The Academy of American Poets is accepting applications for the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize.
Lenore Marshall was a poet, novelist, essayist, and political activist whose work appeared in The New Yorker, The Saturday Review, and Partisan Review and who was the author of three novels, three books of poetry, a collection of short stories, and selections from her notebooks. In 1956, she helped found the National Committee for a Sane Nuclear Policy, the citizens’ organization that lobbied successfully for passage of the 1963 Partial Nuclear Test Ban Treaty.
Established in 1975, the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize recognizes the author of the most outstanding book of poetry published in the United States in the previous calendar year with a prize of $25,000. The winner also receives an inclusive ten-day residency at Glen Hollow in Naples, New York, as well as distribution of his or her book to hundreds of Academy of American Poets members.
To be eligible, applicants must have been a citizen or resident of the United States for at least ten years prior to the submission deadline, or have Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) status, Temporary Protected Status (TPS), or Legal Permanent Status (LPS), or fall into a category (as designated by U.S. authorities) that confers similar enhanced status. Eligible books include any original book of poetry, written in English, and published in the United States during 2018 in a standard edition (48 pages or more). Self-published books, translations, and new editions of previously published books are not eligible.
See the Academy of American Poets website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.