THE RICHARD WILBUR AWARD
COMPLETE GUIDELINES FOR 2017 Award
$1,000 Prize & Book Publication – Deadline: December 1, 2016
Final Judge: ERICA DAWSON
Named in honor of the distinguished American poet Richard Wilbur, the competition welcomes submissions of unpublished, original poetry collections (public domain or permission-secured translations may comprise up to one-third of the manuscript). This biennial competition (even-numbered years) is open to all American poets — those with or without previous book-length publication — except previous recipients of the Richard Wilbur Award. Winning manuscripts will reflect the thoughtful humanity and careful metrical craftsmanship of Richard Wilbur’s poetry.
Manuscripts of between 50-100 typed pages may be submitted online.
Manuscripts should include a title page with the title of the collection, the author’s address, email address, and telephone number. Do not include the author’s name, bio, or any other identifying information anywhere on the manuscript. An acknowledgments page would be welcomed.
The entry fee is $25 per manuscript paid via Submittable. The winning manuscript will be published by the University of Evansville Press in 2017. The deadline for submission is midnight, December 1, 2016.