week residency at the Civitella Ranieri Center in the Umbrian region of Italy.
Entry fee: $35
Deadline: November 1, 2016
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