Established in 1978 to recognize and promote excellence in contemporary poetry by ensuring the publication of five books of poetry a year through a series of participating publishers. Five distinguished poets will each select one winning manuscript for publication from entries to the Open Competition. Each winner will receive $10,000.



DEADLINE EXTENSION FOR 2014 OPEN COMPETITION

Because of the severe winter weather, the deadline has been extended for the 2014 Open Competition.  Manuscripts will be accepted until February 28, 2014.