Juniper Prize for Poetry
In 1975 University of Massachusetts Press established the Juniper Prize
for Poetry, an annual award for a selected manuscript of poems to be
published by UMass Press. The award is named in honor of the poet Robert
Francis (1901-1987), who for many years made his home at Fort Juniper
in Amherst. The winning poet now receives a prize of $1,500. All
submissions are judged anonymously by a panel of distinguished poets.
Juniper Prize for Fiction
In 2004, in collaboration with UMass Amherst MFA Program for Poets and
Writers, UMass Press established the Juniper Prize for Fiction to honor
and publish outstanding works of literary fiction. The prize is judged
each year by a distinguished writer of fiction and carries a cash award
of $1,500 upon publication.
complete entry guidelines and submission portal here.